Whitsunday Region

Three Ways to Experience the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is without a doubt one of the world’s most beautiful natural gems. If you’re planning a trip to this amazing destination, guest contributor Patti Morrow from Luggage and Lipstick is here to show us how to make the most out of this unforgettable bucket list trip. It’s on nearly everyone’s Bucket […]

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The Hobbiton Movie Set

Sites to see on New Zealand’s North Island

Do you have a few days to visit New Zealand and don’t know where to begin? Today’s guest contributor, Kim Love-Ottobre, is here to show us the must see highlights while on a visit to New Zealand’s North Island where you can experience blue water, outstanding wine, and even a trip to the Shire. You […]

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Mt Cargill walk in Dunedin, NZ

Mt Cargill Walk in Dunedin: A Hiking Cruise Excursion

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 we chose a Mt Cargill walk in Dunedin while on a Silversea cruise around […]

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Milford Sound

Cruising Milford Sound is Worthy of Your Bucket List

Cruising Milford Sound has long been on my boomer bucket list. When Alan and I cruised with Silversea from LA to LA through the South Pacific, I finally got the opportunity to check this adventure off my list. And the experience didn’t disappoint. The beautiful fjord that is Milford Sound The steep-sided cliffs of a […]

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Mannings Falls, Kimberley Region

The Kimberley Region: A North West Australian Adventure

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

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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Beach scene at Pago Pago, American Samoa

Saturday’s scene: Pago Pago beach

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

“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 active boomer […]

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sydney harbour

Visit Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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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