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Visit a national park for good health

Why Visiting a National Park Should be Part of Your Health Routine

Visit a national park for good health

When you’re planning a U.S. National Park adventure, I’m guessing that the health benefits rarely cross your mind. You’re probably anticipating scenic views, wildlife watching and nature experiences that will be part of the trip. But visiting a national park for good health is just as important as the natural beauty that you’ll see. National Park […]

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Sunset in Neumayer Channel

Seeing the Light in Antarctica

Sunset in Neumayer Channel

When Alan and I cruised in Antarctica on Seabourn Quest, we expected to see mammoth icebergs, stunning scenery, and cute penguins waddling around. But the other worldliness of Antarctica’s light came as a complete surprise to us. The soft, golden rays shining low in the sky added a dimension beyond scenery and wildlife that’s hard […]

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Many Glacier Hotel

Staying at Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park

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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Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Adventure in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Updated: 04.01.2017 Find hotels in Great Smoky Mountains here! The hot summer months are a great time to hit the mountains. Whether you’re an avid hiker or prefer to travel by car, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a fascinating destination. Today’s guest writer, Vera Marie Badertscher from A Traveler’s Library, takes us on a […]

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Fort Ross State Park

Off the Wine Trail in Sonoma County

Fort Ross State Park

Traveling on a Coastal California road trip is one of our favorite memories—the scenery—the food—the wine—it’s all good. But what if you’re not a wine lover? Will you find enough to do when your road trip reaches Sonoma County? Today’s guest writer and photographer, Noel Morata from behind Travel Photo Discovery, says “absolutely” if you follow his advice for […]

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Milford Sound

Cruising Milford Sound With Silversea Cruises

Milford Sound

Updated 01.01.2017 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 […]

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Okefenokee swamp

A Visit to Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp

Out of all of the swamps in the world, Okefenokee Swamp certainly wins for the catchiest of swamp names. Located on the Florida/Georgia border, it’s certainly one of the more off-the-beaten path destinations in the area. However, today’s guest writer, Leigh McAdam from HikeBikeTravel, tells us the best way to visit this intriguing area, rich […]

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Fall on the Glenn Highway in Alaska

Saturday’s scene: Fall on the Glenn Highway

Fall on the Glenn Highway in Alaska

When Alan and I planned our Alaska Highway road trip, we weren’t thinking about fall color. But that’s exactly what we found in the first week of September while driving the Glenn Highway, also known as the Tok Cutoff. The paved road travels 328 scenic miles between Tok and Anchorage. And the portion of the highway […]

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