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Where Do I Go From Here: Creating the Life You Love

June 27th, 2014

Where Do I Go From Here: Creating the Life You Love Amazon Kindle Barnes & Noble Nook Author:  Vicki Lynn King Reviewed for the NABBW by:  Anne L. Holmes Some books just make you feel good. Some have the potential to change your life. This one does both. Author Vicki Lynn King has created an inspirational and motivational book that is part memoir and part self-help book. She begins by taking the reader back home to her roots in a small town in Northwest Iowa in the mid-50s. As she reminds us, back then there were no personal computers, no cell phones, no Internet. Where, perhaps, people... Read More

What Should You Do When You Feel Unhappy? Consider Starting a Daily Practice

June 23rd, 2014

What Should You Do When You Feel Unhappy? Consider Starting a Daily Practice  By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Associate for Life in Transition  The book “A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles,” by Marianne Williamson suggests that we daily ask, Where would you have me go? What would you have me do? What would you have me say and to whom? Whether you are preparing for a change (empty nest, divorce, career, illness, loss) or just suddenly find yourself sitting “in the midst of it,” people always ask what helps me. Sometimes weeping or... Read More

Travel Protections You Owe Yourself

June 20th, 2014

Travel Protections You Owe Yourself By Phyllis Stoller NABBW’s Group Travel Associate If you travel often, here are five ways you can better protect yourself and make your trips less expensive. Give yourself a higher level credit card with complete car insurance.  Compare what you paid for rental car insurance over several trips to what is included in a Platinum level Business Card.  Consider using UBER or Zipcar, if your travel needs are somewhere between lots of taxis and a rental car. Make sure the rental car you choose is properly equipped. We recommend the following: GPS system Auto... Read More

Tips for Inserting Kindness Into Your Travels

June 20th, 2014

True kindness is one of the wonderful traits women exhibit while traveling.  We see it even in women who were highly competitive in high school, merely friendly in college, and even those who wererarely known for being helpful in the work place. Kindness might be due to being away from home.  After all, daily irritations make us more brittle and it is harder to find our soft spots when in the middle of a plumbing disaster or job insecurity.  Kindness when leisure travel might be due to the fact that we are on vacation or when on business travel that we are on our best behavior. But there... Read More

Phyllis Stoller

June 20th, 2014

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Ten Tips for Choosing a Safe Hotel for Boomers

June 20th, 2014

Having just stayed at a very hip hotel in Los Angeles, I must say that boomer women like me need to look beyond hip for our hotel comfort. Here are a few tips from a tour operator who specializes in boomer women and their travels. 1-Do not go by hotel brand alone. Look through the hotel site for neighborhood information.  If you are an active boomer, you will want either a gym or good area to walk in…. in order to keep up your fitness. 2-Still unsure? Look at the street view of the hotel on Google Maps or other. Avoid hotels in financial districts, as they are dark at night. To save money, go... Read More

Incomparable Capitals: London, Paris & Amsterdam

June 19th, 2014

Incomparable Capitals: London, Paris & Amsterdam By Carolee Duckworth NABBW\’s  Independent Travel Associate On this trip, you will divide your time among three of the most extraordinary cities in the world, each entirely distinct from the other. In London you will stay in a flat or hotel near Covent Garden, and take in two (or, better yet, three) theater performances, with at least one of them performed at the rebuilt Globe Theater that harkens back to Shakespeare’s days. You will find the river, in this case the River Thames. As you travel the Thames, tracing the journey made by... Read More

Luminous Italy: Florence, Hill Towns & Coasts

June 19th, 2014

Travel in Italy is a life-changing, deeply enriching experience… especially “Great Trip” travel. It is almost a crime against life and nature to glide past Italy encased in a tourbus. The smells of lemon trees. The colors of ceramic tiles. The leather markets and shops. The music in the piazzas at night. The views from the bridge over the Arno, looking back at the glowing marble church perched high above Piazzo Michaelangelo. The artistically prepared fresh sea bass and pasta with pesto and lightly sautéed spinach. The dazzling views of the water looking down from the rocky hills to which... Read More

Fabled France: Have the Full Experience.

June 19th, 2014

Loire Châteaux, Mont St Michel, the Normandy Coast & Paris, City of Lights The world is a very big place. And world travel is one of life’s great pleasures, as well as a certain means to expand yourself. There is no such thing as a trip that leaves us untouched. We return home from each travel experience a somewhat new person – larger and more aware, appreciative and with increased social and cultural capacities. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a single page” (St. Augustine). But there is travel, and there is travel. On the one hand, there is travel... Read More

Carolee Duckworth

June 18th, 2014

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