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Introducing Coloring the West, An Adult Coloring Book for Travelers

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My Itchy Travel Feet is all about inspiring boomers to travel. Writing the words that you read here, and sharing Alan’s photos, allows me to relive those travel moments. But now I’ve discovered another way to inspire travel and provide health benefits at the same time: Coloring the West, An Adult Coloring Book for Travelers. With […]

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Visit Ouray, Colorado

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

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. Photo by @Greg Ennis. ©Keystone

Bond With the Grandkids On a Summer Adventure in Vail

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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California Gulch

Saturday’s scene: San Juan sunshine

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

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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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Saturday’s scene: summer at Keystone Resort

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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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Hidden Lake Overlook Trail in Glacier National Park

Our favorite National Park hikes

Hidden Lake Overlook Trail in Glacier National Park

Updated 04.01.2016 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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Colorado's Alpine Loop

Photo Essay: Driving the Alpine Loop in One Day

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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