A Dahabiya Nile Cruise to Discover Egypts Treasures

Mar 2024

Exploring ancient Egypt on a Dahabiya Nile cruise is an unique and sustainable way to explore the magnificence of ancient Egypt. This authentic and traditional mode of travel involves sailing on a small, authentic boat that harks back to the golden age of travel.

The word dahabiya is derived from the Arab word for “gold,” highlighting its ancient royal origins. The wooden sailboats, with only two decks and shallow bottoms, have been an option for travelers on the Nile since the 19th century and are based on designs that go back millennia.

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Top 20 Baby Boomer Travel Dream Destinations

Feb 2024

Editors Note: This post was originally published in January 2019 and updated February 29, 2024

Baby boomer travel destinations Tetiaroa

When I asked my favorite Baby Boomer travel writers to let me in on their dream destinations, I had to admit, the answers surprised me more than a little. This group knows their way around the globe, and if I did a tally, they’ve probably visited almost every one of the 195 countries on  earth. After all, this demographic has the means and desire to learn and broaden their horizons thru travel.

Photo of Tetiaroa via The Brando

According to AARP 2024 survey:

  • Boomers anticipate taking 4-5 leisure trips this year, for which they will spend~$6,688 across all trips.
  • Of the trips planned for the future, Bucket List destinations are mentioned most often among Boomers.
  • Experiential travel and  more authentic trips have them looking to local entrepreneurs for eating and touring.

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Nantucket Daffodil Festival Welcomes Spring

Feb 2024

When the sun is shining and blooms are bursting in New England, it’s a sure sign the annual Nantucket Daffodil Festival is not far away. Flower Power lives on as more than 3 million narcissus planted on the Grey Lady come alive in shades of sunshine for this harbinger of spring.

Nantucket Daffodil Festival car decorated with flowers

The 4th weekend in April heralds the season opener for the island in 2024. I can’t think of another place I’d rather be to welcome the end of winter.  Nantucket is found off the coast of Cape Cod, thirty miles out to sea. Rumor has it that Mother Nature is supposed to give New England the gift of beautiful skies in the days ahead, a perfect excuse to get Daffy and put on your yellow dancing shoes!

12 Best Beaches in Nantucket and Insider Tips

Feb 2024

The best beaches in Nantucket are found on an strip of nirvana 30 miles off the shores of Cape Cod. This island paradise is one of the most unique destinations in the world. Generations of families have written their summer stories on the Grey Lady, so named for the fog that often mysteriously rolls about the dunes and grey weathered cottages.

aerial view of beaches in Nantucket

Originally founded in the 1600’s as a fishing village and whaling capital, the island today is a three season tourist destination. Along with the magnificent beaches in Nantucket, visitors will find world class restaurants, shopping and museums. With a strong historic foundation, Nantucket has retained much of its original late 18th and early 19th century charm. The town of the same name is designated a National Historic Landmark District, its grey shingled cottages covered with fragrant roses intoxicating even the most jaded traveler.

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The Road to Wine in Myanmar

Feb 2024

The road to wine in Myanmar all started with a smile. Relationships often begin this way, progressing slowly to adventures and new discoveries down the road.

The road to wine in Myanmar

24 hours before the smile appeared, I had been on an extra-long travel road from hell. Three packed economy class flights later, my arrival in Yangon was immediately followed by a full day of touring.

Sadly, my guide was preoccupied with her phone and had little interest in sharing this fascinating country with an exhausted and curious traveler. And, she coughed. Constantly. Spraying all who were within earshot. I hoped it wasn’t an indication of things to come.

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