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Decadent French Toast Casserole from Sweetwater Branch Inn

Are you hungry, baby boomer travelers? Here’s another mouthwatering breakfast dish from my collection of bed and breakfast recipes. Cornelia Holbrook, owner of Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville, Florida, shared her decadent french toast casserole recipe with me. You’ll appreciate this delicious start to the day before exploring Paynes Prairie State Preserve or kayaking the […]

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Creme Brulee Italian Toast from Baer House Inn

Every time I write about the delicious Crème Brulee Italian Toast that I enjoyed at Baer House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Vicksburg, Mississippi, my readers ask for the recipe. Well, baby boomer travelers, we’re in luck. Owner, Doug Coustineau, has agreed to share it with us. Thanks, Doug. Baer House Inn Crème Brulee Italian […]

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Practicing Art Appreciation at Casa Benavides Historic Inn

For baby boomer travelers visiting Taos, a stay at Casa Benavides Historic Inn is an introduction to the art, history and culture of north-central New Mexico. Antiques, handmade furniture, and Native American rugs decorate the rooms of the inn’s six individual homes clustered on five acres in downtown. Original art hangs on the thick, adobe walls […]

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Moloka'i accommodations at Hilltop Cottage

Finding Paradise on Moloka’i

Close your eyes. Now picture traveling to your perfect paradise. What do you see? Alan has always claimed that a secluded cabin somewhere in the Montana mountains would be his ideal escape. His romantic getaway envisions the two of us sitting on a deck, drinking a morning cup of coffee as we watch the wildlife that […]

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Jasper Park Lodge

Chilling out at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Plenty of adventures wait for baby boomer travelers in the Alberta region of the Canadian Rockies. My favorite lodging for chilling out after an adventuresome day or a romantic getaway in Canada? The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Alan and I have stayed twice in the rustic, but well appointed, log cabin duplexes that border Lac […]

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Celebrating luxurious romance at Birkenhead House

When baby boomer travelers ask me, “Where is the most luxurious place you’ve ever stayed?” I don’t even have to think about it. Birkenhead House, on the South African coast, fulfills my luxury expectations with exceptional customer service thrown in for good measure. And did I mention it’s one of the most romantic getaways that […]

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Sleeping with history’s ghost at Baer House Inn

No, Alan and I didn’t see a ghost on our visit to Baer House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Vicksburg, Mississippi. But we slept with enough stories, antiques and memorabilia to satisfy any baby boomer historian. What a lovely bed and breakfast! Located in Vicksburg’s historic downtown district, the 1870’s era Eastlake Victorian home has seven […]

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Lounging in luxury at Kapitea Ridge

Now Closed. When Alan and I toured New Zealand with Robert Panzer of Tailored Travel, he introduced us to a sophisticated luxury lodge on the wild, West Coast of the South Island. Located halfway between Hokitika and Greymouth, Kapitea Ridge sits on a hillside, surrounded by a colorful garden with views of the Tasman Sea. […]

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Researching vacation rentals over the internet

To find vacation rentals on the internet, baby boomers, put on your detective hat. But, before morphing into Sherlock Holmes, make a list of what’s important to you. For our trip to Kiawah Island, I wanted a one bedroom condo (not an efficiency), close to the beach but not directly on the beach (saves money), balcony or […]

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