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

Is driving Cape Royal Rd on your Grand Canyon itinerary? Let me show you why it should be. 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 […]

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Take a Monument Valley Scenic Drive Using our Boomer Travel Tips

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! The Ultimate […]

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Upper Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona

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

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 canyon’s floor. And backpacking will probably be required to accomplish the mission. […]

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Dining outdoors at Tohono Chul Garden Bistro

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: the name […]

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Echo Canyon Loop After The Fire

Echo Canyon Loop is one of our favorite hikes in Chiricahua National Monument. This trail in the southeastern corner of Arizona offers plenty of photo opportunities for Alan and just enough hiking to satisfy the active boomer in me. Plus it puts us in the scene rather than looking at it. From my report on […]

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5 Adventures on the Navajo Rez

Exploring the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona is one of my favorite baby boomer travel memories. However, with just two visits under my belt, I’m far from an expert. Not to worry. Vera Marie Badertscher became extremely familiar with the area during the ten years that she researched her current book, which she co-authored with […]

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