Visit to Petra: 48 Hours in the Rose City of the Nabateans

If there's anything more fun than planning a trip, it's planning with a like-minded friend. I'm fortunate to have one of those friends. We research lodging, restaurants, and adventures on our own, before bouncing ideas off each other. Our plans occasionally (well... usually) grow out of control, but ultimately, we arrive at an itinerary. When … Continue reading Visit to Petra: 48 Hours in the Rose City of the Nabateans

Best National Parks for Seniors: Parks Every Older Traveler Should Visit

“The story is, a man came up to Yosemite and the ranger was sitting at the front gate and the man said, “I’ve only got one hour to see Yosemite. If you only had one hour to see Yosemite, what would you do?” And the ranger said, “Well, I’d go right over there, and I’d … Continue reading Best National Parks for Seniors: Parks Every Older Traveler Should Visit

Travel Easier with the Best Packing List Apps: Travelers Over 50 Approved

Have you ever forgotten an essential item on your trips? Or come home with a heavy suitcase full of unworn clothing? Using a packing list app will be one the best travel tools you'll find to make your trips easier. Whether you are going on an around the world adventure, or off to visit family, … Continue reading Travel Easier with the Best Packing List Apps: Travelers Over 50 Approved

Focus Costa Rica: 5 of the Best Reasons to Visit Costa Rica

Birds, Wildlife, and Sustainable Ecotourism Costa Rica has been on my list for years. In fact it’s so high on the list that we’ve considered living in the country! Which is quite something as we’d never visited before. Why were we so enamored with a country we’d never seen? Once you read about Costa Rica … Continue reading Focus Costa Rica: 5 of the Best Reasons to Visit Costa Rica

Green Travel Planning, How to Design a Sustainable Trip: a case study

As wildlife lovers, we have always been interested in environmentally friendly travel. We followed all the basics - avoiding plastics and taking short showers - but only recently began to understand all that goes into making our travel destinations sustainable. We’ve learned that taking time to understand the issues challenging the destination, and planning accordingly, … Continue reading Green Travel Planning, How to Design a Sustainable Trip: a case study

Winging It: Our Last Minute Decision to Travel After Loss

We are just home from two weeks in Costa Rica and Panama. Unlike most our travel, this trip was 'unexpectedly spontaneous' - meaning, though planned and booked months ahead, the actual departure was unexpected. A tragic death made us reconsider whether to even travel after loss.. Read how this trip came together to ultimately bring … Continue reading Winging It: Our Last Minute Decision to Travel After Loss