Nothing quite beats the fun of roadtripping down the Oregon Coast to enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. While not quite as iconic as driving U.S. Route 66, the Oregon Coast offers plenty of spellbinding scenes, best beach towns and destination dining. Whether planning a family vacation, girlfriend getaway or romantic escape, why not take to the road […]
How to Make the Most of Your Great Escape to Charlevoix, Québec
The more I travel to Québec, Canada, the longer I want to stay . . . From following the culinary trail in Montréal, to celebrating Winter Carnival in Québec City, to sampling the restorative spas in Lanaudière and Mauricie . . . For my latest exploration, I’m off to the charming Charlevoix region an hour northeast of […]
NFL Super Bowl XLIX: Go Hawks!
While the East Coast readied for bombogenesis (the ultimate snow bomb) this week, we Seattleites have enjoyed unusually balmy weather with clear, sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s. Rain is moving in again, but overall, not a bad backdrop for our weeklong celebration honoring the Seattle Seahawks, top contenders for the NFL Super Bowl XLIX championship next Sunday. If you’re […]
2014: Oh, the Places I’ve Been!
How to capture an entire year of phenomenal travel experiences in one post? Impossible. Instead, here’s a photo montage of a few favorites, reminding me what a lucky gal I am . . . February and August . . . I fell in love with Quebec . . . March . . . Stopped by San Francisco, the […]
5 Fun Boomer Women Winter Travels
We boomer women love to travel whatever the season, don’t we? And when we do, experiential travel ranks high on our list. Adventure travel has its place. But you don’t need to heli-ski down mountain slopes or sign up for the Iditarod to engage with the local culture – unless you want to, of course. Here are […]
10 Best Boomer Women Bonding Trips
Solo trips and romantic escapes have their place. But sometimes we boomer women want a little more girlfriend bonding time. The next time you’re ready for a gal pal getaway, here are 10 Best Boomer Women Bonding Trips to satisfy your wanderlust for a day, a weekend or an extended vacation: #1 – Spa Travel […]
Photo Friday: Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day! I like the premise of actress Drew Barrymore’s new book, Find It in Everything, her collection of heart-themed photos from sightings in everyday life, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Wherever there are hearts, can love be far behind? Today when we celebrate the Valentines in our lives, where will your heart […]
Friendly Faces of Québec Winter Carnival
The friendly faces of Québec Winter Carnival begin and end with Bonhomme. Besides his numerous appearances around Québec City, Bonhomme’s image appears everywhere about town. His smile and good cheer ripple through the region. From the staff at the renown Ice Hotel (Hôtel de Glace), just 10 minutes from downtown, to the more than 1500 Carnival […]
Beat the Winter Blues at Québec Winter Carnival!
If you can’t beat winter, why not embrace it? That’s the philosophy behind the Québec Winter Carnival, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014. Host Paule Bergeron with Québec City Tourism explains: “Winter is something we are born with. We forget that we are taking some of you out of your comfort zone, but we hope you leave here […]
Au Revoir, 2013!
Memories of 2013 may be fading fast, but before we leap too far into 2014, here are a few snapshots of the roads I’ve wandered over the past year . . . In 2013 I re-discovered the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with trips to the San Juans, Whidbey Island, Idaho, The Dalles and Seaside, […]