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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Saguaro, Arizona

My Top 3 Tucson Travel Secrets

Pssst. Baby boomer travelers, want to know a secret? Travel bloggers are revealing their top 3 travel secrets in an internet game of tag. Here, click on over to Barbara Weibel’s blog, Hole in the Donut, for a very good explanation. OK. So back to the secret. My secret. Jill of Travelogged tagged me, so […]

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Tempting Tubac

Are you looking to combine art, shopping and history on a day trip from Tucson? How about throwing in a gentle hike, just to keep the trip active? Let me introduce you to Tubac, Arizona. The artsy community, a 44-mile drive south of Tucson, tempts baby boomer travelers with shopping, gallery hopping, and working studios. […]

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Arizona Slot Canyons

Saturday’s scene: Lower Antelope Canyon

Although Lower Antelope Canyon is completely underground, when sunlight seeps in through overhead cracks, the walls seem to glow. Alan and I were introduced to Arizona’s slot canyons on a photography workshop in Northern Arizona. Using Page as a headquarters, we explored and photographed Water Holes, Lower Antelope and Upper Antelope Canyons.   Have you […]

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Saturday’s scene: Horseshoe Bend

Photographers need to lean over the edge to capture the full circle of water at Horshoe Bend near Page, Arizona. As you can see, I didn’t lean out far enough. It was still scary.  

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Exploring Native American History and Culture at the Amerind Museum

Baby boomers, are you planning a trip to Tucson? If you’re interested in Native American culture and archaeology, take the time to drive out to boulder-studded Texas Canyon for a visit to the Amerind Museum. Located in the Little Dragoon Mountains southeast of Tucson, the anthropological and archaeological museum houses the largest private collection of […]

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Stone Formations in Chiricahua National Monument

Traveling Off the Beaten Path in the Chiricahuas

We’re often asked about our favorite off-the-beaten-path travel experiences. In Arizona, that would have to be Chiricahua National Monument. Whether camping or RVing in Bonita Canyon campground or staying at nearby Sunglow Ranch, active travelers will get their fill of hikes, 4-wheel driving, exploring history or photographing the scenery in a less-crowded southeastern Arizona setting. […]

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Discovering Arizona’s slot canyons

Water Holes, Lower Antelope, Upper Antelope. Are these the names of hiking trails? No, they’re Arizona slot canyons located on the Navajo Reservation near Page, Arizona. Alan and I discovered the photogenic gems while on a photo workshop. But you don’t have to be a boomer photographer to enjoy exploring canyons carved by nature’s power. Walking […]

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Romancing the stars at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

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, […]

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