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Patti Morrow is an adventure travel writer, blogger and photographer. Her focus is on Baby Boomer travel, beaches, and adventure.
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Tour Merida: Ultimate Guide to the Best Yucatan City

Mérida is one of Mexico’s greatest cultural cities with a rich Mayan heritage. As the capital and center of the Yucatan, this thriving Mayan city also serves as the best hub to explore the nearby colorful colonial-era cities, beautiful tropical beaches, cenotes, and ancient Mayan ruins, all within a two-hour drive in any direction. Twice […]

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15 Unique Bucket List Ideas for Baby Boomer Travel

These days, Baby Boomer travel trends may include some of the iconic destinations that they may not have experienced but they are more and more likely to seek out unique bucket list ideas and off-the-beaten-path experiences. Boomer Stats According to AARP, most Boomers (99%) will take at least one leisure trip in 2017, with an […]

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History of Beaufort SC: America’s History Actually Began HERE

All of American history actually began in South Carolina. Wait, what? Not Boston? Um, no. Beaufort just might be the most significant American city that you’ve never heard of. On a recent visit to Beaufort, South Carolina, I sat in the cozy courtyard of the old Beaufort Inn, and while I dined on local Frogmore […]

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What to Do with One Day in Copenhagen, Denmark

As a little girl, my favorite fairytale was “The Princess and the Pea.” So when I found myself with a long layover and one day in Copenhagen, I could not resist the opportunity to venture out to Nyhavn, the place where Hans Christian Anderson lived when he wrote my favorite story and many others. Postcard-perfect […]

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Day Trip to Mostar from Dubrovnik

Day Trip to Mostar from Dubrovnik – Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina

The small Balkan country of Bosnia and Herzegovina had never really been on my radar as a place to visit.  But while visiting Croatia, I had the opportunity to take a day trip to Mostar from Dubrovnik. It was the photo of Stari Most, the old bridge, that originally drew me in, but there’s so […]

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Trips to Venice: Top 12 Things to Do in Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy is a magnificent city that is full of culture, religious history, and stunning architecture. The ancient buildings, 150 beautiful canals, and impressive structures make Venice a city that is unlike any other on Earth. It is the perfect place for a magical getaway that charms and enchants visitors who make trips to Venice. […]

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santa barbara day trip

Santa Barbara Day Trip: 13 Amazing Activities to Choose From

Touting itself as “the American Riviera,” Santa Barbara is where the Santa Ynez Mountains melt into the Pacific Ocean in central California.  A Santa Barbara day trip will encompass gorgeous weather, charming Spanish-Colonial architecture, a rich history, unlimited choices in restaurants and bars, and diverse outdoor activities. A picture-perfect harbor, pristine beaches, artsy Mediterranean vibe, […]

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Jeju Itinerary: 12 Things to Do in Jeju Island, Korea

Known as the “Hawaii of Korea,” Jeju Island was formed when a volcano erupted nearly 2 million years ago.  The main volcano, Mount Hallasan, is surrounded by some 368 smaller volcanoes. Although virtually unknown to Americans, Jeju is a popular Korean honeymoon and vacation destination. The fairly large island offers a plethora of spectacular and […]

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Day Trip to Newport, RI: 8 Best Things to Do

I recently went back to visit the state of Rhode Island, where I was born and raised. It’s a small state, but in many ways packs a big punch. At the top of my agenda was a day trip to Newport, a historic and gorgeous city set on Aquidneck Island. One can’t think of Newport […]

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fitzroy island day trip

Fitzroy Island Day Trip | Australia

Fitzroy Island is “where the rainforest meets the reef,” reachable by a 45-minute ferry from mainland Cairns in tropical North Queensland.  The 833-acre private island is freely accessible to the public, making a Fitzroy Island day trip one of our favorite things to do during our 10-day visit to the Australian coast. Located within the […]

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