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11/01/15 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Mary-Faith Westervelt (left) and Cathy Driscoll hoist a Guinness.

COURTESY PHOTO | Mary-Faith Westervelt (left) and Cathy Driscoll hoist a Guinness.

Load ’em up, move ’em out. No, it’s not “Rawhide” but a bus tour around the Emerald Isle. Accompanied by days of sunshine and 46 strangers, our group of 14 Islanders started on a 10-day tour to verify all the different shades of green and to see that the quality of a pint of Guinness remained the same throughout the pubs in Ireland. It did!

Getting onboard the bus, we were joined by several Aussies. Boy, do they get around. They had been on the road for weeks. They get six weeks’ vacation and they put it to good use wherever they land. And land they do, after 21 hours of flying. Their travels sounded like around-the-world in 60 seconds. (more…)

03/30/15 2:01pm
CATHY DRISCOLL PHOTO Sleep like a bear at the Hotel de Glace, Quebec.

CATHY DRISCOLL PHOTO | Sleep like a bear at the Hotel de Glace, Quebec.

Want the adventure of a lifetime? Travel with your grandchild! You will get to places you never thought possible and really enjoy them.

The easiest way to do this is with intergenerational travels through Road Scholar; I was given this gem by Marcia Byington. There is a program in every state and a program for every interest. What makes these programs special is that they are geared to grandparents and grandchildren in different age groups (For example, 8 to 10 years old). Therefore, younger children are not in a group with teenagers. The programs start at about age 8, which is an age most children can bear to be away from home. (more…)