Travel Tips Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains

Biking in Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains

The Grans recently put into practice an old saying…”It’s like riding a bike.” We were ready for a short getaway and a chance to be outdoors, so riding a bike was just the ticket! Here are our top reasons to go biking in Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains. Biking in Cades Cove is a Private Affair on Wednesdays Are you looking for outdoor activities to do during the current pandemic? Have you tried riding a bike? The famous Cades Cove Loop Road in the Smoky Mountains is now closed to car traffic on Wednesdays from June through September. Therefore, …

Tubing in Deep Creek, Smoky Mountains National Park

7 Great Things To Do In Bryson City, N.C.

Whether a mountain hike or tubing down a wilderness spring is your idea of the perfect outdoor getaway, there are plenty of fun things to do in Bryson City, N.C. The Great Smoky Mountains are ideal for those on a quest for serenity, adventure, or a little of both. With the region’s natural beauty and thrilling outdoor activities to choose from, your family vacation or a girls’ trip is bound to be a success.

Stay connected during quarantine!

Use Facebook Messenger App to stay connected by video to your family and friends during a quarantine

The times are tough for grandparents who can’t see their family and grandchildren during this quarantine. Your bridge group misses seeing each other. The small group can’t get together anymore. The family luncheons have been canceled. Use Facebook Messenger App to stay connected. Don’t miss out on everyday contact and viewing their sweet faces. The Facebook App is easy to use. Facebook Messenger App Most people use Messenger to send a few messages back and forth to their Facebook friends. But did you know you can have a group video chat on Facebook Messenger? How to use Facebook Messenger for …

Baggage for Alaska Cruises with Princess

Alaska Cruises on Princess – Everything you need to know about baggage

It’s finally time to pack for Alaska cruises on Princess! But there are so many websites to search for luggage detail limits: domestic airlines, Alaska Railroad, Princess ships, and motor coaches. Where do you begin? We have simplified the process by telling you about popular sizes to use for air, rail, ships, and motor coaches. Detailed guidelines for luggage sizes and other suggestions are outlined below.


Your Passport Expiration Date may be misleading Our eyes might not see as clearly as they once did…so look closely at your passport expiration date long before your next planned international trip. So your passport clearly states (looking through your readers) that it expires on December 1, 2020. But did you know that could mean July 1, 2020?  Your 10-year passport is most likely only good for 9-1/2 years. Six month validity passport rule Most countries require that passports have a minimum of six months of validity prior to traveling internationally. This means travelers will not be allowed into their …