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Planning a Cross Country Train Trip on Amtrak

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Are you thinking about a cross country train trip in the U.S.? Guest contributor, Julie Diebolt Price from JDP Travels, takes us inside her USA rail journey traveling from Kansas City to Los Angeles on Amtrak. Don’t miss her train travel tips! Celebrating retirement and a birthday on a USA rail journey Plane, train, or […]

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Visiting Japan’s Jigokudani Monkey Park

Close up of three snow monkeys peering into the water of a hot spring at their reflections.

Japan is one of the world’s most intriguing travel locations. With a staggeringly vibrant blend of traditional and modernity, the country has just about something for everyone, and then more. On a visit to Japan, people normally spend their time exploring the ancient temples as well as the modern architecture that makes up the country’s […]

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How to Stay Safe in South Africa

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South Africa is an amazing travel destination that consistently wows travelers of all ages, especially adventure lovers, but like most places in the world, there is a certain level of crime that travelers should be aware of before they set off to explore. To brush up on some key points to keep you safe, guest […]

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Panama Vacation Ideas for a Land-based Trip

Panama vacation ideas include hiking in the jungle

Are you looking for Panama vacation ideas? There’s always the tried and true cruise through the Panama Canal. But, in addition to the iconic 50-mile waterway, boomer travelers will discover lots more to do in Panama. If you really want to get an idea of this beautiful area’s history and culture, MITF featured contributor Debi […]

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Weekend Nature Escapes near Cape Town

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Cape Town, South Africa is known as one of the top spots where luxury travel and active travel converge. Whether its a relaxing beach break you’re after or a once-in-a-lifetime South African safari, this beautiful area of the world has just about everything. But, there’s even more to Cape Town than what’s on the beaten […]

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Baby Boomer Adventures Road Tripping through the Lowcountry

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Although it may not receive the same amount of recognition as say, the California coast, for example, the southeast coastal area of the U.S., known as the Lowcountry, is a spectacular place for a road trip. Charleston and Savannah are especially intoxicating, filled with vibrant history, charming architecture, and of course, incredible local cuisine. Yes, […]

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Glamping in Baja, California

Active Travel in Baja California

Are you looking for active travel in Baja, California ideas? Guest contributor, Pat Allen is here to tell us about her first experience going glamping in Baja, complete with an entire itinerary built around active travel. Active Travel in Baja California Imagine enjoying the sunset of your dreams—every night!! Now, imagine yourself enjoying that sunset […]

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Active Travel In Taos, New Mexico

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New Mexico has been at the center of southwest travel forever. Its bustling towns and rich cultural background makes it a magnet for travelers. Enveloped by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Taos is especially lively, and well-known for its active travel options. From mountain adventures, to llama riding and some unique cultural stops along the […]

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Active Travel Tips for Gros Morne National Park

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Active travel is obviously one of our favorite ways to explore new destinations, but when we managed to go off-the-beaten-path in a national park, well, our travel feet get really itchy! Our guest contributor, Erika Nelson and her husband went all the way to Newfoundland to find some boomer adventure and did they ever! Today, […]

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Travel Tips for Exploring Portland, Maine

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With its expansive rocky coastline, charming seaside towns, and of course, the state’s most popular delicacy, the lobsta’, Maine has an almost mystical status. Exploring this picturesque state on a boomer road trip is a great way to see its charming seaside towns, but when it comes to visiting Portland, make sure to plan plenty […]

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