In Search of My Veteran Dad’s WWII Memories

As my dad’s memories fade due to Alzheimer’s disease, the list of things that still stick with him gets increasingly shorter. My mom’s name is frequently on his lips, even though she passed on a year ago. His service dog, Mr. Jackson, is still his key companion and, even when he can’t remember his name, he looks for “the dog.” And he still knows the 10th Mountain Division, with whom he served in World War II as they drove the Nazis and Mussolini …

Your Gut: There’s No Travel App for That!

Here’s some good news for the tech-challenged! No matter how many travel apps you have on your smartphone, they can’t replace the kind of serendipity you’ll find when you follow your gut. I’m not saying that a good app doesn’t come in handy, especially for navigating through those last-minute travel disruptions that seem so commonplace these days. For example, I always download the app of the airline I’m traveling with so I can easily rebook cancelled or delayed flights. HotelTonight …

The Best Trip You’ve Ever Heard

Oh, right-I’ve got this blog to write. Sorry, I’m not really all here; my brain and heart are still somewhere in Italy, which is where I’ve been for the past two weeks. Did you miss me? I do hope not, because while I’m happy to be back in touch, I must admit that I didn’t miss you, not even a little bit. Even if I’d felt like writing, do you have any idea how much it costs to send data …