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Mother Moose at Bullhead Lake

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Mother Moose at Bullhead Lake

From Donna: Hello from Montana! Alan and I returned Monday from our Atlantic crossing and Mediterranean cruise on Silver Wind. And it looks like spring waited for us. Yikes, it’s cold here!  We’ve returned from Italy with a travel tip. If you are building in an extra day at the beginning or end of a […]

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Delicate Arch

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Delicate Arch

From Donna: Today, Alan and I disembark the Silver Wind for our long journey back to Montana. Visiting the Selinunte archaeological site near Trapani, Sardinia, has definitely been the highlight of the week. Did you see our Instagram photo?  Magical travel moments can’t be planned, they just happen. My Silversea cruise excursion to the ruins […]

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison

From Donna: Hello from Corsica! On Thursday, the Atlantic Crossing portion of our Silversea Cruise ended in Monte Carlo. Alan and I have stayed on for an additional nine-day journey that ends in Civitavecchia, the port for Rome. So what has been our favorite port so far? It’s a tie between the Spanish cities of […]

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Needles Overlook

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Needles Overlook

From Donna: Hello from Silver Wind. After six days crossing the Atlantic on bumpy seas (yay for sea bands and Meclizine), Alan and I are ready to explore Mediterranean ports. Today, we’re in Cadiz, Spain, where we’re on a walking tour of the city’s historical sites. Want to keep up with our current boomer adventure […]

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Glacier National Park

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Glacier National Park

From Donna: Alan and I may be cruising around in the Atlantic Ocean, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have U.S. National Parks on our minds. In fact, as I packed for our trip, Alan was planning for a late May road trip to Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. And, even though I preach […]

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Santa-fe-new-mexico-cathedral-basilica-st-francis

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From Donna: Here we go! Alan and I are packed (uh, overpacked) and about to start almost a month cruising with Silversea Cruises on their smallest ship, Silver Wind. If you want to see our itinerary and tentative cruise excursions, click my link in This Week’s Articles. As time and Internet permit, I’ll be posting photos […]

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Saguaro, Arizona

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Saguaro, Arizona

From Donna: Earlier this week, Alan and I woke up to 8 inches of new snow, just after our snow cover had finally melted. Where is spring? If, like me, you’re looking for spring, I know where you can find it. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens near Charleston, SC, is one of my all-time favorite gardens. And their […]

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Driving the Burr Trail is a fun experience in southern Utah.

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Driving the Burr Trail is a fun experience in southern Utah.

From Donna: Did you see the March newsletter? It’s filled with ideas for traveling in the American Southwest. Hope you’ll take a look (and then subscribe). In other news, Alan and I leave on a cruise in three weeks, which made me wonder: How early do you start preparing for a long trip? This is […]

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Schwerin Castle garden

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Schwerin Castle garden

From Donna: Did you know that February is a good time to purchase a cruise? Actually, January to March is known as Wave Season in the cruise industry. It’s when cruise lines offer incentives like cabin upgrades, extra onboard credit or flight deals (sometimes free economy) with cruise bookings. You won’t find bargain basement prices—those […]

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Every villa at Ivory Lodge has its own plunge pool. Luxury on a South African safari!

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Every villa at Ivory Lodge has its own plunge pool. Luxury on a South African safari!

From Donna: Well we did it! Alan and I finally visited Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park followed by a romantic getaway at Grey Cliffs Ranch. My Lamar Valley article isn’t quite finished so you’ll have to check back next week to read about our trip. But the entire time that Alan and I were […]

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