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Romantic South Africa

Alan and Donna South Africa

In romantic South Africa boomer adventure is more than wild animals and fantastic photo opportunities. You’ll also find a setting that will set your heart aflutter. When Alan and I traveled to South Africa, we discovered beds sprinkled with rose petals, candles lighting the way to a romantic bath and private plunge pools. Our luxurious […]

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Saturday’s scene: Alabaster Mosque

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From its location on the summit of the Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque, or the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, dominates the Cairo skyline. In fact, it’s the landmark that boomer travelers will notice first when they visit this Egyptian city. I explored the Ottoman influenced mosque, during a small group tour with AuthentiCity Travel. After […]

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Discovering Creativity in Cairo

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Are you a boomer who’s interested in traveling deeper? That’s exactly what my trip to Cairo with our sponsor, AuthentiCity, was all about. Yes, our group saw the must see sites like the Giza pyramids and the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities; but we also met with revolutionaries at a downtown Cairo coffee shop, watched locals […]

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A Tale of Two Pyramids

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I’m the type of boomer traveler who would rather be in the scene instead of looking at it. Take the Grand Canyon for instance; after an hour of gazing at its grandeur, the splendid panorama becomes too vast for my mind to comprehend. That’s why I prefer a 4-wheel-drive excursion in Canyon de Chelly or […]

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Am I A Fit Boomer Travel Girl? Well, Almost.

After 6 weeks or so of working on my travel fitness, I still can’t claim the title: Fit Boomer Travel Girl. But they don’t call me Determined Donna for nothing. Using Nora Lynch’s (Fit Travelers Have More Fun) expert guest posts on boomer travel fitness as my guide — you are reading them, right? —  […]

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Saturday’s scene: The View From Al-Azhar Park

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On a visit to Cairo, the endless energy, sights and smells can become overwhelming. If you have time on your boomer travel itinerary, save a few hours for walking in Al-Azhar Park. On my visit to this green oasis in the middle of old Cairo, families picnicked on the grass, children scampered about and young […]

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Travel Dreaming Boomer Style

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Don’t you just hate temptation? Here I am, barely recovered from my trip to Cairo, and I’m dreaming about boomer travel again. It’s all the fault of National Geographic Adventures. When I checked the pile of mail that had stacked up during my travel to Egypt, there it was — another travel brochure. Now, I’m […]

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Saturday’s scene: A Whirling Dervish

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Spinning round and round ever faster, this Sufi whirling dervish kept his balance as our Cairo dinner cruise motored down the Nile. Can you feel the intensity in this blur of a photograph? I was sailing on the Nile Maxim as part of a small group cultural tour to Cairo hosted by AuthentiCity Travel. The […]

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Exploring Islamic Cairo By Night

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What’s the best way for boomers to overcome jet lag? Dive right into exploring your destination. On a small group cultural tour to Cairo, Egypt, with AuthentiCity Travel, rather than resting from the long flight, our group forged right on, exploring the Muslim Quarter on a nighttime visit to Al-Hakim Mosque and the Khan el-Khalili […]

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Meeting a dung beetle at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

Exploring South Africa With the Bug Man

Meeting a dung beetle at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

Lions, elephants, zebra and antelope — lots of varieties of antelope — is this what you expect to see on a photo safari in South Africa? It was certainly the scenario that Alan and I had in mind when we traveled on a boomer adventure to Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge in South Africa’s northwest […]

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