DESTINATIONS

In the Media: Over-rated tourist attractions

In the Media: Over-rated tourist attractions

A group of travel writers and bloggers weighs in on some over-rated attractions and destinations they have visited.

July 16, 2014 | 1 comment Continue reading
Love lock epidemic spreads, amidst growing controversy

Love lock epidemic spreads, amidst growing controversy

Instead of carving hearts into trees, couples are expressing eternal love by hanging “love locks” on bridges, fences and gates.

June 21, 2014 | 12 comments Continue reading
The Flower Tree Sculpture in Lyon

The Flower Tree Sculpture in Lyon

The whimsical, eye-catching, larger-than-life Flower Tree sculpture that sits close to the bank of the Rhone River in Lyon, France.

CRUISES

PHOTOESSAY – City highlights of a Danube River cruise

PHOTOESSAY – City highlights of a Danube River cruise

A Danube River cruise offers travelers a unique opportunity to get a glimpse of cities to which they would like to return.

July 13, 2014 | 14 comments Continue reading
Boomers going with the flow: A Viking River Cruise on the Danube

Boomers going with the flow: A Viking River Cruise on the Danube

Our Viking River Cruise on the Danube was the perfect introduction to lovely cities, towns and villages that line the banks of the river.

July 13, 2014 | 32 comments Continue reading
Why cruises are ideal for boomers traveling alone

Why cruises are ideal for boomers traveling alone

If you’re a boomer considering cruising by yourself, your anxieties may run the gamut from wondering if you’ll be the only one traveling alone, to concerns about making (or having to listen to) conversation with a table full of strangers each evening. Want to learn why cruising may be the perfect option for a boomer traveling alone?

June 20, 2014 | 1 comment Continue reading

FOOD

Brunch at The Leopard at des Artistes

Brunch at The Leopard at des Artistes

We loved our brunch at The Leopard at des Artistes where food, setting and ambiance combine for a memorable meal.

July 30, 2014 | 2 comments Continue reading
PHOTOESSAY – Guilty pleasures: Dining at Michael White’s Marea

PHOTOESSAY – Guilty pleasures: Dining at Michael White’s Marea

Celebrating a milestone birthday at one of our favorite restaurants, Marea, without one bit of remorse.

July 11, 2014 | 2 comments Continue reading
Market Visit: Saint Antoine Market in Lyon, France

Market Visit: Saint Antoine Market in Lyon, France

The location of the Saint-Antoine Market is one of the most scenic spots of any outdoor market in the world.

July 6, 2014 | 5 comments Continue reading

HOTELS & SPAS

A stay at the Sofitel Lyon Bellecour in the City of Silk

A stay at the Sofitel Lyon Bellecour in the City of Silk

The Sofitel Lyon Bellecour is a wonderful base for exploring the City of Silk.

June 6, 2014 | 6 comments Continue reading
Hotel Review: Shangri-La Paris, C’est magnifique!

Hotel Review: Shangri-La Paris, C’est magnifique!

As you enter the five-star Shangri-La Paris, your senses are immediately aroused. A signature white tea scent fills the air.

May 22, 2014 | 6 comments Continue reading
A five-star annual spa vacation

A five-star annual spa vacation

Four women share an annual spa vacation, a ritual that deepens the bonds of their friendship.

April 10, 2014 | 3 comments Continue reading

TIPS

Boomers on bicycles: 7 Things you need to know to plan a bicycle vacation

Boomers on bicycles: 7 Things you need to know to plan a bicycle vacation

Planning a bicycle vacation? As people over the age of 50 opt for more active and adventurous vacations, two-wheelers are becoming the vehicle many are choosing to see the world, both here and abroad. A recent travel segment on Sky News dubbed bicycle vacations “the new golf.” Touring by bicycle is easier on aging joints…

Bicycle Tourism: Cycling in midlife

Bicycle Tourism: Cycling in midlife

Cycling in midlife has “opened a whole new chapter” for this boomer blogger.

June 9, 2014 | 9 comments Continue reading
Up in the Air: Capturing photos from airplane windows

Up in the Air: Capturing photos from airplane windows

Some advice on taking great photos from airplane windows with Point and Shoot Travel Zoom cameras…

June 8, 2014 | 26 comments Continue reading

BOOKS & GEAR

Win an Eagle Creek Adventure four-wheel carry-on (contest ends 8/31/14)

Win an Eagle Creek Adventure four-wheel carry-on (contest ends 8/31/14)

Enetr to win an Eagle Creek Adventure 4-Wheel 22’” Carry-on.

July 27, 2014 | 59 comments Continue reading
Taking a phablet on a trial run in the Big Apple

Taking a phablet on a trial run in the Big Apple

When a representative of Verizon Wireless asked if we would like to experience a phablet as a two-week loaner, my husband jumped at the opportunity.

July 22, 2014 | 5 comments Continue reading
Moonshine Nation: A new book by Mark Spivak

Moonshine Nation: A new book by Mark Spivak

In his new book, Moonshine Nation), author Mark Spivak defines moonshine simply: Corn whiskey that is unregulated, untaxed and illegal.

July 18, 2014 | 5 comments Continue reading

Other Recent Articles & News

Celebration Vacations: Booming in popularity

Celebration Vacations: Booming in popularity

A recent study by AARP Travel found that people over the age of 45 are increasingly opting for “celebration vacations” to commemorate special milestones like anniversaries and big birthdays.

July 26, 2014 | 1 comment Continue reading
Barcelona GO! A must-see video from the Catalan Tourism Board

Barcelona GO! A must-see video from the Catalan Tourism Board

Barcelona Go! is an exceptional new video about the city from the Catalan Tourism Board.

The staycation as an alternative to summer travel

The staycation as an alternative to summer travel

Recent Google analytics looked at the staycation phenomenon. Everyone wants a change of pace, especially over the summer. Unless you are a student or teacher (enjoying a long-awaited summer vacation), the dog days of July and August can feel much the same as the rest of the year. But many people are finding that an…

Win a 4-day Summer Girlfriends Getaway to the Poconos (contest ends 7/31/14)

Win a 4-day Summer Girlfriends Getaway to the Poconos (contest ends 7/31/14)

The winner of the all-inclusive Summer Girlfriends Getaway to The Lodge at Woodloch will be able to whisk three friends away for a four-day, three-night stay.

July 11, 2014 | 1 comment Continue reading


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