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Learning the hard way about International carry-on rules

My friend, Valerie, called other day. “Donna,” she said, “you really need to write about this on your blog so that other people don’t make my mistake.” Valerie and her husband took an Alaskan cruise that began in San Francisco and ended in Vancouver. Now, Valerie’s a savvy traveler, aware of what she can and […]

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Cape Kiwanda, Oregon

Arranging a one-on-one photography workshop

Cape Kiwanda, Oregon

Updated: 4.20.2016 Last September, I found myself holding onto Alan’s hand as I inched my way down a steep, sandstone path to a view of the ocean crashing against an Oregon cliff. Why? Because photographer, Marc Adamus, was leading us to the perfect location for an afternoon photo shoot. How did we arrange a one-on-one workshop with […]

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More about medical evacuation insurance

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about medical evacuation insurance. But many baby boomers aren’t interested in a program that includes international travel. Now, there’s coverage just for you. MedjetAssist is offering a domestic membership for travel protection within the continental U.S. And, if you change your mind and book that tour of South […]

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What’s on your baby boomer travel list?

North Rim of the Grand Canyon

“Must see lists.” Some people love them, others hate the limits they seem to impose.  But, if travel lists start your wanderlust juices flowing, check out the 27 new sites that UNESCO has added to their list of World Heritage sites.  With a grand total of 878 sites in 145 countries, these recommendations could keep my […]

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Enjoy New Zealand’s personal touch at Wanaka Springs Lodge

The guest lounge at Wanaka Springs Lodge

The guest lounge at Wanaka Springs LodgeWhen it comes to lodging, I appreciate the personal touch. Well, that’s what you’ll find at Wanaka Springs Lodge. Owners, Lyn and Murray Finn, greet you at the door, keep the conversation and drinks flowing during the afternoon cocktail hour plus prepare your made-to-order breakfast while you sit at the kitchen […]

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Discover Alaska on a small ship adventure cruise

Over at Luxury Cruise Bible, Andrea Rotondo has been writing about her adventures on Safari Spirit. Part of American Safari Cruises, the yacht-sized ship offers daily excursions amidst Alaska’s grand scenery combined with close encounters of the animal kind. The cruise mixes nature watching, hiking, fishing and kayaking with fine dining and excellent accommodations. With only twelve passengers, the ship […]

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Celebrating the 4th of July, a party everywhere you look.

The celebration in Greer, Arizona

Tomorrow, baby boomers in the United States will be celebrating a birthday that includes parades, ice cream and fireworks. Whose birthday is it? Along with the rest of the population, we’ll be celebrating Independence Day, the birth of our country. If you’re in Greer, Arizona, attend the bell ringing at 10:30 am but be sure to stay […]

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Talking about cruises

When I’m not traveling or writing about travel, I’m talking about it. And, one of my favorite topics is cruising. Where do I go to share my cruise ideas with like-minded baby boomers? The Internet, where there’s a cruise forum for every type of cruise traveler. Here is a small sampling of what’s out there […]

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