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Miles Canyon in White Horse, Yukon Terriotry, is a fun stop on a boomer road trip along the Alaska Highway.

Exploring the trails along Miles Canyon in White Horse while driving through the Yukon Territory.

From Donna:

Wildfire season is in full swing in the western U.S, which is one of the reasons that I’m not posting a hiking report this week. There are lots of fires in our corner of Montana. And if you’re visiting national parks like Yosemite, Glacier or Yellowstone, there’s a good chance you’ll experience some smoky conditions. But don’t cancel your trip, because the entire park probably isn’t covered in smoke. Use the websites to know what to expect:

Always Hungry update: I’m moving from Phase 1 (50% fat/25% slow carbs/25% protein slowly into Phase 2 (40% fat/35% slow carbs including intact grains/25% protein). In Phase 2, there’s a smoothie that includes a whole banana. Boy did it taste sweet to me—too sweet—which proves that eliminating sugar from diets really does change tastebuds and the way we perceive sweetness. Think sugar isn’t bad for your body? read this article from Experience Life. Oh, and I lost .6 lbs last week. I’ll take that slow steady weight loss. Thanks for letting me stay accountable by reporting my progress here. If you have questions, send me an email.

From Nicole:

We’re still talking Canada travel this month and if you’re looking for the ultimate outdoor experience, why not check out Canada’s Great Trail? The final part of the trail, which stretches a whopping 15,000 miles, is set to be connected in late August. The trail starts near St John’s and finishes on Vancouver Island. Talk about an amazing Canadian Adventure!

If you’re not signed up yet for our monthly travel newsletter, get on it! August’s topic will be State Park Adventures!

This Week’s Articles

If you’re planning an Alaska Highway adventure anytime soon, Donna tells us why a detour for a trip to Dawson City is a must!

UK travel is on our radar this week as our guest contributor, Francesca Baker tells us all about her recent multi-generational trip to the Isle of Wight.

Do you wear prescription glasses? After wonderful distance vision for over 60 years, Donna’s now wearing distance glasses. For sunglasses, she loves the convenience of Jonathon Paul Fitovers, much cheaper than purchasing prescription sunglasses.

More Travel News for Boomers

Looking for more Alaska Highway road trip stops? You’ll want to check out the suggestions at Travel + Leisure.

Have you seen the new additions to the UNESCO World Heritage list? The photos in National Geographic will provide UNESCO travel inspiration galore!

Or maybe you’d rather take Roadtripper.com’s advice and drive the Olympic Peninsula Loop in Washington State.

Going somewhere? Start your hotel search with us.

That’s all for now but we really want to hear from you. If you have a question about travel or suggestions for our next boomer road trip eguide, please send an email through our contact page.

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