Mountain lake with rocky mountain in the background

Hike to Hidden Lake Overlook

Hidden Lake Overlook Trail is a must for Glacier National Park visitors. In a dramatic, open setting that can be windy, hikers are surrounded by alpine wildflower gardens, fragile tundra and the sculpted peaks of Montana‘s Northern Rockies. No wonder it’s one of the most popular hiking trails in Glacier National Park. Prime location is […]

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Discover France with Road Scholar

Road Scholar is sponsoring this look at how to discover France The 75th anniversary of D-day has focused the world’s attention on France. Baby boomers, especially, experience a special bond with the idea of a trip to France as we remember the WWII stories from our parents, family and friends. Road Scholar has declared France […]

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Ponte Vecchio Bridge

Sightseeing on a Small Group Tour through Tuscany

Tuscany is more than just the world-renowned picturesque region of Italy. Matching its otherworldly beauty and amazing culinary talents, the area is full of history. Today’s guest contributor, Shelli Elledge from Written FYI, recently took a small group tour through Tuscany, uncovering its profound character along the way. Learning about secret tunnels in the heart of […]

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Impression West Lake Hangzhou China

Saturday’s scene: Dancing With Water

Magnificent? Astounding? Spectacular? None of these adjectives come close to describing Impression West Lake in Hangzhou, China. Performers dance on stages that are set 3 cm into the Yuehu Lake—a natural part of West Lake—as they portray the Han folk story of Lady White Snake and Xu Xian. A dazzling light display turns the lake’s natural surroundings […]

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Hiking to Bullhead Lake in Glacier National Park

Hiking to Bullhead Lake with Road Scholar

If I had to choose one favorite trail experience in Glacier National Park, hiking to Bullhead Lake would be it. In this boomer traveler’s opinion, you’ll find all the elements for a good hike—alpine scenery, excellent wildlife watching and little elevation gain. When Alan and I experienced hiking to Bullhead Lake with a Road Scholar […]

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Hiking the Danny On Trail with Road Scholar

The Danny On Trail meanders up Big Mountain in Whitefish, Montana, offering views of the Flathead Valley and beyond. Yesterday, I showed you the view looking up at Big Mountain. Today, I’m showing you the scene as Alan and I hiked the 3.8 miles to the top with the Road Scholar Glacier National Park hiking […]

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Icefields Parkway

Saturday’s scene: exploring Canada’s Icefields Parkway

Updated 08.11.2017 Driving Canada’s Icefields Parkway provides one grand view after another. Alan and I dug into our photo archives for today’s Saturday’s scene. It reminds us of one of our favorite boomer road trips, even though we were on a bus. After driving on our own whirlwind Western National Park tour, Alan and I […]

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Mountain at Logan's Pass Glacier National Park

We’re going on a Glacier National Park hiking tour!

Want to know a secret? Shh. Lean in a little bit closer. I’m a boomer traveler who’s always wanted to go on a hiking or walking tour. And, that’s just what Alan and I will be doing in September. We’ll be hiking and walking in Montana on a Glacier National Park hiking tour with Road […]

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Sightseeing with Your Tastebuds

When Alan and I traveled to Northern Italy, food played an important role in our experience. At every meal, Claudio Fontana, our guide, translated the entire menu, then insisted that we sample dishes from every course. He emphasized foods that were unique to each city or region. Our road trip morphed into a dining adventure. […]

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