Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery in Ronda, North Carolina

Learning to Blend Wine at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery

How are wines made? Would you like to learn how they are blended to create the perfect mix of acidity, tannin, sweetness, fruit and body? You can do that at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery in Ronda, North Carolina. When Visit Winston-Salem introduced me to the culture, history and fine dining of the area, a wine […]

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Donna Hull paddleboarding on Maui

Stand Up Paddleboarding on Maui

Trying a new-to-you active travel experience is energizing. The empowerment from learning a new skill lasts for days and results in unforgettable travel memories. I’m convinced that it also keeps this boomer thinking young. That’s why I said yes to learning about stand up paddleboarding on Maui with a lesson offered by Visit Maui during […]

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Bond with the grandkids on a summer adventure in Vail. Photo by @Greg Ennis. ©Keystone

Bond With the Grandkids On a Summer Adventure in Vail

Alan and I are big fans of active travel, especially when it comes to multigenerational trips. RockResorts has sponsored my article on bonding with grandkids over a summer adventure in Vail, Colorado. Let’s play a game for a minute. Close your eyes. Now think back to your favorite memories of your grandparents. Bet I can guess what […]

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The tropical view from Papeete, Tahiti

Taking the Circle Tour in Papeete

We should have listened when our travel advisor warned us about bus excursions in tropical climates like the South Pacific. She was right. Hot, humid weather and a crowded bus excursion are not a good mix. And this was certainly the case on a Papeete cruise excursion, “Tahiti’s Natural Treasures,” operated by Regent Seven Seas when […]

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Barbara Anderson_Letters from the Way

A Solo Walker’s Right to Roam in Britain

Active travel opportunities abound all over the world, but long-distance walking is quickly becoming a popular way of travel for a lot of boomers. Blame it on Spain’s much romanticized “El Camino” or the recent blockbuster detailing the everyday trials and tribulations that come with this slow means of travel, either way, a walker’s perspective is […]

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McCulloch Centre

Checking Out Family History in Nova Scotia

Are you curious about your Scottish ancestry? Why did they come to North America? How did they live? Family history and cultural resources abound in Nova Scotia, even if your ancestors first landed further south. Today’s contributing writer, Vera Marie Badertscher from A Traveler’s Library and Ancestors in Aprons describes how to go about tracing […]

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Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey

Saturday’s scene: Going to the Library

The Library of Celsus is probably the most photographed ruin in Ephesus, Turkey. Constructed between 110 and 135 A.D. by Julius Aquilla in memory of his father, Celsus Polemaeanus, a Roman Senator and Governor of Asia, the elegant building was more than just a library. It was also Celsus Polemaeanus’ tomb, which was located in a sarcophagus beneath the main […]

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Donna Hull at Akaka Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii

Take a Waterfall Walk at Akaka Falls State Park

Are you looking for a waterfall walk in Hawaii? You’ll find more than one waterfall at Akaka Falls State Park. On a visit to the Hamakua Coast in Hawaii, Alan and I discovered the lovely Akaka Falls State Park located 11 miles north of Hilo. Although Akaka and Kahuna Falls are the star attractions, the […]

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orlando balloon rides

Romantic Getaways in Orlando, Florida

Do you have a romantic St. Valentine’s Day planned out yet? Seeing as how February is the month of romance, there are a lot of options for romantic getaways everywhere you look this time of year. However, just in case you’re lacking a bit of inspiration for romantic ideas, today’s guest writer, Michelle Rise, is […]

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