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Lounging in luxury at Kapitea Ridge

Kapitea Ridge

Updated 09.15.2015: Now under new management, the name has changed to Kapitea Lodge. When Alan and I toured New Zealand with Robert Panzer of Tailored Travel, he introduced us to a sophisticated luxury lodge on the wild, West Coast of the South Island. Located halfway between Hokitika and Greymouth, Kapitea Ridge sits on a hillside, surrounded […]

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Learning the hard way about International carry-on rules

My friend, Valerie, called other day. “Donna,” she said, “you really need to write about this on your blog so that other people don’t make my mistake.” Valerie and her husband took an Alaskan cruise that began in San Francisco and ended in Vancouver. Now, Valerie’s a savvy traveler, aware of what she can and […]

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Discovering a gem of a lodge in Greer, Arizona

A deck view at Amberian Peaks Lodge

Update: Amberian Peaks Lodge has closed. Do you like surprises? I do, especially when it’s a cozy lodge located in Arizona’s White Mountains. Last month, that’s what Alan and I found at the end of Highway 373, in the village of Greer (population approximately 122). Amberian Peaks Lodge sits on a hillside overlooking the small mountain community. […]

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Extreme Adventures, are you ready?

Ok, I admit it. When National Geographic Adventure Magazine arrives in my mailbox, I read every word. Now, I know that climbing Mt. Everest is not in my future, but a baby boomer can dream. Right? Well, if you’re seeking the ultimate adventure, Abercrombie & Kent has the perfect selection of tours for you. Expeditions […]

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Cape Kiwanda, Oregon

Arranging a one-on-one photography workshop

Cape Kiwanda, Oregon

Updated: 4.20.2016 Last September, I found myself holding onto Alan’s hand as I inched my way down a steep, sandstone path to a view of the ocean crashing against an Oregon cliff. Why? Because photographer, Marc Adamus, was leading us to the perfect location for an afternoon photo shoot. How did we arrange a one-on-one workshop with […]

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More about medical evacuation insurance

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about medical evacuation insurance. But many baby boomers aren’t interested in a program that includes international travel. Now, there’s coverage just for you. MedjetAssist is offering a domestic membership for travel protection within the continental U.S. And, if you change your mind and book that tour of South […]

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What’s on your baby boomer travel list?

North Rim of the Grand Canyon

“Must see lists.” Some people love them, others hate the limits they seem to impose.  But, if travel lists start your wanderlust juices flowing, check out the 27 new sites that UNESCO has added to their list of World Heritage sites.  With a grand total of 878 sites in 145 countries, these recommendations could keep my […]

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Enjoy New Zealand’s personal touch at Wanaka Springs Lodge

The guest lounge at Wanaka Springs Lodge

The guest lounge at Wanaka Springs LodgeWhen it comes to lodging, I appreciate the personal touch. Well, that’s what you’ll find at Wanaka Springs Lodge. Owners, Lyn and Murray Finn, greet you at the door, keep the conversation and drinks flowing during the afternoon cocktail hour plus prepare your made-to-order breakfast while you sit at the kitchen […]

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