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  • Africa Archives
    Did Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Taking a chance on Egypt should boomers go By Donna Hull on 2012 03 29 in Active travel Africa Egypt Go Ancient pyramids standing tall under the desert sun the extravagance of Tutankhamun s funeral mask the Muslim call to prayer drifting over Cairo as exotic sights and smells assault your senses are these the images that fuel your boomer travel dreams Since the Egyptian Revolution occurred in Cairo s Tahrir Square on January 25 2011 tourism especially American visitors Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Volunteer travel in South Africa By A Guest Writer on 2012 03 27 in Active travel Africa Do South Africa 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 Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Romantic South Africa By Donna Hull on 2012 02 14 in Africa Go Romantic getaways South Africa In romantic South Africa boomer adventure is more than wild animals and fantastic photo opportunities You ll also find a setting that will set your heart aflutter When Alan and I traveled to South Africa we discovered beds sprinkled with rose petals candles lighting the way to a romantic bath and private plunge pools Our luxurious Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure The Power of Reading By Donna Hull on 2011 11 29 in Africa News Zambia Today I m asking you to reach back in your boomer memory Way back Do you recall visiting the public library as a kid I do Every other week in the summer my mother would drive me and my two sisters to Stewart Lakewood Public Library in Atlanta Georgia I can still smell the musty book odor Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Saturday s scene Alabaster Mosque By Donna Hull on 2011 11 12 in Active travel Africa Egypt See From its location on the summit of the Citadel the Alabaster Mosque or the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha dominates the Cairo skyline In fact it s the landmark that boomer travelers will notice first when they visit this Egyptian city I explored the Ottoman influenced mosque during a small group tour with AuthentiCity Travel After Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Discovering Creativity in Cairo By Donna Hull on 2011 10 28 in Active travel Africa Egypt Go Are you a boomer who s interested in traveling deeper That s exactly what my trip to Cairo with our sponsor AuthentiCity was all about Yes our group saw the must see sites like the Giza pyramids and the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities but we also met with revolutionaries at a downtown Cairo coffee shop watched locals Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads

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  • Antarctica Archives
    in the sky added a dimension beyond scenery and wildlife that s hard Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Antarctica in Video By Donna Hull on 2016 02 04 in Antarctica Destinations Reviews Trip Tips This article is brought to you by Animoto Make great videos Easily Confession time Alan and I take tons of photos and videos But besides using them in our articles or on social media we rarely do anything with them For instance when family and friends asked to see more of our Antarctica cruise photos Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure 6 Questions About Cruising to Antarctica By Donna Hull on 2016 01 22 in Antarctica Bucket list trips Destinations It s been about a week since Alan and I returned from cruising to Antarctica We keep asking each other Did we really go there The trip seems so distant Perhaps it s that our senses are overloaded and we ve yet to process all that we experienced on this trip of a lifetime We ve just begun the process Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Cruising to Antarctica With Seabourn By Donna Hull on 2015 12 17 in Active travel Antarctica

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  • Asia Archives
    Tips Magnificent Astounding Spectacular None of these adjectives come close to describing Impression West Lake in Hangzhou China Performers dance on stages that are set 3 cm into the Yuehu Lake a natural part of West Lake as they portray the Han folk story of Lady White Snake and Xu Xian A dazzling light display turns the lake s natural surroundings Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Checking Off Bucket List Items on a Luxury Trip to China By Donna Hull on 2014 03 18 in Asia Bucket list trips China Destinations Today Alan and I leave for a small group luxury trip to China Along the way we ll be checking four items off our boomer bucket list flying on the Dreamliner riding a high speed train in China seeing pandas and cruising the Yangtze River Our journey begins in Los Angeles where we ll board a United Dreamliner Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure The Five Essentials of Active Travel in Bali By A Guest Writer on 2013 11 27 in Active travel Asia Bali Destinations Go Indonesia Trip Tips Active travel may mean different things to different people For some hiking and biking are great ways to see the local sights while for others higher risk activities such as sky diving and underwater cave explorations are the only way to travel on the edge However for most of us no matter what activity level Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Saturday s Scene Cultures Collide in Istanbul By Donna Hull on 2013 09 14 in Active travel Asia Cruise excursions Destinations Europe See Trip Tips Turkey Turkey Entering Hagia Sophia in Istanbul Turkey I m a bit confused Christian and Muslim art are displayed side by side Is this a cathedral or a mosque like Sultan Ahmed The answer now a state museum the venerable building with a tumultuous history has served in both capacities Emperor Justinian I ordered the construction of the massive Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure A Visit to Nara Japan One Giant Buddha and Lots of Hungry Deer By Nicole on 2013 08 28 in Active travel Boomer travel tips Go Japan See Trip Tips I ve just returned from a two week adventure in Japan and I m still trying to come to terms with everything we saw in this beautiful country From the quiet chaos that is Tokyo to Kyoto s 1 600 Buddhist temples we found ourselves in a dizzying state of awed inspiration just about every single day On most Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Saturday s scene looking up in Istanbul By Donna Hull on 2013 08 17 in Asia Cruise excursions Destinations Europe See Trip Tips Turkey Turkey On a visit to the Blue Mosque Sultan Ahmed Mosque is the official name you re going to get a neck ache I guarantee it How can you not Looking at the intricately designed domed ceilings of this Istanbul Turkey landmark is

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  • Europe
    South America South Atlantic South Pacific Boomer Travel Gear Newsletter Contact Us Return to Content Europe Click on a country on our map of Europe and a link will take you to the articles that we ve published about that country If no articles show up it means that we haven t published articles about that country yet New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Scratch Those Itchy Travel Feet Boomer travelers

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  • Oceania Archives
    South Pacific again and again and agan By Donna Hull on 2015 01 21 in Go Hawaii Luxury cruise reviews North Pacific Oceania South Pacific Trip Tips What is it about the South Pacific that calls our name Could it be the warm tropical waters and relaxing sea days Or could it be the fun we have on favorite South Pacific cruise excursions like swimming with stingrays in French Polynesia Whatever it is Alan and I are answering the call again This Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure The Kimberley Region A North West Australian Adventure By A Guest Writer on 2013 08 08 in Active travel Australia Destinations Do Oceania Off the beaten path travel Trip Tips Is a visit to Australia on your Boomer Travel List While major cities like Sydney and Melbourne are an adventure in their own right there really is so much more of this beautiful country to explore Thankfully Jo Castro from Lifestyle Fifty is here to tell us about North West Australia a lesser traveled destination that is Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Saturday s scene Fox s Ice By Donna Hull on 2012 11 17 in Boomer road trips New Zealand Oceania See While exploring Fox Glacier I got up close and personal by using the 18x zoom on my Panasonic Lumix camera Don t you think my advanced point and shoot camera did a fine job of caputring the blue colors of the glacier including those pointy tips of ice Alan and I visited Franz Josef and Fox Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Saturday s scene the beautiful Matukituki By Donna Hull on 2012 08 31 in Boomer road trips New Zealand Oceania See Is a jet boat ride part of your boomer travel memories Was it all about the thrills of spinning to a complete stop in the middle of a shallow river or darting here and there as the captain chose the best line When Alan and I experienced a jet boat tour with Wanaka River Journeys Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Saturday s scene Pago Pago beach By Donna Hull on 2012 05 19 in American Samoa Cruise excursions Oceania See South Pacific When cruise ships stop at Pago Pago American Samoa boomer travelers won t find many excursions to choose from especially if there is limited time in port Tourism infrastructure on the South Pacific island is minimum with even independent choices on the slim side But that doesn t mean you should hang around the port browsing the Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Snorkeling at Moon Reef on a private excursion in Fiji By Donna Hull on 2012 05 08 in Active travel Destinations Do Fiji Oceania South Pacific Updated 03 01 2015 We ve booked a private cruise excursion to go snorkeling at Moon Reef when we dock in Suva Fiji There s room in the minivan for two more Would you like to go with

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  • North America Archives
    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 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 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 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

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  • North Pacific Archives
    South Pacific Trip Tips What is it about the South Pacific that calls our name Could it be the warm tropical waters and relaxing sea days Or could it be the fun we have on favorite South Pacific cruise excursions like swimming with stingrays in French Polynesia Whatever it is Alan and I are answering the call again This Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Saturday s scene paradise lost By Donna Hull on 2013 02 02 in Cruise excursions Destinations Fanning Island North Pacific See Does this Fanning Island photo look like paradise to you Alan and I experienced the tropical looking scene when Seabourn Odyssey anchored outside the atoll s reef on the way to Hawaii Along with many other passengers we boarded a tender on a cruise excursion to spend a few hours in one of the most remote Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Saturday s scene Sunset in the North Pacific By Donna Hull on 2011 11 19 in Bucket list trips North Pacific Oceania See Boomer cruisers when you picture a sunset photo taken from the deck of your favorite cruise ship does sailing the Caribbean or South Pacific come to mind

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  • South America Archives
    Backroads Weekend Adventure Making the Trek to Kaiteur Falls Guyana By A Guest Writer on 2015 01 13 in Active travel Destinations South America Within the wonderful world of hiking there are seemingly two categories those leisurely hikers who love a good dose of fresh air mixed with great views of beautiful landscape and then there are those adventurous trekkers who love nothing more than beating new and arduous paths towards incredibly remote destinations Today s guest posters Candas Whitlock and Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Saturday s scene waiting for carnival By Donna Hull on 2012 01 28 in Brazil Cruise excursions See South America What does a well dressed boomer wear to carnival in Rio de Janeiro Brazil How about one of the costumes from the Carnival Museum When our Regent Seven Seas Navigator cruise ended in Rio after sailing across the Atlantic from Cape Town we had the entire day to tour with a private guide before our plane Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Four Hours in Cartagena By Donna Hull on 2012 01 05 in Colombia Cruise excursions Destinations Go South America Trip Tips Updated 08 01 2014 Cartagena how many boomer travelers have this South American city on their travel list I admit that Alan and I had never considered visiting Cartagena Colombia until our Silver Cloud Panama Canal Cruise made a short stop here after transiting through the Canal One of the benefits of cruising is learning about destinations that Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Saturday s scene Christmas in Rio By Donna Hull on 2010 12 25 in Active travel Brazil See South America On a visit to the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil we discovered this father and son contemplating the nativity scene The

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