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Seven of America’s Best State Parks

January 29, 2015
Custer State Park

It’s no secret that we are huge fans of visiting US National Parks whenever we can. From Yellowstone to Glacier National Park, we’ll take any opportunity to explore our country’s greatest natural resources. However, while national parks tend to get a lot more attention, state parks often fly below the radar, which is quite a […]

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Making the Trek to Kaiteur Falls, Guyana

January 13, 2015
Kaiteur Falls, Guyana

Within the wonderful world of hiking, there are seemingly two categories: those leisurely hikers who love a good dose of fresh air mixed with great views of beautiful landscape and then, there are those adventurous trekkers who love nothing more than beating new and arduous paths towards incredibly remote destinations. Today’s guest posters, Candas Whitlock and […]

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Top Apps for Hawaiian Travel

January 8, 2015
Old Lahaina Luau sunset

What can be said about Hawaii travel that hasn’t been said before? As one of the most treasured natural resources found in the US, this beautiful cluster of volcanic islands truly offers the utmost in travel utopia. Exotic landscape and expansive beaches are only rivalled by the deep history and rich culture of the islands. […]

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Five Great Canadian Outdoor Adventures

December 15, 2014
iceberg kayaking

Full of awe-inspiring landscape and bustling cities, Canada is an incredibly diverse nation. With its expansive coastlines, scenic valleys, majestic mountains and what seems like endless amounts of natural beauty, Canada offers a lot in the way of active outdoor adventures. As you’d expect, there’s everything from easy to epic for the active boomer traveler. […]

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A Solo Walker’s Right to Roam in Britain

December 12, 2014
Barbara Anderson_Letters from the Way

Active travel opportunities abound all over the world, but long-distance walking is quickly becoming a popular way of travel for a lot of boomers. Blame it on Spain’s much romanticized “El Camino” or the recent blockbuster detailing the everyday trials and tribulations that come with this slow means of travel, either way, a walker’s perspective is […]

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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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