Life’s Short~Travel!

Here are Travel Tips to inspire you to TAKE OFF into the Wild Blue Yonder! Remember my mantra: Life's short. Travel! Last Chance to See Elvis and the Mummy If you’re heading to Richmond, stop in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for their…
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Happiness Within

Here’s a heady question to start out the new year. What do you think is the purpose of life? I’ll admit I haven’t considered this question much lately. I’ve been way too busy with meeting deadlines, running errands, and trying to spend quality time…
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Tempting Travel Ideas

Snowmotion Sweepstakes Virginia has just announced the mother of all snow sports sweepstakes for moms and dads looking to share a love of the slopes with the kids. Families can go to www.Virginia.org/sweeps and enter to win the Virginia Snowmotion Sweepstakes. One lucky family…
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Empty Nest at Thanksgiving?

Here are a few suggestions from Kate Forgach on how to make your Thanksgiving meaningful—even if the kids have flown the coop! 1. Host a Dinner for Those Far from HomeThere are plenty of people who'd greatly appreciate an invitation to socialize while enjoying a…
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Fall Travel Tips

Thanksgiving Celebrations across the State From mountainscapes to cityscapes, Thanksgiving celebrations across Virginia offer something for everyone. Here are a few to consider: • Nov. 6, 2011 - Virginia Thanksgiving Festival at Berkeley Plantation, the site of the First Official Thanksgiving. Enjoy tribal dancers, Brunswick…
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Poetry is Alive and Well

After attending the Old Dominion University Literary Festival, I am newly inspired by the creativity and thoughtfulness of writers. Poets, especially, fascinate me. Poetry used to scare me. I always thought it was hard to understand. I was probably trying too hard. Now I…
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Volunteer to a Healthier Life

I have invited Marcy Germanotta, communications director for the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast, to blog about volunteering. There are many ways to reach good mental and physical health. Dieting, exercising and meditation are quick to come to mind. But what about volunteerism?…
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