Sunflowers & Chardonnay

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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Travel With Tidewater Women

Journey Up the Shore

Journey Up the Shore

Northeast US 11-02-2019

Life’s short, so why let a hurricane get in the way of a weekend getaway? Read more

A Zulu Healing in Africa

A Zulu Healing in Africa

Europe & The World 10-01-2019

Travel writer Judie Fein discovers that there’s more to being healed than we can understand. Read more

Get Inspired in RVA

Get Inspired in RVA

Virginia Destinations 09-02-2019

Where else but Richmond can you do yoga by the river less than a mile from Downtown? Read more

Delaware's Quaint Villages

Delaware's Quaint Villages

Northeast US 08-01-2019

From blueberry picking to sunsets on the bay, let’s explore Delaware’s charming villages. Read more

Nature's Playground: Burke County

Nature's Playground: Burke County

South US 07-01-2019

If playing in the outdoors is your thing, this North Carolina destination has it all. Read more

Europe for the First Time

Europe for the First Time

Europe & The World 06-01-2019

Going to Europe for the first time? Don't miss these expert tips! Read more

Wish You Weren't Here

Wish You Weren't Here

Europe & The World 06-01-2019

Europe’s major cities are becoming engulfed by tides of camera-wielding bucket-list checkers. Read more

California Dreamin'

California Dreamin'

West US 05-01-2019

Join Peggy on a California adventure, where incredible nature and tasty wines await. Read more

Always a Party in Lafayette

Always a Party in Lafayette

South US 04-01-2019

Travel to Cajun Country and sample hot sauce, meet a gator, and dance the night away. Read more