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Fun Holiday Movies for Suddenly Solos!

Fun Holiday Movies for Suddenly Solos!

Okay.  We all know “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Carol” and “Miracle on 34th Street.”  These are staples of everyone’s holiday experience.  They are beyond cinematic at this point – they are just part of the season, like menorahs, Christmas trees and eggnog. But we like to balance our holiday movie-watching with some

Thanksgiving For One

Thanksgiving For One

Not all of us can recreate the Norman Rockwell version of Thanksgiving. Our lives have moved in different directions and although here at Suddenly Solo we have proffered suggestions about making connections for the holidays, sometimes they don’t pan out. Let us tell you something . . . spending Thanksgiving by yourself is not all

Football and Big-Screen TVs: Made for Each Other

Football and Big-Screen TVs: Made for Each Other

Although any sport looks better on a large-screen television, football seems to have the best coverage and camera angles that make watching it in high-definition and on a screen that is larger than 27 inches pretty remarkable. Here are some tips if you are thinking about upgrading your current unit: Wait until January for the

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

We encourage Suddenly Solos to travel. It can be a timely break from emotionally trying moments that can beset even the most well adjusted of us. Here are some tips that can make travelling a little easier. -Investigate TSA-Pre Check. This is an expedited system that is expanding to airports around the country and can

Alma Maters – Get Involved!

Alma Maters – Get Involved!

Even if college was not the favorite time of your life, re-engaging with your alma mater at this stage of life has several advantages that merit your consideration. First off, your involvement will be welcomed.  All colleges value their alumni and view them as “ambassadors” who are an important part of their outreach to potential

Travelling With Young Grandchildren

Travelling With Young Grandchildren

It is no secret that we at Suddenly Solo heartily endorse spending time with your family.  It is important on many levels but it can present challenges when your extended family includes infants and toddlers as part of a travel group. There are physical demands when it comes to keeping up with very young children

Host An “Adult” Halloween Party?

Host An “Adult” Halloween Party?

Halloween isn’t really an “official” holiday. You still get mail and the banks are open. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t celebrate it. In fact, it is probably the one day of the year that weirdness is almost institutionalized! This year, why not have a Halloween party that is geared to us Suddenly Solo

Rent an E-Z Pass on Vacation?

Rent an E-Z Pass on Vacation?

Springtime is a peak vacation time.  You may be traveling yourself or hosting out of town family and might have occasion to use rental cars. Some rental car companies are offering those electronic bridge/toll passes (E-Z Pass) as part of their services.  Having an E-Z Pass is a big time saver if you anticipate being

When Is A Glass of Wine Not A Glass of Wine?

When Is A Glass of Wine Not A Glass of Wine?

While most people think of a glass of wine as one serving, it could be closer to two or three. How much one pours is influenced by such environmental factors as the size, shape and color of the wine glass, researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities report, and that could have serious consequences when

Thinking Of Taking A Cruise?

Thinking Of Taking A Cruise?

Cruising can be a wonderful way to get away for a while. But as a Suddenly Solo, there are some things to consider. If you have never been on a cruise before, you must do your research. For most cruise regions there are periods of peak demand (high season), moderate demand (shoulder season) and low

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