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9 Easy Trails in the Smoky Mountains

If you’re looking for easy trails in the Smoky Mountains, you’ve come to the right place. Like many boomers, Alan and I like to include hikes in our national park trips. We know that you do, too. While it’s important to challenge ourselves on moderately strenuous trails, sometimes all we want to do is stroll […]

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Natchez Trace Parkway

Driving through History on a Natchez Trace Road Trip

On a Natchez Trace road trip, you’ll experience history, culture and a scenic drive through beautiful areas of the South. Alan and I have driven a small portion of the road on a short, Natchez Trace tour. But My Itchy Travel Feet Featured Contributor, Debi Lander, drove the entire parkway. She shares her Natchez Trace […]

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Baby Boomer Guide to Graceland in Memphis, TN

Graceland Sign

Within America’s vast wealth of national treasures, Graceland stands out as a timeless icon of rock and roll. Sure, Memphis, Tennessee has a lot of things to see and do, but those in the know head straight to Elvis country. Of course, to really experience this amazing piece of  national history in all of its […]

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Tennessee Hiking Spots

Baby Boomer Hiking Adventures in Tennessee

Tennessee Hiking Spots

The crisp days of September and October are a great time to hit the trails on a hiking adventure, especially in the areas that are not trampled by fall-foliage-seeking tourists. Tennessee, for example, is often overlooked by tourists in general. However, in addition to being home to vibrant towns like Chattanooga and Nashville, the state […]

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Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Smoky Mountain Adventures That Are Easy To Do

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Updated 04.10.2020:  The hot summer months are a great time to hit the mountains, especially the Smoky Mountains. And even though it will be crowded, visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a fun way to cool off from urban life on the East Coast. First, let’s set the scene. Great Smoky Mountains National Park […]

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Travel with the Grandkids to Memphis

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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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