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Saturday’s scene: Hiking Pilot Mountain

November 22, 2014
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina

Driving north on Highway 52, Pilot Mountain is the stony punctuation in the rolling hills of the North Carolina countryside. You can’t miss it. The quartzite mountain rises to 2421 feet and is a remnant of the ancient Sauratown Mountain Range in the Yadkin Valley. Native Americans, wildlife and explorers have used Pilot Mountain as a […]

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Sailing Bras D’or Lake in Nova Scotia

November 6, 2014
Amoeba sailboat

Traveling by any means is certainly a privilege no matter what method of travel you choose. However, for those lucky few with sturdy sea legs, sailing on the open water is the only way to go. Today’s sea-loving guestposter, Vera Marie Badertscher from A Traveler’s Library describes one very unique sailing experience around Nova Scotia’s […]

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Helicopter Adventure Over West Maui and Molokai

October 24, 2014
Air Maui helicopter tour

Although Alan and I are big advocates of boots on the ground adventures to truly know a destination, there is also something special about seeing it from a seat in a small aircraft or helicopter. Take the Hawaiian Islands, for instance. Steep sea cliffs with thundering waterfalls are no match for our boomer hiking skills. That’s why, when […]

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Paragliding Over Maui

October 15, 2014
Paragliding over Maui

I’m paragliding over Maui. Let me write that again. I’M PARAGLIDING OVER MAUI. The wind whips through the wing (you might think of it as a parachute) as Dexter Binder, certified instructor at Proflyght Paragliding, offers calm instructions. On a tandem ride, we swoop left and right across the Maui hillside. Paragliding is the most quiet, peaceful experience […]

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Maui the Boomer Way

September 2, 2014
The view at Montage Kapalua Bay

Luxury plus adventure is my favorite travel combination. And the folks at Visit Maui have invited me to experience just that. I’m calling it Maui the Boomer Way. Look at what I’ll be doing for six days on this beautiful Hawaiian island: For adventure, I’ll be paragliding wit Proflyght Paragliding, snorkeling (more than once) and learning stand […]

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Bhutan Travel Tips

July 17, 2014
Bhutan Travel

As world travel seems more and more accesible these days, there are still a few destinations that remain fairly elusive for most travelers. One such destination is Bhutan, a Himalayan country sandwiched between China and India. As of late, the country has become more accessible to tourists and today, Kay Dougherty, author of Blonde Brunette […]

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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

July 10, 2014
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Have you ever dreamed of living out a scene from the movie ‘Gorillas in the Midst’ while traveling through Africa? Through gorilla trekking tours, travelers can have close encounters with gorillas in their natural habitat, but it does take some careful planning. Today’s guest poster, Leslie Burnside, tells us the best way to go gorilla trekking […]

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A Most Beautiful Hike to Grinnell Lake

June 25, 2014
Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

Most hikers visiting the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park come to experience the Grinnell Glacier Trail or trek to Iceberg Lake. But the trail to Grinnell Lake offers a beautiful experience, too, if you’re looking for a less strenuous Glacier National Park hike. You’ll still catch a glimpse of a glacier, although it’s Salamander rather than […]

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Adventure Awaits in Alaska’s Denali Park

June 19, 2014
Mount Denali

For anyone looking for an active travel destination, there’s simply no better place to experience active travel in Alaska. From expansive views of breathtaking landscape to local wildlife, the Last Frontier is really something unique. Today’s guest poster, photographer Dennis Calhoun, visually brings us one step into Alaska’s incredible Denali Park with his incredible photographs. […]

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Top Five Apps for National Parks

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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