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Go trick or treating Florida style

Herlong Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Are you a Halloween loving baby boomer? If you’re traveling through Florida this weekend, try these trick or treating ideas. The skeleton dangling near the front gate won’t be enough to scare you away from Herlong Mansion in Micanopy. Giant pumpkins guard the large veranda of this historic bed and breakfast located in Florida’s second […]

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Walk on the wild side at Florida’s Paynes Prairie State Preserve

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When I spotted an alligator guarding a gate on the La Chua Trail (3-mile round trip) in Paynes Prairie State Preserve, Florida showed this baby boomer her wild side. As the gator basked in the sun with his eyes closed, I gave him plenty of room before tip-toeing through the gate towards the viewing platform […]

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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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Write about your favorite family gathering, win a Montana trip

photo courtesy of The Resort at Paws Up

Remember when Fido ate the Christmas turkey as it sat on the kitchen counter and Mom served hot dogs for Christmas dinner instead? What about the time you traveled for hours to surprise your parents with a holiday visit? Do you have a favorite memory of a family gathering? Catalog clothing retailer, Lands’ End wants […]

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Adaptor, bug spray, instructions, Brown and Keene has equipped us for safari.

Anticipating a South African Safari

Adaptor, bug spray, instructions, Brown and Keene has equipped us for safari.

About two weeks ago, a precious brown box appeared on our doorstep from BK Africa. When Alan and I opened it later that evening, months of travel planning materialized before our boomer eyes. Underneath a layer of leopard print tissue paper, we found a mini-flashlight, Deep Wood insecticide towelettes, a South African Plug Adaptor, itinerary plus […]

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Going back to school in Dolores, Colorado

Lebanon Schoollhouse Bed and Breakfast

We are sad to report that Lebanon Schoolhouse Bed and Breakfast is closed. It was such a fun place to stay. When Alan found a listing on the Internet for Lebanon Schoolhouse Bed and Breakfast, while researching a Colorado road trip, this baby boomer traveler was skeptical. Picturing dusty chalkboards and dilapidated desks, I thought […]

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Riding the rails on the Polar Express

Santa visits on the Polar Express

Baby boomers, here’s a Christmas adventure to share with the grandkids. Pajama-clad children sip hot chocolate while munching on cookies as they listen to a reading of “The Polar Express,” by Chris Van Allsburg. But, they aren’t tucked snugly next to you on the living room sofa, during a cold December evening. Like a good baby boomer grandparent, you’ve […]

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