Updated 03.01.2013 Would you like to travel the Natchez Trace on a southern road trip that combines scenery with history on a slow crawl through Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. The 444-mile green corridor meanders through forests, farmland and swamps as it follows an ancient path that is now a national park. With opportunities to hike […]
Updated 03.15.2013 Do you like to connect with nature on your travels? Nothing beats kayaking down the Ichetucknee River on the crystal clear waters of north-central Florida. The six-mile-journey takes paddlers through a cypress forest chock full of wildlife, so be on the lookout for raccoons, wild turkey, blue heron, wood ducks and white-tail deer. […]
I photographed nature’s artistry while on a four-wheel-drive adventure in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.
No, this isn’t some exotic underwater location in the South Pacific. I snapped this photo at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa.
Updated 10.01.2016 At Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, boomer travelers will discover 2,000 sandstone arches — the world’s largest concentration of nature’s bridge-building handiwork. Paved roads lead to parking areas where 10-minute walks end at stone formations or arches with names like Balancing Rock, North and South Window or Skyline Arch. Visited at sunrise […]
When most of the United States is shivering from cold weather, Tucson residents enjoy balmy temperatures with warm sunshine (although as I write this, it’s cool and a little wet). What baby boomer traveler wouldn’t welcome a trip to Tucson for some holiday warmth? The celebration is in full swing with plenty of activities to keep […]
Are you a fan of gingerbread trim and elegance from yesteryear? Do I have a bed and breakfast for you. At Gainesville’s Sweetwater Branch Inn, baby boomer travelers experience the intricacies of Victorian architecture, a shady garden’s peacefulness and owner Cornelia Holbrook’s homemade crepes for breakfast. Sweetwater Branch Inn is actually a collection of two […]
As Alan and I make new travel memories in South Africa, here are a few Western U.S. adventures to consider. At My Itchy Travel Feet, I like to introduce baby boomer travelers to adventures that they might not know about. So far, I’ve told you how to participate on an archaeological dig in Arizona. You’ve […]
Updated 08.01.2016 For an introduction to off-roading, Canyon de Chelly National Monument near Chinlé, Arizona, offers baby boomers easy to moderate driving challenges in a scenic setting. History whispers from ancient cliff dwellings as you bounce along the canyon floor next to the streaked, pink walls of sandstone cliffs. But life still goes on here […]
Walks through a stone forest, views of the Milky Way smeared across the dark night sky, history’s ghost whispering through the ruins of an old fort, birdsong drifting through the trees…this is southeastern Arizona. Lodging and restaurants are scarce in the isolated region, making Sunglow Ranch a rare find for baby boomer travelers. On the […]