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Pamper Yourself

  • Get Enough Sleep
  • Eat Properly
  • Insist on "me" time


Getting Your Husband On Board
Is your hubby less than thrilled about the prospect of going away for the week-end or on vacation? Here are some tips for stress free travel with husbands!

Road Trip Realities - Some statistics from Good Sam Club

Top 6 States for Breakdowns:
California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Washington and Oregon. Time of Day Breakdowns occur:
  1. 12:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m: 2%
  2. 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: 39%
  3. 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: 59%
Types of Dispatches:
  1. Percent of "on the road" dispatches last year: 45%
  2. Percent of "tows" last year: 55%
"Reason for Dispatches" for RVs last year:
  1. Tows: 53%
  2. Tire Problems: 32%
  3. Jump-starts: 14%
  4. Misc. (Lock-outs, Out of Gas, etc.): 1%
"Reason for Dispatches" for automobiles last year:
  1. Tire Problems: 17%
  2. Jump-starts: 20%
  3. Lock-outs: 9%
  4. Misc. (Fluids, Lock-outs, Out of Gas, etc.): 1%
Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service
Time of year calls are received:
  1. Jan - Mar: 60% Autos, 40% RVs
  2. Apr - June: 50% Autos, 50% RVs
  3. July - Sept: 40% Autos, 60% RVs
  4. Oct - Dec: 50% Autos, 50% RVs


The Retro Housewife Travel Coordinator

That's right! You are in charge of entertainment. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and Jill gets far too comfy in her old sweats. A stress free weekend away from home or even a day trip or outing can do wonders for you! You need a change of scenery, something to break up the monotony of work and your regular routine. Don't get me wrong, a regular routine is great, but when you look back on your life, it ain't going to be laundry on Mondays, vacuuming on Tuesdays that you'll remember. It'll be the fun times you had and the trips you took! So make sure you have some of those!

We try to get away for a week-end at least once a month. Sometimes we venture further away, sometimes we just explore the area and don't go farther than 20 miles. It's amazing how the stress just melts away when you get away. As long as you do it right...

Fun Places for Travel and Vacation!

Times Square in New York City 2009

Been somewhere great? Tell us about it!

Retro Housewife Hits the Road!

A Trip (or 5) to the Spa

What should I do at a spa? Diary of a day at the spa Lindner Spa Binshof in Germany.

European Spa #2 -
Linder Spa Bad Ausee, Austria

Weekend Getaways - California

  1. Avila Beach
  2. Lake Tahoe
  3. Ojai
  4. San Jose
  5. Santa Barbara
  6. Solvang





How in tune are you with your peers? If you are just dying to go to these places then you are very in... as these are the top travel destinations according to Travelocity:

  1. Most Popular Cruise Destination: Baja California
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  2. Most Popular Cruise Destination: Postcard from BermudaBermuda - I hear they have pink sand in Bermuda!
    Peruse a Bermuda cruise on TravelO
  3. This Changes Everything: Holiday Traveling and What You are Doing Wrong