A Tale of Two Pyramids

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

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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Saturday’s scene: A Whirling Dervish

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

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

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 corner near Botswana. As […]

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Five Reasons To Travel On An African Safari

In the introduction to last week’s guest post about volunteer travel in Africa, I mentioned that a South African safari ranks at the top of our baby boomer travel memories. I’ll never forget toasting to a brilliant sunset in the bush with a glass of champagne or the thrill of watching a young lion cub […]

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Two lions cuddle during a nap in South Africa

Volunteering Your Way Through Africa

Traveling to South Africa is one of the most meaningful baby boomer trips that Alan and I have ever taken. Seeing lions guarding a kill or watching a baby elephant rush after his mama are high on our list of travel memories. Of course, we readily admit that the luxurious safari lodges we experienced are […]

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nambia cruise excursion

Cruising to Namibia

Cruise ships don’t often stop in Walvis Bay, Namibia. But when they do, baby boomer travelers experience a very different landscape than what most of them see at home. Excursions usually involve desert adventures, a visit to the colonial town of Swakopmund, birding tours, township and diamond mine visits or flight-seeing along the Skeleton Coast […]

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Penguin Sightings in South Africa

Want to see a penguin? Baby boomer travelers don’t have to sail to Antarctica to visit a colony of the flightless birds. Locations in South Africa, South America, Australia and the Galapagos Islands offer chances to observe and photograph the fascinating birds. On a trip to South Africa, Alan and I added penguin sightings to our […]

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