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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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Hiking Plateau Mountain

Plateau Mountain hike in Longyearbyen

Updated 06.01.2013 What’s it like to hike above the Arctic Circle in Norway? The landscape is stark, the trees grow about 5 inches high, dramatic photography opportunities are everywhere and the ground is surprisingly spongy. Oh, and you have to watch out for polar bears. No, I’m not a backcountry-hardened expeditioner on a frozen adventure. […]

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Living green at Valley of the Gods Bed & Breakfast

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Updated 10.01.2016 Do you want to experience living green in an off-the-grid bed and breakfast? A visit to Valley of the Gods Bed and Breakfast in southeastern Utah will satisfy your curiosity. And the introduction to peace, quiet and pure relaxation will keep you coming back for more. When Alan and I stayed in the 1933-era ranch […]

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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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Dine at 82 Queen for a taste of South Carolina’s Low-country

Baby boomers looking for a fine meal in Charleston, SC, have plenty of choices. The Holy City is full of excellent restaurants. To sample Low-country cuisine in a lush garden setting, visit 82 Queen. Located in the French Quarter of Charleston, the award winning restaurant sits on property that can be traced to 1682. Diners choose […]

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Take a Photo Workshop to See Nature’s Beauty

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Updated: 4.20.2016 Baby boomer photographers, have you considered a photography workshop vacation? If you’re a landscape enthusiast, workshops provide instruction while introducing you to choice photo locations (the right spot at the right time of day). Many workshops allow the spouse to come along for a minimal charge. When Alan signed up for Jim Altengarten’s […]

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Dining the lazy way at Kiawah Island

Alan and I were too busy resting and relaxing to care much about dining out during our Kiawah Island vacation. Our condo’s kitchen came fully equipped, but, this baby boomer traveler had no intention of cooking on her vacation. We found the answer to our dining dilemma at  Newton Farms located in Freshfields Village just outside Kiawah’s […]

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Baby boomer adventures on Kiawah Island

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Updated 03.01.2013 Spring break isn’t limited to the college crowd or family travel. Boomers need a spring break, too. For Alan and me, that means finding baby boomer adventures on Kiawah Islandin South Carolina. Sure, there’s bike riding and beach walks; but, you’ll find many other active travel choices to fill the time. At Night Heron Park […]

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Researching vacation rentals over the internet

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To find vacation rentals on the internet, baby boomers, put on your detective hat. But, before morphing into Sherlock Holmes, make a list of what’s important to you. For our trip to Kiawah Island, I wanted a one bedroom condo (not an efficiency), close to the beach but not directly on the beach (saves money), balcony or […]

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Taking a Boomer Break

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Baby boomer travel isn’t always about exploring other cultures, experiencing new adventures or seeing the world. Sometimes a boomer just needs a break. And, after a hectic year-and-a-half of traveling, this baby boomer needs to chill-out. So, where am I going for rest and relaxation? Kiawah Island, South Carolina. It’s time to introduce Alan to […]

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