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Hiking to Lower Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante

June 17, 2015
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Waterfall hikes are a treat in the rugged high desert of the American Southwest. On a visit to Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Alan and I discovered one of the best. The hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls is our favorite memory from a road trip along Scenic Byway 12, a designated All American Road at […]

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Learning to Blend Wine at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery

June 11, 2015
Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery in Ronda, North Carolina

How are wines made? Would you like to learn how they are blended to create the perfect mix of acidity, tannin, sweetness, fruit and body? You can do that at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery in Ronda, North Carolina. When Visit Winston-Salem introduced me to the culture, history and fine dining of the area, a wine […]

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Stand Up Paddleboarding on Maui

May 12, 2015
Donna Hull paddleboarding on Maui

Trying a new-to-you active travel experience is energizing. The empowerment from learning a new skill lasts for days and results in unforgettable travel memories. I’m convinced that it also keeps this boomer thinking young. That’s why I said yes to a stand up paddleboarding lesson offered by Visit Maui during a trip to Hawaii’s Valley […]

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A Panoramic Hike through Yosemite

April 29, 2015
Hiking in Yosemite Park

Yosemite is certainly one of the most popular National Parks in the country. With its breathtaking landscape full of majestic peaks and deep valleys, a photography hike in Yosemite is a must for any boomer adventurer’s bucket list. Today’s guest writer and photographer, Noel Morata from behind Travel Photo Discovery, take us on one of […]

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Day Trip To Segovia

April 23, 2015
Segovia Alcazar

As much as I love my adopted city, Madrid, one of my favorite things to do is to explore more of the Iberian Peninsula. Spain is fascinating on so many levels, from its profound history to the vibrant pueblos hidden throughout the country. In fact, driving along Spain’s west coast through the Lower Rias is […]

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Go Off-the-Beaten-Path in Ouray, Colorado

April 14, 2015
Visit Ouray, Colorado

Do you have a favorite off-the-beaten-path mountain town in Colorado? For Alan and me, Ouray takes that honor. Situated at 7,700 ft in the San Juan Mountains, the former mining town is a quaint counterpart to upscale Telluride—a skip and a jump over the mountains to the west. When it comes to charm combined with fun […]

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Bond With the Grandkids On a Summer Adventure in Vail

April 10, 2015
Bond with the grandkids on a summer adventure in Vail. Photo by @Greg Ennis. ©Keystone

Alan and I are big fans of active travel, especially when it comes to multigenerational trips. RockResorts has sponsored my article on bonding with grandkids over a summer adventure in Vail, Colorado. Let’s play a game for a minute. Close your eyes. Now think back to your favorite memories of your grandparents. Bet I can guess what […]

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Cruising Milford Sound With Silversea Cruises

March 19, 2015
Milford Sound

The steep-sided cliffs of a fjord mark the entrance to Milford Sound on the West Coast of New Zealand. Standing at the railing on Silver Spirit’s Deck 9, Alan and I marvel as the scenery unfolds in a vertical landscape that undulates in a wave of rugged mountains. Waterfalls — too numerous to count — tumble from the […]

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Taking the Circle Tour in Papeete

March 4, 2015
The tropical view from Papeete, Tahiti

We should have listened when our travel advisor warned us about bus excursions in tropical climates like the South Pacific. She was right. Hot, humid weather and a crowded bus excursion are not a good mix. And this was certainly the case on a Papeete cruise excursion, “Tahiti’s Natural Treasures,” operated by Regent Seven Seas when […]

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A Winter Walking Tour of Cologne, Germany

December 26, 2014
Cologne Cathedral

Pastel-colored buildings enhance the snowy scene when AmaWaterways Amacello pulls into her spot along the banks of the Rhine River in Cologne. But Alan and I aren’t going to let a little snow on the ground keep us from exploring Germany’s 4th largest city and our first Christmas markets stop of this Rhine River Cruise. […]

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