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Luxury and Wildlife at Inn the Estuary

March 7, 2014
Walking through the flower-draped gate at Inn the Estuary on Vancouver Island.

As tidal waters flowed in and out to the Straight of Georgia, two deer moved delicately through the high grasses of Nanoose/Bonnel Estuary on Vancouver Island. If we squinted our eyes—or looked through binoculars—Alan and I could observe a pair of bald eagles surveying the scene from the top branches of a tree near the edge […]

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Luxurious Winter Fun at The Resort at Paws Up

January 23, 2014
Horses pull the sleigh at The Resort at Paws Up

A river laced with ice and snow winds through rolling hills studded with a thick forest of evergreens. Mountain ranges provide the snowy backdrop. On a frosty hike along the banks of the Blackfoot River, Alan and I stop to inspect bobcat tracks before looking up to see a bald eagle sitting majestically in the […]

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Finding romance in Poland

January 28, 2013
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When you think of romantic getaways, does Poland come to mind? Probably not—especially for our U.S. readers. When I visited the Baltic region of Poland and Germany last year, I discovered that romantic Poland definitely exits. And, the experience is filled not only with romance but also with the complicated history of Western Pomerania (as […]

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Montana history meets hospitality at The Sanders

September 24, 2012
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On a boomer road trip to Helena, Montana, Alan and I discovered that gold rush history lives on in 19th century mansions located throughout the city. During a stay at The Sanders, one of several bed and breakfasts lining Ewing Street, we slept in the well-preserved mansion of Montana’s first U.S. Senator, Wilbur Fisk Sanders. […]

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The luxury of convenience at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

March 15, 2012
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A luxury experience at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is a given. After all, the Four Seasons brand is one of the most luxurious hotel chains in the travel industry. What else would a boomer traveler expect? When Alan and I stayed in this elegant high-rise hotel before our Seabourn Odyssey cruise through the South Pacific, […]

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Romantic Relaxation in Tuscany

November 3, 2011
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The end of a long-anticipated trip should leave travelers wanting more, don’t you agree? When Alan and I stepped through the nondescript entry to Sovana Hotel and Resort in southern Tuscany, we discovered a lobby that felt as if we were in an ancient Etruscan wine cellar. The first words out of our mouths — […]

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Experience Rustic Vacation Lodging at Mystic Rose Cabin

September 20, 2011
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Last week, I shared with boomer readers about finding my paradise at Mystic Rose Cabin in Fishtail, Montana. However, I didn’t give you a thorough lodging review. In case I’ve convinced you to experience the area, here are a few more details of what to expect at Mystic Rose Cabin, which Alan and I discovered […]

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Off-the-Beaten-Path Lodging at SweetSage Guest House

May 17, 2011
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How do you find lodging in off-the-beaten-path destinations like Montana’s Bitterroot Valley? Alan and I rely on Vacation Rentals by Owner. Last spring, when we sat down to plan an active boomer adventure in the southwestern corner of the Big Sky State, we used our tried and true tips for choosing a vacation rental. On […]

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Hope Villa, A Romantic Haven Near Christchurch

March 22, 2011
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Blog 4 New Zealand (#blog4nz), is an effort by the world travel blogging community to remind you that New Zealand is open for business, despite last month’s earthquake in Christchurch. In the final post of our series celebrating New Zealand tourism, journalist Kip Brook from Word of Mouth NZ introduces baby boomer travelers to romantic […]

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La Tavola Rotonda: My Italian Castle

February 3, 2011
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When you think of accommodations in Italy, does a castle come to mind? My idea of castle lodging is a fairytale building perched in the Bavarian hills of Germany, perhaps with snow-capped mountains in the background. I never expected to be sleeping in an Italian medieval castle dating from the 1200′s. But that’s what Alan […]

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