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Go Off-the-Beaten-Path in Ouray, Colorado

April 14, 2015
Visit Ouray, Colorado

Do you have a favorite off-the-beaten-path mountain town in Colorado? For Alan and me, Ouray takes that honor. Situated at 7,700 ft in the San Juan Mountains, the former mining town is a quaint counterpart to upscale Telluride—a skip and a jump over the mountains to the west. When it comes to charm combined with fun […]

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Bond With the Grandkids On a Summer Adventure in Vail

April 10, 2015
Bond with the grandkids on a summer adventure in Vail. Photo by @Greg Ennis. ©Keystone

Alan and I are big fans of active travel, especially when it comes to multigenerational trips. RockResorts has sponsored my article on bonding with grandkids over a summer adventure in Vail, Colorado. Let’s play a game for a minute. Close your eyes. Now think back to your favorite memories of your grandparents. Bet I can guess what […]

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Saturday’s scene: San Juan sunshine

March 9, 2013
California Gulch

Discovering a field of yellow wildflowers in California Gulch is one of the treats on a mid-summer 4-wheel-drive-adventure in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. But, California Gulch offers much more than pretty scenery. The remnants of gold and silver mining history are strewn about adding a historical flavor to the journey. Weeds grow through a […]

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Go back to school at The Broadmoor’s Barbecue University

February 7, 2013

Do you like to mix cooking with luxury travel? Barbecue University might be just the ticket for upgrading your barbecue skills. Steve Collins of Santa Fe Traveler attended and is here to tell us why we should go, too. Looking for a great getaway? Boomer barbecue fans can combine cooking and luxury at Barbecue University. […]

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Boomer adventure on a Colorado dude ranch

July 31, 2012
North Fork Ranch

Are you ready for a boomer travel adventure at a Colorado dude ranch? In today’s guest post, freelance writer and author Linda Ballou tells us about her experience at North Fork Ranch. Grab your virtual cowboy hat and boots for a Western adventure like no other.  Dude ranches have long been a bastion of Western […]

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Saturday’s scene: summer at Keystone Resort

June 16, 2012
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If you think Colorado is all about winter travel fun, you haven’t experienced summer at Keystone Resort. Are you a golfer, tennis nut, horseback rider, mountain biker, hiker or mountain lover? You’ll find plenty to do here in the summer. I’m at Keystone Resort in Colorado, for the TBEX travel blogger conference, so this boomer traveler is skipping […]

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Our favorite National Park hikes

May 31, 2012
Hidden Lake Overlook Trail in Glacier National Park

Updated 06.01.2013 In my opinion, a hike is a hike, no matter the exertion level. Some of us are up for hiking the Grand Canyon rim to rim—uh, that would not be me—while others (probably the majority of boomers) are looking for an active travel experience that will take us outside and into the wonders […]

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Photo Essay: Driving the Alpine Loop in One Day

July 5, 2011
Colorado's Alpine Loop

Updated: 09.01.2014 Alpine Loop in Colordao’s San Juan Mountains introduces baby boomers to high-country scenery and Colorado mining history. It’s best explored on a 2 or 3-day trip with overnight stops in Lake City, Silverton or Ouray. However, Alan and I drove it in one day. By now, this year’s heavy winter snows should have […]

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Saturday’s scene: Summer in Yankee Boy Basin

April 29, 2011

On an early July visit to Yankee Boy Basin near Ouray, Colorado, the snow still lingers. As it melts, waterfalls rush down the hillside. Active baby boomers will discover this alpine scene at the end of a nine-mile four-wheel-drive adventure in the San Juan Mountains. You’ll pass the defunct Ruby Mine plus more evidence of […]

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Saturday’s scene: Rusted Dreams

March 19, 2011

On a four-wheel-drive adventure in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, Alan and I discovered a car’s rusted remains. Close by, abandoned mining structures held the lost dreams of a long forgotten mining community (dating from 1860) near California Gulch. With an elevation of around 10,000 ft., life must have been hard for the prospectors. […]

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