When Alan and I last visited Mt Lemmon SkyCenter, October frosts were turning the leaves to gold as we traveled up Catalina Highway to the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. After arriving near the top of the 9,000 ft. plus mountain, we enjoyed a box dinner in the education complex while astrophotographer, […]
Are you a baby boomer who likes off-the-beaten-path adventure? Does a rugged, less-crowded National Park experience sound appealing? We recommend visiting the North Rim Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park? Here’s why: When Alan and I traveled to the North Rim Black Canyon of the Gunnison (official website) near Crawford, Colorado, we found isolation, […]
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 28 designated […]
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. And, […]
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 or sunset, […]
Are you a fan of gingerbread trim and elegance from yesteryear? Do I have a Florida 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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