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Active Travel In Taos, New Mexico

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New Mexico has been at the center of southwest travel forever. Its bustling towns and rich cultural background makes it a magnet for travelers. Enveloped by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Taos is especially lively, and well-known for its active travel options. From mountain adventures, to llama riding and some unique cultural stops along the […]

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Uncrowded Summer destinations in the American West

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Cummins is sponsoring this look at summer travel in the American West. If you’re like Alan and me, traveling in the summer is a challenge. Crowds, especially over the July 4th and Labor Day holidays are not for us. But who wants to stay home during beautiful days filled with long hours of sunlight? We […]

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Active Travel Tips for Gros Morne National Park

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Active travel is obviously one of our favorite ways to explore new destinations, but when we managed to go off-the-beaten-path in a national park, well, our travel feet get really itchy! Our guest contributor, Erika Nelson and her husband went all the way to Newfoundland to find some boomer adventure and did they ever! Today, […]

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Travel Tips for Exploring Portland, Maine

lighthouse on rocky coast

With its expansive rocky coastline, charming seaside towns, and of course, the state’s most popular delicacy, the lobsta’, Maine has an almost mystical status. Exploring this picturesque state on a boomer road trip is a great way to see its charming seaside towns, but when it comes to visiting Portland, make sure to plan plenty […]

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What to wear on an Alaska cruise

Don’t know what to pack for an Alaska Cruise? Our Alaska Cruise Packing List to the rescue!

What to wear on an Alaska cruise

Cruising in Alaska is one of my favorite active boomer travel experiences. With plenty of active adventures and beautiful scenery to admire and/or photograph, it’s no surprise that an Alaska cruise is at the top of many boomer bucket lists. However too many folks become caught up in worrying about packing for an Alaska cruise. […]

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Hiking on the Kottenai Creek Trail in Montana

Ten Montana summer road trips without the crowds

Hiking on the Kottenai Creek Trail in Montana

Visit Montana is sponsoring this look at Montana summer road trips that take you off-the-beaten-path. Are you thinking about a summer trip to Montana? It’s the perfect season to experience the vastness of Big Sky Country. From the western mountains to the eastern plains, summer fun stretches across Montana in an endless series of outdoor […]

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Visiting Sitka

On your own in Sitka: A Self-guided Sitka Walking Tour for Boomer Travelers

Visiting Sitka

Updated 05.01.2019: When your Alaska cruise starts in Vancouver or Seattle, you might grow weary of organized cruise excursions by the time you reach Sitka. That was certainly the case when Alan and I sailed on Regent Seven Seas Mariner from Vancouver to Singapore. We were ready to explore on our own. The scenic sail […]

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Exploring Hildene, Vermont

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Vermont has long been known as a charming area to visit, and it is a very popular tourist destination on the east coast. In fact, many first-time visitors are surprised at how picture perfect Vermont really is. With stunning scenery and a seemingly infinite number of charming towns, the state is definitely a welcoming oasis […]

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Okefenokee swamp

A Visit to Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp for the Boomer Traveler

Visiting Okefenokee Swamp is for you, if you’re a fan of canoeing with alligators, birdwatching or cycling next to a lush, riparian landscape. We recommend Folkston as your headquarters. Out of all of the swamps in the world, Okefenokee Swamp certainly wins for the catchiest name. Known as one of the seven natural wonders of […]

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