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Exploring Canyon de Chelly on a four-wheel-drive adventure

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Updated 08.01.2016 For an introduction to off-roading, Canyon de Chelly National Monument near Chinl√©, Arizona, offers baby boomers easy to moderate driving challenges in a scenic setting. History whispers from ancient cliff dwellings as you bounce along the canyon floor next to the streaked, pink walls of sandstone cliffs. But life still goes on here […]

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Stay at Sunglow Ranch to explore Southeastern Arizona

Walks through a stone forest, views of the Milky Way smeared across the dark night sky, history’s ghost whispering through the ruins of an old fort, birdsong drifting through the trees…this is southeastern Arizona. Lodging and restaurants are scarce in the isolated region, making Sunglow Ranch a rare find for baby boomer travelers. On the […]

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Saturday’s scene: posing at Canyonlands

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Boomer photographers will discover distinctive photo opportunities at Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah. Oftentimes, it’s the sunrises and sunsets, or sweeping landscapes, that make the top ten photo lists. But don’t forget to look at the park from a smaller perspective. On a drive through the Islands in the Sky section of the park, […]

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Go trick or treating Florida style

Herlong Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Are you a Halloween loving baby boomer? If you’re traveling through Florida this weekend, try these trick or treating ideas. The skeleton dangling near the front gate won’t be enough to scare you away from Herlong Mansion in Micanopy. Giant pumpkins guard the large veranda of this historic bed and breakfast located in Florida’s second […]

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Walk on the wild side at Florida’s Paynes Prairie State Preserve

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When I spotted an alligator guarding a gate on the La Chua Trail (3-mile round trip) in Paynes Prairie State Preserve, Florida showed this baby boomer her wild side. As the gator basked in the sun with his eyes closed, I gave him plenty of room before tip-toeing through the gate towards the viewing platform […]

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Sleeping in New Zealand’s Glacier Country at Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat

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When Alan and I traveled to the South Island of New Zealand, we asked guide, Robert Panzer, of Tailored Travel to arrange a 2-night stay in glacier country. His choice of accommodation, Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat, provided a peaceful setting for unwinding after active baby boomer days exploring glaciers or hiking at Lake Matheson. […]

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Write about your favorite family gathering, win a Montana trip

photo courtesy of The Resort at Paws Up

Remember when Fido ate the Christmas turkey as it sat on the kitchen counter and Mom served hot dogs for Christmas dinner instead? What about the time you traveled for hours to surprise your parents with a holiday visit? Do you have a favorite memory of a family gathering? Catalog clothing retailer, Lands’ End wants […]

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Adaptor, bug spray, instructions, Brown and Keene has equipped us for safari.

Anticipating a South African Safari

Adaptor, bug spray, instructions, Brown and Keene has equipped us for safari.

About two weeks ago, a precious brown box appeared on our doorstep from BK Africa. When Alan and I opened it later that evening, months of travel planning materialized before our boomer eyes. Underneath a layer of leopard print tissue paper, we found a mini-flashlight, Deep Wood insecticide¬†towelettes, a South African Plug Adaptor, itinerary plus […]

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