topmenu

Archive | Do

Activities for baby boomer travelers.

Save on your hotel - www.hotelscombined.com
Metate Arch in Devil's Garden

Walking Around in the Devil’s Garden

Metate Arch in Devil's Garden

Tucked away down a bumpy dirt road in Southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the Devil’s Garden should be renamed something like “hoodoo playground” or “fun among the rocks.” Except for summer’s searing heat, there’s nothing evil about this wonderland of Navajo and Entrada sandstone refashioned by erosion into arches and hoodoos. On a Grand […]

Continue Reading
Save on your hotel - www.hotelscombined.com
Driving the Burr Trail is a fun experience in southern Utah.

Driving the Burr Trail

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

Alan and I are huge fans of driving the country lanes and dirt roads of America. On a visit to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, we had our pick of dirt roads and four-wheel-drive trails to explore. But many of those roads are really long. For an easy half-day drive that leaves time to enjoy […]

Continue Reading
Save on your hotel - www.hotelscombined.com
Save on your hotel - www.hotelscombined.com
Save on your hotel - www.hotelscombined.com
Oxbow Bend Grand Teton

Our Favorite Fall National Park Hikes

Oxbow Bend Grand Teton

When Alan and I plan a national park visit, we skip the summer months in favor of early autumn. The lodges are still open, snow hasn’t closed the roads yet in parks with mountainous terrain, and crowds have diminished. In our opinion, engaging with nature on fall national park hikes is simply the best. Did […]

Continue Reading
Save on your hotel - www.hotelscombined.com
Hiking 14th July Glacier on a Silversea Arctic cruise

Facing My Travel Fears on 14th July Glacier

Hiking 14th July Glacier on a Silversea Arctic cruise

Do you ever push personal limits during a trip? It’s exhilarating, not to mention being good for our boomer brains, to try something new or to ratchet up the level of a favorite activity. That’s what happened to me when I hiked 14th July Glacier on a Silversea cruise excursion. During a Silver Explorer Arctic cruise in […]

Continue Reading
Save on your hotel - www.hotelscombined.com
Save on your hotel - www.hotelscombined.com
Cassiar Highway in northern British Columbia

Driving the Cassiar Highway on an Alaska Highway Road Trip

Cassiar Highway in northern British Columbia

Do you like traveling off-the-beaten-path? If you’re planning an Alaska Highway road trip, don’t miss driving the Cassiar Highway in northern British Columbia for isolation, scenery and an in-the-middle-of-nowhere vibe. The 450 miles of rugged beauty journeys through northern British Columbia from the Skeena River bridge on the Yellowhead Highway to just west of Watson […]

Continue Reading
Save on your hotel - www.hotelscombined.com
Medicine Lodge Valley on the Big Sheep Backcountry Byway in Montana

Going Off-the-Beaten-Path in Montana on the Big Sheep Back Country Byway

Medicine Lodge Valley on the Big Sheep Backcountry Byway in Montana

Updated 09.01.2016 Are you looking for a scenic drive to experience Montana’s empty spaces and big skies? Alan and I recommend adding the Big Sheep Back Country Byway to your Montana road trip itinerary. Located in the far southwestern corner of Montana near the Idaho border, this 50-mile scenic dirt road, administered by the Bureau of […]

Continue Reading
Save on your hotel - www.hotelscombined.com
Lovely square in Guimaraes, Portugal.

A Glimpse of Modern Portugal in Medieval Guimaraes

Lovely square in Guimaraes, Portugal.

Updated 07.01.2016 Walking tours are part of the allure of European river cruising. In today’s guest article, boomer travel writer, Catherine Sweeney, takes us on a stroll as she explores Portuguese history and culture on a Guimarães walking tour. Aqui nasceu Portugal” (Portugal was born here), the proud statement seen on the ancient city walls […]

Continue Reading

Scratch Those Itchy Travel Feet!

Boomer travelers rely on our email newsletter for fresh travel inspiration, tips, and advice. It's free! No spam, unsubscribe anytime.