ZOOM tube is multifu...

With just about everyone owning a bike these days, there’s no doubt that the more miles you log, the healthier you are going to become. Keeping motivated and keeping safe are two big concerns, and the Sondpex ZOOM tube is here to help with both. Much safer than headphones when riding, the...

Viking 5-Ply Hard St...

Looking for the best of the best in cookware?  We just started testing the new Viking 3 Quart Saute Pan with Lid, part of their Hard Stainless 5-Ply Construction collection.  We’ve only had it for a few short weeks, but so far, it’s wonderful. It’s solid and heavy, but easy to control with...

SpiderLight Backpack...

Shooting with a small DSLR or Micro 4/3? Now there’s a versatile camera holster, called SpiderLight Backpacker that is perfect for either belt or backpack mounting.  Forget that floppy camera strap and enjoy the freedom and security of a custom bracket that security fixes your camera, but...

Xara Designer Pro 36...

It’s been not quite a year since my last review of Xara Designer Pro 365 and but so much is being added, it seemed like time to do an update.  As you’ll recall from that review, the new Update Service model was to allow for random updates, available to everyone, as soon as they were ready. No...

Eastern Shores – the destination you need to see this year Apr27

Eastern Shores – the destination you need to...

If you’ve been following our Eastern Shore Road Trip, you’ve probably just spent hours inside at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, so, how about some fresh air?  There are 262 acres of it waiting for you at Pemberton Historical Park (5561 Plantation Lane; Salisbury, Maryland 21801 (410) 548-4900 ext. 114). Pemberton Historical Park If you love nature, you’ll be impressed with this description from their website: “While hiking the trails, you will encounter ecosystems and their natural complement of plants and animals that are specific to many different regions of the Eastern Shore. It is rare to find any other place on the Eastern Shore...

VerveOnes ME (Music ...

Truly wireless earbuds have been out for a short while now, but the typical problem is short battery life. Enter the VerveOnes ME from Motorola – a more useful, modern day answer to cordless music enjoyment. Why be tethered to your phone or tablet, when these lightweight earbuds will...

Learn Interesting Facts about the Majestic Royal Bengal Tigers before Booking a Tadoba Accommodation Apr27

Learn Interesting Fa...

The Tadoba Tiger Reserve, located in Maharashtra, India is a major attraction for the true wildlife enthusiasts. It is known to be the home of the truly magnificent and majestic Royal Bengal Tigers. The Royal Bengal Tiger certainly is one of the most beautiful creatures ever known to man....

Wild, wonderful, wood carved ducks and more at the Ward Museum Apr20

Wild, wonderful, wood carved ducks and more at the...

Off to see the birds From Oxford, we are heading for Salisbury, MD., home of the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, (909 S. Schumacher Drive; Salisbury, MD 21804 (410) 742-4988). It was one of the biggest oh-wow moments during my entire road trip. The artwork represents some of the absolute finest modern-day wood carved ducks and waterfowl you will find anywhere in the world, in my opinion at least. From the original hand-carved wooden duck decoys crafted by the Ward brothers, to fantastic owls, eagles and other birds of prey, the museum holds dozens and dozens of intricately carved examples of hand carving and finishing. So off we go to...

What seniors want to know about Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Apr20

What seniors want to know about Moon Palace Jamaic...

You enjoy luxury travel and you’re thinking of a tropical vacation at a Jamaica resort. While you’ve entertained the thought of an all-inclusive Caribbean resort, you’re not sure if it’s for you.  Let’s explore what your all-inclusive vacation would be like if you were to travel to Moon Palace Jamaica Grande resort and spa in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Arriving in Jamaica There are three major airports in Jamaica, but you want to fly into Montego Bay.  The Jamaica Grande offers free shuttle service to and from this airport only.  You could also arrive at Kingston, but that would entail an additional charge for transportation. You’ll receive a...

How are the rooms at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Apr20

How are the rooms at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande

Entering our room Once again, it’s time to hold your breath as you view your spacious room and the beautiful view outside. Rooms vary, but ours had one king-sized bed and faced the beach.  We stayed in room 20916. (Decoding the room number, we stayed in building 2 of 3, on floor 09, and in room 16.) Across the bay, we could watch large cruise ships sailing in and out of port each day. We also had a splendid view of the many pools available, the dolphin habitat and the water activities area. There was so much to see and the colors of the water in the Caribbean are to die for all by themselves. Contrasting with the orange deck chairs, the...

Moon Palace Jamaica Grande – what’s on the lower level? Apr20

Moon Palace Jamaica Grande – what’s on...

Heading to the lower level Taking the elevator to the lower level, you are faced with more dining choices.  Here you’ll find the Buccaneers Reef grand buffet, decorated with beautiful hanging “basket” style light fixtures and a food line that never ends.  Food was always fresh, warm and inviting.  Timid or daring, you’ll find food to suit.   I was dying to try the Ackee and Salt Fish, a native favorite for breakfast. After that, it was a job to temper my desire to try a little of everything. There was so much there, from custom made eggs, to waffles (a favorite of mine), to homemade breads, to meats, pastas, pizza, health food like...

Outdoor activities at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Apr20

Outdoor activities at the Moon Palace Jamaica Gran...

Outdoor areas In addition to the ever present palm trees, you could make an afternoon just wandering and looking at the flora and fauna around the resort.  Everything seems to thrive here. Outside the Playroom is the water playground for kids and the young at heart.  Water slides and dumping buckets of water are all safely located in this fenced area.   Outdoor, beach volleyball courts are available and if you don’t have enough people to play, the activity staff are happy to join in. Three large outdoor pools for swimming are spaced across the resort and a few have limited seating for Elite club members only. There’s also a good sized...

Concluding our tour of Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Apr20

Concluding our tour of Moon Palace Jamaica Grande

Concluding our tour Well, that concludes our “walking” tour of the property.  In a nutshell, is the property suitable for seniors? Yes, with some caveats.  Most of the property is handicapped accessible, but like any outdoor area, you’ll find areas like the beach which can be tricky.  There are also many steps going from one area to another, but in most cases, if you look, you can find ramps or elevators nearby. For relaxation, for good dining and for helpfulness from staff – it rates a big YES. So, c’mon down and enjoy. What you can’t “see” however, is the “spirit” of the property.  But, trust me, it lives in each of the people we met...

The Edge Desk System...

The Edge Desk With the Edge Desk System, your office can now be anywhere. And when I say anywhere,  I don’t just mean a great desk for the office or the basement, I mean you can set up an office in the park, across from your favorite waterfall, at your cabin, where ever. I can even set it up...

Gourmia GWT230 Motor...

Gourmia GWT230 2 Slice Motorized Toaster Welcome to the newest in toasting technology – the Gourmia GWT-230 ToastView Mototoast Toaster. So, what does that mean?  Well, Gourmia has come up with a number of innovations to make sure your bread or bagels are toasted just how you like them…in a...

Awe Spa at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios Apr13

Awe Spa at Moon Pala...

If an all-inclusive resort is the King of resorts, then certainly a fabulous spa is the Queen of amenities.  Taking up a full 38,000 square feet of space, the largest spa on the island, the Awe Spa at the Jamaica Grande promises calming, stress relief and relaxation to mind, body and spirit....