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Shark in the water

Diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa

Shark in the water

Active travel means different things to different people. For some, hiking around the world is enough to get the old ticker pumping. But, for intrepid travelers like Carol and Mike Ivey from Curious Gypsies, only extreme heart-stopping activities will do. Hold on to your hats because the brave duo are taking us diving with Great […]

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Seeing pandas in China

Chengdu Panda Tour for Boomer Wildlife Watchers

Seeing pandas in China

Seeing Pandas in China Wildlife watching is one of my favorite active boomer travel adventures. Alan’s too. Of course we prefer to observe wildlife in their natural environment, like we did on a South African safari. When it comes to wildlife experiences, seeing pandas in China has long been on our bucket list. But that’s […]

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Monastery in Petra

A Baby Boomers Guide to Petra and other Jordanian Sites

Monastery in Petra

With its intoxicating blend of the exotic and the historic, Jordan is a dream destination that deserves to be included on your list of bucket list trips. However, exploring this enigmatic off-the-beaten-path destination takes quite a bit of planning for travelers of any age. Grueling uphill hikes through soaring heat is not for the faint […]

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Dinokeng Park

Discovering Pretoria’s Dinokeng Reserve

Dinokeng Park

A South African safari is a common item on most travel bucket lists, but it’s not always an easy goal to achieve. However, today’s guest contributor, Sophie Kate Baker, is here to tell us how travelers with scheduled layovers in Johannesburg can make the most of their time by visiting the big five at the […]

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Lone elephant in Victoria Nile

Safari through Uganda

Lone elephant in Victoria Nile

When most people think of safari, they almost immediately think of Kenya. However, there are some various places in Africa where animal watching in their natural habitat is just as amazing. A safari through Uganda may not be the first option that comes to mind, but, from the looks of it, it should be. Let […]

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Exploring the iceberg graveyard at Red Island

Exploring the Iceberg Graveyard at Red Island

Exploring the iceberg graveyard at Red Island

On a zodiac tour exploring the iceberg graveyard at Red Island, Greenland, Alan and I don’t expect to find the American Southwest. But red sandstone is exactly what I touch as the raft maneuvers through an arch sticking out from the island. However that’s the end of the similarity. You won’t see an iceberg graveyard […]

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Humayuns Tomb

Exploring Delhi Off the Beaten Track

Humayuns Tomb

Although we’ve explored some very remote areas in our travels, we’ve yet to make it to India. Known for its chaotic urban rhythms and exotic landscapes, India seems like a world unto itself. Today, guest contributor Lee Grewal, a former expat who lived in Delhi for three years, is here to give us a rundown on […]

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Galapagos Islands

A Photographic Tour through the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Travel bucket lists are a very personal thing, but when it comes to travel destinations, there seems to be a few reoccurring favorites that show up on most travelers’ wish lists, such as the Galapagos Islands. About 1,000 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador, this off-the-beaten-path area is known for its amazing wildlife and untouched […]

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Cooper Island in South Georgia

Cooper Island: A First Look at South Georgia

Cooper Island in South Georgia

A fur seal lazily lifts his head to look at me as the zodiac approaches Cooper Island in South Georgia. More of his friends are scattered along the beach and into the mounds of tussock grass. King penguins waddle along the shore or trudge up the hillside to rookeries. Sea birds fly overhead, darting into […]

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Explore Japan with World Expeditions

Ten Travel Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List

Explore Japan with World Expeditions

How many travel adventures are on your bucket list? Alan and I have quite a few that we’d like to try. But we aren’t interested in quickly checking items off a list. It’s the experience that matters most to us. For me, there are a few non-negotiables when it comes to choosing travel adventures. I […]

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