Ichetucknee Springs

Kayaking down Flordia’s Ichetucknee River

  Do you like to connect with nature on your travels? Nothing beats kayaking down the Ichetucknee River on the crystal clear waters of north-central Florida. The six-mile-journey takes paddlers through a cypress forest chock full of wildlife, so be on the lookout for raccoons, wild turkey, blue heron, wood ducks and white-tail deer. And, […]

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Exploring in luxury at Ivory Lodge

What do luxury accommodations mean to you? Is it the thread count of the sheets or the number of stars behind the property’s name? For this boomer traveler, personal service is the key. And that’s what Alan and I found at the all-inclusive Lion Sands Ivory Lodge located in South Africa’s Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. […]

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Think Victorian at Gainesville’s Sweetwater Branch Inn

Are you a fan of gingerbread trim and elegance from yesteryear? Do I have a Florida bed and breakfast for you. At Gainesville’s Sweetwater Branch Inn, baby boomer travelers experience the intricacies of Victorian architecture, a shady garden’s peacefulness and owner Cornelia Holbrook’s homemade crepes for breakfast. Sweetwater Branch Inn is actually a collection of […]

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Choose a Jeep Jamboree for your next land cruise

Are you an off-road enthusiast? Does the challenge of negotiating a 4X4 vehicle over slick rock or crossing through a river get your baby boomer motor running? If you’re a Jeep owner, consider signing up for one of Jeep Jamboree USA’s off-road adventure outings. A combination driving adventure, social experience and scenic trek, these off-road […]

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Adventure along Kauai’s Na Pali Coast

If you’re on a trip to the Hawaiian Islands, don’t miss the adventure along Kauai’s Na Pali coast. I know you’ve seen it, even if you’ve never been to Kauai. Photos of the jagged coastline appear in almost every travel article about this scenic Hawaiian island. It’s one of our favorite boomer adventures in Hawaii. […]

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Plateau Mountain hike in Longyearbyen

Hiking Plateau Mountain

What’s it like to hike above the Arctic Circle in Norway? The landscape is stark, the trees grow about 5 inches high, dramatic photography opportunities are everywhere and the ground is surprisingly spongy. Oh, and you have to watch out for polar bears. No, I’m not a backcountry-hardened expeditioner on a frozen adventure. I’m just […]

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Zoom down the Matukituki River in a jet boat

New Zealand is adventure heaven for thrill seeking baby boomers. Care to dangle upside down on a long rubber band? How about drifting high above Queenstown on air currents? Bungy jumping and paragliding are some of the adventures you can find in the air. But, if you’re seeking water thrills, nothing beats a ride on a […]

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