Are you a baby boomer traveler who enjoys staying at bed and breakfasts? Join the club. Alan and I are big fans, as long as the bed and breakfast is high quality. And we especially appreciate owners or resident managers who take the time to introduce their region and way of life to us. That’s […]
Baby boomers seeking thrills don’t have to look far to find heart-thumping excitement in Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital. Want to dangle from a long rubber band? A visit to Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump will satisfy your need to bounce upside down from a 43-metre platform. After the thrilling experience, a wine tour in the […]
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 […]
The guest lounge at Wanaka Springs Lodge When 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 […]
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 […]
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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