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  • National Park adventures Archives
    don t go during tourist season which usually means summer But sometimes you can t avoid prime time Maybe you re traveling with the grandkids on a multigenerational summer vacation or for whatever reason it s your time to travel If you have no other choice except traveling 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 to Hidden Falls in Grand Teton National Park By Donna Hull on 2015 09 17 in Active travel Destinations Do National Park adventures North America Trip Tips United States Wyoming Do you enjoy a hike with choices taking the long way when there s time or choosing a shorter version that better fits your schedule The hike to Hidden Falls in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson Wyoming does just that Active boomers can walk the long way reduce the miles with a one way boat shuttle across Jenny Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Staying at Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park By Donna Hull on 2015 07 24 in Destinations Montana National Park adventures North America Stay Trip Tips United States West What are your favorite hotels in Glacier National Park Alan and I are often asked this question And without hesitation we answer Many Glacier Hotel Location location location If you re looking for world class views and access to some of the best hiking trails in Glacier National Park Many Glacier Hotel wins hands down in my boomer traveler opinion Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Adventure in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park By A Guest Writer on 2015 07 13 in Destinations National Park adventures North America Tennessee Find hotels in Great Smoky Mountains here The hot summer months are a great time to hit the mountains Whether you re an avid hiker or prefer to travel by car the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a fascinating destination Today s guest writer Vera Marie Badertscher from A Traveler s Library takes us on a very unique Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Tips for Visiting Polebridge Montana By Donna Hull on 2014 07 26 in Destinations Go Montana National Park adventures North America Off the beaten path travel Trip Tips United States West Updated 08 01 2015 Would you like to visit a corner of Glacier National Park that s not quite so crowded with tourists And wouldn t it be fun if there was a bakery where locals and tourists compared

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  • Hawaii Archives
    13 in Destinations Hawaii North America United States As you read this I ll be on my way to Molokai for the second time in my life Alan and I first visited The Friendly Isle several years ago when we rented a cottage for a week of pure relaxation To say that we fell in love with Molokai is an understatement My current Molokai trip Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure At the End of the Road on Maui By Donna Hull on 2015 09 08 in Active travel Destinations Hawaii North America United States West When you ve soaked up all of the rest and relaxation that a Maui resort provides it s time to go off the beaten path to explore La Perouse Bay When I visited The Valley Isle as a guest of Visit Maui I took time out from the luxurious fun for a scenic drive to the end of the road in Makena Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Stand Up Paddleboarding on Maui By Donna Hull on 2015 05 12 in Active travel Destinations Do Hawaii North America Trip Tips United States West Trying a new to you active travel experience is energizing The empowerment from learning a new skill lasts for days and results in unforgettable travel memories I m convinced that it also keeps this boomer thinking young That s why I said yes to a stand up paddleboarding lesson offered by Visit Maui during a trip to Hawaii s Valley Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Touring the Mighty Mo With Silversea Cruises By A Guest Writer on 2015 04 03 in Cruise excursions Destinations Hawaii North America United States West When the Silversea cruise ship Silver Spirit called on Honolulu Hawaii during our Grand Pacific Voyage Alan joined the Silver Shore Collection excursion Heart of the Missouri Along with 9 fellow cruise guests he toured the Mighty Mo for a fascinating 90 minute exploration of the massive battleship Today he shares his story with us I m standing Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Exploring Byodo in Temple on Oahu Island By A Guest Writer on 2015 02 17 in Active travel Hawaii As much as we love Hawaii s beautiful beaches and luxury lodgings some of our best memories have included exploring the many off the beaten path locations around the islands Today s guest author and photographer Noel Morata from behind Travel Photo Discovery takes us to one of Oahu s most spectacular sites the Byodo In Temple One of the most Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Visit Nu uanu Pali on Oahu Island By A Guest Writer on 2015 02 03 in Active travel Hawaii As one of our favorite destinations in the USA Hawaii has always held a special place in our heart Luckily we ve been able to explore much of the Big Island as well as many of the other surrounding islands However today s guest writer and

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  • Donna Hull - My Itchy Travel Feet
    New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Seven Off the Beaten Path National Parks to Avoid the Crowds By Donna Hull on 2016 04 09 in Destinations Go National Park adventures North America Trip Tips United States West You already know our advice for avoiding crowded national park travel don t go during tourist season which usually means summer But sometimes you can t avoid prime time Maybe you re traveling with the grandkids on a multigenerational summer vacation or for whatever reason it s your time to travel If you have no other choice except traveling Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure On Our Own in Cartagena Spain By Donna Hull on 2016 03 28 in Cruise excursions Destinations Europe Spain Sometimes on longer cruises Alan and I prefer to skip cruise excursions Too many ports filled with history cathedrals and museums can burn us out Taking a break to explore by ourselves is the solution During a Silversea Mediterranean cruise and Atlantic crossing that s how we end up creating a Cartagena walking tour that best suits us With no goal of Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Eleven Questions to Ask Before Traveling to Europe By Donna Hull on 2016 03 19 in Boomer travel tips Plan Trip Tips Are you considering traveling to Europe Spring and fall are wonderful seasons to experience Italy Spain or your favorite European country Although the weather is not as consistently good you ll avoid the summer throngs of tourists And that s a good thing Alan and I are big believers in planning ahead So ask yourself these questions before Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure If You Only Have One Day in Key West By Donna Hull on 2016 03 11 in Boomer road trips Destinations Florida North America Southeast United States If your Florida travel plans include spend a day in Key West I might as well warn you that s not enough time With a vibrant waterfront playing host to a killer sunset colorful historic homes to explore along tree shaded side streets and an energetic vibe emanating from local restaurants and bars you ll be crying in your Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure ESTAS net Makes Applying for the USA Visa Waiver Program Easy By Donna Hull on 2016 03 09 in Boomer travel tips News Trip Tips This article is sponsored by ESTAS net Last year when Alan and I traveled to Australia as part of our 64 day South Pacific cruise we applied online for the required Electronic Travel Authority ETA that was attached electronically to our passport The process was quick and easy In a matter of a few minutes and a Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure I ll be Wearing Joseph Nogucci Bracelets on My Next Trip By Donna Hull on 2016 03 03 in Reviews Trip Tips I enjoy wearing jewelry even when I m traveling But that jewelry needs to be understated so as not

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  • Go Archives
    Hull on 2016 01 29 in Active travel Destinations Go North Carolina Trip Tips I had driven by Old Salem Museum Gardens many times on trips to Winston Salem North Carolina to watch Georgia Tech play Wake Forest in football The journey was only a few hours from my home in Roanoke Virginia But for one reason or another I never took the time to visit Old Salem to explore Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Cruising to El Brujo Glacier By Donna Hull on 2016 01 16 in Chile Cruise excursions Destinations Go South America Trip Tips Want to make your holiday cruise a white one or blue in this case Choose an itinerary that visits a glacier When Alan and I sailed in South America on Seabourn Quest Christmas Day began with a 6 00 a m wakeup call to see the icy toe of El Brujo Glacier in the Chilean Fjords We Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Exploring the Highlights of Istanbul By Donna Hull on 2015 11 10 in Active travel Destinations Europe Go Trip Tips Turkey This article is brought to you by Swissotel Hotels and Resorts providing luxurious accommodations around the globe Istanbul is where East meets West Europe bumps up against Asia and old meets new On my quick visit to Istanbul known as the Queen of Cities during the Middle Ages the opulence of the Topkapi Palace intricately Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Beach Hopping on Molokai By Donna Hull on 2015 10 27 in Active travel Destinations Go Hawaii North America United States Updated 02 01 2016 Do you like to go beach hopping The Hawaiian island of Molokai is home to world s tallest sea cliffs rising between 3 600 and 3 900 ft above the ocean And history buffs will be fascinated by fishponds that date back to ancient times But if you re a lover of uncrowded beaches each one different Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Four Off the Beaten Path Summer Trips By Donna Hull on 2015 08 22 in Boomer travel tips Go Trip Tips Do you travel in summer Alan and I usually avoid it preferring the less crowded shoulder seasons of spring and fall But what if you don t have a choice Are you a boomer who s still in the workforce Or maybe you d like to travel on a multigenerational trip when the grandkids are out of school We Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Visiting Lyon the Capital of Lights By A Guest Writer on 2015 07 20 in Europe France Go Trip Tips Travelers looking for oodles of history and culture not to mention culinary exquisiteness will bask in all that France has to offer From the ever so crowded Paris to smaller towns like Avignon or Perouges travelers can really experience a variety of traditional French life as well as more modern customs Today s guest writer Jan Ross from

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  • Trip Tips Archives
    Boomer travel tips Reviews Trip Tips Do you struggle with a heavy backpack or personal item when traveling by plane Have you considered a rolling tote bag Meet my new favorite piece of luggage the Delsey Quilted Rolling UnderSeat Tote As a boomer traveler with back issues lifting a rolling carryon into the overhead bin on an airplane results in an aching Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure News for the Week By Nicole on 2016 04 09 in News From Donna Alan and I went snowshoeing last Saturday Can you believe it Here check out the photo that I shared on Facebook be sure to like our page while you re there I know we should be thinking about spring travel but a warm sunny day for snowshoeing was more than we could resist It was our Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Seven Off the Beaten Path National Parks to Avoid the Crowds By Donna Hull on 2016 04 09 in Destinations Go National Park adventures North America Trip Tips United States West You already know our advice for avoiding crowded national park travel don t go during tourist season which usually means summer But sometimes you can t avoid prime time Maybe you re traveling with the grandkids on a multigenerational summer vacation or for whatever reason it s your time to travel If you have no other choice except traveling Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Top Five National Park Travel Apps By Nicole on 2016 04 05 in Plan Trip Tips Surely you must know by now how much we love to explore our National Park system Alan and Donna have made some incredible memories over the years while exploring the Grand Canyon Canyonlands and many more This year marks the park

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  • United States Archives
    in Boomer road trips Destinations Florida North America Southeast United States If your Florida travel plans include spend a day in Key West I might as well warn you that s not enough time With a vibrant waterfront playing host to a killer sunset colorful historic homes to explore along tree shaded side streets and an energetic vibe emanating from local restaurants and bars you ll be crying in your 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 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 Spend a Day in Old Salem North Carolina By Donna Hull on 2016 01 29 in Active travel Destinations Go North Carolina Trip Tips I had driven by Old Salem Museum Gardens many times on trips to Winston Salem North Carolina to watch Georgia Tech play Wake Forest in football The journey was only a few hours from my home in Roanoke Virginia But for one reason or another I never took the time to visit Old Salem to explore Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Harley Adventures through North Carolina s Gorgeous Outer Banks By A Guest Writer on 2016 01 12 in Boomer road trips North Carolina Are you ready for another amazing boomer road trip adventure Well get your Harley helmet ready because Diane White is back with the latest addition to our ongoing boomers on bikes series Today Diane is taking us to one of the country s most beautiful yet relatively under the radar locations North Carolina s Outer Banks JIM ME AND HARLEY MAKES Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Introducing Coloring the West An Adult Coloring Book for Travelers By Donna Hull on 2015 12 04 in Arizona Boomer travel tips Colorado Destinations Montana North America United States Utah West My Itchy Travel Feet is all about inspiring boomers to travel Writing the words that you read here and sharing Alan s photos allows me to relive those travel moments But now I ve discovered another

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  • West Archives
    the rest and relaxation that a Maui resort provides it s time to go off the beaten path to explore La Perouse Bay When I visited The Valley Isle as a guest of Visit Maui I took time out from the luxurious fun for a scenic drive to the end of the road in Makena Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Staying at Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park By Donna Hull on 2015 07 24 in Destinations Montana National Park adventures North America Stay Trip Tips United States West What are your favorite hotels in Glacier National Park Alan and I are often asked this question And without hesitation we answer Many Glacier Hotel Location location location If you re looking for world class views and access to some of the best hiking trails in Glacier National Park Many Glacier Hotel wins hands down in my boomer traveler opinion Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Wine Valley Inn Cottages a Charming Stay in Solvang By Donna Hull on 2015 05 14 in Boomer road trips California Destinations North America Romantic getaways Stay Trip Tips United States West 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 Copenhagen Drive Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Stand Up Paddleboarding on Maui By Donna Hull on 2015 05 12 in Active travel Destinations Do Hawaii North America Trip Tips United States West Trying a new to you active travel experience is energizing The empowerment from learning a new skill lasts for days and results in unforgettable travel memories I m convinced that it also keeps this boomer thinking young That s why I said yes to a stand up paddleboarding lesson offered by Visit Maui during a trip to Hawaii s Valley Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Bond With the Grandkids On a Summer Adventure in Vail By Donna Hull on 2015 04 10 in Active travel Colorado Destinations Do North America Trip Tips United States West Alan and I are big fans of active travel especially when it comes to multigenerational trips RockResorts has sponsored my article on bonding with grandkids over a summer adventure in Vail Colorado Let s play a game for a minute Close your eyes Now think back to your favorite memories of your grandparents Bet I can guess what Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Touring the Mighty Mo With Silversea Cruises By A Guest Writer on 2015 04 03 in Cruise excursions Destinations Hawaii North America United States West When the Silversea cruise ship Silver Spirit called on Honolulu Hawaii during our Grand Pacific Voyage Alan joined the Silver Shore Collection excursion

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  • Montreal City Guide
    guests like John Lennon and Yoko Ono The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hosted the couples infamous Bed In For Peace in 1969 Guests can book the Lennon Ono suite for no premium charge All suites of this size cost the same and it s entirely possible that you might find yourself booked in just by chance alone The Lennon Ono Suite lets you sleep surrounded by history Another amazing option is Hotel Le St Martin If you love the unique feel of a boutique hotel Le St Martin is a stylish tastefully appointed property adjacent to the Peel metro station It s the perfect choice for a quick weekend getaway Little touches really set the Hotel Le St Martin apart like big cozy bathrobes Keurig coffee machines and a 4pm Snack Angel who offers complimentary treats What to Do in Montreal Pulling yourself away from the hotel room may be a challenge but it s well worth it to discover the city Montrealers embrace any opportunity to explore their city and visitors can emulate their example while still maintaining a budget Montreal s Museum of Fine Arts is an ideal place to start It s an incredible multi building complex that itself is a work of art and features many stunning piece of outdoor sculpture Sculpture outside of the museum On a warm and sunny day head to the Botanical Gardens This beautifully designed space features amazing plant sculptures and is also home to the Insectarium While hanging out with creepy crawlies may seem counter intuitive to a romantic getaway I promise you ll love it and will find it utterly fascinating Living art can be found at the city s Botanical Gardens Winters in Montreal are not for the faint of heart but much of the city s downtown is connected by underground tunnels When the harbor freezes there are opportunities for ice skating and ice fishing and even some spa indulgences A visit to Bota Bota a docked boat turned Scandinavian spa experience is the perfect activity for someone who would rather watch the ice fishing than actually do it Where to Eat in Montreal Whether you need to warm up cool down or just want to linger and people watch Montreal has a huge selection of restaurants For a lunch or a snack my favorite spot is Patrice Patissier This is a pastry house where pastries are just the tip of the iceberg They have delicious and affordable lunch options from classic grilled cheese to more sophisticated dishes Whatever you choose save room for dessert and pick up a humble looking canele Traditional to Bordeaux with a soft custard like centre and a thick caramelized crust caneles are shaped like a fluted cylinder and have a special deliciousness all their own Come for lunch stay for the canele There s only one place to have a romantic dinner in Montreal and that s in the old city The twisting cobblestone lanes are exactly the charming background you had

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