Monthly Archives: June 2014

Is your car road trip ready?

Road trip checklistSummertime means road trips for millions of Americans. Before heading out on that 8 hour drive, you should check your vehicle to ensure it will make the trip. Here is a quick road trip checklist of what to do or look for on your car before a lengthy trip:

Road trip checklist #1 Check the tires for wear.

Do they look worn out? After you’ve been driving for two decades, you’ve seen your fair share of bald tires. Still not sure if they are up to speed? Do the penny test. Take the coin and put it in one of the gaps between the treads with Lincoln’s head down. If you can see the top of his head, you need new tires. Continue reading

Recipe: No Mayo Chicken Salad Sandwich

No mayo chicken salad sandwich uses avocado insteadAbout 12 years ago, my sister concocted a recipe for chicken salad without mayonnaise. That’s right. For those of us who dislike mayo, there is a better alternative. Maybe this is paleo, maybe this is gluten-free, but Brenda threw together this recipe from things in her pantry before those buzzwords were all over social media and before social media.

What’s the mayonnaise replacement? Avocado. Holy crap this is one great sandwich.

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5 things not to do on an airplane…this means you, buddy.

Things-Not-To-Do-On-AirplaneMost of these are basic manners and/or common sense, but a reminder is always helpful.

Thing #1 not to do on an airplane: Get up before drinks have been served.

Unless it’s an emergency, it’s best to wait. Otherwise you could end up like the poor sap on my flight to Las Vegas who got stuck behind the cart for 10 minutes waiting to get back to his seat.

Thing #2 not to do on an airplane: Hog the space in the overhead bins.

Seriously, you get to put one item in there and that’s it. Unless the plane is miraculously not full (almost never these days), you are being rude if you put your coat, your rolling bag, and your personal item up there.  Two of those things need to go under the seat in front of you. Continue reading

Birthday Travel: Where would you go?

Birthday travel: Where would you go?Have you ever gone anywhere special for a milestone birthday? Some people have large parties, I would rather take that money and spend it on a vacation.

For my 30th birthday, my family went to Las Vegas. It was a great time. We stayed at the Venetian. We had a lovely dinner at some restaurant that I can’t remember, but I know it was at the Venetian. I wore a pretty pink dress and was happy. Continue reading