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Carolina On My Mind: Blue Ridge to the Coast

May 23rd, 2022

OUR MAY ARMCHAIR TRIP: CAROLINA ON MY MIND: BLUE RIDGE TO THE COAST By Carolee Duckworth, NABBW’s Independent Travel Associate Ahhh. It’s May. And we’re back to all the green and bright colors of late Spring. So, for this next armchair trip, let’s head for Carolina blue skies and Mountain sunsets, followed by the sounds of surf and white sandy beaches. We can have it all in lovely North Carolina, from Blue Ridge peaks to the sparkling Atlantic coast. Traveling West, we’ll climb up and up into the Blue Ridge mountains for three days in eclectic Asheville. This arty and... Read More

Buena Ventura- Land of Good Fortune

May 5th, 2022

By Linda Ballou, NABBW’s Adventure Travel Associate Ventura is a beach town with a laid-back vibe that is the gateway to some great adventures. About an hour north of Los Angeles spectacular day trips in the Channel Islands National Park are waiting for you.  Turn up at the Island Packer dock in Ventura Harbor at about 9 AM with a lunch in your backpack and leave your worries behind. After an hour-long cruise across the channel, passengers are dropped off at Scorpion Anchorage and admonished to be back by 4 PM, or plan on spending the night on the island. Some choose to do exactly that,... Read More

Shirley Meerson Reminds Us: SELF-CARE CEO – Hire Yourself Today

May 4th, 2022

By Shirley Meerson, CHWC ~ NABBW’s Ageless Wellness Lifestyle Associate   It’s time to appoint Yourself, as the CEO of your self-care. A Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the highest-ranking executive. Or Managing Director, if you prefer. Get a grip on your self-care – this is a serious subject. Self-care is the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness. I’m talking about all the areas of your life – medical, spiritual, mental, beautification. Remember, growing older is inevitable – aging is optional. Our brains and body rejuvenate... Read More

Post-Menopausal Zest! Why You Should Be Embracing It!

April 20th, 2022

By Lorraine Miano, NABBW’s Holistic Menopause Health Associate “There is no greater power in the world than the zest of a postmenopausal woman.” — Margaret Mead, Anthropologist So, what exactly is post-menopausal zest?  It is the burst of energy that some women feel after menopause… both physical and psychological. It is almost like a wake-up call. A woman may ask herself, “Where do I go from here? What fun lies ahead for me?  What am I going to do with the rest of my life?” For many of us, our post-menopause could be at least a third and up to half of our lifetime. That... Read More

Our April Armchair Trip: Napa Valley, San Francisco & The Pacific Highway

April 9th, 2022

OUR APRIL ARMCHAIR TRIP: NAPA VALLEY, SAN FRANCISCO & THE PACIFIC HIGHWAY By Carolee Duckworth, NABBW’s Independent Travel Associate We’re ready to take off again on our April Armchair Trip, traveling in our minds. So, sit back, set loose your imaginings, and let’s be off on our April trip. First, we’ll drive our rented convertible (fire red or royal blue) across the Golden Gate Bridge and up through California redwood country to Napa Valley, for three days of vineyard visits and wine-tastings, hearty pioneer eating and soul-soothing hot springs. Next, we’ll make the... Read More

OUR MARCH ARMCHAIR TRIP: Blues, Soul, Rock & Jazz: Memphis to New Orleans “Riding on the City of New Orleans”

March 10th, 2022

OUR MARCH ARMCHAIR TRIP: Blues, Soul, Rock & Jazz: Memphis to New Orleans “Riding on the City of New Orleans” By Carolee Duckworth, NABBW’s Independent Travel Associate So, let’s head back to that cozy chair for another amazing Armchair Trip. Again, we will be traveling in our minds, but this is a trip that we certainly will want to take for real someday. Open your “imaginings” and join me on our March trip to where music “calls out from every door” and wooden trolleys make their lazy way up and down the waterfront and through the city. WHERE TO THIS TIME? It’s... Read More

As the World Struggles It’s Way Into the New Normal, Here Are Linda Ballou’s Travel Tips for 2022

March 3rd, 2022

By Linda Ballou, NABBW’s Adventure Travel Associate The only thing certain about travel in 2022 is that it is uncertain. People are chomping at the bit to travel again but need to remain flexible. Flight schedules are still in a state of flux, car rentals are at historical highs, and Covid-19 guidelines in various countries are changing by the hour. Travel expert, Peter Greenberg, suggests that you contact your travel agent, or better yet, the concierge at a hotel in the area you are planning to visit, to get up-to-date information about Covid-19 requirements. Even the World Health Organization... Read More

Carolee Duckworth Continues on a Southerly Route for Our Awesome February Armchair Trip

February 2nd, 2022

By Carolee Duckworth, NABBW’s Independent Travel Associate OUR FEBRUARY ARMCHAIR TRIP: Southern Beauties…Charleston & Savannah (with Jekyll) Let’s head back to our comfy armchair for another amazing Armchair Trip. For now, we will travel again in our minds! But we may come back in person someday… Where to This Time? Since it’s February, it’s still cold up North. But the temps are mild enough down south. So, let’s choose a place where Spring comes early, and it never gets all that cold anyway… We’re off this time to the Coastal Beauties: Charleston... Read More

Phyllis Stoller Suspects We Boomers Are Actually Safer From Covid If We’re Traveling Outside the US Than We Are at Home

January 13th, 2022

By Phyllis Stoller, NABBW’s Group Travel Associate You might be safer overseas than in the US or Canada. I just returned from 3 trips: one to Paris, one to Tuscany and London and an October one to Dubai/Abu Dhabi and Oman. Here is what I witnessed and what made me relax about Covid. And I am ready to take more groups to Europe beginning in May and to Mexico in a few weeks. Overseas masking is mandatory. In airports, on flights and in most places you as a tourist will visit.  Masking on a flight also means you no longer catch the cold of the guy in row whatever. Nor do you get snored... Read More

Have You Heard of ‘Obesogens?’ If You’re Post-Menopausal, You Need to Know How to Avoid Them, As They Are Likely Sabotaging Your Weight & Health

January 12th, 2022

By Lorraine Miano, NABBW’s Holistic Menopause Health Associate During the post-menopause years, many women find that they have difficulty maintaining a healthy weight. Unfortunately, obesity has become an epidemic in the United States. Did you know that according to the CDC, 43.3% of women over the age of 40 are considered obese? Obesity-related illnesses of cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer are among the leading causes of preventable, premature death. There could be multiple reasons for this, from a poor diet and lack of movement to hormone imbalances... Read More