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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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Sedona Pink Jeep Adventure: 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, most Boomers (99%) will take at least one leisure trip in 2017, with an average of five or more trips expected throughout the year. The generation […]

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Quirky Female Travel Gifts You Can’t Resist!

I know, every blogger and their uncle has a gift guide, and not surprisingly, they all have basically the same mundane gift suggestions.  Most of them you (1) already have, (2) are boring, or (3) don’t want. They are about as far from quirky female travel gifts as you can get. I submit that this […]

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Alaska Cruise with Kids: Disconnect. Explore. Learn. Eat. Repeat

“You have to disconnect, there is no choice,” said Lucila. “That was one of my favorite things about this Alaska adventure cruise.” Lucila Lancaster, her husband Girish Nair and their two children Isabel (Izzy) 21, a senior at John Hopkins University studying neuroscience, and Sam, a 6’1” water polo playing 16-year-old, were planning their yearly […]

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Try the Spa at Old Edwards Inn. You Can Thank Me Later

“It’s a surprise,” he said with twinkling green eyes as he tucked me into the passenger seat and gently closed the door. My ridiculously huge grin gave away my glee… I do love surprises! We drove for an hour and a half, winding our way across the state border and into the Blue Ridge Mountains […]

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Key West Holidays: Best Resorts for Baby Boomers

Overflowing with its own blend of bohemian-tropical charm, the Florida Keys are one of the few U.S. destinations that wield a magnetic appeal on the Baby Boomer generation. The Florida Keys is a string of small islands floating in an ideal seaside location between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. With Key West […]

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