The Best Travel GamesWritten by Steve Gillman
Car travel games are a tradition wherever families take vacations or long trips by automobile. Long drives are always more tolerable with some diversion or entertainment, and reading might not be best choice, at least for driver. Why not try some games that everyone in car can play?
"Blue Car" Travel Games
These are travel classics. Each person guesses how many blue cars will pass in next ten miles or ten minutes. Of course it can be red cars, or trucks, or whatever everyone agrees to. By way, it's considered bad form for driver to slow down, letting more cars pass, so his guess will be closest.
Another classic travel game involves alphabet. Everyone tries to spot something starting with an "a", and be first to call it out ("apple tree!"). Since Qs and Xes are difficult, they can be skipped. The person with most "firsts," is winner.
Educational Travel Games
These are car games that get you thinking, learning something, or at least showing off what you know. In one game, driver, or another designated host, asks questions like "At what temperature does water boil?" or "What is Capital of Columbia?" or "If sales tax is 7.6%, what's total cost of a sweater priced at $22?" If you want kids to love this one, pay twenty-five cents for each right answer.
Choosing A Home That Matches Your LifestyleWritten by Lois A. Vitt
Your home may be your castle, but a big part of your housing decision-making is all about other people. Home is where most of us experience not only intimate aspects of our personal development, but also most important social interactions that occur during course of our lives.
Do you enjoy living alone in solitude, rarely entertaining friends or family? Or do you enjoy company of family and friends at home and feeling that you are attached to a broader neighborhood or community? Either lifestyle is healthy and natural; challenge is to identify and honestly face social needs your home will be expected to serve.
Some people have a strong need for peace and quiet at home. Others love hustle and bustle of people around them, sounds of laughter and spontaneity. When doorbell rings, do you sag momentarily at possibility of being interrupted, or are you excited about who might be dropping by? Neither choice is superior to other.
The important point is to claim your true social identity and make your housing decisions, in part, in light of that identity. And, if you share your home with a partner or family members, it is critical, before making next housing decision, that everyone's social needs be uncovered and addressed with sensitivity.