Are four wheel drive adventures your idea of a boomer travel adventure? Alan and I are raising our hands high over here in Montana. We’ve enjoyed off-roading on scenic byways, Jeep jamborees and, believe it or not, cruise excursions.
With a little planning, a four wheel drive trip can really be a great way to discover those road-less-traveled areas that most tourists don’t get to experience. Take a look at some of our best four wheeling adventures.
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Four Wheeling in the USA
We’ve experienced some beautiful four wheel drive trails in the U.S. And there’s more to come!
4 wheeling Yankee Boy Basin in Ouray, Colorado
Want to visit Colorado alpine country up close and personal? 4 wheeling Yankee Boy Basin Trail will satisfy any active boomer traveler’s longing for mountain scenery combined with a little adventure. Along the way, you’ll discover the remnants of old mines wedged into the sides of the canyon. If there’s been a good snow year, the waterfalls […]
Driving the Alpine Loop in One Day on a Boomer Road Trip Adventure
Is it possible to drive the Alpine Loop on a one-day itinerary? Yes, it is. Alan and I enjoyed this scenic drive on trip to southwestern Colorado. The Alpine Loop in the San Juan Mountains introduces off-roaders to high-country scenery and Colorado mining history. It’s best explored on a 2 or 3-day Alpine Loop itinerary […]
Going Off-the-Beaten-Path on Elk Meadows Road
“Come explore me.” Does a dirt road ever call your name? Elk Meadows Road (Lolo National Forest Road #373) has been calling ours ever since Alan and I discovered it on an early spring drive to Lolo Pass. The road starts (or ends) at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center on the Idaho side of Highway 12. Then it […]
Saturday’s scene: San Juan sunshine
Discovering a field of yellow wildflowers in California Gulch is one of the treats on a mid-summer 4-wheel-drive-adventure in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. But, California Gulch offers much more than pretty scenery. The remnants of gold and silver mining history are strewn about adding a historical flavor to the journey. Weeds grow through a […]
Exploring Canyon de Chelly on a four-wheel-drive adventure
Canyon de Chelly, located on the Navajo Reservation, sits atop the Defiance Plateau along the northeastern edge of Arizona. This off-the-beaten-path national monument combines spectacular scenery, ancient cliff dwellings, and a look at a traditional Navajo way of life. It’s well worth the time and effort to explore. People have lived in Canyon de Chelly […]
Exploring Lanai on a Jeep Safari Cruise Excursion
If you travel on South Pacific cruises as much as Alan and I do, you’ll be repeating cruise ports a lot. So when you arrive in Hawaii, what choices are there for cruisers who’ve already enjoyed whale watching on Maui or a thrilling helicopter ride over the island? Our advice? Book a Lanai jeep safari. […]
Boomer Travel Tip
For U.S. tips, we always take a Benchmark Recreational Atlas for the state we’re exploring. Remember, GPS isn’t always available when driving secluded dirt roads.
Four Wheel Drive Fun From Around the World
Although not as extreme as our U.S. off-trail fun, we’ve found four wheel adventure during international travel, too. I’m so glad that cruise ships offer these adventures when in port.
Four Wheel Drive Fun in Funchal
If you’re cruising on an Atlantic crossing, Funchal, Madeira is often the first or last port stop, depending on if you’re coming or going. Located in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Portugal, Madeira’s mountainous landscape offers plenty of options for active travel including hiking, trekking or horseback riding, not to mention water sports. But, if […]
Dreaming of Raiatea
Cruise visitors to French Polynesia usually find their adventure in the aquamarine lagoons of Bora Bora or Moorea. But itineraries that include Raiatea offer baby boomer travelers the chance to explore a lesser known tropical paradise. When Alan and I visited, while on a Regent cruise from Los Angeles to Sydney, we opted for the […]
Exploring Aruba On a Caribbean Island Adventure for Boomers
When guest contributor, Debi Lander from ByLanderSea, isn’t roaming through the rolling green hills of beautiful Scotland, she’s busy basking in the warm Aruba sun. Located south of the Hurricane Belt, the Caribbean island is luckier than most during hurricane season. Gorgeous high-rise resorts along Aruba’s southern coast and white sand beaches lure lots of […]
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