Saturday’s scene: recycled in Nelson

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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sydney harbour

The luxury of convenience at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

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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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Saturday’s scene: Sleeping Beauty

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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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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Saturday’s scene: Sunset in the North Pacific

Boomer cruisers, when you picture a sunset photo taken from the deck of your favorite cruise ship, does sailing the Caribbean or South Pacific come to mind? Think again. Alan took this photo from our stateroom balcony as we cruised across the North Pacific on Regent Seven Seas Mariner on a cold November day. In […]

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Saturday’s scene: Guarding Monroe Beach

Baby boomer travelers will find that Monroe Beach is the prize at the end of a 45-minute rainforest walk on the west coast of New Zealand. As you emerge from the forest’s green coolness, large rock formations seem to stand guard over a pristine beach littered with driftwood. On our South Island New Zeland road […]

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Jagged ice of Fox Glacier in New Zealand

Day-tripping Through New Zealand’s Glacier Country

Updated 02.01.2016 For a close-up glacier experience, nothing beats the convenience of Franz Josef and Fox Glacier on the South Island of New Zealand. You don’t have to board a ship for a long cruise to the glacier’s face, simply park your car in the parking lot and start walking. Active travelers choose between moderately […]

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Abel Tasman Coast Trail in New Zealand

Hiking the Abel Tasman Coast Track

Updated 06.01.2015 Isolated beaches, sandy coves, tree-studded ridges where a waterfall’s trill competes with the call of the bellbird and tui —this is New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park on the South Island. You’ll find plenty of active travel adventures here, including some world class hiking. Choose from two tracks: One leads inland up forested […]

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Muriwai gannet colony

Saturday’s scene: Black Sand Beauty

Our baby boomer readers might guess that this photo was taken on the California coast or maybe Oregon. Fooled ya. Donna captured this coastal scene while at the Muriwai Gannet Colony an hour from Auckland, New Zealand.

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