Top 10 Things to do When its Freezing Out

With most of the United States in a freeze, what can you and your family do that doesn’t require being outside? Well, lots actually. Here are our Top Ten things to do when the weather outside is frightful. 1. Visit a Museum. Just admit it– there is at least one museum in your city that you have never been to. Believe me, this is more … Continue reading Top 10 Things to do When its Freezing Out

TRAVEL GEAR: Kids Travel Cup

Sippy cups are great for kids, but when you’re driving, they often become something more like slippy cups. Enter these cute Travel Cups for kids by Contigo. They have a proprietary technology they call AUTOSEAL®, and even if name says it all, I’d be remiss if I didn’t try to explain how it works. Each time your child finishes taking a sip, the cup automatically … Continue reading TRAVEL GEAR: Kids Travel Cup

UPDATE: Holiday Travel: a Bit of a Turkey

Thanksgiving weekend, November 2009, turned out to be a bit of a turkey, actually. In fact, according to the AAA,  2.3 million Americans flew over the holiday weekend. Now compare that to the year 2000 (which was a banner year for the economy BTW), it’s a big drop —  62 percent ! That’s right, in 2000 three times, or almost  6.2 million people flew. AAA … Continue reading UPDATE: Holiday Travel: a Bit of a Turkey

UPDATE: 2009 Holiday Travel: So far so… slow

2PM on the East Coast and the madness has begun at airports across the nation on this, the heaviest travel day of the year. Here are some highlights: Currently, it is being reported that check-in lines at LAX are out the door. Every door. Reports from Houston, TX say so-far so smooth, which is good considering the AAA says more than 3 million Texans will … Continue reading UPDATE: 2009 Holiday Travel: So far so… slow

2009 Holiday Travel & Swine Flu

UPDATE: Here’s the official word from the CDC on H1N1 virus & travel. Current Situation Due to the circulation of 2009 H1N1 influenza in the United States and many other countries, airport staff in some foreign countries may check the health of arriving passengers. Many other countries, including Japan and China, are screening arriving passengers for symptoms of the flu. If you are sick with … Continue reading 2009 Holiday Travel & Swine Flu

2009 Holiday Travel- Hikes at the Pump

Like many Americans, you won’t be electing to fly this holiday, but don’t expect gas prices to be your friend. The American Automobile Association is reporting the price of gas will increase for the third straight year this year. They are saying gas prices will be about 70 cents a gallon more this year than this time last Thanksgiving. Still, most people (inclusing this writer) … Continue reading 2009 Holiday Travel- Hikes at the Pump


What are you sitting around reading blogs for? Today is a beautiful Sunday all over the United States (thank you!) Then there’s the dilemma. You can’t figure out which one is tighter: your money or your time. And while the thought of getting out and playing with your  family today sounds just like what the doctor ordered, you find yourself sitting at home, yet … Continue reading DO NOT READ THIS!!!!!!!