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Outdoor apps will keep you safe

Saturday’s scene: National Public Lands Day

Outdoor apps will keep you safe

Did you know that today is National Public Lands Day? In celebration, admission is free to all of the U.S. National Parks. But, you can do more than simply visit a U.S. outdoor treasure. Join more than 170,000 volunteers at over 2,100 sites across the U.S. as they plant trees, perform trail maintenance and participate […]

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Volunteer travel in South Africa

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Volunteer travel is a growing segment for the baby boomer travel world. Do you remember the guest post that we published from Rebecca Wilk’s about her volunteer vacation in Guatemala? Today, Rebecca is back to share another volunteer travel experience—this time she’s taking us to South Africa. I didn’t fully understand how phenomenal the South […]

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Volunteer travel in Indonesia

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Are you a boomer traveler who’s yearning to use your skills to volunteer in far-flung destinations? In today’s guest post, Heather Boylan of Travel With Heather explains about the rewards of Indonesia volunteer opportunities. Two years ago, I caught the Southeast Asia travel bug. Using my teaching skills to volunteer in Asia catapulted me into […]

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Volunteer Travel in Guatemala

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Are you curious about volunteer travel? Is a trip to Guatemala on your boomer to do list? Today, you can learn about both from Rebecca Wilks of Skyline Images. Carolee, one of my most philanthropic friends, nagged me for years before I agreed to go to Guatemala. The ‘hook’ was to support the nonprofit Cooperative […]

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A Travel Antidote for Itchy Feet and Itchy Hands

When Jamie Donahoe of Adventures in Preservation contacted me about her company’s unique volunteer vacations, I knew it was something that our baby boomer readers would enjoy learning about. If you’re a boomer who’s interested in travel, history and architectural preservation, these trips are for you. In today’s guest post, Jamie describes what it’s like […]

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Five Reasons To Travel On An African Safari

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In the introduction to last week’s guest post about volunteer travel in Africa, I mentioned that a South African safari ranks at the top of our baby boomer travel memories. I’ll never forget toasting to a brilliant sunset in the bush with a glass of champagne or the thrill of watching a young lion cub […]

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Two lions cuddle during a nap in South Africa

Volunteering Your Way Through Africa

Two lions cuddle during a nap in South Africa

Traveling to South Africa is one of the most meaningful baby boomer trips that Alan and I have ever taken. Seeing lions guarding a kill or watching a baby elephant rush after his mama are high on our list of travel memories. Of course, we readily admit that the luxurious safari lodges we experienced …

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