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Patti Morrow is an adventure travel writer, blogger and photographer. Her focus is on Baby Boomer travel, beaches, and adventure.
bangkok holidays

Bangkok Holidays: Things to Do in Bangkok

Thailand is my favorite Asian country.  Known by the nickname “Land of Smiles,” no nation better lives up to that name.  From the friendly locals to the contrast between ancient art and modern sometimes a bit seedy culture Thailand will thrill you, Thailand will change you.’’ Within the country, Bangkok is the most popular tourist […]

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Kryivka

Kryivka Lviv: Ukraine’s Most Fun Restaurant

If you only go to one place for dinner in Lviv, Ukraine it should be Kryivka.  Here, you get not only food but an entire World War II Insurgence Army experience. But first, you have to find it… Lviv is the prettiest European city that you’ve never heard of. Located in western Ukraine near its […]

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old delhi tourist places

Explore India: Guide to the Chaos of Old Delhi Tourist Places

“You can’t just stop in the middle of the street!” he said as he gently tugged me out of the path of the rapidly approaching chaos, i.e. every mode of transportation imaginable, all converging where I was standing. Taking on the traffic in Old Delhi is not for the faint of heart.  And by “taking […]

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cuba road trip

Homestay Hopping: Amazing Cuba Road Trip

*This Cuba road trip article is the cover story in the Spring 2018 issue of Vacation Rental Travels Magazine (pages 34 – 47)* It’s been one of the most controversial destinations for Americans since the 1960s.  But love it or hate it, no one can deny that Cuba is intriguing. Starting in January 2015, President Obama opened […]

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jeju sauna

The NAKED Truth about Atlanta’s Jeju Sauna & Spa

Kary and I were excited to check out Jeju Sauna – the Korean health and wellness spa just north of Atlanta in Gwinnett County.  It wasn’t that long ago that we’d been to South Korea; Jeju Island was our favorite spot so many happy memories flowed to the surface as we planned our day of […]

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Amazing Azores Holidays: Sao Miguel Road Trip Planner

Officially part of Portugal, São Miguel is the largest of the islands in the Azores archipelago.  More than half of the Azores’ population calls this island home. Also known as “the green island,” it’s all about nature and enjoying the outdoors in São Miguel. The island is packed with volcano craters, lagoons, small rivers, natural […]

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visit warsaw

Conquering Communism: Best Things to Do in Warsaw This Year

Careening through the backstreets of Warsaw in a minibus that bumped and jostled us through a former Communist neighborhood, I immediately regretted that extra pierogi I’d had for lunch that now threatened to expel itself. As if clairvoyant, Tomas, our guide, stopped and guided us into an area where partially destroyed, bullet-ridden brick structures were oddly […]

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Gdansk Beaches: 7 Reasons to Visit the Polish Riviera

The wind whipped my ponytail across my new Polish sunglasses and into my mouth – which was open because I was laughing.  In spite of the brooding sky and rapidly approaching cloud formations, I was at one of the Gdansk beaches.  The beach.  My happy place. Poland has something that most of the other land-locked […]

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Pickpocketing in Europe: How to Avoid and What to Do If It Happens

The 7th-floor terrace of House of Legends restaurant was small and cramped, just two tables taking up any excess space.  I squeezed past the diners, made my way over to the railing, and whipped out my smartphone to snap a photo of the stunning sunset over Lviv, one of Eastern Europe’s most beautiful cities. Recalling […]

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baby boomer travel

Baby Boomer Travel: 15 Bucket List Holidays

Baby boomer travel is exploding!  Baby Boomers comprise approximately 26% of the U.S. population and are responsible for 80% of all luxury travel spending.  AARP statistics indicate that Boomers who are still working will take all/most of their vacation time and an average of five trips a year. Baby Boomer travel is different than Millennial […]

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