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Off the Wine Trail in Sonoma County

March 31, 2015
Fort Ross State Park

Traveling on a Coastal California road trip is one of our favorite memories—the scenery—the food—the wine—it’s all good. But what if you’re not a wine lover? Will you find enough to do when your road trip reaches Sonoma County? Today’s guest writer and photographer, Noel Morata from behind Travel Photo Discovery, says “absolutely” if you follow his advice for […]

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Active Getaway to the Adirondacks

March 24, 2015
Keene Valley

We’re always on the lookout for a good off-the-beaten-path area to explore and New York’s Adirondacks has quite a few options for anyone looking for active boomer adventures. Thankfully, today’s guest writer, Brette Sember, is well-versed in the ways of upper state New York and is here to show us all that this beautiful area […]

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Cruising Milford Sound With Silversea Cruises

March 19, 2015
Milford Sound

The steep-sided cliffs of a fjord mark the entrance to Milford Sound on the West Coast of New Zealand. Standing at the railing on Silver Spirit’s Deck 9, Alan and I marvel as the scenery unfolds in a vertical landscape that undulates in a wave of rugged mountains. Waterfalls — too numerous to count — tumble from the […]

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Off the Beaten Path in Finger Lakes

March 17, 2015
Taughannock Falls

Although New York City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the US, there is actually way more to the state than just the Big Apple. Today’s guest writer, Brette Sember from Travel Shopper Expert, is taking us upstate to the beautiful Finger Lakes region. Finger Lakes is quite popular as New York’s […]

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Exploring the Mysteries of Alcatraz Prison

March 10, 2015
Alcatraz Island

Although we normally prefer to venture out to off-the-beaten-path destinations whenever possible, we’re not above seeing the main sites of a city. It’s true that San Francisco abounds with incredible sites that are off the typical tourist map, however, a trip to this beatiful city isn’t complete without exploring the mysterious Alcatraz prision. Today’s guest […]

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Taking the Circle Tour in Papeete

March 4, 2015
The tropical view from Papeete, Tahiti

We should have listened when our travel advisor warned us about bus excursions in tropical climates like the South Pacific. She was right. Hot, humid weather and a crowded bus excursion are not a good mix. And this was certainly the case on a Papeete cruise excursion, “Tahiti’s Natural Treasures,” operated by Regent Seven Seas when […]

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Two Off the Beaten Path New Mexican Treasures

March 3, 2015
White Sands Monument

New Mexico is often hailed as one of the most vibrant states in the US and we couldn’t agree more. Our previous trips to the Land of Enchantment have been nothing short of spectacular. In fact, we were certain that we’d seen all there was to be seen. However, today’s guest writer, Sam Lowe, is […]

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Strolling Through Spain’s Mini Versailles

February 24, 2015
La Granja

Pardon the cliché, but exploring Spain is very much like peeling a multi-layered onion. From its verdant  northwest coastal areas to the spirited and traditional Andalusia, Spain’s various regions are incredibly diverse. Few who have had the pleasure of exploring the Iberian Peninsula could argue otherwise. Of course, as usual, it’s typically the off-the-beaten-path pueblos […]

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Exploring Byodo-in Temple on Oahu Island

February 17, 2015
byodo in temple

As much as we love Hawaii’s beautiful beaches and luxury lodgings, some of our best memories have included exploring the many off-the-beaten path locations around the islands. Today’s guest author and photographer, Noel Morata from behind Travel Photo Discovery, takes us to one of Oahu’s most spectacular sites, the Byodo-In Temple. One of the most […]

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Learning to Bake Pies at Triple Creek Ranch

February 12, 2015
Triple Creek Ranch

Although Triple Creek Ranch offers plenty of outdoor adventures for active boomers, sometimes you need a break from all that rugged fun. That’s how I found myself in a pie baking class on a Thanksgiving visit to the Montana Relais & Chateau guest ranch. Guests gather in the gourmet kitchen of Ponderosa cabin to watch […]

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