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Exploring The Elms Hotel in Excelsior Springs

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Let’s face it – trying to find accommodations while on the road is one of the most frustrating things about travel. Do you want luxury, charm, history, location, or all of the above? It’s hard to find one hotel that has everything you need for a comfortable stay, but in some cases, you find a […]

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Baby Boomer Guide to Graceland in Memphis, TN

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Within America’s vast wealth of national treasures, Graceland stands out as a timeless icon of rock and roll. Sure, Memphis, Tennessee has a lot of things to see and do, but those in the know head straight to Elvis country. Of course, to really experience this amazing piece of  national history in all of its […]

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Unexpected Boomer Adventures in Door County, Wisconsin

Door County, Wisconsin

Are you looking for incredible, but off-the-beaten-path travel ideas for the upcoming year? Well, we’ve got a destination that may be a bit of a surprise for you: Door County, Wisconsin. Maybe there’s not an abundance of travel articles highlighting this beautiful area of Wisconsin, but there should be! My Itchy Travel Feet featured contributor […]

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Soaking in Luxury at Two Hot Springs Resorts in Montana

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We absolutely love the feeling of taking a long weekend to escape to a beautiful resort for some much-needed R&R&R (Rest, Recuperation and Romance). Thankfully these days, there are an infinite amount of luxury lodgings that offer a bit of everything, but if you really want to relax surrounded by some stunningly breathtaking nature, exploring […]

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Hiking in Hendersonville, North Carolina

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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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Hiking Nicaragua’s Telica Volcano

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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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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

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Updated 02.27.2020:  Florida has long been known as one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations. Whether it’s a Florida Keys road trip, multigenerational trips to Orlando parks, or the wild wetlands of the Everglades, there really is something in Florida for everyone. But, for those looking to get off the beaten path just a […]

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Our Favorite Fall National Park Hikes

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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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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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