20
September
2012

Getaways for Couples; Amsterdam, A Unique Travel Destination

I love Amsterdam. It is one of my favorite places to go. I want to go biking there someday. That is if I can get so that I can go further than a few blocks before I think I am dying. Another way to travel is by boat on the canals. It is a totally different view of Holland. Watch the videos of Holland Netherlands at www.boomerandseniortravel.tv

18
September
2012

Must See Vacation Spots for Couples and Families

I was recently asked this question and I thought of sharing it here in my blog…

What are some of the must do (or even must see) things across the world?

Some of my unforgettable travel experiences are:
·        The Catacombs of Paris
·        Abu Simbel and other magnificent temples and pyramids in Egypt
·        Canopying and mud bath in Costa Rica
·        Fresh bread from a Moroccan Bakery
·        Swimming with the ray fish in Tahiti
·        Snorkeling in Riviera Maya Mexico
·        Taking a cooking course in Beijing
·        The Underground Jack the Ripper Tour in London
·        The Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans
·        River Rafting in glacier water in Alaska

The Boomer & Senior Travel TV show (www.boomerandseniortravel.tv)  is all about reveling the fun, the unique and the weird in travel.

13
August
2012

Family Vacation Ideas, Grandma/Grandpa Camp

One of the great joys in my life is my grandkids. Of course like yours they are the cutest in the whole world. I have grandma & grandpa camp each summer. They get to come and stay with grandma without their parents and we cook, do crafts, go on field trips, go hiking, play games and build a lifelong close relationship with them. That is the upside the downside is some of them live so far away that getting them here is an issue. The ones that are far away I either fly out and then drive their van with them across the country and then their parents fly in at the end and pick them up and drive them home or I fly out get them and then fly back with them. There is no grandma and grandkid airline discount. Why is that? Some are still too small to fly alone. We have travel games that we play and we get a hotel half way with a pool. I have a map for them with things to find on the way; 10 cows, 5 blue cars, a broken down car, a semi that will honk, a Mc Donald’s sign (ice cream,) a park with swings (we stop,) a dog, 5 sheep, etc. We sing songs and talk about them. I have to say it, I love the movies in the car. Bless whom ever came up with that one. At least the proverbial are we there yet only comes at the end of the movie not every 10 mins. It also cuts down on the “he hit me, she hit me” sessions. They stay 2-3 weeks. This is a really special time for all of us. They start packing their bags months in advance. We have to keep reminding them when it really is. Isn’t that cute. Some of our favorite times is at the beach. We love building sand castles. They try to build them like the sculpted ones that I show in my videos.

27
July
2012

Wedding Destinations for Couples

I was recently asked this question and I thought of sharing it here in my blog…

Where is the best place for a destination wedding?

Wow that could be almost anywhere.  I would consider the following to narrow it down.

  • Cost of airfare to fly in your guests or for them to attend
  • What that destination means to the two of you
  • Do you want to relax together or have a vacation with activities
  • What is included in the wedding package at that destination
  • Could more of your loved ones attend your wedding if you held it where you lived and then had a private rewedding ceremony alone at a destination
  • What is the weather at the destination
  • Would getting married and then taking a honeymoon alone be more fun than having people there with you on your honeymoon that attended the wedding

Just something to think about. That being said here are some of the top wedding destinations that I know of:

Hawaii * Paris *Italy *Jamaica *Riviera Maya Mexico *Dominican Republic *Tahiti *Croatia

 

13
July
2012

Romantic Vacation Ideas for Couples

Recently I was asked this question and thought I’d share it with my readers here on the blog..

Can someone help with vacation ideas?

“Ok so my boyfriend and I are looking for a slightly romantic vacation to go on to celebrate our 1 year. We have a very limited budget, probably about 700 for a vacation, is there anywhere within about 5-8 hours of Kansas City that could be moderately romantic for that price? Or any other cheap vacation ideas?”

Remember that a romantic getaway is all about spending time together. When you see, do or share new thing together that draws you closer together. Here are some day trips I found in that area. You could go one place or go on a road trip together for very little money.

Olathe – Go to the Mahaffe Stagecoach Stop and Farmstead and experience life from the 1860’s.

Chilllicothe Region – Visit: the home of Walt Disney, an Amish Community, home of J.C. Penny. Mormon Heritage Sites, home of General Pershing and the Locust Creek Covered Bridge.

Excelsior Springs, MO – Spend some romantic time soaking in the healing natural springs of Excelsior Springs

Atchison, KS- Getting scared is always romantic. Try clinging to each other at Atchin one of the nation’s most haunted places. Take a haunted tour on the Atchison Trolley. Visit the Evah C. Cray Museum a very haunted place.

You could always do a stay vacation where you turn off your phones, order in dinner and relax together doing the things that you enjoy together but never have the time.