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Romantic Getaways in Orlando, Florida

Do you have a romantic St. Valentine’s Day planned out yet? Seeing as how February is the month of romance, there are a lot of options for romantic getaways everywhere you look this time of year. However, just in case you’re lacking a bit of inspiration for romantic ideas, today’s guest writer, Michelle Rise, is […]

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Travel with the Grandkids to Memphis

Did you know that National Grandparents Day is Septmeber 11? Last year, I took a look back at previous posts for boomer adventures that would be fun to do with grandkids. For 2011, let’s take the grands to Memphis, Tennessee. Barbecue, blues and Elvis —  is that what comes to mind when I mention Memphis? […]

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Saturday’s scene: We Agree With Dr. Beach

Alan has always been a fan of rugged Oregon beaches — until I introduced him to the low country beaches off the coast of South Carolina. Now, our favorite baby boomer beach escape is Kiawah Island. And we’re not the only ones who appreciate this wide, hard-packed ten miles of sand on the Carolina coast. […]

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Breaking for Spring in the Florida Keys

Does a visit to the Flordia Keys sound like your type of baby boomer spring break? You’re in luck because there’s a Florida travel expert in the house. Laura Martone, author of the guidebook, Moon Florida Keys, is here to advise us. Be sure to read to the end of the post to see how […]

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Enjoy a Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville, Florida

    Butterfly heaven—that’s the image that comes to mind when I remember my visit to the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida. I couldn’t help but smile as they floated around me. No wonder the local children’s hospital brings young cancer patients here to de-stress from the rigors of cancer treatment. […]

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Hilltop Manor Bed & Breakfast in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Soaking in Gangster History at Hilltop Manor Bed & Breakfast

Hilltop Manor Bed & Breakfast Review: Updated 11.20.2017 On a visit to Hot Springs, Arkansas, one activity you don’t want to miss is a soak in the famous hot springs mineral waters. But to completely immerse in Hot Springs’ history, stay at Hilltop Manor Bed & Breakfast, a member of Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North […]

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Tampa’s Wild Side

Did you know that Tampa, Florida, has a wild side? No, I’m not talking about an exotic nightlife adventure for baby boomers. Instead, manatees and big cats are the stars of this wildlife experience for travelers visiting Tampa. Peaceful Giants at Stratz Jr. Manatee Hospital First, let’s go to the hospital. But, this one’s not for […]

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Mosswood Farm Store in Micanopy, Florida

Old is New Again at Mosswood Farm Store

  What happened to the old way of doing things — before our every day life became mechanized? To find out, include a visit to Micanopy on your next Florida vacation. At Mosswood Farm Store and Bakehouse, you’ll discover wooden clothespins, butter churns, hand-cranked coffee grinders and recycled overalls. No, this isn’t an antique store, museum […]

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Decadent French Toast Casserole from Sweetwater Branch Inn

Are you hungry, baby boomer travelers? Here’s another mouthwatering breakfast dish from my collection of bed and breakfast recipes. Cornelia Holbrook, owner of Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville, Florida, shared her decadent french toast casserole recipe with me. You’ll appreciate this delicious start to the day before exploring Paynes Prairie State Preserve or kayaking the […]

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