Miss the Open Enrollment Deadline for Health Insurance?

The first open enrollment period for obtaining health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ended March 31st. Unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period exception, you won’t be able to apply for a qualified ACA plan until November 15, 2014. Missing the deadline limits your health care options. One option is short term […]

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Category: US

Boston: Modern City – Historic Roots

Standing amidst tombstones hundreds of years old that mark the graves of many of American’s first patriots, Nathaniel Balch described the seeds of revolution against “Mad” King George III of England in 1773. Balch (aka Bob Jolly) was dressed in the garb of those days with a bright red vest, white scarf and a brown […]

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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Golf Getaways: Golf is the Key Pastime in South Carolina

The Palmetto state has more quality public golf courses per capita than any state, except Hawaii, so where to tee off can take some soul searching. Here are some paired personality types with fitting golf meccas. Santee “The Bang for Your Buck Duffer” A hundred thousand golfers from cooler climes flock to Santee each year […]

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Inn at Palmetto Bluff Sits on Unique Lowcountry Site

At the confluence of three rivers in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, a centuries-old wildlife and hunting preserve is now the site of a unique AAA Five Diamond rated inn commingling nature and modern luxury with spectacular views and plentiful outdoor activities. The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, near the quaint historical town of Bluffton, has cream-white Southern-style […]

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Category: Asia & Africa, World

The Echoes of Distant Thunder in Vietnam

The echoes of war still resonate in Vietnam. But they’ve gradually faded as the country has rebounded from decades of conflict and now welcomes its former adversaries. Our personal journey of remembrance started in Saigon (although it’s now officially Ho Chi Minh City, locals embrace its former moniker), at the generically named War Remnants Museum. […]

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Older Drivers Now Safer, But Not Twenty-Somethings

Older drivers, once considered a hazard on the road, have become safer drivers in recent years, while older twenty-somethings now wear the crown as the most dangerous drivers. The analysis comes from a study covering 15 years by the prestigious Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) that confirms the traffic safety trend. They found fatal […]

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Category: Cruises, Europe, World

Exploring Bordeaux’s Wines and Chateaux on Viking River Cruises

Bordeaux, France is synonymous with fine red wines. A new itinerary from Viking River Cruises promises to highlight the famed wines of the region, with plenty of surprising French delights along three rivers in southwestern France in one very indulgent week. The Chateaux, Rivers and Wine cruise debuted in 2014 on board the Viking Forseti, […]

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Five Insurance Mistakes to Avoid

The Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) has brought insurance to the public’s attention – maybe more than expected or desired. But this doesn’t necessarily mean we became smarter about our policies. Here are some common insurance mistakes. Not learning how the policy works. Insurance can be confusing, especially when it comes to deductibles and in […]

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