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Our Favorite Places to Stay in Italy

Boomer travel - Italy - Our favorite places to stay in Italy.

Updated 09.01.2018:  Boomer travelers love to travel in Italy. The culture, history and food—oh, that food—combine for an unforgettable trip. And following our recommendations for places to stay in Italy turns it up a notch. Alan and I enjoy Italian accommodations ranging from boutique hotels to upscale bed and breakfasts. When choosing a place to […]

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Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

Wine Valley Inn & Cottages: a Charming Stay in Solvang

Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

Updated 02.01.2017 On a coastal California road trip that doubled as a multi-generational birthday celebration for my mother-in-law, Alan headed the car inland to the wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara and the Danish-inspired town of Solvang. Our accommodations at the Wine Valley Inn & Cottages proved to be the perfect setting for this road trip to Solvang. Situated on […]

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Graylyn Estate

If Walls Could Talk: Staying at Graylyn Estate

Graylyn Estate

Updated 02.01.2017 Arriving at Graylyn Estate is like stepping back in time to the days when tobacco reigned in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A butler greets me on the steps of the stone manor house that was once the home of J.R. Reynolds Tobacco Company Chairman, Bowman Gray, Sr. and his wife, Nathalie Lyons Gray. Stepping […]

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Montage Kapalua Bay pool on Maui

Luxury in Maui at Montage Kapalua Bay

Montage Kapalua Bay pool on Maui

Updated 07.01.2019: Romantic accommodations in a quiet, scenic setting with unassuming personal service is my kind of luxury travel experience. And that’s exactly what I found when the Maui Visitor’s Bureau invited me to stay at Montage Kapalua Bay. Luxury in Maui: Montage Kapalua Bay Review Although I’ve traveled to Maui twice before, this was […]

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Finding Romance in Poland

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Updated 02.01.2017 When you think of romantic getaways, does Poland come to mind? Probably not—especially for our U.S. readers. When I visited the Baltic region of Poland and Germany last year, I discovered that romantic Poland definitely exits. And, the experience is filled not only with romance but also with the complicated history of Western […]

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A boomer mom visits London with her grownup son

Do you have college aged children? Have you thought about including them on a boomer trip to London,? Today, Kristen Drake of 50 Plus Boomer Life, tells us how to visit London with your grownup child. This Easter, I ventured on an exciting trip with my grown up son, Gabriel. He’s 22 years old and […]

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Off-the-beaten-path in Brussels

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Is Brussels, Belgium, on your boomer travel list? If so, you’ll be visiting a country the size of Maryland, where at least three languages are spoken, and repeated invasions from neighboring countries have resulted in a culture with an extremely cosmopolitan vibe. Today, Patricia Patton  takes us off-the-beaten-path in Brussels, Belgium’s capital city. Don’t be […]

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Saturday’s scene: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Alan and I discovered this statue in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney after taking the short walk from our accommodations at the Four Seasons Hotel. The gardens are like a green oasis in the lively Australian city and a delightful way to spend a morning or afternoon. Did you know that the Royal Botanic Garden […]

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Alan and Donna South Africa

Romantic South Africa

Alan and Donna South Africa

In romantic South Africa boomer adventure is more than wild animals and fantastic photo opportunities. You’ll also find a setting that will set your heart aflutter. When Alan and I traveled to South Africa, we discovered beds sprinkled with rose petals, candles lighting the way to a romantic bath and private plunge pools. Our luxurious […]

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Saturday’s scene: A Maze of a Time in Tuscany

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Alan photographed this maze from our room at Sovana Hotel and Resort in the Etruscan village of Sovana in southern Tuscany. We only had enough time to enjoy one night here during our boomer road trip through Northern Italy. One day, we’d like to go back to explore more of the Etruscan ruins and wander, […]

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