Your Four-Step Holiday Caregiving Checklist

If Sherlock Holmes had been a long-distance family caregiver visiting his parents over Thanksgiving, he would have been a busy guy. He wouldn’t have missed a great opportunity to assess how an older family member or friend was faring so he could make changes if needed. And neither should you. It doesn’t take a pro to sleuth out the situation. Here are easy pointers on what you need to know: 1. Their Health  What do you notice? Do they remember to …

The Takeaway: Grandparents Paying For Family Travel

Picking Up The Tab For Family Visits: Travel professionals report an uptick in grandparents flying far-away grandkids in for a visit or paying for the whole family to vacation together.

And You Thought Your Family Vacation Was a Doozy …

Family vacations are a rite of passage for any kid. Unfortunately I learned this lesson all too well during my childhood. You see, my family is, well, I guess we should say, cursed. Yeah, I really mean it. My parents saw to it that we kids got a taste of the outdoors and often. We were a part of a dune buggy club that had monthly outings in various places throughout California and sometimes Nevada, Oregon and Arizona. Each time …