10 Best Eco Friendly Travel Gifts

Nov 2017

Take a deep breath because yes, it’s that time of year again. Congratulations for looking to Green with Renvy for ideas about sustainable living. Your holiday shopping just got a little easier! Each of these affordable, eco friendly travel gifts for the frequent flyer in your life will put a smile on their face. In addition, they won’t harm the environment and just possibly will contribute to making the world a little better place.

eco-friendly Gift guide for the responsible traveler

Atlanta’s Porsche Driving Adventure

Nov 2017

If someone had told me I’d be singing the praises of a Porsche driving adventure, I might just have called them crazy. The sexy, masculine brand does not exactly convey the image of a tree hugging eco-friendly vehicle. But that’s just the point: don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Under the sleek hood of the hybrid Panamera is an efficient, high performance vehicle. I somehow found myself behind the wheel on a trip to Atlanta celebrating JetBlue’s inaugural flight of a direct route from Boston.

Porsche driving adventure

A Bucket List Adventure to Peru

Nov 2017

Ask a room full of people the destinations they’d like to visit and you’ll get a wide variety of answers. One country most have in common however is a bucket list adventure to Peru. While Machu Picchu, the Unesco World Heritage site, will top the list, once you begin researching, you’ll find there is so much more to this country than just the Sacred Valley.

Peru is a destination where you can go from downtown Lima to the Amazon River in a few short hours. Add in the Andes and you’ve got a landscape as colorful and vibrant as the people and animals that inhabit the former Inca Empire. Blending all of this diversity together can get a little overwhelming when planning a trip, and that is one of the reasons I was thrilled when AdventureSmith Explorations invited me on this incredible bucket list adventure to Peru.

Baby Boomer Adventures on YouTube

Oct 2017

Did you know I now have a video channel? It in the early stages, but you can find me sharing Baby Boomer Adventures on YouTube as Alison Abbott.  I’d love for you to take a peek and let me know your thoughts. Learning the ins and outs for this baby boomer filled with wanderlust is always a challenge, but one that I love. Video is another outlet for my creativity.  Sharing travel experiences in as many ways as possible allows me to give you a deeper look into a destination.

Baby Boomer Adventures on YouTube as Alison Abbott

A Cape Ann Getaway-The Historic Emerson Inn

Oct 2017

As empty nesters, my husband and I like to take advantage of short getaways in New England as often as possible. Recharge with a quick romantic overnight and then back to reality. In Massachusetts, there are plenty of destinations for these timely escapes. One of the prettiest stretches of coastline nearby is Cape Ann where a getaway leads to the historic Emerson Inn.

Historic Emerson Inn Rockport, MA


Little more than an hour from our home, the area is a world apart and steeped in all things maritime. Seaside, in an area founded by the Pilgrims in 1623 and named after England’s Queen Ann, one quickly forgets city life. Cape Anne’s beautiful rocky shores include four communities: Gloucester, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and our escape: Rockport and the historic Emerson Inn.