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Saturday’s scene: New Zealand Green


We traveled from icy glacier views to rainforest green all in the same active baby boomer day on the South Island of New Zealand. Alan captured this photograph of nature’s intricate design during a walk around Lake Matheson. Have you traveled on a New Zealand road trip? What was your favorite stop? Post a comment […]

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Sleeping in New Zealand’s Glacier Country at Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat


When Alan and I traveled to the South Island of New Zealand, we asked guide, Robert Panzer, of Tailored Travel to arrange a 2-night stay in glacier country. His choice of accommodation, Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat, provided a peaceful setting for unwinding after active baby boomer days exploring glaciers or hiking at Lake Matheson. […]

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Lounging in luxury at Kapitea Ridge

Kapitea Ridge

Updated 09.15.2015: Now under new management, the name has changed to Kapitea Lodge. When Alan and I toured New Zealand with Robert Panzer of Tailored Travel, he introduced us to a sophisticated luxury lodge on the wild, West Coast of the South Island. Located halfway between Hokitika and Greymouth, Kapitea Ridge sits on a hillside, surrounded […]

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Enjoy New Zealand’s personal touch at Wanaka Springs Lodge

The guest lounge at Wanaka Springs Lodge

The guest lounge at Wanaka Springs LodgeWhen it comes to lodging, I appreciate the personal touch. Well, that’s what you’ll find at Wanaka Springs Lodge. Owners, Lyn and Murray Finn, greet you at the door, keep the conversation and drinks flowing during the afternoon cocktail hour plus prepare your made-to-order breakfast while you sit at the kitchen […]

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Tailor a New Zealand tour to your travel needs

Scenes from the South Island\

In my baby boomer travel dreams, I’ve always wanted to visit New Zealand, especially the South Island. When Alan and I finally decided to make it happen, we began with our handy friend Google. But, before we pressed the “go” button, Alan and I listed our criteria: No driving for Alan. Although he’s perfectly capable of driving on the […]

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Zoom down the Matukituki River in a jet boat

New Zealand is adventure heaven for thrill seeking baby boomers. Care to dangle upside down on a long rubber band? How about drifting high above Queenstown on air currents? Bungy jumping and paragliding are some of the adventures you can find in the air. But, if you’re seeking water thrills, nothing beats a ride on a […]

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