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  1. Hotel Viking: Newport, Rhode Island

    Hotel Viking: Newport, Rhode Island

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    I love visiting Newport, Rhode Island any time of the year, but summer and fall are especially my favorites. Little Rhody may be the smallest State in the union, but it has a lot to offer – the ocean, clam chowder, lobsters, history, mansions and the list goes on. You can fly into TF Green airport in Providence and be in Newport in about 30 minutes.

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  2. New York at night

    Hop On, Hop Off Bus in New York City Is A Blast!

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    Have you ever visited a new city, and not been sure what you want to see? It can be very overwhelming. On a recent trip to New York City my daughter and I decided to take the hop on hop off bus. Keep in mind that I have sight limitations, and my daughter (who is 19) is very ADHD. This was her first time in the Big Apple, so we choose to take the night time tour.

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  3. Kayaking with the family

    Morro Bay Spring Break

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    Party with Nature in Morro Bay this Spring Break, Rain or Shine, and Enjoy Special Family Savings with Lodging Packages, the New Morro Bay Adventure Pass Family Edition and The New Summit to Sea Adventure Passport

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  4. Multigenerational Ski Vacation

    Multigenerational Ski Vacation

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    Our family has been traveling together during the winter ski season for the past twenty-five years.  Yes, every year we look forward to leaving the snow and cold at home to vacation at 8,000 feet above sea level in the snow and cold of the Rocky Mountains.  Of course, now, we are three generations…from ages 4 to 66…who, for a week, live together under one roof and share some fun that is ripe with laughter, camaraderie, and bravado.  As you can imagine, the planning and preparations start several months before that first burst of chilly air comes.

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  5. Travel Trends Study for 2016

    Travel Trends Study for 2016

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    In 40 years, we’ve swapped Florida Keys for Cancun, but where’s next?

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  6. Berkeley Springs, West Virginia: The Country Inn

    Berkeley Springs, West Virginia: The Country Inn

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    Located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia lies the town of Berkeley Springs. According to the census of 2010, the population is 624, so why am I telling you to go there and what might George Washington have to do with it?

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  7. Oh Canada!: L Hotel - Montreal

    Oh Canada!: L Hotel - Montreal

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    Do you have a craving for French wine, a yearning for fine French cuisine, or just a desire to practice speaking French? Is a trip to France out of the question for this year? Well, fear not, Montreal awaits and it’s much easier on the budget. 

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  8. Berlin

    BERLIN: a City that Stands Alone

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    BERLIN – a city that stands alone,  mired in its own history, feverishly working to lead in the 21st Century. It is a city of Ghosts, of great architecture, enormous cultural activities in all the arts.  A city with as decadent a nightlife scene as proclaimed by Sally Bowles in CABERET!  BERLIN is a MUST SEE CITY for most people, especially ones with a special interest in the immediate past.

     

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  9. Shanghai Yuyuan Gardens

    A Retiree’s Guide to China

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    China has the most diverse spectrum of attractions which cater to all ages and interests. With a focus on those economically developed cities that exude history and culture we have compiled a guide for the senior travellers who wish to have a more relaxing experience in China.

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  10. Two for the Price of One:  Charleston/Daniel Island South Carolina

    Two for the Price of One: Charleston/Daniel Island South Carolina

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    A wonderful place to visit any time of year is Charleston, South Carolina. History, architecture, great food, water elements and charm all come to mind when describing this area. Recently, I was made aware of a 4,000 acre island within the Charleston area that was formerly owned by the Guggenheim Foundation. The first residential property did not make an appearance here until 1996. Since then it has become a planned community with 8 parks, 25 miles of trails, 23 miles of rivers, golf courses, tennis clubs, shops and restaurants. Bingo, now you get two great areas for the price of one!

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  11. Katina Makris

    Tango: Miami

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    Katina Makris is an inspirational speaker, holistic wellness expert, and author of AutoImmune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery Guide: Mending the Body, Mind, and Spirit. More at www.KatinaMakris.com

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  12. Magnificent Zion National Park

    Magnificent Zion National Park

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    It’s almost July!  That means we are halfway through the centennial celebration year for our nation’s park system.  

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  13. Valencia City

    Valencia, Spain: City of Flowers

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    Valencia is a must visit city for those of you who love warm sunny days, beautiful beaches as well gardens full of magnificent flowers -  few cities in the world have all three features that are as beautiful as Valencia!  

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  14.  Special Deal for Readers in the Canadian Rockies

    Special Deal for Readers in the Canadian Rockies

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    Now for a limited time and for readers and followers of Boomer Travel Patrol, receive 30% off on our 4 day ride (August 17th) or our 6 day ride (August 15th)

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  15. Enchantment Offers Families the Perfect Escape

    Enchantment Offers Families the Perfect Escape

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    As you drive through the gorgeous Red Rocks from Sedona to Enchantment Resort and Destination Spa, it almost steals your breath. Surrounded by multi-colored mountains and nestled in the exquisite Boynton Canyon, Enchantment provides an opportunity for families to share the wonder of Sedona together as well as embark on their own relaxing resort activities. 

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  16. No Passport Travel

    No Passport Travel

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    Imagine a picture-perfect sunset, a cool island breeze, and the relaxing sound of waves crashing against the shore while you sip the juice out of a fresh coconut. The thought of a tropical vacation is most enticing when you just want to get away, or at any time if we’re being honest. It’s a fantasy many of us long for, but we often think that jetting off to an exotic location that can offer all of this and more requires too much effort due to them being international destinations. Of course international travel mandates a current passport, which means going through customs and an even longer visit with the TSA. This is even more distressing if you don’t have a passport or if your passport has expired and you need to renew it. At the airport, security is magnified and even the smallest details will be scrutinized. If this has completely turned you off to traveling with a passport, we’ve got good news. Fortunately, there are beautiful tropical vacations you can visit with just your driver’s license in hand.

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  17. West Baden Springs Hotel: French Lick, Indiana

    West Baden Springs Hotel: French Lick, Indiana

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    What do basketball and mineral springs have in common? Give up? It’s French Lick, Indiana, home of basketball great Larry Bird and also home to renowned mineral waters. The West Baden Springs Hotel got a $500 million renovation and has been brought back to glory.

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  18. Berlin: Destination with a Purpose

    Berlin: Destination with a Purpose

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    It’s not usually atop most travelers’ wish or bucket lists. It’s not a place to go and relax, refresh, recharge and enjoy a vacation there.


    No, Berlin is a destination, and usually with a purpose.

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  19. Laguna Tres Palos by Ober Delgado

    Acapulco: The Charm, Fun and Glamour are Still There

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    Filled with an old Hollywood glamour, Acapulco, the number one beach destination chosen by Mexicans, still has its spark. You might think about Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, the Clintons and even the Kardashians when you hear about Acapulco, but don’t let that take away the fact that this destination is still a hot-spot ideal for vacationing. 

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  20. Thomas Alva Edison

    Discovering the Life and Work of Thomas Alva Edison

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    Discovering the Life and Work of Thomas Alva Edison, America’s Greatest Inventor … in New Jersey, Michigan, Washington DC, and Florida

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  21. The World’s Top 5 Medical Travel Destinations

    The World’s Top 5 Medical Travel Destinations

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    A growing number of savvy baby boomers recognize the opportunity to combine high quality, more affordable care with the pleasures of travel. About seven million people travel abroad each year seeking care related to everything from dental work and weight-loss surgery to cancer treatment, according to Bloomberg Business

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  22. California Highway 1 Discovery Route Part Four

    California Highway 1 Discovery Route Part Four

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    With a full stomach and an armload of cookies, I headed back on the California Highway 1 Discovery Route for the town of Harmony, population 18. It took about 15 minutes from Cayucos, with more amazing scenery along the way. So, what does one do in Harmony – why, go wine tasting at the Harmony Cellars! www.HarmonyCellars.com Michael Rice greeted me in the Tasting Room for a marvelous selection of their red, white and dessert wines. They were all flavorful and reasonably priced. You can go out on their grounds sitting high up in the hills and have a picnic as you enjoy a bottle of wine. They host dinners and special events throughout the year, so be sure and check their website before you visit. Photos from the vineyard are pictured above. If you have time before you leave, stop by Harmony Glassworks, an art gallery and studio that is worth a visit.

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  23. Newcastle bridges

    Newcastle-Gateshead UK: “City of Bridges”

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     Newcastle (a city on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (a town on the south bank) form a single, diverse and extremely vibrant world class destination united by seven bridges. Often overlooked as a destination, I recently traveled to this most amazing city which offers so much for the traveler who enjoys Roman architecture to Georgian masterpieces!  Come as we explore!

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  24. The Lucerne

    Big Apple Hidden Gem - The Lucerne: NYC

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    Give my regards to Broadway, but let me stay on the Upper West Side! I try to find hotels for you in the Big Apple that won’t break the bank, and believe me, that’s hard to do. I have written about two other properties in New York City and now you can add this gem to your list.

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  25. Street scene

    Old Havana

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    It is a warm evening in Old Havana. You maybe had an early dinner, and are walking along the narrow streets of Old Havana, looking for one of the watering holes, to enjoy a refreshing Daiquiri, or Mojito, and listen to some live music played by a guitar trio… Or you are looking for a “paladar”, a private restaurant, for a late dinner, after a long day visiting museums or any other interesting place… 

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