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Weekend Trip - Where Will You Go?
Featured Destinations

Where Will You Go?

Most of us have been sheltering in place since the end of March. Many people have had trips canceled or postponed. We're getting cabin fever, plus summer is just around the corner. I mean Memorial Day ushers in summer, right? So, where will you go? As a travel advisor, I… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • May 23, 2020
book sites
Books and TV

Best Sites for Book Lovers

We've all been stuck inside and going stir crazy or running out of things to do. There's only so much Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime we can watch. Many of us are putting 1000+ piece puzzles together, reviving craft projects, and instituting family game night. If you are like me, reading… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • May 13, 2020
best historical fiction
Books and TV

Escape Into the Past Through the Pages of a Book

I read a total of 48 books in 2019. I know, I know, that sounds like a lot to some of you, but I've read about 10 fewer books each year from 2016. Don't get me wrong, I love to read, but I think life sometimes just gets in the… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • May 8, 2020
apply makeup like a celebrity artist
Skin Care & Make-Up

How To Apply Makeup Like a Celebrity Artist

How do the celebrity makeup artists get their clients' makeup to look so good? The secret is as easy as having the right tools and a few great products in your makeup kit. Here's how you can apply makeup like a celebrity artist. Start with a clean, moisturized face, and… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • May 6, 2020
face products for oily skin
Skin Care & Make-Up

Best Face Products for Oily Skin

I've had oily skin since I was a pre-teen. Luckily, I had a sister who was 10 years older than me, so she gave me great advice when I really needed it. She had already suffered through a terrible acne stage that required numerous dermatology appointments, benzoyl peroxide prescriptions and… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • April 21, 2020
best makeup for older skin
Skin Care & Make-Up

Best Makeup for Older Skin

I have been obsessed with makeup since the days of standing on the back of the toilet seat to reach the bathroom cabinet where my mom stored her makeup back in the late 1970's. My earliest experiments included frosted blue eyeliner and a pink frosted lip. I graduated to melting… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • April 15, 2020

About Barbara Khan

Barbara Khan

Barbara is an outgoing person who loves to experience new places and cultures. She's passionate about travel and has been an independent travel advisor with Vista Travel, Inc. for over 30 years. In her spare time, she's a voracious reader who reads, reviews, and blogs about books. She is now putting together literary-based trips with her endeavor Journeys by the Book. The trips are perfect for book clubs, affinity groups, and book-lovers of all kinds. Barbara has been recognized by Goodreads as being in the Top 1% of reviewers on their site. She has been mentioned in the acknowledgments of several bestselling books and in 2018, she had a character based on her in the book, Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties, by author Camille Pagan. Barbara is a published author herself. Her essay was included in the anthology, Women Under Scrutiny, compiled by author Randy Susan Myers. Barbara considers herself a beauty junkie, is an avid reader of Allure Magazine, loves binging on YouTube makeup and skincare videos, and trying out new products on herself.