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Take a Scenic Drive on the Grand Canyon’s North Rim

October 17, 2013
Grand Canyon's North Rim

This article is part of a paid series that I’m writing as a brand ambassador for Michelin Guides. If you’re a long time reader, then it’s no secret that the North Rim is my favorite destination at Grand Canyon National Park (Alan’s too). One of the easiest—and most scenic—ways to explore this side of the “big […]

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Take a scenic drive in Monument Valley

March 26, 2013
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Updated 11.01.2014 Are you interested in the natural landscape of the American Southwest? Grab your camera! A scenic drive in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the border of Arizona and Utah places you in the middle of nature’s wonderland of spires, buttes and red rock creations. To make the most of a scenic drive in […]

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Saturday’s scene: Nature’s splendor in Upper Antelope Canyon

November 3, 2012
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On my visit to Upper Antelope Canyon, I felt as if I was entering nature’s cathedral. The scene was just as grand as any European cathedral except nature has created this masterpiece rather than a famous architect of days gone by. Sandstone walls arch above in a majestic display of texture and color. Light slips into […]

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Five Fun, Funky and Accessible Road Trip Stops

July 19, 2012
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Is hopping in the car for a road trip your idea of boomer travel? There’s nothing that Alan and I like better. And, finding unique stops along the way is an added bonus. In today’s guest post, Candy Harrington writes about five funky road trip stops that are also accessible, which means you can include […]

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Dining outdoors at Tohono Chul Tea Room

May 15, 2012
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Updated 01.15.2013 Are you a fan of eating breakfast outdoors—especially on a trip? There’s something decadent about lazing over a cup of coffee after a delicious meal while nature provides the entertainment. Here’s an insider’s tip:  if you’re boomertravel plans include Tucson, Arizona, save a morning for breakfast at Tohono Chul Tea Room (January 16, 2013: […]

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Saturday’s scene: standing tall in Tucson

March 31, 2012
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Alan captured this saguaro scene on a backyard hike in Tucson. That’s right, the outer reaches of Saguaro National Park West are about a 10-minute walk from our front door. Until our move to Tucson, I didn’t appreciate these stately giants. In fact, I didn’t like them at all. But after living in the Old […]

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Saturday’s scene: Monument Valley sunrise

March 10, 2012
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Alan photographed this Monument Valley sunrise while on a photography workshop with Exposure36 Photography. Although the scene looks quiet, the viewpoint was actually crowded with photographers and tourists waiting to catch the first glimpse of the sun. That winding road you see in the foreground would soon be bumper to bumper as visitors entered Monument […]

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Saturday’s scene: celebrating Arizona

February 11, 2012
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Celebrating Arizona statehood is in full force on February 14, 2012, when The Grand Canyon State officially marks 100 years of statehood  with a grand day of festivities in Phoenix, including an appearance by boomer entertainer Wayne Newton. When you think of Arizona, what comes to mind? Is it an adventure you had in the […]

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Travel to Africa at the Tucson Gem Show

January 19, 2012
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Updated 01.15.2013 If you’re a boomer traveler who wears jewelry, makes jewelry or enjoys rock hounding, then add the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase (February 2 – 17, 2013) to your travel list. Each winter, The Old Pueblo puts on an extravaganza that draws visitors and vendors from around the world. But there’s more […]

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Saturday’s scene: Merry Christmas Southwestern Style

December 24, 2011
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Merry Christmas from My Itchy Travel Feet If you’re boomer travels take you to the southwestern corner of the U.S. during the Christmas season, red chile wreaths and rastras (hanging garlands of red chiles) will be decorating the scene. Discovering local culture through celebrations, decorations and food is one of the pleasures of holiday travel. […]

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