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Saturday’s scene: Fox’s Ice

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While exploring Fox Glacier, I got up close and personal by using the 18x zoom on my Panasonic Lumix camera. Don’t you think my advanced point and shoot camera did a fine job of caputring the blue colors of the glacier, including those pointy tips of ice? Alan and I visited Franz Josef and Fox […]

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Saturday’s scene: the beautiful Matukituki

Is a jet boat ride part of your boomer travel memories? Was it all about the thrills of spinning to a complete stop in the middle of a shallow river or darting here and there as the captain chose the best line? When Alan and I experienced a jet boat tour with Wanaka River Journeys […]

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Saturday’s scene: Pago Pago beach

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When cruise ships stop at Pago Pago, American Samoa, boomer travelers won’t find many excursions to choose from, especially if there is limited time in port. Tourism infrastructure on the South Pacific island is minimum, with even independent choices on the slim side. But that doesn’t mean you should hang around the port browsing the […]

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Snorkeling at Moon Reef on a private excursion in Fiji

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Updated 03.01.2015 “We’ve booked a private cruise excursion to go snorkeling at Moon Reef when we dock in Suva, Fiji. There’s room in the minivan for two more. Would you like to go with us?” asked Randy, one of our new cruising friends on Seabourn Odyssey.  Of course Alan and I said yes to an […]

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Saturday’s scene: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Alan and I discovered this statue in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney after taking the short walk from our accommodations at the Four Seasons Hotel. The gardens are like a green oasis in the lively Australian city and a delightful way to spend a morning or afternoon. Did you know that the Royal Botanic Garden […]

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Saturday’s scene: recycled in Nelson

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During a guided road trip in New Zealand, Robert Panzer of Tailored Travel, offered to drive by his Nelson farm on the way to an Abel Tasman hike. Alan and I eagerly said yes. For us, one of the joys of boomer travel, is going local. And stopping by Robert’s farm was as local as […]

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The luxury of convenience at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Review Updated: 09.28.2017 A luxury experience at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is a given. After all, the Four Seasons brand is one of the most luxurious hotel chains in the travel industry. What else would a boomer traveler expect? When Alan and I stayed in this elegant high-rise hotel before our […]

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Saturday’s scene: Sleeping Beauty

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This koala in Brisbane, Australia looks so cute and cuddly but beware of those claws. Alan and I visited this sleeping beauty at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia as part of a Seabourn Odyssey cruise excursion. The lethargic marsupials—they sleep as much as 19 hours a day—made excellent photographic subjects. No worries […]

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Saturday’s scene: beyond Sydney

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A Sydney to Los Angeles cruise is next on our boomer travel schedule. Alan and I are boomers who can’t get enough of small ship cruising. After Virgin Australia whisks us across the Pacific, we’ll be ready to spend a couple of days exploring Sydney from our headquarters at the Four Seasons Sydney before cruising […]

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Suriving a cruise disaster

Avid boomer cruisers that we are, Alan and I are terribly saddened by the disaster on the Costa Concordia. We send our sympathies to the families of the deceased and also to the injured passengers and crew. It’s especially upsetting to learn that the this cruise disaster was caused by human error, according to news […]

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