The Road to Halawa Valley, another scenic Hawaiian drive

You’ve probably heard of Maui’s famous Road to Hana with its 30 bridges and countless waterfalls. But did you know that there’s another beautiful Hawaiian drive that’s off-the-beaten-path but filled with history and scenic vistas? That’s right, the road to Halawa Valley winds along the Moloka’i scenic southern coast, ending at a beach where Polynesian […]

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Nuku Hiva

Cruising to Nuku Hiva

Updated 03.01.2015 Have you been to Nuku Hiva? Nuka whatta? Part of the Marquesas Islands group in the South Pacific, this is not your typical island in French Polynesia. Instead of resorts with over-the-water-bungalows and broad beaches, baby boomers will find a rugged landscape with horses roaming free and a definite off-the-beaten-path feel. Most baby […]

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Living With History at Cross Creek

For a step back in literary time, baby boomer book lovers should visit Cross Creek, home of author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, on their next Florida vacation. Walking the grounds and buildings of the 1930’s Florida homestead is like entering  a pre-wired world. Here, Rawlings’ wrote her novels, including Pulitzer Prize winner, The Yearling, at a […]

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Waterfalls stream down Waimea Canyon in Kauai

Visting Kauai’s Waimea Canyon

Want to visit the United States‘ other Grand Canyon? Travel to Kauai to experience Waimea Canyon. Known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon offers photographic opportunities along with numerous hiking adventures. Or you can just stand at one of the lookouts to marvel at the beauty of the lush green foliage punctuated […]

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Penguin Sightings in South Africa

Want to see a penguin? Baby boomer travelers don’t have to sail to Antarctica to visit a colony of the flightless birds. Locations in South Africa, South America, Australia and the Galapagos Islands offer chances to observe and photograph the fascinating birds. On a trip to South Africa, Alan and I added penguin sightings to our […]

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The view from Gansbaii

Looking for Great White Sharks in South Africa

Nature watching excursions are a gamble for baby boomer travelers. The weather must cooperate, you have to be in the right place at the right time and the animals need to participate. That’s what makes it an adventure. You never know what you’re going to get. When Alan and I traveled to Hermanus, on the […]

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Sunrise at Mesa Arch in Utah

Discovering Canyonlands National Park

Canyons, mesas, two rivers, deep gorges—boomer travelers won’t know where to look first when visiting Canyonlands National Park. One of the best parks in Utah, Canyonlands has four distinct areas: Island in the Sky, Needles, Maze and the rivers, both the Colorado and the Green. They provide active travel adventures combined with photographic opportunities galore.  Situated […]

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Flam, Norway

Riding the rails in Norway on a cruise excursion gone wrong

Baby boomers, don’t you hate it when something goes wrong during your travels? When Alan and I signed up for a “ride the Flam Railway” excursion on our Regent cruise through Norway, we expected spectacular scenery filled with sunshine, wildflowers and waterfalls. What we got was clouds, rain and a never-ending excursion. Since Regent doesn’t […]

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Choosing a Guide in Rio de Janeiro

When a cruise concludes in Rio de Janeiro, passengers disembark around 9 a.m. but flights to the U.S. don’t leave until early in the evening or even later. What’s a baby boomer traveler to do? Hire a guide. Alan and I were faced with this dilemma when we sailed on an Atlantic crossing from Cape […]

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