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  • Manitoba Archives
    Hull on 2009 02 26 in Costa Rica Do Go Manitoba Peru Small group tours South America Baby boomers are you looking for a small group tour experience to satisfy you re culturiousity No I didn t misspell a word travel tour company Tauck has invented a new one Culturious It s also the name of the company s new small group travel program focusing on active fun experiences that

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  • Hire a Guide for Baby Boomer Fun in Rio de Janeiro
    the option of a private guide at an exorbitant price So teaming up with Cindy and David another couple who were in the same situation we began the search for a guide who would show us around Rio before transporting us to the airport Cindy found licensed private guide Madson Arajúo through a Google search She liked the look of his website but even more impressive was his timely response to her email questions Madson usually drives guests in his GM Minivan Safira But with four passengers loaded down by cruise luggage he arranged for a larger van plus a driver From the moment Madson arrived at the cruise terminal his humor carried us through the day long tour We began at the SambaDrome where during Carnival samba schools dance their way down the long concrete avenue bordered by viewing stands Then it was time to visit Rio s icons Christ the Redeemer Statue on Corcovado mountain followed by a cable car ride to the top of Sugar Loaf to determine which had the most impressive view We traveled beside shanty town favelas before riding along the famous beaches of Copacabana Impanema and Leblon For lunch we sampled traditional Portuguese and Brazilian dishes at Fellini a kilo restaurant where customers pay by the weight of their plate Our last stop was at the National Cathedral The modern cone shaped structure surprised us with its soaring interior walls decorated with stained glass panels We arrived at the airport on time and with a better understanding of Rio de Janeiro For Madson not only entertained us with his sense of humor he explained life in Rio as he saw it Have you toured Rio de Janeiro Leave a comment to share your experience We ll be going back New here We hope

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  • Dine Archives
    Adventure Learning to Bake Pies at Triple Creek Ranch By Donna Hull on 2015 02 12 in Destinations Dine Montana North America Trip Tips United States West Although Triple Creek Ranch offers plenty of outdoor adventures for active boomers sometimes you need a break from all that rugged fun That s how I found myself in a pie baking class on a Thanksgiving visit to the Montana Relais Chateau guest ranch Guests gather in the gourmet kitchen of Ponderosa cabin to watch Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Saturday s scene At the Luau By Donna Hull on 2014 09 13 in Bucket list trips Destinations Dine Hawaii North America Trip Tips West As the sun dips into the Pacific dancers at Old Lahaina Luau begin to perform the history of the Hawaiian Islands through hula A guest of the Maui Visitor s Bureau I have a ringside seat and the perfect vantage point to take photos But this is just the beginning of an entertaining evening in Lahaina Maui Hawaii Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Hitting the trail in Nanaimo By Donna Hull on 2013 07 17 in Active travel British Columbia Canada Destinations Dine North America Trip Tips Would you like to hit the trail in Nanaimo British Columbia No I don t mean a hiking trail that climbs through a Vancouver Island rainforest or a path that skirts the scenic coast I m talking about a city trail in the historic center of downtown Nanaimo where the purpose of our walk is to sample Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Go back to school at The Broadmoor s Barbecue University By A Guest Writer on 2013 02 07 in Colorado Destinations Dine North America Southwest United States Do you like to mix cooking with luxury travel Barbecue University might be just the ticket for upgrading your barbecue skills Steve Collins of Santa Fe Traveler attended and is here to tell us why we should go too Looking for a great getaway Boomer barbecue fans can combine cooking and luxury at Barbecue University Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Christmas cookies from around the world By A Guest Writer on 2012 11 20 in Dine Travel the globe without leaving your kitchen Christmas cookies from around the world today s guest article from Brette Sember will let you do just that And Brette should know since she wrote the book on cookies Cookie A Love Story Fun Facts Delicious Stories Fascinating History Tasty Recipes and More About Our Most Beloved Treat Although Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Enjoy The Sanders 25th Anniversary Omelette By Donna Hull on 2012 11 06 in Dine Montana North America Romantic getaways United States West Alan and I enjoy starting out our boomer travel day with a hot breakfast like The Sanders 25th Anniversary Omelette Even better is when we are able to share the recipe with our readers During our stay at The Sanders Bed

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  • Saturdays Scene: A Boomer Cruise Excursion on St Helena
    Boomer travelers interested in visiting the historic location will need to book a cruise Since St Helena has no airport arriving by ship is the only way to reach one of the most remote places in the world Alan and I visited when our Regent ship Seven Seas Navigator sailed from Cape Town South Africa to Rio de Janeiro Brazil Options for touring include booking an excursion through the ship s travel desk finding a tour company online or negotiating with one of a few taxi car services waiting by the port If you decide on the taxi plan on being first off the ship They go fast And don t forget to stop by the Governor s House to see the giant tortoise Have you visited St Helena Join the conversation at the My Itchy Travel Feet page on Facebook or send us an email with your comments or questions You may also like to read On Our Own in Cartagena Spain A Glimpse of Modern Portugal in Medieval Guimaraes If You Only Have One Day in Key West Falling In Love With The Village of Favaios Seeing the Light in Antarctica About Donna Hull A boomer travel and

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  • St. Helena Archives
    Helena Saturday s scene Napoleon Slept Here By Donna Hull on 2011 08 20 in Cruise excursions See South Atlantic St Helena Not only did Napoleon sleep here at Longwood House on the South Atlantic island of St Helena this was the location of his exile from 1815 until his death in 1821 Boomer travelers interested in visiting the historic location will need to book a cruise Since St Helena has no airport arriving by ship is Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Saturday s scene Fast friends in St Helena By Donna Hull on 2009 05 30 in Off the beaten path travel See St Helena Alan befriends a tortoise on the island of St Helena Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Stopping by St Helena By Donna Hull on 2009 05 21 in Africa Cruise excursions Do Go St Helena There are some places in the world you should see just once So it is with St Helena Baby boomer travelers don t exactly stop by in hopes of touring St Helena The rocky island fortress once Napoleon s prison sits all alone in the South Atlantic At the time Alan and I visited there was

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  • Tortoise in St. Helena
    Helena You may also like to read Dubrovnik and Split Hiking Guide Hiking Through Macedonia s Jasen Nature Reserve Seeing the Light in Antarctica Swimming with Stingrays in Moorea Cruising to El Brujo Glacier About Donna Hull A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet she is also the author of New Mexico Backroads

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  • How to Go Swimming With Stingrays in Moorea
    our fellow passengers don snorkeling masks and fins but Alan and I opt for fins only We re here to play with our favorites rather than snorkel And Alan is anxious to test out the Olympus TG 4 Waterproof Camera that we purchased for this trip This stingray draws a crowd Stingrays appear quickly as the group of snorkelers disperses around the boat The ballet between humans and stingrays has begun I hold my hands out flat at the water s surface lightly touching the silky smooth tops of the stingray bodies floating by One bumps into my legs I giggle That s what stingrays do to me Another pushes into my chest hoping that I m holding a small fish to eat Alan is talking to them Yes we like stingrays These black tip reef sharks may look scary but they won t bother you Black tip sharks dart in and out of human legs and floating stingrays I don t remember the sharks coming this close on my last swimming with stingray experience My biggest fear is that I ll reach down to touch a stingray and grab a shark instead It doesn t happen Getting a closeup look at a stingray Solving a Swimming With Stingray Mystery Alan and I have always assumed that the stingrays stingers had been broken off to make this a safer experience not that we would approve of that practice And so I ask the guide No madam the stingers are still there he says in English tinged with a lilting French accent And then the guide pulls a stingray out of the water flipping a wing back to expose the short barb of a stinger Stingrays use their stinger when they feel threatened As long as you are not aggressive with them they will not sting you Whew Lunch on the motu offers views of a tropical paradise Lunch on a Motu Alan and I could have interacted with the stingrays for the rest of the day But this excursion includes lunch so guests re enter the boat to motor to an islet where a meal is being cooked for us After watching a demonstration on preparing poisson cru we fill our plates with grilled fish chicken salads and local fruits Picnic tables are scattered about underneath the trees Of course a fine tropical view of beach and turquoise blue water is included with the meal With a couple of hours to spend at this hideaway slightly too long in our opinion guests spread out to create their own tropical experience Some find a sunny spot on the beach for sunning themselves Others explore the sandy paths One brave woman and the oldest among us swims the channel to an islet across the way Alan loves his stingrays Learning to Feed the Stingrays Alan and I enter the water to cool off Two stingrays approach gently fluttering around our ankles Yes I giggle some more One pushes against my chest looking

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  • French Polynesia Archives
    occasions Each time we were mesmerized by the deep blue colors abundant sea life and soothing tropical water that is the Moorea lagoon This photo is from our first trip when we were on a cruise excursion to swim with the stingrays It Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Saturday s scene Polynesian Morning By Donna Hull on 2010 01 09 in Active travel French Polynesia See On an early morning sail from Raiatea to Tahiti the sun illuminated this church on Tahaa Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Cruising to Nuku Hiva By Donna Hull on 2009 07 17 in Boomer road trips Do Europe French Polynesia Go Marquesas Islands Updated 03 01 2015 Have you been to Nuku Hiva Nuka whatta Part of the Marquesas Islands group in the South Pacific this is not your typical island in French Polynesia Instead of resorts with over the water bungalows and broad beaches baby boomers will find a rugged landscape with horses roaming free and a definite off the beaten path feel Most baby Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Breaking for Spring By Donna Hull on 2009 03 31 in Bucket list trips Do Europe French Polynesia Go The sun is shining and the birds seem to be twittering It s time for a Spring Break College students head to sun baked beaches while families take time out for a spring adventure at Disney or perhaps one last skiing trip Baby boomers don t want to be left out So where do we travel on spring break Continue Reading New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure Dreaming of Raiatea By Donna Hull on 2009 03 19 in Cruise excursions Do Europe French Polynesia Go Updated 03 01 2015 Cruise visitors to French Polynesia usually find their adventure in

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