Boomer travel tips for visiting the Tucson Gem Show

Tucson Gem Show Travel Tips

It takes a plan to enjoy a trade event as large as the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. My Tucson Gem Show travel tips will take you there.  Held annually since 1955, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is considered to be one of the largest gem shows in the world—if not THE largest. Visitors […]

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mountains and desert with white clouds in the sky

One-Day Southwest Road Trip Itinerary for Boomer Travelers

  There are many things to see and do in the American Southwest. From a variety of national parks like the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley to charming little towns, this area of the the country is really exceptional. Today’s guest contributor, Shelli Elledge from Written FYI, recently took a boomer road trip through the […]

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White Pocket

Exploring the White Pocket on a Boomer Adventure in Arizona

If anything piques our travel radar, it’s exploring the many off-the beaten-path travel destinations located throughout the American Southwest. Guest writer, Bill Haskamp, is here to tell us all about one of the most remarkable and isolated sites in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument as we go exploring White Pocket, Arizona. Discover an off-the-beaten-path adventure in […]

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Grand Canyon's North Rim

Take a Scenic Drive on the Grand Canyon’s North Rim

Updated 01.03.2020:  If you’re a long time reader of My Itchy Travel Feet, then it’s no secret that the North Rim is my favorite destination at Grand Canyon National Park (Alan’s too). We appreciate the isolation, as well as fewer folks crowding the overlooks.  One of the easiest—and most scenic—ways to explore this side of the […]

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Take a Monument Valley Scenic Drive Using our Boomer Travel Tips

Updated 02.21.2020:  Are you planning a road trip in the American Southwest? A scenic drive in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the border of Arizona and Utah places you in the middle of nature’s wonderland of spires, buttes and red rock creations. Grab your camera (I use a Panasonic Lumix) and let’s get started! […]

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Upper Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona

Saturday’s scene: Nature’s splendor in Upper Antelope Canyon

Updated 6.20.2015 Need a place to stay? Check out these hotels in Page. Slot canyons are some of nature’s most impressive achievements. Exploring them usually requires hiking to reach the entrance, climbing skills to travel up and over chokestones plus the willingness to squeeze yourself through tiny cracks while negotiating wet spots and streams in the […]

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Five Fun, Funky and Accessible Road Trip Stops

Updated 05.01.2016 Is hopping in the car for a road trip your idea of boomer travel? There’s nothing that Alan and I like better. And, finding unique stops along the way is an added bonus. In today’s guest post, Candy Harrington writes about five funky road trip stops that are also accessible, which means you […]

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Dining outdoors at Tohono Chul Garden Bistro

Updated 01.15.2013 Are you a fan of eating breakfast outdoors—especially on a trip? There’s something decadent about lazing over a cup of coffee after a delicious meal while nature provides the entertainment. Here’s an insider’s tip:  if you’re boomertravel plans include Tucson, Arizona, save a morning for breakfast at Tohono Chul Tea Room (January 16, 2013: […]

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Saturday’s scene: celebrating Arizona

Celebrating Arizona statehood is in full force on February 14, 2012, when The Grand Canyon State officially marks 100 years of statehood  with a grand day of festivities in Phoenix, including an appearance by boomer entertainer Wayne Newton. When you think of Arizona, what comes to mind? Is it an adventure you had in the […]

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