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Mt Cargill walk in Dunedin, NZ

Mt Cargill Walk in Dunedin: A Hiking Cruise Excursion

Mt Cargill walk in Dunedin, NZ

Mt Cargill Walk in Dunedin: A Hiking Cruise Excursion Updated: 07.01.2018 On long cruises with lots of sea days, Alan and I are always happy to put our feet on the ground once the ship is in port. Booking a cruise excursion that includes time in nature is even better. And that’s exactly what we did when […]

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Milford Sound

Cruising Milford Sound With Silversea Cruises

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Updated: 10.01.2018: The steep-sided cliffs of a fjord mark the entrance to Milford Sound on the West Coast of New Zealand. Standing at the railing on Silver Spirit’s Deck 9, Alan and I marvel as the scenery unfolds in a vertical landscape that undulates in a wave of rugged mountains. Waterfalls — too numerous to count — tumble […]

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Cruising the South Pacific again…and again…and agan

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What is it about the South Pacific that calls our name? Could it be the warm, tropical waters and relaxing sea days? Or could it be the fun we have on favorite South Pacific cruise excursions like swimming with stingrays in French Polynesia? Whatever it is, Alan and I are answering the call — again. This […]

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Mannings Falls, Kimberley Region

The Kimberley Region: A North West Australian Adventure

Mannings Falls, Kimberley Region

Is a visit to Australia on your Boomer Travel List? While major cities like Sydney and Melbourne are an adventure in their own right, there really is so much more of this beautiful country to explore. Thankfully, Jo Castro from Lifestyle Fifty is here to tell us about North West Australia, a lesser-traveled destination that is […]

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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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Beach scene at Pago Pago, American Samoa

Saturday’s scene: Pago Pago beach

Beach scene at Pago Pago, American Samoa

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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