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Wine Valley Inn & Cottages: a Charming Stay in Solvang

May 14, 2015
Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

On a coastal California road trip that doubled as a multi-generational birthday celebration for my mother-in-law, Alan headed the car inland to the wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara and the Danish-inspired town of Solvang. Our accommodations at the Wine Valley Inn & Cottages proved to be the perfect setting for this road trip to Solvang. Situated on Copenhagen Drive, […]

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A Panoramic Hike through Yosemite

April 29, 2015
Hiking in Yosemite Park

Yosemite is certainly one of the most popular National Parks in the country. With its breathtaking landscape full of majestic peaks and deep valleys, a photography hike in Yosemite is a must for any boomer adventurer’s bucket list. Today’s guest writer and photographer, Noel Morata from behind Travel Photo Discovery, take us on one of […]

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Off the Wine Trail in Sonoma County

March 31, 2015
Fort Ross State Park

Traveling on a Coastal California road trip is one of our favorite memories—the scenery—the food—the wine—it’s all good. But what if you’re not a wine lover? Will you find enough to do when your road trip reaches Sonoma County? Today’s guest writer and photographer, Noel Morata from behind Travel Photo Discovery, says “absolutely” if you follow his advice for […]

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Exploring the Mysteries of Alcatraz Prison

March 10, 2015
Alcatraz Island

Although we normally prefer to venture out to off-the-beaten-path destinations whenever possible, we’re not above seeing the main sites of a city. It’s true that San Francisco abounds with incredible sites that are off the typical tourist map, however, a trip to this beatiful city isn’t complete without exploring the mysterious Alcatraz prision. Today’s guest […]

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Eight Great Hiking Trails in Yosemite National Park

September 24, 2013
Eight trails to hike in Yosemite

Updated 06.01.2015 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, […]

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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
spring-road-trip-point-mugu

Updated: 05.01.2015 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
pacific-coast-highway-mendocino

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
boomer-road-trip-California-beach

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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