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Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

A Most Beautiful Hike to Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

Updated 06.13.2018. In June 2014, I wrote about one of the most beautiful hikes in Glacier National Park. In my latest update, I’ve included answers to frequently asked questions about the trail to Grinnell Lake, more photos and updated hiking information. Tips for a Grinnell Lake Hike Most hikers visiting the Many Glacier area of […]

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Mesa Arch Canyonlands

Mesa Arch Sunrise Photography Tips for Boomer Travelers

Mesa Arch Canyonlands

Are you planning a trip to Canyonlands National Park? During your research, did you see the iconic photo of Mesa Arch framing distant sandstone formations as the rising sun casts an illuminating glow on everything? Did it inspire you to take the same photo? You don’t have to become a photography professional to capture a […]

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Mobile photo storage for your phone

The Mobile Photo Storage Solution for Boomer Travelers

Mobile photo storage for your phone

ThePhotoStick Mobile is sponsoring this look at mobile photo storage. Is your phone’s memory clogged with photos? Read on. How many times a day do you take photos with your phone? Alan and I are always pulling our phones out to photograph something. But we rarely take the time to transfer the pictures to laptops […]

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Sunset in Neumayer Channel

Seeing the Light in Antarctica

Sunset in Neumayer Channel

Updated 10.01.2017 When Alan and I cruised in Antarctica on Seabourn Quest, we expected to see mammoth icebergs, stunning scenery, and cute penguins waddling around. But the other worldliness of Antarctica’s light came as a complete surprise to us. The soft, golden rays shining low in the sky added a dimension beyond scenery and wildlife […]

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Jordaan District Walking Tour With AmaWaterways

A Snowy Walking Tour in Amsterdam

Jordaan District Walking Tour With AmaWaterways

When Alan and I boarded Amacello in Amsterdam for an AmaWaterways Rhine River Christmas Market cruise, we didn’t expect such a snowy welcome. But those white flakes didn’t keep us from exploring Amsterdam on a Jordaan District walking tour provided by the ship. In fact, the snow added to the fun of visiting the UNESCO World Heritage […]

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Milford Sound

Cruising Milford Sound With Silversea Cruises

Milford Sound

Updated: 10.01.2018: The steep-sided cliffs of a fjord mark the entrance to Milford Sound on the West Coast of New Zealand. Standing at the railing on Silver Spirit’s Deck 9, Alan and I marvel as the scenery unfolds in a vertical landscape that undulates in a wave of rugged mountains. Waterfalls — too numerous to count — tumble […]

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Fall on the Glenn Highway in Alaska

Saturday’s scene: Fall on the Glenn Highway

Fall on the Glenn Highway in Alaska

When Alan and I planned our Alaska Highway road trip, we weren’t thinking about fall color. But that’s exactly what we found in the first week of September while driving the Glenn Highway, also known as the Tok Cutoff. The paved road travels 328 scenic miles between Tok and Anchorage. And the portion of the highway […]

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Mount Denali

Adventure Awaits in Alaska’s Denali Park

Mount Denali

For anyone looking for an active travel destination, there’s simply no better place to experience active travel in Alaska. From expansive views of breathtaking landscape to local wildlife, the Last Frontier is really something unique. Today’s guest poster, photographer Dennis Calhoun, visually brings us one step into Alaska’s incredible Denali Park with his incredible photographs. […]

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Donna Hull at Akaka Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii

Take a Waterfall Walk at Akaka Falls State Park

Donna Hull at Akaka Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii

Waterfall Walk at Akaka Falls State Park Updated: 08.01.2017 On a visit to the Hamakua Coast in Hawaii, Alan and I discovered the lovely Akaka Falls State Park located 11 miles north of Hilo. Although Akaka and Kahuna Falls are the star attractions, the park is filled with many small waterfalls and lush vegetation. It […]

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Mimosas for breakfast on Silver Spirit

Scenes From the Sea: Crossing the Atlantic Week 3

Mimosas for breakfast on Silver Spirit

During week 3 of our Atlantic crossing aboard Silver Spirit, we departed Funchal and headed across the ocean to Bermuda and eventually Ft. Lauderdale. Crossing the Atlantic Week 3 is all about the luxury of six days at sea. With beautiful weather for most of the crossing, we opted for breakfast on the back deck […]

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