Postcard From Puerto Rico

When I plan a family vacation, it doesn't always go the way I hope. However, I hit a homerun with our trip to Puerto Rico last week. Spanish is the predominant language and they sometimes use the metric system in Puerto Rico, but the money is same as everywhere else in the U.S. and you…

Top 10 Things To Do Before School Starts

Believe it or not, there's only a month left until the end of summer break. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools begin a new academic year on Monday, August 28th. So little time, so much to do! Here's a list of things you might need to tackle before the kids go back to school: 10. Find some community service…

Top 10 Must-Haves For Summer Travel

I'm taking off for a few days of vacation next week to visit family and friends in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. While I won't be seeing the beach this time, there are some things I always pack for summer travel, no matter where I'm headed. Here's my list of essentials: 1. Sunglasses 2. Cool casual…

What It's Really Like To Work For Disney

I worked in radio  in Orlando, FL for 14 years prior to coming to Charlotte.  Yup, the 'Happiest Place on Earth' was just down the road. I did many radio station broadcasts from Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and the Universal parks.  They're known as 'The Attractions' if you live there.

Top 10 Reasons Parents Love Summer Break Too

Another school year is almost at an end. I'm never quite sure who's more excited at the prospect of three-plus months away from the halls of academia, the students or the teachers. We may feel differently by mid-July, but most parents are just as excited that summer break is upon us too. Here are ten…

8 Signs That You May Need a Vacation

It's a normal day at work, you've been working fairly diligently until you find your mind beginning to drift away. Soon you're on a beach; you can hear the waves, feel the breeze, smell the water, it's pure bliss... then *BOOM* A co-worker has interrupted your day dream and now you're back to reality. Sounds…