You’re packing how many pairs of shoes?

I can’t tell you how many times Alan has asked me this question as he passes by our “packing” bedroom when I’m preparing for a trip. Men have it so much easier…a pair of dress shoes, a pair of casual shoes (or the same pair for both situations), maybe flip flops, plus wear the workout […]

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Learning the hard way about International carry-on rules

My friend, Valerie, called other day. “Donna,” she said, “you really need to write about this on your blog so that other people don’t make my mistake.” Valerie and her husband took an Alaskan cruise that began in San Francisco and ended in Vancouver. Now, Valerie’s a savvy traveler, aware of what she can and […]

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Cape Kiwanda, Oregon

Arranging a one-on-one photography workshop

Updated: 4.20.2016 Last September, I found myself holding onto Alan’s hand as I inched my way down a steep, sandstone path to a view of the ocean crashing against an Oregon cliff. Why? Because photographer, Marc Adamus, was leading us to the perfect location for an afternoon photo shoot. How did we arrange a one-on-one workshop with […]

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Arizona Slot Canyons

Take a Photo Workshop to See Nature’s Beauty

Updated: 4.20.2016 Baby boomer photographers, have you considered a photography workshop vacation? If you’re a landscape enthusiast, workshops provide instruction while introducing you to choice photo locations (the right spot at the right time of day). Many workshops allow the spouse to come along for a minimal charge. When Alan signed up for Jim Altengarten’s […]

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Confessions of an over-packer

I admit it. I’m an over-packer. The thought of being unprepared gives me the shakes so I run to the suitcase with another must-take outfit or pair of shoes. But, fellow baby boomer over-packers, help is only a click away. Over at, Doug Dyment maintains a site filled with packing advice. And, at One Bag, One […]

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Dining the lazy way at Kiawah Island

Alan and I were too busy resting and relaxing to care much about dining out during our Kiawah Island vacation. Our condo’s kitchen came fully equipped, but, this baby boomer traveler had no intention of cooking on her vacation. We found the answer to our dining dilemma at  Newton Farms located in Freshfields Village just outside Kiawah’s […]

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Baby boomer adventures on Kiawah Island

Spring break isn’t limited to the college crowd or family travel. Boomers need a spring break, too. For Alan and me, that means finding baby boomer adventures on Kiawah Islandin South Carolina. Sure, there’s bike riding and beach walks; but, you’ll find many other active travel choices to fill the time. At Night Heron Park Nature Center, […]

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