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Tips for taking a Carrara marble mine tour near Lucca, Italy.

If you’re in the Lucca region, don’t miss a Carrara marble mine tour!

From Donna:

So last week I told you about our intention to explore more. Alan and I have just returned from a spontaneous two-day getaway to Glacier National Park. In the process, we discovered Dreamcatcher Lodge, which I’ll be writing about soon. And our spring trip to the park has inspired a soon-to-be-written article with plenty of advice on how you can visit in the spring. And what about that Selinunte article? Life got in the way of work. Look for it this coming week. And be sure to come back next week to read about our upcoming road trip. Yes, Alan’s been a busy travel planner.


Remember about my commitment to hike one day a week? Even though it’s on pavement, I’m counting our 4-mile-round-trip hike on Going to the Sun Road. Portions of the road are currently closed to vehicular traffic while snowplows clear the way to Logan’s Pass. What an opportunity for hikers and bicyclists. Do you like our short video clip? It was part of an Instagram story that I did during the trip. You are following me on Instagram, right?


And I’m happy to announce that I’m a Tailwind Ambassador. If you’re a blogger or social media manager looking for ways to optimize Pinterest or Instagram let me know. I’d be happy to share my experience using Tailwind to make pinning and instagramming more efficient. This little app saves me so much time!

From Nicole:

I’m off on a quick trip to Girona this weekend with a friend. This will be my second time visiting the beautiful Catalonian city, and I’m excited to go back. Our trip coincides with the city’s famed Flower Festival, which made finding accommodation a bit complicated, but we managed to get what may very well have been the city’s last Airbnb. I hope to take some great photos to share with you all!

This Week’s Articles

For those boomers who remember the days of the Iron Curtain, this week’s guest post is sure to bring back some memories. Come with us as our guest contributor, Ann Randall, takes us exploring in Estonia!

And Donna continues the My Itchy Travel Feet 9 Year Anniversary party with why she’s celebrating boomer adventure. Hint: she wants to inspire you to try new travel activities.

More Travel News for Boomers

You'll want to visit romantic Paris after reading The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.

Donna’s been on a French reading kick this month. Have you read The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George? Photo of the Eiffel Tower courtesy Boyd Lemon

Donna here again: I’m trying something new this week. I’ve recently read a trio of books centered around France, which I’ve shared with my followers on Facebook. It occurred to me that you might also enjoy these mini reviews so here’s the first one: The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George, is about a Paris bookstore on a barge where the proprietor prescribes books to clients according to their emotional needs. While the story becomes somewhat unbelievable, the prose makes for delightful reading. When the first page included,”Monsieur Perdu, You are cashmere compared with the normal yarn from which men are spun,” I knew a good read would unfold. And it did.

Are you traveling to Europe soon? The Department of Homeland Security is close to announcing a ban on electronic devices from Europe to the U.S. similar to the electronics ban that already exists on Middle Eastern and North African non-stop flights coming to the U.S. Johnny Jett offers excellent tips on how to prepare for the possible European electronics ban.

According to this survey from AARP, travel is at the top of baby boomers’ bucket lists (hey, we knew that). Australia is #1 on the international list for where you want to go (no surprise that Italy is #2) and Hawaii tops the domestic travel list (with Alaska coming in at #2).

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