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Experiencing New Zealand at Shelbourne Villa

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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

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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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Saturday’s scene: New Zealand Green

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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

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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

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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

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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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