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Storks in Caceres

Exploring Spain’s Bird City, Caceres

Storks in Caceres

As far as relatively easy day trips from Madrid, there are quite a few great options for those looking to make the most of their time. Most of the highlights in Segovia, Toledo, and Chinchón can be explored in a day or two. However, if you have a little time (and really, why rush when […]

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Revolutionary Square

Exploring Cuba Today

Revolutionary Square

As Cuba continues to open to American travelers, there is a growing sense of excitement, intrigue, and mystery about the small Caribbean island. After years of forbidden travel, explorers are chomping at the bit to explore Cuba, and with good reason. Travel photographer, Dennis Calhoun, visited Cuba recently and is here to tell us …

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Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway

News for the Week

Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway

From Donna: After taking care of family issues in Atlanta, Alan and I are back on the road. I’m writing to you from the peacefully, scenic White River Lodge in Blue Eye, Missouri. Although we’re only a few miles away from all the touristy experiences on offer in Branson, Alan and I have chosen to […]

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Medicine Lodge Valley on the Big Sheep Backcountry Byway in Montana

Going Off-the-Beaten-Path in Montana on the Big Sheep Back Country Byway

Medicine Lodge Valley on the Big Sheep Backcountry Byway in Montana

Are you looking for a scenic drive to experience Montana’s empty spaces and big skies? Alan and I recommend adding the Big Sheep Back Country Byway to your Montana road trip itinerary. Located in the far southwestern corner of Montana near the Idaho border, this 50-mile scenic dirt road, administered by the Bureau of Land Management, […]

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Bluff Baloon Festival

News for the Week

Bluff Baloon Festival

From Donna: Remember last week when I mentioned why we booked airline tickets with Southwest Airlines for a family visit during the middle of our road trip? Alan and I are finding out—and appreciating—just how easy Southwest makes it to change plans at the last minute. Instead of flying to Baltimore this weekend, I’m taking […]

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Sunset on Mt Burdell

Forest Bathing in California

Sunset on Mt Burdell

We’ve often talked about the importance of staying healthy on the road by eating right and maintaining some sort of exercise routine. Today’s guest contributor, Jacqueline Louie, is taking it one step further by telling us how a visit to California’s beautiful parks can offer a peaceful experience that’s just as beneficial to our mental […]

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Barn Anew in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska

Traveling on a Western-Midwestern Bed and Breakfast Road Trip

Barn Anew in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska

I often advise our boomer readers to be flexible about travel. Recently, Alan and I have had to apply that advice to our own travel plans. We originally planned a spring road trip from Montana all the way across the U.S. to explore the Outer Banks, Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountain National Park […]

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Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia

Soaring over Cappadoccia in a Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia

Turkey is one of those amazing destinations that seems to stay with travelers long after they’ve gone on to other adventures. The unique vibrancy and culture that pulsates through the country’s bustling cities such as Istanbul and Ankara is nothing short of enthralling. Adding even more intrigue to the country is its unique rural landscape that …

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View of Nelchina Glacier on the Glenn Highway

News for the Week

View of Nelchina Glacier on the Glenn Highway

From Donna: It’s been a crazy week around here dealing with eldercare issues and preparing for our month-long road trip. Yes, Alan already has packed the car. We’re putting extra emphasis this trip on getting enough exercise. For us, that means writing it down on a daily to do list. Checking off the tick box […]

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