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Cynthia Hogg is a freelance writer in western Michigan who contributes regularly to Sixty and Me and Senior Perspectives magazine. She loves to travel and spend time with her grandchildren, especially combining the two. She is the editor of the newly updated blog

Latest Posts By Cynthia Hogg

1 week ago

Voluntourism Abroad – Ideas for You and Your Grandchild

I previously wrote about voluntourism here, touching on some of the necessary considerations. If voluntourism is something you’ve decided you’re passionate about, doing it with your grandchildren can be a way to not only enjoy skip-gen travel…

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3 weeks ago

Voluntourism – Is It Right for You?

Over the past decade, there has been a sharp increase in the number of travelers who wish to contribute in some meaningful way as part of their travels. To meet this demand, there have sprung up innumerable “volunteering” organizations…

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1 month ago

5 Unorthodox Ways to Relieve Stress That You May Not Have Tried

Wars, inflation, climate change… all on top of our own personal problems and challenges. No wonder we so often feel stressed! Most of us have tried the standard remedies: meditation, yoga, deep breathing, listening to music… the list goes on…

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2 months ago

Lobsters, Laughter – And Life Lessons

I had a dream trip planned for August of 2020, but we all know what happened that year. COVID put an end to everyone’s travel plans. That summer, I had planned to take my oldest granddaughter to Prince Edward Island to celebrate her 12th birthday…

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8 months ago

All Aboard! The 5 Things I Absolutely Love About Train Travel

I love train travel. I think it’s in my blood. My grandfather was a depot agent in the small town of Douglass, Kansas, so my father grew up around trains. While I did not, the sound of a train whistle in the distance still stirs a sense of excitement in me…

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10 months ago

What Is Skip-Gen Travel and Why Is It Trending?

The definition of skip-gen travel is simple: grandparents traveling with grandkids without the parents along (i.e., skipping the “middle” generation). Why is it becoming so popular? That’s simple, too: it’s the perfect win-win-win situation!

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11 months ago

Wrinkle Camp 101 – And It Has Nothing to Do with Your Skin!

When my husband and I were traveling in Germany several years ago, we had the most delightful driver who brought us to the airport. We started with polite conversation, as one does, and soon discovered we had quite a bit in common…

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12 months ago

Photos and Fumbles – What Do You Do with Your Thousands of Photos?

I have 10 grandchildren and love to have adventures with them, everything from road trips to summer “Cousins’ Camps.” And I always try to document these adventures with lots of photos. Today, the technology available for still and video photography…

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1 year ago

You Never Know When It Will Be Too Late

Recently, my 15-year-old granddaughter sat me down for a school project that involved interviewing someone who has mentored you or made a difference in your life. I was thrilled that she chose me, her grandma!

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1 year ago

Swimming Across That Great Big River: De Nile (Denial)

I started working with “the elderly” while still in high school. Beginning as a candy striper volunteer in a local nursing home, I also volunteered at a nursing home up the hill from my college while working on my degree in Social Work…

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