Best Hiking in Switzerland for Baby Boomers

Nov 2020

Hiking in Switzerland is undoubtedly one of the best destinations in the world for this popular sport. Needless to say, the country’s natural beauty is unparalleled and makes for breathtaking backdrops. The best part about this, though, is how accessible nature is from anywhere in the country. The landscapes are vast and diverse but never too far or difficult to reach.

hiking Switzerland lake

There are endless options for hiking in Switzerland suitable for any and all experience level. From mountains and vast glaciers to lush meadows and crystal blue lakes, hiking trails lead people through almost other-worldly destinations. Suspension bridges, cable cars and magnificent vistas are all part of the Swiss travel picture.

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A Luxury Kenya Safari Holiday at Elsa’s

Nov 2020

In your mind’s eye, think of the animal that comes into view when you imagine a Kenya safari holiday.  For many, myself included, the picture of a specific lioness comes to mind. Baby boomers the world over grew up with the story of Elsa from the film Born Free.

couple having sundowner at Elsa's Kopje

Through this beautiful lioness and her loving caretakers, we learned about Africa and the abundant wildlife she had to offer. The story inspired thousands to become involved in the wildlife conservation movement, and many more to visit the east African country of Kenya.

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Fall Nantucket A to Z

Aug 2020

A Nantucket fall is especially wonderful during the months of September and October.  Most of the summer tourists have left and the island settles into a pace that is more relaxing and enjoyable.  The weather is lovely, the water still warm and the sand between your toes on uncrowded beaches is the best kind of Fall escape as far as I’m concerned.

With nearly 50% of the land on the island given over to conservation, you’ll find an awesome getaway 30 miles out to sea. The Nantucket Conservation Foundation have made preserving the island’s character a priority by permanently conserving, maintaining, and managing natural areas and habitats for all to enjoy. Here’s my best of Fall Nantucket from A to Z.

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Nature’s Poison Ivy Relief

Jul 2020

Chances are sooner or later you will need poison ivy relief. The three leafed nemesis is found in every state in the U.S. except Hawaii and Alaska. It is also found on many continents around the world. Our household is notorious for skin rashes, and like clockwork, start summer we are looking relief treatment from this outdoor menace.

poison ivy example

When I received a note from Harold Brown aka The Poison Ivy Guy, I was anxious to try his natural treatment.  Since we have a least one case of the irritating skin rash in our household annually,  it was only a matter of time before we’d put his “natural, sweet fern remedy” to the test.

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Japan Trip Planner for Adventurous Boomers

Jul 2020

Walk on Japan’s Wild Side

If you’re in search of a Japan trip planner for adventure, you’ve arrived in the right place. From hiking in the serene Japanese Alps to something more strenuous (say, climbing Fujisan), I’m about to share some of my favorite outdoor activities for adventurous Baby Boomers.

Japan adventure trip planner

Many first time visitors can’t see past the cherry blossoms or major cities. There is so much more for active travelers in the Land of the Rising Sun. Not just land-bound ecotourism in Japan, either. I’ll also be highlighting water activities (how does sea kayaking sound?) for visitors looking for outdoor activities.

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