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Exploring Idaho’s Wilderness at Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch

August 29, 2015
Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho

A jet boat whizzes up the main channel of the Salmon River after leaving Vinegar Creek boat ramp near Riggins, Idaho. Alan and I are cruising along with another couple for the hour ride to Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch. The boat slows down to maneuver beyond a group of rafters and then slows down […]

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Staying at Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park

July 24, 2015
Many Glacier Hotel

What are your favorite hotels in Glacier National Park? Alan and I are often asked this question. And, without hesitation, we answer, “Many Glacier Hotel.” Location, location, location. If you’re looking for world-class views and access to some of the best hiking trails in Glacier National Park, Many Glacier Hotel wins hands down, in my boomer traveler opinion. […]

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Wine Valley Inn & Cottages: a Charming Stay in Solvang

May 14, 2015
Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

On a coastal California road trip that doubled as a multi-generational birthday celebration for my mother-in-law, Alan headed the car inland to the wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara and the Danish-inspired town of Solvang. Our accommodations at the Wine Valley Inn & Cottages proved to be the perfect setting for this road trip to Solvang. Situated on Copenhagen Drive, […]

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Relax in Luxury at Wailea Beach Villas

November 15, 2014
Wailea Beach Villas adult pool comes with a Maui view.

You’ve just stepped off the plane at Kahului Airport on Maui. You sign for the rental car and head for the villa rental in Wailea. On the way, you’ll need to stop at the grocery store to stock up. But you’re oh-so-tired from the flight. If you reserve a villa at Wailea Beach Villas through Destination Resorts Hawaii, a concierge has already […]

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Discover a Relaxing Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Santa Fe

November 1, 2014
El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn

On a visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico, boomers will find plenty of places to stay. From the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado to the historic Santa Fe Hotel, accommodations cover every taste and pocketbook. But if you’re looking for a bed and breakfast within walking distance of downtown Santa Fe, Alan and I recommend […]

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Staying in an Italian Wash House in Castel di Sangro

July 3, 2014
Il Lavatoio offers charming lodging in Castel di Sangro.

“You’ll be staying in a converted wash house, but it’s quite charming,” Claudio Fontana of A La Carte Italy Tours told us in an email discussion about Il Lavatoio, our lodging choice at Castel di Sangro in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. It would be the first night of a ten-day Southern Italy road […]

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Luxury in Alaska at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

April 28, 2014
Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

It’s hard to find luxury in the wilderness of Alaska. Ask me, I know. After driving for three weeks on an Alaska Highway road trip where Alan and I were lucky to find a halfway decent place to sleep each night—with a hard mattress, scratchy sheets and pillows that definitely weren’t made from memory foam—arriving […]

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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

Updated 02.01.2015 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 […]

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Finding Romance in Poland

January 28, 2013
romantic-poland-hotel-podewils

Updated 05.01.2014 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 […]

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