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  • Romantic South Africa
    doesn t get any better than this Plunge pool at our Ivory Lodge Villa at Lion Sands South Africa Our Ivory Lodge villa at Lion Sands in South Africa came with a plunge pool for cooling off after a hot morning on safari Alan and I sat on the lounges to watch elephants crossing the river into Kruger National Park Romantic Ivory Lodge at Lion Sands South Africa At Ivory Lodge the bed overlooked a wall of windows making nature the star of our dreams But even more romantic was the night we were led by lantern to an outside dining area where tables draped in white linen cloths sat around a roaring fire More lanterns hung from tree branches twinkling down on us as we enjoyed a gourmet meal compete with fine wine romantic bath at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge At Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge in northwestern South Africa Alan and I enjoyed a suite that literally rambled through the rocks No 6 had a living area with fireplace and a large bedroom that looked out onto a private plunge pool A flight of steps led from the dressing area to a bath with a shower carved into a boulder Beyond the glass door another patio contained an outdoor shower and tub for bathing with a view On the last night we returned from the game drive to find flickering candles lining the staircase to the claw foot tub where a hot bubble bath waited for us How is that for romance South Africa style Bedroom at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge in South Africa Do your travel dreams include plunge pools beds draped in mosquito netting and bathing by candlelight Plan a trip to romantic South Africa Thinking about planning an African safari Check out all

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  • Romantic Poland: Three getaways to spark your romance
    actually damaged by artillery fire from the war followed by years of neglect during communist times The current owner has authentically restored the castle especially when it comes to the public rooms On a fall day you ll find a blazing fire in the fireplace of the lobby And if you re lucky there will be a public piano concert on the 100 year old Bechstein Grand Piano in the second story salon Meals are available in The Castle Restaurant with a setting that overlooks the terrace and lake The buffet breakfast is included in the room rate Boomer Travel Tip Hotel Podewills Castle in Krag is closed during the winter months November to March And be sure to mention that you are English speaking so that an English speaking member of the staff is available during your stay Boomers seeking active travels combined with romance will find plenty to do The horseback riding is especially popular as are walks around the lake or hikes in the forest Looking into The Orangery at the Amber Palace Stay in the splendor of an amber palace Bursztynowy Palace or the Amber Palace Hotel offers old world luxury on the Amber Road an ancient trade route that ferried precious amber from Gdansk to Rome and beyond Approximately an hour s drive west of Hotel Podewills Castle the property houses three castles Amber Palace White Palace public access not available and the Hunting Lodge Rich colored rugs and ornate chandeliers recreate the luxurious Polish ambiance of the late 1890 s and early 1900 s in the Amber Palace s public rooms Once again we meet an owner who has worked hard to restore a building that suffered through several reincarnations during the Cold War from Soviet Marshal offices to state owned farm headquarters to a dormitory for technical students none of which encouraged the preservation of pre World War II history The grounds include a manicured park situated around a lake and a lava rock waterfall go figure Nordic walking swimming and bicycling rentals available are popular with the mostly German guests it s only 3 hours to Berlin by train Boomer travel tip Watch peacocks roam the lawn from the warm waters of the indoor pool that looks out onto the garden There s also a fitness center and complete spa facility After touring the Amber Palace our group stopped for a mid morning break of coffee and Charlottka apple cake in the Crystal Room the Amber Palace s grand dining room But I kept thinking how nice it would be to enjoy a romantic dinner with Alan in the Orangery a glass enclosed dining room known for its beautiful flowers Oh did I mention that there s a nightclub The soothing spa waters at Ryman Palace Bask in the romantic spa facility at Ryman Palace Forget the romance I d stay at Ryman Palace just for the spa The new wellness facility offers an indoor pool with water features heated lounge chairs

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  • Hiking Glacier National Park With Road Scholar
    this trip A Most Beautiful Hike to Grinnell Lake Most hikers visiting the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park come to experience the Grinnell Glacier Trail or trek to Iceberg Lake But the trail to Grinnell Lake offers a beautiful experience too Click on A Most Beautiful Hike to Grinnell Lake to read more about our experience Hiking Avalanche Lake Trail One of Glacier National Park s most popular trails the hike to Avalanche Lake is a moderately easy trail through old growth forest with the reward of a glacial fed lake at the turn around point Click on Hiking Avalanche Lake Trail to read more about our experience Discovering an Old Growth Forest On Glacier National Park s Avalanche Lake Trail we discovered the peacefulness of an old growth forest To learn more about our experience click on Discovering an Old Growth Forest Meeting a Mountain Goat At Hidden Lake Overlook in Glacier National Park we met a mountain goat who taught us about global warming Read more by clicking on Meeting a Mountain Goat Hiking to Bullhead Lake This Glacier National Park hike that we experienced with Road Scholar is the best ever To read more about

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  • Tauck Canadian Rockies Tour for Baby Boomers
    travel experiences was on a Tauck Canadian Rockies Tour The combination of excellent fall weather congenial boomer travel companions luxurious accommodations and Tauck attention to detail was a winner Touring the Canadian Rockies With Tauck Why did we give up our independent road tripping for a guided bus tour and how did we like it Click on Touring the Canadian Rockies With Tauck to find out Romance at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise When Alan and I traveled on a Canadian Rockies Tauck tour I finally had my chance to experience two nights at the romantic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Click on Romantic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise to learn about our experience Exploring Canada s Icefields Parkway Driving Canada s Icefields Parkway provides one grand view after another Click on Exploring Canada s Icefields Parkway to see what took our breath away Canadian Splendor We saw a lot of beautiful landscape when we traveled through the Canadian Rockies but seeing Peyto Lake in all of its glory was an experience we ll never forget Click on Canadian Splendor to see more of this incredible area Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge was my favorite lodging for chilling out

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  • A Guest Writer - My Itchy Travel Feet
    Adventure Montreal City Guide By A Guest Writer on 2016 03 31 in Canada Destinations Go Montreal North America Trip Tips Although some may consider our neighbor to the north to be a bit frigid Canada is actually one very hot travel destination these days Filled with endless opportunities for active travel Canada is an amazingly diverse travel destination that really has something for every type of traveler Today s guest contributor Vanessa Chiasson is taking us Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure A Glimpse of Modern Portugal in Medieval Guimaraes By A Guest Writer on 2016 03 25 in Active travel Destinations Do Europe Portugal Trip Tips Walking tours are part of the allure of European river cruising In today s guest article boomer travel writer Catherine Sweeney takes us on a stroll as she explores Portuguese history and culture on a Guimarães walking tour Aqui nasceu Portugal Portugal was born here the proud statement seen on the ancient city walls of Guimarães Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Dubrovnik and Split Hiking Guide By A Guest Writer on 2016 03 10 in Active travel Off the beaten path travel Croatia has been growing in popularity for years but lately it s getting more and more attention for its active travel options Along with a fascinating history and warm culture Croatia offers some great hiking paths with stunning views of the country s beautiful coastline If you re thinking about visiting Croatia today s guest contributor Vanessa A Nirode Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Falling In Love With The Village of Favaios By A Guest Writer on 2016 03 04 in Cruise excursions Portugal If you love traveling through winding vineyards tasting fresh bread and sipping sweet wine well today s post is for you Our guest writer Judy Freedman from A Boomers Life After 50 is here to take us on a lovely river cruise excursion to one of Portugal s most charming villages If I ever write my memoir Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Hiking Through Macedonia s Jasen Nature Reserve By A Guest Writer on 2016 02 23 in Active travel Off the beaten path travel Are you in the mood for a really off the beaten path adventure Good because today s guest contributor Vanessa A Nirode is taking us on a hiking trip to Macedonia s Jasen Nature Reserve With wild goats wolves and stunning scenery this park located deep in the heart of the Balkans has been called the best kept secret among Europe s Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Riding South Dakota s Badlands By A Guest Writer on 2016 02 16 in Active travel Boomer road trips South Dakota Are your travel feet itching for a boomer road trip but can t make up your mind about the destination Well get your motor running because Diane White is back with the latest addition to our ongoing boomers on bikes series Today Diane is

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  • Active travel Archives
    By A Guest Writer on 2016 03 25 in Active travel Destinations Do Europe Portugal Trip Tips Walking tours are part of the allure of European river cruising In today s guest article boomer travel writer Catherine Sweeney takes us on a stroll as she explores Portuguese history and culture on a Guimarães walking tour Aqui nasceu Portugal Portugal was born here the proud statement seen on the ancient city walls of Guimarães Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Dubrovnik and Split Hiking Guide By A Guest Writer on 2016 03 10 in Active travel Off the beaten path travel Croatia has been growing in popularity for years but lately it s getting more and more attention for its active travel options Along with a fascinating history and warm culture Croatia offers some great hiking paths with stunning views of the country s beautiful coastline If you re thinking about visiting Croatia today s guest contributor Vanessa A Nirode Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure A Winter Trip to Glacier National Park By Donna Hull on 2016 02 27 in Active travel Destinations Montana National Park adventures North America United States Do you enjoy visiting Glacier National Park but hate the summer crowds Alan and I do too Of course you ve probably read the advice to visit in the early fall once families have returned home to start the school year But have you thought about a Glacier National Park winter trip It s a fine time to Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Hiking Through Macedonia s Jasen Nature Reserve By A Guest Writer on 2016 02 23 in Active travel Off the beaten path travel Are you in the mood for a really off the beaten path adventure Good because today s guest contributor Vanessa A Nirode is taking us on a hiking trip to Macedonia s Jasen Nature Reserve With wild goats wolves and stunning scenery this park located deep in the heart of the Balkans has been called the best kept secret among Europe s Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Riding South Dakota s Badlands By A Guest Writer on 2016 02 16 in Active travel Boomer road trips South Dakota Are your travel feet itching for a boomer road trip but can t make up your mind about the destination Well get your motor running because Diane White is back with the latest addition to our ongoing boomers on bikes series Today Diane is taking us to South Dakota s badlands where boomers buffalo and bikes collide Not literally Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Swimming with Stingrays in Moorea By Donna Hull on 2016 02 11 in Active travel Cruise excursions Destinations Do French Polynesia South Pacific Trip Tips Swimming with stingrays is our favorite South Pacific cruise excursion Period Alan and I have cruised the South Pacific four times and on each sailing we look forward to connecting with these gentle sea creatures And if we

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  • Alberta Archives
    after a day of cross country skiing sound Nice right There are tons of active travel opportunities in Alberta and British Columbia where you can do exactly this and more Today s guest writer Leigh McAdam from HikeBikeTravel lets us Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Saturday s scene exploring Canada s Icefields Parkway By Donna Hull on 2012 07 07 in Alberta Canada See Small group tours Driving Canada s Icefields Parkway provides one grand view after another Alan and I dug into our photo archives for today s Saturday s scene It reminds us of one of our favorite boomer road trips even though we were on a bus After driving on our own whirlwind Western National Park tour Alan and I headed to Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Travel Dreams Come True at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise By Donna Hull on 2010 04 06 in Alberta Canada Destinations North America Romantic getaways Small group tours Stay Updated 12 01 2015 What s on your list of boomer travel dreams Staying at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has always been one of mine Photographs of the famous Canadian resort hotel reflected in the waters of Lake Louise remind me of an alpine fairy tale setting worthy of a romantic getaway with Alan When Alan and Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Touring the Canadian Rockies With Tauck By Donna Hull on 2009 12 15 in Active travel Alberta Canada Do Go North America Bus tour Does the term conjure up visions of a crowded vehicle with stays in a different city each night Think again How about mountain scenery extended time for exploring and luxurious accommodations from an era when railroads ruled the travel world That s what baby boomer travelers will find on

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  • Canada Archives
    exploring amazing Nova Scotia Thankfully you ll find a lot of travel information out there about this destination s most popular attraction and wonder of the world The Bay of Fundy However today s guest author Debi Lander from ByLanderSea takes us back in time as she recalls how Nova Scotia s most unique tourist attraction allowed Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Enjoying a Nordic Ski Trip in the Canadian Rockies By A Guest Writer on 2015 02 10 in Active travel Alberta British Columbia North America How does cuddling up beside a crackling fire in a lodge tucked away in the Canadian Rockies after a day of cross country skiing sound Nice right There are tons of active travel opportunities in Alberta and British Columbia where you can do exactly this and more Today s guest writer Leigh McAdam from HikeBikeTravel lets us Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Five Great Canadian Outdoor Adventures By A Guest Writer on 2014 12 15 in Active travel Canada Destinations Do North America Trip Tips Full of awe inspiring landscape and bustling cities Canada is an incredibly diverse nation With its expansive coastlines scenic valleys majestic mountains and what seems like endless amounts of natural beauty Canada offers a lot in the way of active outdoor adventures As you d expect there s everything from easy to epic for the active boomer traveler Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Checking Out Family History in Nova Scotia By A Guest Writer on 2014 11 11 in Canada Destinations Do North America Nova Scotia Plan Trip Tips Are you curious about your Scottish ancestry Why did they come to North America How did they live Family history and cultural resources abound in Nova Scotia even if your ancestors first landed further south Today s contributing writer Vera Marie Badertscher from A Traveler s Library and Ancestors in Aprons describes how to go about tracing Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Sailing Bras D or Lake in Nova Scotia By A Guest Writer on 2014 11 06 in Active travel Canada Destinations Do North America Nova Scotia Trip Tips Traveling by any means is certainly a privilege no matter what method of travel you choose However for those lucky few with sturdy sea legs sailing on the open water is the only way to go Today s sea loving guestposter Vera Marie Badertscher from A Traveler s Library describes one very unique sailing experience around Nova Scotia s Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Riding the Prince Rupert Ferry By Donna Hull on 2014 06 14 in Boomer road trips British Columbia Canada Destinations Go North America Trip Tips The soft shades of morning sunlight illuminates Scarlett Point as the M V Northern Expedition Prince Rupert Ferry begins the 15 hour cruise up the Inside Passage from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert on the British Columbia B C mainland The postcard like scene reveals hidden coves

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