Bargain like the Grannies: A Guide

Posted on 09/1/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelI travel all over the world and I am known as one of the greatest shoppers ever! No flea market, neighborhood store or thrift shop in any part of the world, is missed by me. I have bargained in Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and well ….all over the United States. When you think about it, bargaining has been the way all cultures have been set up for thousands of years. It’s only in modern times with big box stores …

No More Shop til I Drop

Posted on 08/18/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelTextiles with strong geometric patterns, stylized jackets representative of ethnicities of countries in Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe and wall art that captures daily life in settings around the globe made up the major items on my travel shopping list for several decades.  But recently things changed. I downsized my living accommodations significantly, precipitating the selling and giving away of some furniture and prized belongings. This so called ‘editing’ process included not just many of the dozens of items …