Magnificent? Astounding? Spectacular? None of these adjectives come close to describing Impression West Lake in Hangzhou, China. Performers dance on stages that are set 3 cm into the Yuehu Lake—a natural part of West Lake—as they portray the Han folk story of Lady White Snake and Xu Xian. A dazzling light display turns the lake’s natural surroundings […]
Today, Alan and I leave for a small group luxury trip to China. Along the way, we’ll be checking four items off our boomer bucket list: flying on the Dreamliner, riding a high speed train in China, seeing pandas and cruising the Yangtze River. Our journey begins in Los Angeles, where we’ll board a United Dreamliner […]
After a few not-fit-for-travel experiences of my own, I’m on a mission to educate boomers about the role fitness plays on their travel adventures. Last month, Nora Lynch of Fit Travelers Have More Fun gave us tips for Staying Fit On A Road Trip, today she’s back to tell us why we need Travel Oomph: […]
Updated 11.01.2016 Most baby boomer visitors to The Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China are awed by the sheer magnitude of the Taoist complex. Did you know that it’s three times larger than The Forbidden City? And oh those colors! The intricately designed buildings with their blue-tiled conical roofs and red facades are impressive and […]
On this busiest shopping weekend of the year, I’m reminded of the friends I made while shopping for pearls in Shangahi, China, last November. During a Regent cruise from Vancouver to Singapore, the ship stopped overnight in Shanghai. I got to know the store clerks at Ruepeipei Pearls and Jewelry quite well. Sometimes, shopping is […]
At the Great Wall of China, I photographed this young boy who was celebrating his birthday by dressing up like an imperial warrior.
Updated 01.01.2014 Is visiting the Great Wall of China, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on your travel bucket list? Here’s a secret: if you’re a traveler with a fear of heights, the experience is going to be a challenge. It also proved to be one of my biggest travel disappointments. Those dreamy pictures of the […]
I caught the late afternoon sun glinting off the golden adornments of buildings in The Forbidden City at the end of a day touring Beijing, China. Alan and I were on a free overnight cruise excursion provided by Regent Seven Seas Mariner as we sailed on a long cruise (52 days) from Vancouver to Singapore.
On a cruise to China, Alan captured the lights of Shanghai reflected in the Huangpu Jung River.
Alan and I don’t usually stay at luxurious high-rise hotels. Small inns or bed and breakfasts are more our style. But on a recent cruise from Vancouver to Singapore, Regent Seven Seas Mariner treated all cruise guests to a free night at the Regent Beijing Hotel (we paid for a second night on our own […]