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What to Pack for Mexico – High Style, Low Cost

Ah, Mexico. When you hear the name, you probably think “fun,” right? And you’d be right. It’s an amazing, large, and vibrant country with a lot of diverse activities. If you’re planning a trip, lucky you!  Wondering what to pack for Mexico getaways? We’ve got you covered! My second international trip, when I was in […]

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Travel Coronavirus Impact | Expert Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers

COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, has had a big impact on the travel industry – particularly for Baby Boomers whose age puts them at higher risk. Travel coronavirus impact of the pneumonia-like virus has the travel industry bracing for up to a full year of economic interruption. According to reputable surveys at the beginning of […]

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Beach Items: The Only Beach Vacation Packing List You’ll EVER Need!

If you’ve been reading my articles here and in print magazines for the last ten years, you’ll know that I’ve been on a quest to find the most beautiful beach in the world for about all of my adult life. After visiting some of the most amazing tropical paradise beaches such as Bora Bora, Seychelles, […]

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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: 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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Jeep Tours Sedona AZ: Pink Jeeps Are Not for Prissies

Sedona’s Pink Jeep Adventure: Not for Prissies first published in Ladies’ Home Journal, 2011 “You simply must go – it’s so…. you,” friends would suggest.  This beach girl would always respond with the same condescendingly sweet smile.  The desert? But when I was invited to speak at a national conference in Phoenix, Arizona at the beginning […]

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Turning Japanese: How I Became a Geisha of Gion

“Stop laughing. You need the right attitude if you want to look like a geisha of Gion!” I said to Rebecca and Marie, head turned away to hide my own smirk.  We shuffled our way towards the shrine looming at the end of the cobblestone street, less than a quarter of a mile away.  The […]

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Katharine Wright: The Feminist “Lift” Behind the Brothers of the First Flight

Orville and Wilbur Wright put Kitty Hawk in North Carolina’s Outer Banks on the map, having chosen it as their development and testing ground for the first human air carrier to become airborne for a significant amount of time. No one believed the Wright Brothers would be able to accomplish this monumental task. Except for […]

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Girls’ Getaway: Best Things to Do in the Outer Banks

Four narrow barrier islands skimming more than 100 miles of stunning coastline separate the North Carolina mainland from the Atlantic Ocean, and make up the region of the Outer Banks.  Bodie, Roanoke, Hatteras, and Ocracoke Islands are linked together by bridges and ferries. Each island has its own distinctive personality. There are charming beach towns, […]

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Baby Boomer Travel Trends

Baby Boomer Travel Trends

Baby boomers are the darling of the travel industry.  And why not?  Most are empty nesters and have the time, desire, and expendable income to travel.  According to AARP’s Baby Boomer Travel Trends, most Boomers (99%) will take at least one leisure trip in 2017, with an average of five or more trips expected throughout […]

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