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Morocco Travels

The Good and Bad: A Solo Female Trip to Morocco

Morocco Travels

Morocco is one of those locations that seem to impact people very differently. By most reports, it’s a beautifully chaotic travel destination, that may or may not be for the faint of heart. Unfortunately, it’s also one of those destinations that seem to garner a lot of safety warnings, especially for women traveling alone. Today’s […]

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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Updated 01.01.2017 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 […]

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An elderly elephant at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

Saturday’s scene: waiting for the end

An elderly elephant at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

On a morning game drive in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, our ranger, Jaco, stopped at a hillside to point out an elderly male elephant with a bedraggled ear and one broken tusk roaming in solitude. He looked tired and lonely. Was this grassy hillside near the Botswana border the equivalent of an elephant retirement home? Did […]

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Taking a chance on Egypt: should boomers go?

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Ancient pyramids standing tall under the desert sun, the extravagance of Tutankhamun’s funeral mask, the Muslim call to prayer drifting over Cairo as exotic sights and smells assault your senses—are these the images that fuel your boomer travel dreams? Since the Egyptian Revolution occurred in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 25, 2011, tourism—especially American visitors […]

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Volunteer travel in South Africa

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Volunteer travel is a growing segment for the baby boomer travel world. Do you remember the guest post that we published from Rebecca Wilk’s about her volunteer vacation in Guatemala? Today, Rebecca is back to share another volunteer travel experience—this time she’s taking us to South Africa. I didn’t fully understand how phenomenal the South […]

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Alan and Donna South Africa

Romantic South Africa

Alan and Donna South Africa

In romantic South Africa boomer adventure is more than wild animals and fantastic photo opportunities. You’ll also find a setting that will set your heart aflutter. When Alan and I traveled to South Africa, we discovered beds sprinkled with rose petals, candles lighting the way to a romantic bath and private plunge pools. Our luxurious […]

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The Power of Reading

Today, I’m asking you to reach back in your boomer memory. Way back. Do you recall visiting the public library as a kid? I do. Every other week in the summer, my mother would drive me (and my two sisters) to Stewart-Lakewood Public Library in Atlanta, Georgia. I can still smell the musty, book odor […]

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Saturday’s scene: Alabaster Mosque

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From its location on the summit of the Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque, or the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, dominates the Cairo skyline. In fact, it’s the landmark that boomer travelers will notice first when they visit this Egyptian city. I explored the Ottoman influenced mosque, during a small group tour with AuthentiCity Travel. After […]

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Discovering Creativity in Cairo

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Are you a boomer who’s interested in traveling deeper? That’s exactly what my trip to Cairo with our sponsor, AuthentiCity, was all about. Yes, our group saw the must see sites like the Giza pyramids and the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities; but we also met with revolutionaries at a downtown Cairo coffee shop, watched locals […]

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A Tale of Two Pyramids

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I’m the type of boomer traveler who would rather be in the scene instead of looking at it. Take the Grand Canyon for instance; after an hour of gazing at its grandeur, the splendid panorama becomes too vast for my mind to comprehend. That’s why I prefer a 4-wheel-drive excursion in Canyon de Chelly or […]

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