Horseback riding in Waipi'o Valley

Horseback Riding in Hawaii’s Waipi’o Valley

When baby boomer travelers drive Highway 240 on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island, the road ends at Waipi’o Lookout. Peering over the rail at the dramatic valley fronted by a long, black sand beach, active travelers will be asking, “How do I get down there?” You have three choices—hike the road with its 1,000 […]

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The view from Gansbaii

Looking for Great White Sharks in South Africa

Nature watching excursions are a gamble for baby boomer travelers. The weather must cooperate, you have to be in the right place at the right time and the animals need to participate. That’s what makes it an adventure. You never know what you’re going to get. When Alan and I traveled to Hermanus, on the […]

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Sunrise at Mesa Arch in Utah

Discovering Canyonlands National Park

Canyons, mesas, two rivers, deep gorges—boomer travelers won’t know where to look first when visiting Canyonlands National Park. Four distinct areas, Island in the Sky, Needles, Maze and the rivers, both the Colorado and the Green, provide active travel adventures combined with photographic opportunities galore.  Situated in Southeastern Utah on the high desert of the Colorado […]

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Advice for what to wear on a safari.

Dressing for Safari

Updated 01.01.2018 Which clothes do you bring on safari? That was the question I asked before our November trip to Lion Sands and Madikwe Hills in South Africa. Alan and I are lucky to have a travel advisor who spelled it all out for us. Explicit instructions about dressing for safari, down to how many […]

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Jasper Park Lodge

Chilling out at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Plenty of adventures wait for baby boomer travelers in the Alberta region of the Canadian Rockies. My favorite lodging for chilling out after an adventuresome day or a romantic getaway in Canada? The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Alan and I have stayed twice in the rustic, but well appointed, log cabin duplexes that border Lac […]

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tubing in kauai

Tubing Through Kauai’s History

For a Kauai adventure that sends baby boomer travelers laughing and squealing through sugar plantation history, try tubing down one of the old irrigation canals. Kauai Backcountry Adventures offers exclusive access to 17,000 acre Lihue Plantation, a former sugar cane kingdom. The company provides transportation, guides and equipment including a hard hat with headlamp plus […]

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Wine Valley Inn

Road-tripping to Solvang

A scenic drive, a little wine, a quaint inn, interesting dining options — now you know my ingredients for a successful baby boomer road trip. For a quick California get-away, start in Los Angeles, drive along the coast through Malibu to Santa Barbara, then turn right towards the Santa Ynez Valley and the Danish-inspired town […]

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4-wheel-drive excursion Raiatea

Dreaming of Raiatea

Cruise visitors to French Polynesia usually find their adventure in the aquamarine lagoons of Bora Bora or Moorea. But itineraries that include Raiatea offer baby boomer travelers the chance to explore a lesser known tropical paradise. When Alan and I visited, while on a Regent cruise from Los Angeles to Sydney, we opted  for the […]

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North Rim of the Grand Canyon

North Rim: The Grand Canyon’s other side

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is my favorite. It’s less crowded. Plus a ponderosa pine forest leads right up to the edge, which gives this side of the canyon a totally different feel. Alan and I discovered the North Rim on a fall national park road trip that took us from Arizona to […]

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