Hiking to Hidden Falls in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Do you enjoy a hike with choices—taking the long way when there’s time or choosing a shorter version that better fits your schedule? The Hidden Falls hike in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyoming, does just that. Alan and I have hiked this popular Grand Teton (official website) trail twice—the longer Jenny Lake trail […]

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Hiking to Lower Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante

Waterfall hikes are a treat while on an American Southwest adventure in the rugged high desert. Nothing’s better than feeling the spray from a waterfall after a traveling along a hot, sunny trail. It’s a special treat when that waterfall is located in one of the off-the-beaten path national parks that Alan and I treasure. […]

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Eight trails to hike in Yosemite

Hiking in Yosemite: 8 Great Trails for Baby Boomers to Try

Hiking through a scenic national park like Yosemite is a fantastic way to experience nature’s exquisite beauty. And, if you’ve been reading My Itchy Travel Feet for very long, you know our motto: Put your feet on the ground to truly experience a place. Between majestic mountains, clear lakes, dramatic waterfalls, and incredible views all […]

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Avalanche Lake Trail in Glacier National Park

Hiking Avalanche Lake Trail in Glacier National Park

Are you looking for a moderately easy Glacier National Park hike? Not all boomer travelers are ready for a vigorous backcountry experience in the Montana wilderness. If a moderately easy hike is more your style, Avalanche Lake Trail is for you. This popular Glacier National Park trail is an especially good first hike for boomer […]

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Rio Grande at Santa Elena Canyon

Hiking Adventure in Big Bend National Park

If you’re looking for another off-the-beaten-path National Park adventure, look no further than Big Bend National Park. This beautiful area on the Texas-Mexico border is a prime destination for hikers, bird watchers, photographers and nature lovers. Sounds like boomer adventure land to us! Deborah Lonergan explains why we should experience a Big Bend National Park hiking […]

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Hiking Cascade Head on the Oregon Coast

Alan and I look forward to including outdoor activities in our boomer travel plans. In fact, most of our trips are filled with activities of the outdoor kind. This photo is from a hike on Cascade Head north of Lincoln City, in central Oregon. Our exploration of the Cascade Head Preserve, part of Nature Conservancy […]

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Hidden Lake Overlook Trail in Glacier National Park

Five National Park hikes for active boomers

In my opinion, a hike is a hike, no matter the exertion level. Some of us are up for hiking the Grand Canyon rim to rim—uh, that would not be me—while others (probably the majority of boomers) are looking for an active travel experience that will take us outside and into the wonders of nature […]

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Hiking to a Green Sand Beach in Hawaii

If you’re a traveler who’s “been there, done that” on the Big Island of Hawaii, here’s an off-the-beaten-path adventure for you. Travel to South Point for a hike to a green sand beach, Papalokea. You’ll feel like you’ve come to the ends of the earth, or at least the southernmost end of the United States, which […]

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