shelbourne villa

Experiencing New Zealand at Shelbourne Villa

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 […]

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Finding Adventure in Queenstown, New Zealand

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 […]

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Lounging in luxury at Kapitea Ridge

Now Closed. 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 by a colorful garden with views of the Tasman Sea. […]

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Enjoy New Zealand’s personal touch at Wanaka Springs Lodge

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 […]

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Tailor a New Zealand tour to your travel needs

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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