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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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San Antonio, Beyond the Alamo

December 10, 2014
alamo

Although many would be wise to pay heed to the warning, “Don’t mess with Texas,” when it comes to travel, the Lone Star State has a wealth of interesting sites as well as its own rich history to explore. Today’s guest article by Sam Lowe explains the best way to see one of the state’s most […]

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A Visit to Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp

December 2, 2014
Okefenokee swamp

Out of all of the swamps in the world, Okefenokee Swamp certainly wins for the catchiest of swamp names. Located on the Florida/Georgia border, it’s certainly one of the more off-the-beaten path destinations in the area. However, today’s guest writer, Leigh McAdam from HikeBikeTravel, tells us the best way to visit this intriguing area, rich […]

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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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Winter on the Rhine

November 18, 2014
Rheinstein castle in the Rhine Gorge

On a foggy, sleety day, AmaWaterways Amacello winds through the Rhine Gorge where medieval castles and vineyards compete for attention above scenic river banks. Alan heads outside to take photos but returns quickly, unable to shield his lens from pelting sleet. Most Rhine River cruisers hope to view the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World […]

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Relax in Luxury at Wailea Beach Villas

November 15, 2014
Wailea Beach Villas adult pool comes with a Maui view.

You’ve just stepped off the plane at Kahului Airport on Maui. You sign for the rental car and head for the villa rental in Wailea. On the way, you’ll need to stop at the grocery store to stock up. But you’re oh-so-tired from the flight. If you reserve a villa at Wailea Beach Villas through Destination Resorts Hawaii, a concierge has already […]

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Checking Out Family History in Nova Scotia

November 11, 2014
McCulloch Centre

Are you curious about your Scottish ancestry? Why did they come to North America? How did they live? Family history and cultural resources abound in Nova Scotia, even if your ancestors first landed further south. Today’s contributing writer, Vera Marie Badertscher from A Traveler’s Library and Ancestors in Aprons describes how to go about tracing […]

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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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Discover a Relaxing Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Santa Fe

November 1, 2014
El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn

On a visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico, boomers will find plenty of places to stay. From the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado to the historic Santa Fe Hotel, accommodations cover every taste and pocketbook. But if you’re looking for a bed and breakfast within walking distance of downtown Santa Fe, Alan and I recommend […]

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