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Exploring Canyon de Chelly on a four-wheel-drive adventure

What would you rather do? Peer down into a canyon from the rim drive or venture inside? If you chose being in the canyon, then we recommend exploring Canyon de Chelly by four-wheel-drive. For an introduction to off-roading, Canyon de Chelly National Monument near Chinlé, Arizona, offers baby boomers easy to moderate driving challenges in […]

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Walk on the wild side at Florida’s Paynes Prairie State Preserve

When I spotted an alligator guarding a gate on the La Chua Trail (3-mile round trip) in Paynes Prairie State Preserve, Florida showed this baby boomer her wild side. As the gator basked in the sun with his eyes closed, I gave him plenty of room before tip-toeing through the gate towards the viewing platform […]

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Menehune Fish Pond, Kauai

Paddling, hiking and zipping through Kauai

Baby boomers, are you looking to add a little adventure to your beach vacation in Kauai? If so, spending the day on Kipu Falls Zipline Safari will satisfy your need to paddle, hike, zip and jump through Kauai’s mountainous scenery. Alan and I arranged this excursion through Kauai Outfitters. We boarded a van at their […]

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Solving the carry-on toiletries dilemma

Last month, Alan and I flew from Tucson to Los Angeles to Atlanta in five days. Usually, when traveling for more than a couple of days, we check bags, which allows me to bring my favorite beauty products. But this time, we joined the ranks of travelers avoiding checked luggage fees.  “Whaa,” I wailed, “How […]

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Leroux Creek Inn, Colorado’s answer to the French wine country

We weren’t looking for France, but that’s what Alan and I found at Leroux Creek Inn and Vineyards in Hotchkiss, Colorado. Well not exactly France, but we did discover a wonderful mix of Santa Fe adobe, warm hospitality and French cooking set amidst scenery worthy of any vineyard in Provence or the Loire Valley. The […]

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Baer House Inn

Sleeping with history’s ghost at Baer House Inn

No, Alan and I didn’t see a ghost on our visit to Baer House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Vicksburg, Mississippi. But we slept with enough stories, antiques and memorabilia to satisfy any baby boomer historian. Located in Vicksburg’s historic downtown district, the 1870’s era Eastlake Victorian home has seven guest rooms, most with private baths. […]

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Adventure along Kauai’s Na Pali Coast

If you’re on a trip to the Hawaiian Islands, don’t miss the adventure along Kauai’s Na Pali coast. I know you’ve seen it, even if you’ve never been to Kauai. Photos of the jagged coastline appear in almost every travel article about this scenic Hawaiian island. It’s one of our favorite boomer adventures in Hawaii. […]

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Hannagan Meadow Lodge

Cool thoughts about Hannagan Meadow Lodge

When the thermometer reads 108 degrees in Arizona, this broiling hot baby boomer re-visits her favorite frozen adventures. I picture snow piled high around a rustic cabin, cross-country skiing across a rolling meadow or sitting in the dining room at Hannagan Meadow Lodge watching the snowflakes fall. Located at 9100 ft., in the White Mountains of eastern […]

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Living green at Valley of the Gods Bed and Breakfast

Do you want to experience living green in an off-the-grid bed and breakfast? A visit to Valley of the Gods Bed and Breakfast in southeastern Utah will satisfy your curiosity. And the introduction to peace, quiet and pure relaxation will keep you coming back for more. When Alan and I stayed in the 1933-era ranch house, […]

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