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Canada Day in Ottawa

Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa

Canada Day in Ottawa

If you’re planning a Canadian adventure this summer, you’re definitely in luck—Canada Day is just around the corner with plenty of celebrations going on. Thankfully, today’s guest contributor and Ottawa resident, Vanessa Chiasson from  Turnip Seed Travel, is showing us the best way to partake in Ottawa Canada Day celebrations! Ottawa locals love to pretend […]

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How to choose the best Alaska cruise

How to Choose the Best Alaska Cruise for You

How to choose the best Alaska cruise

How do you choose the best Alaska cruise? Alan and I are often asked that question. Our answer? It depends—on the itinerary, when you would like to cruise in Alaska, which cruise line you prefer and the type of Alaska cruise experience you’re seeking. Before I offer my boomer travel advice for cruising to Alaska, […]

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Discover a luxurious Montana getaway at Dreamcatcher Lodge in Kalispell.

Montana Getaway at Dreamcatcher Lodge

Discover a luxurious Montana getaway at Dreamcatcher Lodge in Kalispell.

When Alan and I look for a Montana getaway, luxury, relaxation and convenience are important requirements. Bonus points if it’s also romantic. We appreciate luxury lodging that offers relaxation but is convenient to the things we want to see and do. Dreamcatcher Lodge in the Many Lakes area of Kalispell definitely fits our parameters. We […]

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On a May Crater Lake trip, see Crater Lake National Park dressed in snow.

A Spring Visit to Crater Lake National Park

On a May Crater Lake trip, see Crater Lake National Park dressed in snow.

When Alan and I were planning a last-minute Crater Lake trip for late May, we should have known something was up. Three nights at Crater Lake Lodge in southern Oregon’s Cascade mountains? Score! Have you tried to get last-minute reservations at a national park lodge? It’s almost unheard of. Why was Alan able to snag the […]

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Eilean Doane Castle

Conquering Castles and Countryside on a Scotland Roadtrip

Eilean Doane Castle

Nothing says old world European adventure like castle hopping through Scotland. Today’s guest contributor, Debi Lander from ByLanderSea, is here to take us on a fabulous Scotland roadtrip, passing through some of the country’s most majestic castles and jaw-droppingly beautiful countryside. The swirl of tartan, mournful bagpipes and castle ruins called me to Scotland. On […]

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Jaen, Spain

Introducing Jaen, the Lesser Known Jewel of Andalucia

Jaen, Spain

European travel is obviously near and dear to our hearts, and, of course, Spain is always on our radar, especially the country’s many off-the-beaten-track destinations. Today, guest contributor and local resident, Rachel Webb from Andalucia Explorer, is here to show us the ins and outs of Jaen travel, a beautiful town carpeted with olive groves and […]

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Tips for exploring Selinunte on a cruise excursion in Sicily

A Magical Cruise Excursion in Selinunte, Sicily

Tips for exploring Selinunte on a cruise excursion in Sicily

Imagine columns from the ruins of a Greek temple standing amid fields of wildflowers on a perfect spring day. When Alan and I traveled to Selinunte, Sicily, on a Mediterranean cruise excursion with Silversea, that’s exactly what we found. And it was a beautiful reminder that the most magical of travel experiences happen when we least […]

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