Discovering Arizona’s slot canyons

Water Holes, Lower Antelope, Upper Antelope. Are these the names of hiking trails? No, they’re Arizona slot canyons located on the Navajo Reservation near Page, Arizona. Alan and I discovered the photogenic gems while on a photo workshop. But you don’t have to be a boomer photographer to enjoy exploring canyons carved by nature’s power. Walking […]

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Flam, Norway

Riding the rails in Norway on a cruise excursion gone wrong

Baby boomers, don’t you hate it when something goes wrong during your travels? When Alan and I signed up for a “ride the Flam Railway” excursion on our Regent cruise through Norway, we expected spectacular scenery filled with sunshine, wildflowers and waterfalls. What we got was clouds, rain and a never-ending excursion. Since Regent doesn’t […]

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Walking the garden paths at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Are you a baby boomer gardener? If so, the next time you travel to Florida, take a detour from the beaches to visit Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Located in the north central part of the state near Gainesville, the gardens are home to the world’s largest lily pads, Florida’s largest public display of bamboo and the […]

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Celebrating luxurious romance at Birkenhead House

When baby boomer travelers ask me, “Where is the most luxurious place you’ve ever stayed?” I don’t even have to think about it. Birkenhead House, on the South African coast, fulfills my luxury expectations with exceptional customer service thrown in for good measure. And did I mention it’s one of the most romantic getaways that […]

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Romancing the stars at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

If the saying is true that lovers have “stars in their eyes,” then baby boomer romantics are sure to find them at Mt Lemmon SkyCenter near Tucson, Arizona. On February 13 and 14, 2009, Adam Block, Program Coordinator, will host “Astro Amor√©,” discussing mythology related to the night sky. He’ll assist star lovers with locating […]

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Visiting the North Rim at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Are you a baby boomer who likes off-the-beaten-path adventure? Does a rugged, less-crowded National Park experience sound appealing? We recommend visiting the North Rim Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park? Here’s why: When Alan and I traveled to the North Rim Black Canyon of the Gunnison (official website) near Crawford, Colorado, we found isolation, […]

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Choosing a Guide in Rio de Janeiro

When a cruise concludes in Rio de Janeiro, passengers disembark around 9 a.m. but flights to the U.S. don’t leave until early in the evening or even later. What’s a baby boomer traveler to do? Hire a guide. Alan and I were faced with this dilemma when we sailed on an Atlantic crossing from Cape […]

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