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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monument valley

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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Upper Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona

Walking in an Arizona Slot Canyon

Walking in an Arizona slot canyon, is one of our favorite active baby boomer travel memories. Are you curious about what it’s like to walk underneath the desert? Come on along: Baby Boomer Travel Tips: Lower Antelope Canyon is located on Navajo land off of Copper Mine Road near Page, Arizona. It is administered by […]

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Finding My Balance At Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Spa

“I handle the digital PR for Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain,” said the email from Ritz-Carlton’s new social media representative. “Are you interested in a site visit for article research?” Are you kidding me? Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain is my favorite Tucson area destination resort. But I couldn’t be a dishonest baby boomer. The Marana luxury property had […]

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Toroweap Overlook

Saturday’s scene: The View From Toroweap

Toroweap is one overlook that most baby boomer visitors to Grand Canyon National Park never see. Alan drove 61 miles down a dirt road to photograph this scene. By the way, it’s a 3,000 ft. drop to the Colorado River from the canyon’s edge.

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Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain

Celebrating a Boomer Birthday at Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

Boomer birthdays. Do you celebrate or dread the arrival of another year tacked onto an already booming age? What’s a baby boomer to do? I’m all for celebrating them, it sure beats the alternative. Last week, one of those really big boomer birthdays happened to me. You know, one with a big zero at the […]

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Finding Montana in Arizona

Experience the sweeping open range of Montana in southeastern Arizona. What? I bet you think this baby boomer traveler has lost her mind. If Tucson, Arizona is on your list of boomer travel destinations, save time for an off-the-beaten-path road trip to Parker Canyon Lake in the Coronado National Forest. I promise, you’ll find scenery […]

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Spring Into Adventure at Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

When winter’s ample rainfall blesses the Arizona, the desert becomes a velvety green playground. And, a kaleidoscope of wildflowers carpet the desert floor delighting both photographers and active travelers alike. This spring, wrap your luxury vacation in adventure at Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain near Tucson, Arizona. Just a few miles northwest of Tucson, the Tortolita Foothills provide […]

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36 Hours in Tucson for the Active Baby Boomer

When it comes to American Southwest adventures, Tucson is full of them. Having lived in this southwestern city for eleven years, I can safely say active boomer travelers won’t be bored. But what if you have to cram all of that adventure into 36 hours? Finding fun in Tucson in only 36 hours How do […]

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