Scottsdale, Arizona: Bucket List Buster!

Scottsdale, Arizona is one of my favorite vacation spots. During this endless winter, it’s the perfect place to escape the Polar Vortex, and it’s a great city for baby boomers. We recently celebrated my husband’s 57th birthday there. We spent a couple of nights at the iconic Hotel Valley Ho. Built-in 1956 – as many of us – it’s renowned for its upscale cool vibe. To the trendy set, it’s considered old school hip, but for those with a soft Read More …

10 Things to Take on Your Next Vacation

When you’re getting ready to take a trip, you always make sure you have your wallet, passport, confirmations and medications with you. Those are the obvious necessities. But what about those items that would really make your life easier? That would make your vacation, well, a vacation? Quick note, this post was sponsored by Readers.com but the opinions expressed are my own. Here’s a checklist of 10 new necessities to bring on your next trip: Folding Readers At home, most Read More …

Las Vegas – the City of Joy

Las Vegas, which means meadows in Spanish, was established as a city in the year 1905. Establishment of the city was important because when iron spring clustered in this area, which was actually a desert, Las Vegas turned into an ideal refueling and rest stop. However, soon the water supply proved inadequate to support the approximately 800 residents of the city and about a century ago the water spring started drying up when the population increased at an excessive rate Read More …

5 Unexpected Reasons to Visit Puerto Vallarta

For most boomers, the mention of Puerto Vallarta conjures up images of Captain Steubing and Julie, the CruiseDirector, on “The Love Boat.” The classic TV show, of which we all have fond memories, ran from 1977 to 1987 and made the destination a household name. But the resort town, on the Western coast of Mexico, is so much more than the beautiful beaches for which it’s best known. I recently visited Puerto Vallarta and was amazed by all it had Read More …

Only a Surfer Knows the Feeling

Nearly every morning, rain or not, I ride my cruiser two blocks to the beach and walk The Bay. This daily indulgence is justified with, “Shadow does his business and gets some exercise.” In reality, the reason for my routine is all about the surf. I go to check the swell size and direction, wind, sandbars and crowds, formulating my own private surf report. Even with NOAA Buoy and Tide Reports, plus Surfline and Satellite Images updating hourly, I’m not Read More …

5 Reasons to Visit Nashville- and Never Leave Opryland

When my husband and I volunteered at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee last summer, we knew we had to visit Nashville. It had never really been on our travel radar but since we were there already, we checked into the iconic Gaylord Opryland and immediately fell in love. How had we missed this place before?! Opryland is a gigantic, luxury resort where you can find some of Nashville’s best entertainment, dining and activities all under one roof. Literally. There is Read More …