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Tropical Cruise Gear for the Boomer Traveler

gear for a tropical getaway

Headed on a much needed break from the cold weather? Unless you’re a fan of winter adventures, January through March are great months for a  tropical cruise—or warm-weather getaway. Whether you’re looking to swim with stingrays on a South Pacific cruise or lounge around the pool at a Maui resort like Montage Kapalua, packing the […]

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Late afternoon sun on Fira

An Ideal Greek Island Cruise for Boomers on a Budget

Are you curious about what it’s like to go on a Greek Island hopping cruise?  You’re in luck because guest contributor Debi Lander, from ByLanderSea, is here to share her experience with us. Can you believe Alan and Donna still haven’t crossed a Greek Island cruise off their boomer bucket list? The Greek Islands are rich in […]

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South Pacific Sunrise

A few words from Alan: Reconnecting on a cruise

Reconnecting on a cruise might not be the first thing you think of when planning a cruise. Do you think of cruising as a way to see new destinations or experience a lifetime adventure? A cruise is all those things, but it’s also about reconnecting on a romantic getaway. Today, Alan’s here to share how […]

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Boomer travel - bucket list trip - cruising the Arctic ice on a luxury expedition cruise.

Journey to the Arctic Ice

Boomer travel - bucket list trip - cruising the Arctic ice on a luxury expedition cruise.

Updated 10.19.2018  For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with cruising to the edge of the Arctic ice pack. Several years ago, Alan and I almost made it during a cruise to Norway and beyond. But 30 minutes away from the ice pack’s edge, our cruise ship had to turn around for a […]

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How to choose the best Alaska cruise

How to Choose the Best Alaska Cruise for Baby Boomers

How to choose the best Alaska cruise

  Updated 12.01.2019: How do you choose the best Alaska cruise? As boomer travelers, Alan and I are often asked that question. Our answer? It depends—on the itinerary, when you would like to cruise in Alaska, which cruise line you prefer and the type of experience you’re seeking. Before I offer my boomer travel advice […]

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Mimosas for breakfast on Silver Spirit

Cruising into Spring with Silver Wind

Mimosas for breakfast on Silver Spirit

After an unusually long, Montana winter filled with snow, sub-zero temperatures and lots of wind, Alan and I are more than ready to celebrate spring. So we’re spending April traveling from Ft. Lauderdale to Rome, Italy, on two segments of a spring cruise with Silver Wind. We’ll be cruising on one of Silversea’s smallest ships. […]

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Exploring the iceberg graveyard at Red Island

Exploring the Iceberg Graveyard at Red Island

Exploring the iceberg graveyard at Red Island

On a zodiac tour exploring the iceberg graveyard at Red Island, Greenland, Alan and I don’t expect to find the American Southwest. But red sandstone is exactly what I touch as the raft maneuvers through an arch sticking out from the island. However that’s the end of the similarity. You won’t see an iceberg graveyard […]

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Luxury cruise ship christmas on seabourn

Celebrating Christmas on a Luxury Cruise Ship

Luxury cruise ship christmas on seabourn

Updated 11.14.2019:  Next to being at home for the holidays, a luxury cruise ship Christmas is my favorite way to celebrate the holidays. There are just enough decorations and festivities to put me in a Christmasy mood, without going overboard—pardon the pun. A luxury cruise ship Christmas When Alan and I looked for a cruise […]

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Walrus watching on an Arctic expedition cruise

Walrus Watching in the Arctic on Silver Explorer

Walrus watching on an Arctic expedition cruise

Updated 06.14.2019:  Would you like to go walrus watching in the Arctic? It’s not an easy task. First, you need to travel on an Arctic expedition cruise to the Atlantic or Pacific. And then keep your fingers crossed that the expedition staff will make a sighting of a walrus on the ice or spot a […]

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Hiking 14th July Glacier on a Silversea Arctic cruise

Facing My Travel Fears on 14th July Glacier

Hiking 14th July Glacier on a Silversea Arctic cruise

Do you ever push personal limits during a trip? It’s exhilarating, not to mention being good for our boomer brains, to try something new or to ratchet up the level of a favorite activity. That’s what happened to me when I hiked 14th July Glacier on a Silversea cruise excursion. During a Silver Explorer Arctic cruise in […]

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