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 […]
Are you looking for a fun hike in Southern Utah? Let me tell you about hiking to Lower Calf Creek Falls. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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