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Enter AARP InstaGrands Photo Contest to Win a Trip to Hawaii

Posted on 07/1/2013 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

Home & FamilyIf you know a grandparent that’s getting silly on a Slip ‘n’ Slide or goofy with Goofy, do we have a challenge for you: the AARP InstaGrands Photo Contest. Take a picture of grandparent(s) and upload it onto Instagram and you are automatically entered to win a trip for two to Hawaii, thanks to the AARP Travel Center powered by Expedia. We’re looking for crazy, fun, offbeat pics in these three categories: Awkward Grandparent Photos (use #awkwardgrands when uploading into …

Things Grandparents Never Thought They’d Do

Posted on 05/3/2013 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

Home & FamilyDo you find yourself at an imaginary tea party? What about slaying a dragon with a cardboard sword? Rolling down a hill at high speed? Listening to Justin Bieber? Laughing repeatedly at knock-knock jokes? How about umpiring a wiffle-ball game? If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, and you are not under the age of 14 — you may be a grandparent. If you are a grandparent and have found yourself doing something you never thought you would, we …

Comments and Instagrams from Main Street

Posted on 12/12/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe AARP Bulletin went to 27 states to get responses to questions on how people are doing in the economy and what they expect from Washington in the coming year. We got back great thought-provoking comments and beautiful Instagram portraits. You can find more at the official AARP Instragam account, AARP_OFFICIAL. Top row Photos by @brandonthibodeaux, @mattmillsphoto, @iancbates, @scottymacphoto Bottom row photos by @scottymacphoto, @clanger1, @michaelfriberg, @davidwalterbanks

Instagram Fans, Watch Out for Fake Flight Offer Scams

Posted on 11/6/2012 by |Tampa, Florida | Comments

Money & Savings | TechnologyInstagram has become a leading social network to allow users to upload and edit photos, and follow and view other accounts and their Instagram photos. But when popularity comes, scammers often follow. Picture this: When browsing popular Instagram accounts, you stumble upon a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity from a trusted airline. It’s almost as if fate wants you take that all-expenses paid trip to visit old connections. The airline’s Instagram account is offering a free flight to your next vacation destination. All …