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Valley of the Gods

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Valley of the Gods

From Donna: In our last News for the Week, I tantalized you with links to the beautiful gardens at Magnolia Gardens near Charleston, S.C. Seeing as how it’s still rainy and cold in Montana, spring is very much on my mind. And so I don’t leave out my western boomer travel friends, check out the 2017 […]

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Saguaro, Arizona

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Saguaro, Arizona

From Donna: Earlier this week, Alan and I woke up to 8 inches of new snow, just after our snow cover had finally melted. Where is spring? If, like me, you’re looking for spring, I know where you can find it. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens near Charleston, SC, is one of my all-time favorite gardens. And their […]

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Driving the Burr Trail is a fun experience in southern Utah.

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Driving the Burr Trail is a fun experience in southern Utah.

From Donna: Did you see the March newsletter? It’s filled with ideas for traveling in the American Southwest. Hope you’ll take a look (and then subscribe). In other news, Alan and I leave on a cruise in three weeks, which made me wonder: How early do you start preparing for a long trip? This is […]

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Schwerin Castle garden

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Schwerin Castle garden

From Donna: Did you know that February is a good time to purchase a cruise? Actually, January to March is known as Wave Season in the cruise industry. It’s when cruise lines offer incentives like cabin upgrades, extra onboard credit or flight deals (sometimes free economy) with cruise bookings. You won’t find bargain basement prices—those […]

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Every villa at Ivory Lodge has its own plunge pool. Luxury on a South African safari!

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Every villa at Ivory Lodge has its own plunge pool. Luxury on a South African safari!

From Donna: Well we did it! Alan and I finally visited Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park followed by a romantic getaway at Grey Cliffs Ranch. My Lamar Valley article isn’t quite finished so you’ll have to check back next week to read about our trip. But the entire time that Alan and I were […]

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Mill Rose Inn, Half Moon Bay, California

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Mill Rose Inn, Half Moon Bay, California

From Donna: Should we go? Should we stay at home? Has your weather been as changeable (and bad) as what we’ve been experiencing in Montana? For weeks, Alan and I have been trying to take a short getaway that would include a quick winter trip—only one day unfortunately—into Yellowstone National Park to satisfy my yearning […]

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Coyote Bluff Estate

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Coyote Bluff Estate

From Donna: We’re focusing on romantic getaways this month at My Itchy Travel Feet. But don’t feel left out if you aren’t in a romantic frame of mind or don’t have a travel partner in your life. Turn our romantic getaway ideas into a self care trip to relax and renew your spirit. You can’t […]

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Alaska's Frederick Sound

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Alaska's Frederick Sound

From Donna: Alan is in extreme travel planning mode. He’s interested in a May road trip from Idaho to the Oregon coast, after we return from a month-long cruise to Italy with Silversea. Road maps are spread out all over the kitchen counter. And I’m sure he’ll be assigning travel homework to me in the near future. […]

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polar bear

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polar bear

From Donna: Is bad weather keeping you inside? Our Montana weather this week has included snow, freezing fog and freezing rain. Yuck! That’s when Alan and I turn to travel dreaming or start planning the next trip. We’d like to fit in a getaway to the Kalispell area for a quick jaunt to Glacier National Park. And […]

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Fox Glacier in New Zealand

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Fox Glacier in New Zealand

From Donna: My mind naturally turns to planning travels from our bucket list in January. But, after all the cookies that I baked and sampled over the holidays, I’m also refocusing on health and fitness. You may remember that, in 2014, I purchased the Fitbit One to meet my goal of moving 10,000 steps-a-day during our One […]

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