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Baby boomers, Silversea wants you

Silversea Shadow

The luxury cruise line, Silversea, is going after the baby boomer market. In a July press release, David Morris, Silversea’s executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing said, “We are aggressively targeting new-to-Silversea and first-time cruisers by going after a larger share of the lucrative baby boomer market. Younger people have the money and time […]

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Digging for history in Arizona

Are you a baby boomer who likes to dig in the dirt? X Diamond Ranch near Greer, Arizona will satisfy your inner archaeologist. Located beside the South Fork of the Little Colorado River, on ranch property, Little Bear Archaeological Site offers novices and hobbyists a unique hands-on experience. For accommodations, stay in a cabin at the […]

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You’re packing how many pairs of shoes?

Ray Schuette

I can’t tell you how many times Alan has asked me this question as he passes by our “packing” bedroom when I’m preparing for a trip. Men have it so much easier…a pair of dress shoes, a pair of casual shoes (or the same pair for both situations), maybe flip flops, plus wear the workout […]

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Lounging in luxury at Kapitea Ridge

Kapitea Ridge

Updated 09.15.2015: Now under new management, the name has changed to Kapitea Lodge. When Alan and I toured New Zealand with Robert Panzer of Tailored Travel, he introduced us to a sophisticated luxury lodge on the wild, West Coast of the South Island. Located halfway between Hokitika and Greymouth, Kapitea Ridge sits on a hillside, surrounded […]

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Learning the hard way about International carry-on rules

My friend, Valerie, called other day. “Donna,” she said, “you really need to write about this on your blog so that other people don’t make my mistake.” Valerie and her husband took an Alaskan cruise that began in San Francisco and ended in Vancouver. Now, Valerie’s a savvy traveler, aware of what she can and […]

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Discovering a gem of a lodge in Greer, Arizona

A deck view at Amberian Peaks Lodge

Update: Amberian Peaks Lodge has closed. Do you like surprises? I do, especially when it’s a cozy lodge located in Arizona’s White Mountains. Last month, that’s what Alan and I found at the end of Highway 373, in the village of Greer (population approximately 122). Amberian Peaks Lodge sits on a hillside overlooking the small mountain community. […]

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Extreme Adventures, are you ready?

Ok, I admit it. When National Geographic Adventure Magazine arrives in my mailbox, I read every word. Now, I know that climbing Mt. Everest is not in my future, but a baby boomer can dream. Right? Well, if you’re seeking the ultimate adventure, Abercrombie & Kent has the perfect selection of tours for you. Expeditions […]

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Cape Kiwanda, Oregon

Arranging a one-on-one photography workshop

Cape Kiwanda, Oregon

Updated: 4.20.2016 Last September, I found myself holding onto Alan’s hand as I inched my way down a steep, sandstone path to a view of the ocean crashing against an Oregon cliff. Why? Because photographer, Marc Adamus, was leading us to the perfect location for an afternoon photo shoot. How did we arrange a one-on-one workshop with […]

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