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Five Best National Park Apps

April 1, 2014
three lakes loop trail

Spring and summer offer excellent weather conditions to explore the many national parks located throughout the US. From the ever-so-popular Grand Canyon to the more remote Denali National Park and Preserve, these magnificent and expansive parks are perfect options for active boomer travel. Whether you’re more of the glamping type or one of those “I’m […]

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Top Four Madrid Parks Guaranteed to Ease Your Spring Fever

March 20, 2014
Blooming Almond Trees in Madrid

Although some may have you believe that Paris in springtime is the only place to be, this adopted Madrileño will always opt for a Spanish springtime. Of course, it’s undeniable that the French capital comes alive during the spring, but there’s just something about a blooming Madrid this time of year that warms the heart. […]

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Five Best Apps for Southwestern Travel

March 4, 2014
Mesa Arch Canyonlands

Spring is right around the corner and if you’re like me, you’ve been counting the long days of winter until its arrival. Like most, I always look forward to springtime because it means a wide variety of active travel options. While some people love winter weather travel, I’ll always prefer to travel during long, springtime […]

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Take a Waterfall Walk at Akaka Falls State Park

February 27, 2014
Donna Hull at Akaka Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii

On a visit to the Hamakua Coast in Hawaii, Alan and I discovered the lovely Akaka Falls State Park located 11 miles north of Hilo. Although Akaka and Kahuna Falls are the star attractions, the park is filled with many small waterfalls and lush vegetation. It makes for a pleasant morning or afternoon of walking […]

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Stopping in Subiaco

February 25, 2014
The Basilica of Sant'Andrea in Subiaco, Italy

Walking along cobblestone alleys that twist and turn down the hillside from Subiaco’s old town to the commercial center, Alan looks at me and says, “This is the real Italy.” Ochre-colored buildings with stone accents line the narrow streets. The delicious smells of lunch preparations waft through an open window. Is this how you picture […]

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Exploring Ephesus on a Royal Princess Cruise Excursion

January 30, 2014
Temple of Hadrian in Ephesus, Turkey

Standing at the top of the hill in Ephesus, near the Magnesia Gate (south entrance), I look around to see artifacts scattered on the ground as if someone forgot to put the giant pieces of a puzzle together. And considering the numerous earthquakes that have occurred in the area through the centuries, there’s a strong […]

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Luxurious Winter Fun at The Resort at Paws Up

January 23, 2014
Horses pull the sleigh at The Resort at Paws Up

A river laced with ice and snow winds through rolling hills studded with a thick forest of evergreens. Mountain ranges provide the snowy backdrop. On a frosty hike along the banks of the Blackfoot River, Alan and I stop to inspect bobcat tracks before looking up to see a bald eagle sitting majestically in the […]

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Walking With History in Matera, Italy

December 2, 2013
Sassi settlement in Matera

This article is part of a paid series that I’m writing as a brand ambassador for Michelin Guides. On a visit to Matera, Italy, history grabs us by the hand and says, “come walk with me.” And it’s not hard to do. Peering from the edge of the historic center in modern-day Matera, the caves […]

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The Five Essentials of Active Travel in Bali

November 27, 2013
Pura Tirta Empul, Bali

Active travel may mean different things to different people. For some, hiking and biking are great ways to see the local sights while for others, higher risk activities such as sky diving and underwater cave explorations are the only way to travel on the edge. However, for most of us, no matter what activity level […]

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Eight Great Hiking Trails in Yosemite National Park

September 24, 2013
Eight trails to hike in Yosemite

Hiking through a scenic national park like Yosemite is a fantastic way to experience nature’s exquisite beauty. Between majestic mountains, clear lakes, dramatic waterfalls, and incredible views all around, Yosemite really is a national treasure. And for anyone looking to experience this active travel paradise by hiking some of the best trails, today’s guest writer, photographer Noel […]

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