Fun, Fit and Fabulous Journey of a Lifetime

Glam Travel for Glam Ma and the Family

A + Travel
A wonderful place to explore art and culture with the Grandkids
No need to give up those croissants
If adventure suits the family this is perfect!
Your family will leave their heart in Hayes Valley
A Reality Adventure reveals the magic of Newport
Gallery Crawl with Tom Sokolowski, Warhol Museum Director
Wheatleigh Hotel and other Massachusetts Finds
Swimming with Dolphins ... Oh MY
Paris is perfect any time of year or season!
Day Five and Where to Go
A true family resort!
Melbourne goes to the races
The Days of Wine and Mushrooms
Miraval Spa works its magic
Summer Produce at its best.
Celebrity Interviews
The Queen of Mystery
David Sedaris loves to shop
Diane isn't just clowning around
Batman saves the day
Pulitzer Prize winner,August Wilson.
The tallest and nicest guy ever
She laughs it up with murderous intent
Patti Lupone takes on Dr. Phil
American Idol
Everyone's favorite Mom
"Death By Hollywood" shines a light on Tinseltown's secrets.
Hall-of-Famer talks about his passion.
Princess Michael of Kent is not your ordinary Princess.
Listen up New York: Marvin loves Pittsburgh.
Steve Thomas is Developer of the Year
Ted goas Public
Harry for the Holidays
Pittsburgh Penguins Hometown Hunk
He knows it all for real
The Director of the Warhol Museum discusses November 22, 1963: Image, Memory, Myth
The "godfather of gore" gives us his secret to being scary.
Read about Bill Strickland's plan to change the world through arts and education.
It's not easy being green.

What's News

Glamma Contest

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Nominate a Glamma!

If you are or know of a woman who fits the portrait of a Glamma, she will be entered into the Glamma contest and be interviewed by me for possible inclusion on my website and/or blog. Eventually there will be a drawing for a free weekend at my Hilton Head beach house (well to be accurate, it's not on the beach itself but it is on a fabulous marsh and walking distance to the golf club in Wexford Plantation). Transportation isn't included but it's easy to drive or fly there.

Who is a Glamma?
* Baby Boomer (okay to be born before '45 though)
* Fun, funny, & loves life.
* Looking to explore the next phase of life with gusto.
* Wants to connect to other glamma's and share stories/ideas and adventures.
* Feels good about herself and doesn't care if she's a size six. It's okay if she is however. Her friends come in all sizes, shapes and colors.
* Loves to shop, travel, eat, read and share.

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A Tale of Two Cities Film

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Carl Kurlander and friends have written and are producing "A Tale of Two Cities" documentary of Pittsburgh and its past... Carl and his past and the future of both. Check out the website. We're hoping it makes it to Sundance and wins. Our son Ross came in from California to work on the film. And thousands of Pittsburg natives have gathered in New York, LA and Pittsburgh to be filmed singing "It's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood."

Hollywood comes to Pittsburgh: Steeltown Entertainment Project

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The Steeltown Summit,held at WQED Studios brought together a star studded group of Pittsburgh's own Hollywood success stories --all were here to brainstorm how they can help revitalize Pittsburgh's film and entertainment industry.
To keep up on the project, check their website:

A partial list of participants:
Peter Ackerman- screenwriter/playwright, Ice Age, Pajama Game (Broadway revival)

David Conrad- actor, Anything Else, Men of Honor, who while co-starring in NBC’s Miss Match recently purchased a loft in Pittsburgh so he could stay close to his hometown roots.

Eric Gold- manager/producer, Ellen Degeneres, Jim Carrey, Will Farrell, Vince Vaughn whose producing credits include Scary Movie, In Living Color, and PBS’ American Family. Eric’s mother Thelma Landay used to book talent acts at Pittsburgh’s famed The Holiday House.

Bernie Goldmann- producer, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Taking Lives; former President Village Roadshow Pictures which produced The Matrix, Training Day (directed by Pittsburgh’s own Antoine Fuqua), and Ocean’s 11.

Carl Kurlander (co-founder, Steeltown )- screenwriter/writer/producer, St. Elmo’s Fire, Saved by the Bell

Maxine Lapiduss (co-founder, Steeltown) - writer/producer, Roseanne, Ellen, Dharma & Greg

Sally Lapiduss- writer/producer, Mad About You, The Nanny, The Tracy Morgan Show

Rob Marshall-- director, Chicago, ABC’s Annie, director and/or choreographer, Cabaret, Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Victor/Victoria, Company, Daman Yankees, and Little Me

Terri Minsky- creator/executive producer, Lizzie McGuire, Less Than Perfect who was an intern at WQED.

George Romero- director, Night of The Living Dead, The Dark Half, Creepshow

Jack Smith- co-exec. producer, Young and the Restless which shoots its exteriors in Pittsburgh

Jamie Widdoes- director, 8 Simple Rules…, My Wife and Kids, actor, Animal House

Steeltown Entertainment Project links Stars to their Hometown

Steeltown Entertainment's Maxine Lapiduss and Rob Marshall

Bernie Goldmann has Dawn of the Dead's Premier in Pittsburgh

Eric Gold

Jamie Widdoes and the MOMS and DADS

Peter Ackerman and Rob Marshall

Maxine Lapiduss, Bernie Goldmann, and George Romero

David Conrad chats with Maxine Lapiduss at the Warhol Party