How to See and Explore Leslie Gulch on a Boise, ID day trip
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by Donna Hull
1M ago
Are you looking for a day trip from Boise that will take you into the remote area of Eastern Oregon that’s just across the Snake River from Idaho? I recommend a day trip to Leslie Gulch. Alan and I were wowed by our visit to Leslie Gulch and can’t wait to return for more active boomer adventures. Located in Malheur County, the isolated region is home to hiking trails that wind among towering rock formations reminiscent of Zion National Park in southern Utah. And the high desert scenery from your vehicle isn’t bad either. We had always wanted to see this corner of the Owyhee Canyonlands in Oreg ..read more
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Best Things to Do in Central Newfoundland for Boomers
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by Debi Lander
1M ago
Are you looking for an off-the-beaten-path trip in Canada? Central Newfoundland is the place to be! Known for natural beauty, rich history, and a location along iceberg alley, The Rock, or Newfoundland, offers plenty of options for active boomer travelers. Debi Lander of ByLanderSea, reports on her trip to the central region of Newfoundland. She shares her experience and tips for how you can explore the nature, learn about the cutural heritage, and meet the friendly inhabitants of this region in Eastern Canada. Locations sporting wild green landscapes, small fishing villages, centuries of ..read more
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Unique Things to Do in Bali for Art and Culture
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by Debi Lander
2M ago
Are you an art and culture lover looking for unique things to do in Bali? I remember my long-ago visit to Bali on a private cruise excursion. What an overload to my senses! The natural beauty combined with elaborate architecture and a thriving arts and crafts scene was an intoxicating mix of sights, sounds, and smells. Debi Lander of ByLanderSea, recently traveled to Bali on a multi-day trip. She shares her experience and tips for how you can explore the art and culture of this fascinating Indonesian island. Bali calls with the allure of an exotic and enchanting tropical paradise. The cou ..read more
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How to Travel to See Monarch Butterflies in Mexico
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by Debi Lander
5M ago
Have you always wanted to see the Monarch Butterflies in Mexico? Planning a winter trip to watch the migrating butterflies is a bucket list experience for boomer nature lovers. And it’s important to appreciate them while you can as their winter habit is threatened by illegal logging and climate change. Debi Lander of ByLanderSea, recently traveled to Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Reserves. She shares her experience and tips for how you can visit. I am standing at 10-11,000 feet on a volcanic mountaintop in central Mexico, surrounded by an astonishing sight—millions upon millions of monarch b ..read more
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Ilulissat Icefjord Cruise Excursion: The Best Boat Tour
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by Donna Hull
7M ago
Is your expedition or classic cruise ship calling on Ilulissat on a Western Greenland cruise? While there are several active things to do here, an Ilulissat Icefjord cruise excursion is one of the best choices for seeing the giant icebergs that fill the Icefjord after calving from Jakobshavn Glacier. On our Seabourn expedition cruise through the Northwest Passage, Ilulissat was one of the ports before heading from Greenland across the Labrador Sea to Arctic Canada. The third largest city in Greenland (population 4,670 and almost as many sled dogs), Ilulissat is situated 220 miles north of the ..read more
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52 Best National Park Books for 2024
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by Donna Hull
7M ago
If you are looking for the best national park books, I’ve found 52 that you need to know about! Along with my favorites, you’ll also discover books on every facet of our national parks. Of course you’ll find the usual guides and coffee table books but there is so much more when it comes to books about our national parks. Get ready to learn about cookbooks, art books, history, fiction, books by national park rangers, kids books, and so much more. Let’s get started! National Park Guides There’s nothing like sitting down with a comprehensive guide book to plan a national park trip. Before I know ..read more
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One-Day Southwest Road Trip Itinerary on I-40
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by Shelli Elledge
7M ago
Will you be driving through Arizona and New Mexico on I-40 without a lot of time to explore? Check out this one-day southwest road trip itinerary. There are many things to see and do in the American Southwest. From a variety of national parks like the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley to charming little towns, this region of the United States is really exceptional. Guest contributor, Shelli Elledge from Written FYI, enjoyed a boomer road trip through the Southwest, from Arizona to New Mexico. Buckle up as she takes us along on her one-day southwestern road trip adventure along I-40! One-Day Sou ..read more
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White Stallion Ranch: Multigenerational Fun in Tucson
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by Debi Lander
7M ago
If you are looking for multigenerational fun for your family, there’s no better choice than a dude ranch. For years, the American West, and especially Arizona, has been home to many guest ranches that provide a way for families to develop western skills like horseback riding while experiencing cowboy culture. Debi Lander of ByLanderSea, recently traveled to White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, for a multigenerational trip. She shares her family’s experience and what you can expect on a multigenerational dude ranch trip. Although I frequently travel solo, I flew to Tucson, Arizona, to ..read more
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5 Adventures on the Navajo Rez that Boomers Can Do
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by Vera Marie Badertscher
8M ago
Exploring the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona is one of my favorite baby boomer travel memories. However, with just two visits under my belt, I’m far from an expert. Not to worry. Vera Marie Badertscher became extremely familiar with the area during the ten years that she researched her book, which she co-authored with Charnell Havens, Quincy Tahoma: The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist. Today, Vera shares five adventures on the Navajo Reservation that active boomers will want to try. If you have not yet explored the alternate culture that exists on the largest American Indian Reserva ..read more
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North Georgia Mountains Fall Trip Itinerary
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by James Richardson
8M ago
Are you looking for a North Georgia Mountains fall trip itinerary that includes charming towns, waterfalls and lots of fall color? Growing up in Georgia, I loved family trips to the North Georgia Mountains in the fall. But it’s been years since I enjoyed this scenic travel experience. Thankfully, James Richardson is an enthusiastic fan of the area and visits often. He shares his best things to do on a fall road trip to the North Georgia mountains. Mountains are not the first image that pops into one’s mind when the state of Georgia is mentioned. Maybe peaches or Atlanta Braves. I would not hav ..read more
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