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Donna Hull at Coolidge Ghost Town, Montana

Exploring Coolidge Ghost Town in Southwest Montana

Donna Hull at Coolidge Ghost Town, Montana

Do you enjoy ghost town hunting during boomer travel adventures? If you said, yes, then plan a road trip to Montana. Like much of the Rocky Mountains, The Treasure State is filled with ghost towns waiting to be explored. So far, Alan and I have visited two Montana ghost towns. We enjoyed the restored ghost […]

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woman sitting overlooking the Himalayas

Hiking in the Foothills of the Himalayas

woman sitting overlooking the Himalayas

Hiking is by far one of our most favorite activities to do while traveling, especially when exploring beautiful exotic lands. As part of our Hiking around the World series, guest contributor Shaly Pereira from traveltoes85, is here to share with us her experience hiking in the Himalayas. Trekking in Uttarakhand, India Ever imagined a place […]

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On an Ulva Island guided walk, a trail winds through the temperate rainforest bordered by lush ferns.

Exploring Ulva Island on a Silversea Cruise Excursion

On an Ulva Island guided walk, a trail winds through the temperate rainforest bordered by lush ferns.

Besides an Antarctica cruise, an Ulva Island guided walk may be the closest Alan and I will get to the end of the world. As we stand on the beach, gazing at the scenic Pacific Ocean view, the guide tells us that if the water sweeps us away, Antarctica will be our next destination. That’s […]

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Cairngorms Reindeer

Trekking to Meet Scotland’s Wild Reindeer on a Cairngorm Reindeer Adventure

Cairngorms Reindeer

If your snow boots are itching for an adventure, Scotland’s Cairngorm Mountains are a great bet this time of year—especially for animal lovers. If you like the idea of trekking to off-the-beaten-path destinations to see wildlife in their natural habitat, guest contributor, Shaly Pereira from traveltoes85, is here to tell us all about traveling to […]

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Monastery in Petra

A Baby Boomers Guide to Petra and other Jordanian Sites

Monastery in Petra

With its intoxicating blend of the exotic and the historic, Jordan is a dream destination that deserves to be included on your list of bucket list trips. However, exploring this enigmatic off-the-beaten-path destination takes quite a bit of planning for travelers of any age. Grueling uphill hikes through soaring heat is not for the faint […]

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Exploring Fakarava French Polynesia on an independent cruise excursion

Enjoy Fakarava French Polynesia on Your Own

Exploring Fakarava French Polynesia on an independent cruise excursion

If you’re dreaming of an off-the-beaten-path travel paradise, meet Fakarava French Polynesia. But where is this tropical isle where palm trees outnumber inhabitants and tourists? Fakarava, one of 77 atolls in the Tuamotu Archipelago, sits southeast of Rangiroa in the portion of the South Pacific Ocean claimed by French Polynesia. What is an atoll? It’s an islet, […]

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Scenic stupas

Day Cycling Through the Temples of Bagan

Scenic stupas

We love exotic travel tales that include active adventures, especially when it involves biking through off-the-beaten paths. Today’s guest contributor, Sue King from Nomadic KU, did just that as she cycled her way through dusty backwoods to see the incredible temples of Bagan, Myanmar. Iconic images of the ancient temples of Bagan in Myanmar feature […]

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Tabanan travel

Off-the-Beaten-Path in Bali’s Tabanan Regency

Tabanan travel

Active travel in exotic lands is definitely one of our most favorite travel themes and today, we’re mixing a little foodie fun in as well. Today’s guest writers, Sarah and Laura from Wandercooks, are here to tell us all about their adventures exploring Bali’s Tabanan Regency. Indonesia’s island of Bali is renowned for beautiful beaches, […]

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Cookhouse Yurt Colorado

Going Off Grid in Colorado

Cookhouse Yurt Colorado

Fall is a beautiful time for active travel, and of course, there’s really no better time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. One of the best ways to appreciate nature is to find lodging where you disconnect as much as possible. Doesn’t that sound nice? Well, follow along as our guest contributor, Anna Reid […]

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John Day Fossil Beds in eastern Oregon is a fun boomer travel adventure

Sifting Through History at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

John Day Fossil Beds in eastern Oregon is a fun boomer travel adventure

If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path travel experience in Oregon, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument more than qualifies. Road tripping in the remote, rural countryside of eastern Oregon’s John Day River Basin is a visual treat. But fossils, hidden in the region’s rock layers, are the true star of this trip. And you’ll unravel […]

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