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Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway

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Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway

From Donna: Yes, we did take that hike last weekend—a two-mile-start-getting-back-in-hiking-shape walk into Blodgett Canyon followed by breakfast on the deck at Memories Café. What a gorgeous Montana day. If you’re in the area this weekend (and the rain holds off), the camas lilies in Packer Meadow at Lolo Pass are in full bloom. I […]

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National Park Travel Planner

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National Park Travel Planner

From Donna: And we’re back! Montana greeted us with mild temperatures and sunny skies—perfect weather for a weekend hike. Hopefully, we’ll see wildflowers. And an Alaska cruise travel tip: If you’re disembarking in Vancouver and flying home the same day, don’t rely on a taxi to take you to the airport. Seabourn Sojourn was one […]

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Stillwater River near Nye, Montana

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Stillwater River near Nye, Montana

From Donna: Hello from rocky seas on the way to Victoria, B.C. What a week Alan and I had in Alaska—gorgeous weather and a couple of wonderful shore excursions that I can’t wait to tell you about. Leaving Alaska, the seas turned rough, I put on the sea-bands, took half of a seasick pill and […]

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Alan and Donna South Africa

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Alan and Donna South Africa

From Nicole: Alan and Donna spent the last week exploring beautiful Japan. Now, they are headed back to this side of the world via Alaska. We know how much the traveling duo love the Last Frontier State, but in case you need reminding take a look at their previous Alaskan adventures: Alaska Highway Road Trip […]

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view of shanghai skyline

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view of shanghai skyline

From Donna: Hello from Hakodate, Japan. Alan and I continue to enjoy the friendliness and fascinating culture of a country that we’d like to explore more. At some point, we’ll to find a small group land tour for another boomer travel adventure in Japan. In the meantime, this week we’ve been reminded that cruise itineraries […]

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peace statue in Nagasaki

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peace statue in Nagasaki

From Donna: Last week, I promised to share a few impressions of China—our third visit here. And now that we’ve exited the country, I feel safe to do so. The air pollution has worsened significantly. So if you’re planning a trip and air pollution triggers breathing problems or allergies, be sure to bring medications with […]

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Ship docked in Bermuda

The Best Luxury Cruise Apps for Boomers

Ship docked in Bermuda

Luxury Cruise Apps for Boomers Updated: 05.01.2018 Since November 2013, we’ve been sharing our recommendations for best luxury cruise apps for boomers. This is the most recent update that includes eliminating apps that are no longer published, plus we introduce you to our latest finds. If you’re an app user who’s also a luxury cruiser, […]

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Boomer woman and man stand at the railing of a ship with icebergs behind them

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Boomer woman and man stand at the railing of a ship with icebergs behind them

From Donna: Hello from China! This week Seabourn Sojourn has called on Nakagusuku on the Japanese island of Okinawa and spent three days in Shanghai—a city filled with vibrant architecture. We had one sea day, plus a missed port, Zhujianjian, China, due to heavy fog. I have much more to say about this portion of […]

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Buddha statues at the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

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Buddha statues at the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

From Donna: From Nicole: Alan and Donna are just finishing up their first week on a 42-day cruise from Hong Kong to Vancouver. Their first port of call was in Kaohsinung, Taiwan. What’s there to see and do in Kaohsinung? CNN Travel gives us the scoop. (Donna has limited Internet on the cruise, but she’s […]

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On a May Crater Lake trip, see Crater Lake National Park dressed in snow.

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On a May Crater Lake trip, see Crater Lake National Park dressed in snow.

From Donna: By the time you read this, Alan and I are on our way to another boomer travel adventure. Where are we going? Scroll on down to this week’s articles to find out. We spent last night in the Fairmont Vancouver In-terminal Airport Hotel. My friend, Sue’s advice was spot on. Thanks, Sue!  Today, all […]

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