Tag Archives: Disney World

That in-between week of looking back and thinking ahead

There’s something special about the week between Christmas and New Year’s. The pressures of Christmas – planning, buying, wrapping, mailing, cooking, cleaning (or at least tidying up), decorating, traveling, and whatever else is put in our path – are all … Continue reading

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Tales of customer service that go the extra mile? I’ve got one.

Listening to the car radio, it suddenly came back to me: the empty place setting, the black napkins, the untouched wine.  Ensuring he went out in style.  An act of kindness. This past week I caught a portion of a … Continue reading

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10 Travel Tips for Grandparents

For the second time this winter season, we have returned from a week or so away in warmer climes to find one – or even two – new dumps of snow. If our absence had anything to do with these … Continue reading

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Promoting good customer service – good for you, good for business

I’m a glass-half-full person by nature, but every once in a while the pervasive bad news leaves me with a heavy heart.  The past few days have had that effect, with the ongoing reports of senseless bombing in Syria, continuing famines in the … Continue reading

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Bhutan and Disney World, two places where happiness matters

What do two disparate entities like the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan and the eminently accessible Floridian kingdom of Disney World have in common?  They both measure their success in terms of happiness. Yesterday I met a woman who had … Continue reading

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Picking your destination runs – or walks

Dreaming of traveling to exotic places?  Consider signing up for the Great Wall Marathon outside Beijing or The Big Five Marathon in South Africa.  How about a marathon at Petra?  There’s one called the Polar Circle marathon in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, the … Continue reading

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Ode to my Garmin

If you have ever seen a picture of the starting line of a running race and wondered why every single runner had one arm positioned to see his or her watch and the other hand poised for action, wonder no … Continue reading

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