Top 6 Reasons to Take a Cruise Over the Holidays

This is far more relaxing than preparing a meal for twenty.

Last week I was aboard a beautiful ship with friends and family. Thursday was Thanksgiving. While we already celebrated with turkey and stuffing a couple of weeks ago, I am once again reminded of how great cruising over the . . . → Read More: Top 6 Reasons to Take a Cruise Over the Holidays

It’s Not Too Soon To Give Thanks (Or Eat Turkey)

Thanksgiving is not entirely about the turkey.

Thanksgiving is not just a day. It is a feeling of gratitude, a moment of celebrating the good in our lives and sharing those good feelings with others. It does not matter if that happens on the fourth Thursday of November, or some other time. In this . . . → Read More: It’s Not Too Soon To Give Thanks (Or Eat Turkey)

Wine Dine Key West: Let’s Eat!

We couldn’t let a little rain stand in the way of a pleasant lunch!

Key West’s newest restaurant month is in full force. Wine Dine Key West makes multi-course dining affordable. At $20 for a two-course lunch or $35 for a three-course dinner, the possibilities are astounding. This marks the first year of the . . . → Read More: Wine Dine Key West: Let’s Eat!

Chicken Soup and Leftovers: A Week of Meals

That is a lot of chicken soup!

When I make chicken soup, I make a lot of it. With dozens of people in and out over the holidays, it never goes to waste. Plus, having extra is never a bad thing. As the Jewish holidays approach, I plan ahead and make the chicken soup . . . → Read More: Chicken Soup and Leftovers: A Week of Meals

7 Reasons Why I Hate To Shop

Yes, I ran a half-marathon. It was a while ago. I wore closed-toe shoes.

I hate to shop. There. I said it. I understand that there are these mythical creatures that actually enjoy it, but I can tell you one thing for sure: I am not one of them. There are so many reasons . . . → Read More: 7 Reasons Why I Hate To Shop

Why I Reload The Dishwasher (and other absurdities)

I take comfort in an efficiently loaded dishwasher.

Like most people, I like things the way I like them, and I cannot stand inefficiency, real or perceived. For example, I want to get the dishes done in as few loads as possible, with a minimal amount of hand washing involved. Sometimes that means I . . . → Read More: Why I Reload The Dishwasher (and other absurdities)

It’s OK To Go Solo

Yes, we usually go places together. Sometimes schedules don’t work out.

As a single person, only your schedule matters. So, when making plans, it is easy enough to look at your calendar and say “Yes! I’m free!” or “Nope. Let’s make it another time.” However, when you are part of a couple, there are . . . → Read More: It’s OK To Go Solo

11 Truly Annoying Things

“Yes, thank you” or “No, thank you” are the appropriate responses when offered a tray of pastries.

Every once in a while, some annoying things get me to the point that I must get it off my chest. Now. Speaking of chests, one of the most irritating things of the last week is Serena . . . → Read More: 11 Truly Annoying Things

Start Using a Travel Agent Today

“But I can book online myself!” If I had a dollar for every time I heard that one… So in the age of instant gratification bookings (and sometimes immediate buyers remorse), information overload, and easy access, why should you use a travel agent? All those reasons and more.

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Goodbye, old frenemy.

The time has come to end a long-standing relationship. It has had its ups and downs, certainly, but in this case, the highs are not a good thing. The last straw came when I was out to dinner with friends, and the following sentence came out of my mouth . . . → Read More: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

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