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Hiking in Hendersonville, North Carolina

stairs leading up to large rock with american flag

A few weeks ago, guest contributor, Cheryl Rodewig, took us on a lovely Autumn Escape to Hendersonville, North Carolina. Now she’s back to reveal some of her tried and true tips for hiking in Hendersonville. The Blue Ridge Mountains fringe the western edge of North Carolina. They’re filled with dozens of waterfalls, hundreds of miles […]

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peace statue in Nagasaki

How to Spend One day in Nagasaki, Japan

peace statue in Nagasaki

If you only have one day in Nagasaki, Japan, how do you choose what to see and do? Considering Nagasaki’s place in WWII history, the decision isn’t hard for those trying to understand how one event—the dropping of an atomic bomb—so changed the world. One day is never enough to explore a city, but on […]

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Boomer Hiking in Brittany, France

rocky beach side view

A girl after our own hearts, guest contributor, Kirsten Gallagher is a also big fan of active travel. Over the years, she’s been hiking beautiful natural areas around the world from Ireland to Guatemala, but today, she’s taking us to beautiful France. Come along as she takes us along on her wonderful experience hiking in […]

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Hiking Nicaragua’s Telica Volcano

Family standing in front of boiling mud holes

Family travel can be tough, especially when it involves multiple generations. However,  if you throw in an amazing destination, active travel and the threat of perishing in an active volcano, well, it will always be a memorable vacation if nothing else. For instance, our guest contributor, Vickie Lillo recently took her family on an adventure […]

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Touring Germany’s Top Christmas Markets

german christmas market

Visiting Europe over the holidays is a great way to get some insight into how different parts of the world celebrate Christmas. And, although several European countries celebrate the holidays to the hilt, a visit to Germany’s top Christmas markets is sure to bring it up one more notch! Donna has already told us about […]

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Autumn Escape to Hendersonville, North Carolina

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Although the autumn season is definitely New England’s time to shine, there are quite a few alternatives that offer beautiful leaf peeping without the crowds that typically flock to the Northeast. And when it comes to fall road trips, some of America’s smallest towns offer the most charming experiences. Today, our guest contributor, Cheryl Rodewig, […]

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Active Travel on Pine Island

a white building on waters edge

Florida has long been known as one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations. Whether it’s the cool vibes of South Beach, the oodles of family fun that can be found in Orlando or the wild wetlands of the Everglades, there really is something in Florida for everyone. But, for those looking to get off […]

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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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Tennessee Hiking Spots

Baby Boomer Hiking Adventures in Tennessee

Tennessee Hiking Spots

The crisp days of September and October are a great time to hit the trails on a hiking adventure, especially in the areas that are not trampled by fall-foliage-seeking tourists. Tennessee, for example, is often overlooked by tourists in general. However, in addition to being home to vibrant towns like Chattanooga and Nashville, the state […]

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