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Oxbow Bend Grand Teton

Our Favorite Fall National Park Hikes

Oxbow Bend Grand Teton

When Alan and I plan a national park visit, we skip the summer months in favor of early autumn. The lodges are still open, snow hasn’t closed the roads yet in parks with mountainous terrain, and crowds have diminished. In our opinion, engaging with nature on fall national park hikes is simply the best. Tips […]

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Herbridean Princess ship on a luxury cruise in Scotland.

Going off-the-beaten-path on a Luxury Cruise in Scotland

Herbridean Princess ship on a luxury cruise in Scotland.

Hebridean Island Cruises is sponsoring this look at luxury cruising in Scotland. Are you dreaming of a trip to explore off-the-beaten-path Scotland? If you’ve visited Edinburgh to see the military tattoo or explored Glasgow’s art galleries and museums, it’s time for a more unique way of seeing the Scottish countryside—on a luxury cruise. Exploring Scotland […]

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Tips for taking fall road trips

Be in the Know on Fall Road Trips

Tips for taking fall road trips

Are you ready to take some colorful fall road trips in the U.S. before the snow begins to fall? Alan and I are raising our hands high over here in Montana. We love getting out on the road in crisp, autumn weather. While road tripping is one of our favorite ways to travel, we’re not […]

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fall ferry trip Gulf Islands

Let’s Take a Fall Ferry Trip in the Southern Gulf Islands

fall ferry trip Gulf Islands

Hastings House is sponsoring this look at a fall ferry trip in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. A ferry tour in the Southern Gulf Islands, fills the bill for a unique fall adventure. What traveler doesn’t appreciate beautiful scenery, uncrowded islands and enough activities to satisfy the most active of baby boomers? Located […]

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an exursion to siberia

Exploring Smoking Volcanoes by Army Truck in Far East Russia

an exursion to siberia

Exploring smoking volcanoes by Russian army truck is a must-do Petropavlovsk cruise excursion. It’s one of my all-time favorite shore excursion experiences. And with over 400 nights at sea, I’ve been on plenty of them. The Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia is a beautiful land of smoking volcanoes and abundant wildlife. Since it’s not […]

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Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China

Visit the Temple of Heaven: Where Chinese Boomers Hang Out

Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China

How do you visit the Temple of Heaven, a popular Beijing attraction, on a luxury cruise through China? Most cruise lines offer a land extension to China’s capital city that’s well worth the time, money, and effort. When cruises visit China, they dock at Tianjin for a couple of nights so that guests can overnight […]

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Starfish in the sand

The Best Summer Weekend Getaways for Boomer Travelers

Starfish in the sand

Cummins is sponsoring this look at summer weekend getaways. Everyone likes a summer weekend getaway, even baby boomers. While we might not have work stress that accumulates during the week, a change of pace is always fun—and good for us. Getting away for the weekend can be tricky. It’s not as easy to avoid the […]

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Discover off-the-beaten-path Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes: Off-the-beaten-path in Montana’s Bitterroot Mountains

Discover off-the-beaten-path Twin Lakes

If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path fun in Montana, Twin Lakes in the Bitterroot National Forest certainly qualifies. Twin Lakes sits at 7,200 ft. with fishing, canoeing—no motorized boats allowed—and hiking available, making this a fun day trip or overnight camping getaway. Since Alan and I aren’t backpackers, we appreciate the opportunity to experience day hikes […]

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