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Golden sand bordered by blue ocean on a Lanai Jeep Safari

Exploring Lanai on a Jeep Safari Cruise Excursion

Golden sand bordered by blue ocean on a Lanai Jeep Safari

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. […]

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California Gulch

Saturday’s scene: San Juan sunshine

California Gulch

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 […]

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monument valley

5 Adventures on the Navajo Rez

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Exploring the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona is one of my favorite baby boomer travel memories. However, with just two visits under my belt, I’m far from an expert. Not to worry. Vera Marie Badertscher became extremely familiar with the area during the ten years that she researched her current book, which she co-authored with […]

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More Arch in Arches National Park

Saturday’s scene: Standing Guard at Arches National Park

More Arch in Arches National Park

On a drive into Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, these stone formations are the first scene that you’ll see. It’s tempting to hop out of the car to spend your time photographing them. But this is only the beginning. Active baby boomers will find over 2,000 natural sandstone arches as they walk, hike, drive […]

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Saturday’s scene: Rusted Dreams

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On a four-wheel-drive adventure in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, Alan and I discovered a car’s rusted remains. Close by, abandoned mining structures held the lost dreams of a long forgotten mining community (dating from 1860) near California Gulch. With an elevation of around 10,000 ft., life must have been hard for the prospectors. […]

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Nuku Hiva

Cruising to Nuku Hiva

Nuku Hiva

Updated 03.01.2015 Have you been to Nuku Hiva? Nuka whatta? Part of the Marquesas Islands group in the South Pacific, this is not your typical island in French Polynesia. Instead of resorts with over-the-water-bungalows and broad beaches, baby boomers will find a rugged landscape with horses roaming free and a definite off-the-beaten-path feel. Most baby […]

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4 wheeling Yankee Boy Basin Trail

4 wheeling Yankee Boy Basin in Ouray, Colorado

4 wheeling Yankee Boy Basin Trail

Updated 07.01.2013 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, […]

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Stone Formations in Chiricahua National Monument

Traveling Off the Beaten Path in the Chiricahuas

Stone Formations in Chiricahua National Monument

Updated 03.01.2014 We’re often asked about our favorite off-the-beaten-path travel experiences. In Arizona, that would have to be Chiricahua National Monument. Whether camping or RVing in Bonita Canyon campground or staying at nearby Sunglow Ranch, active travelers will get their fill of hikes, 4-wheel driving, exploring history or photographing the scenery in a less-crowded southeastern […]

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