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Eight Great Hiking Trails in Yosemite National Park

September 24, 2013
Eight trails to hike in Yosemite

Hiking through a scenic national park like Yosemite is a fantastic way to experience nature’s exquisite beauty. Between majestic mountains, clear lakes, dramatic waterfalls, and incredible views all around, Yosemite really is a national treasure. And for anyone looking to experience this active travel paradise by hiking some of the best trails, today’s guest writer, photographer Noel […]

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Alpine Sierra Trailblazer Guide: Slip Your Itchy Travel Feet into Hiking Boots

May 29, 2013
Twenty Lakes Basin

While the United States has some of the world’s most diverse and rich areas for nature lovers, most hikers and trekkers would probably agree that the Sierra Nevada is one of the most strikingly beautiful areas in the country. Those looking for active travel options throughout Lake Tahoe and Yosemite will be rewarded with some […]

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Enjoy a Southern California spring road trip

February 28, 2013
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Updated 08.01.2013 Are you tired of being cooped up in the house? In many parts of the U.S., it’s been a rough winter. Right now, all I’m thinking about is a spring road trip. If you need a winter weather break sooner rather than later, drive this Southern California itinerary to satisfy your need for […]

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Saturday’s scene: on the way to Mendocino

February 9, 2013
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Alan took this Pacific Coast Highway photograph on a drive from Jenner to Mendocino during a coastal California road trip. On a sunny May morning, we left our accommodations at Mill Rose Inn in Half Moon Bay for the drive through San Francisco, connecting back with the famed road at Jenner where the Russian River pours […]

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Sea Kayaking at Refugio State Park

October 16, 2012
sea kayaking near Santa Barbara, CA

Updated 07.01.2013 Would you  like to include sea kayaking on your boomer travel adventures? My one and only experience was in a tandem sea kayak with Alan on the calm waters of Wyndham Bay in Southeastern Alaska. That is, until Toyota U.S.A. invited me to go sea kayking at Refugio State Park while on a glamping […]

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Saturday’s scene: relaxing on a California beach

August 17, 2012
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Would you like to spend your next boomer road trip relaxing at a California beach? Go where the Santa Barbara County locals go—Refugio State Park. If you stay just up the road at el Capitan Canyon, you’re only a short bicycle ride from the beach. I’ll have to confess that I arrived at Refugio State […]

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Saturday’s scene: relaxing in Mendocino

July 28, 2012
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What could be more stress relieving than taking in an ocean view from a comfy adirondack-style chair?  Alan and I would love to return to this relaxing Mendocino, California scene, one of the stops on our boomer road trip along the coast of California. After an exciting drive on Highway 1 north from Jenner, even more […]

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Saturday’s scene: spring on the PCH

April 7, 2012
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On a road trip on the Pacific Coast Highway, Alan and I found spring in the gardens of Ragged Point Inn. It was so tempting to park ourselves for a day or two in the green adirondack chairs that faced the gardens and the sea. Unfortunately, we had a schedule to keep, which meant making […]

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Something for everyone at Lake Tahoe

February 16, 2012
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Are you considering a Tahoe family trip? Multigenerational travel is a challenge for baby boomers and their families. In today’s guest post, Matt Smolsky shares how he pleased teenagers and adults on a trip to Lake Tahoe. My sister-in-law’s wedding in Lake Tahoe promised to be a great time. This was her second marriage and, […]

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Saturday’s scene: The Golden Gate

December 17, 2011
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Steve Juba’s guest post about exploring San Francisco like a local, reminded me of our California sports car road trip. Although Alan and I didn’t spend any time in San Francisco on that boomer adventure, we did make a photo stop on the Marin side of the Golden Gate Bridge for a photo opp. It’s […]

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