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Romantic Getaways in Orlando, Florida

February 13, 2014
orlando balloon rides

Do you have a romantic St. Valentine’s Day planned out yet? Seeing as how February is the month of romance, there are a lot of options for romantic getaways everywhere you look this time of year. However, just in case you’re lacking a bit of inspiration for romantic ideas, today’s guest writer, Michelle Rise, is […]

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Florida girlfriend getaway

April 10, 2012

Hey ladies, want to plan a Florida girlfriend getaway? Today’s guest post, Tami Koenig, Your Story Coach, offers first-hand travel suggestions for boomer gal pals. My girlfriends and I have been traveling together since we were in our 20s—from Greece and Guatemala to Paris and Prague—we’re old hands at the delicate art of traveling with […]

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Breaking for Spring in the Florida Keys

March 10, 2011

Does a visit to the Flordia Keys sound like your type of baby boomer spring break? You’re in luck because there’s an expert in the house. Laura Martone, author of the guidebook, Moon Florida Keys, is here to advise us. Be sure to read to the end of the post to see how you can […]

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Saturday’s scene: butterfly rainforest

February 5, 2011

Baby boomer photographers will find plenty of photo opps at the Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville, Florida. On my visit, butterflies were everywhere—floating beside me, congregating near a water feature, even landing on my blouse. I smiled my way through this permanent exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History. You will too. Have you photographed […]

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Tampa’s Wild Side

March 16, 2010
Bengal Tiger at Big Cat Resuce

Updated 03.15.2013 Did you know that Tampa, Florida, has a wild side? No, I’m not talking about an exotic nightlife adventure for baby boomers. Instead, manatees and big cats are the stars of this wildlife experience for travelers visiting Tampa. Peaceful Giants at Stratz Jr. Manatee Hospital First, let’s go to the hospital. But, this one’s […]

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Old is New Again at Mosswood Farm Store

February 23, 2010
Mosswood Farm Store in Micanopy, Florida

Updated 03.15.2013 What happened to the old way of doing things — before our every day life became mechanized? To find out, include a visit to Micanopy on your next Florida vacation. At Mosswood Farm Store and Bakehouse, you’ll discover wooden clothespins, butter churns, hand-cranked coffee grinders and recycled overalls. No, this isn’t an antique store, […]

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Saturday’s scene: Jacksonville’s Tropical Scene

September 26, 2009

I shot this tropical scene at the zoo in Jacksonville, Florida while on my first grandparent travels.

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Decadent French Toast Casserole from Sweetwater Branch Inn

September 24, 2009
Breakfast Room in Cushman-Colson House

Are you hungry, baby boomer travelers? Today I’m sharing another mouth-watering dish. Cornelia Holbrook, owner of Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville, Florida, makes a delicious french toast casserole. I enjoyed tasting it, along with many other items,  at the comprehensive breakfast served each morning at Cushman-Colson House, one of the renovated Victorian homes on the […]

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Traveling With the Grandchildren

September 10, 2009
Anna feeds a giraffe at the zoo

Did you know that Sunday, September 13, 2009, is National Grandparents Day? I hear what you’re saying. “What does that have to do with baby boomer travelers.” My answer to you – everything. You see, rather than being honored ourselves, I view this as an opportunity for baby boomer grandparents. We have the time and […]

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Saturday’s scene: butterfly heaven

August 22, 2009

Butterfly heaven—that’s the image that comes to mind when I remember my visit to the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida. I couldn’t help but smile as they floated around me. No wonder the local children’s hospital brings young cancer patients here to de-stress from the rigors of cancer treatment. There’s something […]

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