Monday, January 30, 2012

Baby boomers eye adventure, bucket list

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Sipping cappuccino and taking it slow is one way to experience Italy. Test driving a growling, candy-apple-red Ferrari in the country's Motor Valley is quite another.

So Donna Hull's husband and a friend -- both car enthusiasts -- were ecstatic when they got the chance to zoom around the town of Maranello in the classic sports car on a recent vacation.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Arizona: More than great golf

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From Arizona offers sunshine year round -- and lots to see beyond the golf course.

Arizona is a favourite destination for snowbirds and tourists alike – and why not? Sunshine all year round and fantastic scenery invite exploration beyond the golf courses. Here are five sights – other than the Grand Canyon, of course – you won’t want to miss.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Boomer Travel Comes Of Age

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From "Many baby boomers were bitten by the travel bug long ago. Born between 1946 and 1964, they were the first generation to grow up in the age of modern jet travel. In their younger years, they took off to parts unknown with nothing more than a pack on their backs, unsure of where they would spend the night — or with whom.

"Things changed as they stacked up birthdays. Many are still traveling, but they’ve gotten choosier about where they go and who goes with them. They don’t have all the time in the world anymore, so they want to make the most of every moment. For some, a taste for creature comforts has replaced an earlier tolerance for achy limbs and inconvenience. Still others think of this as a time to give back when they travel by volunteering."

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Top 10 Cruise Itineraries in 2012

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From Yahoo! Travel: "If you have your eye on the high seas this year, you’re not alone: Some 20.3 million cruisers are forecasted to take a cruise vacation in 2012 (according to the industry analyst folks at Cruise Market Watch), and with the boatloads of new offerings, it’s evident that today’s cruise base has far surpassed the newlywed and nearly dead. So skip out on the cookie-cutter cruises and sail into new horizons instead, courtesy of one of these innovative cruise itineraries."

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Top Five Value Destinations for 2012

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From AOL Travel: "Travelzoo Inc. announced five destinations its Deal Experts predict will offer excellent value to travelers in 2012. The destinations are Costa Rica, Japan, the Mediterranean, Orlando and Thailand.

"Travelzoo's Deal Experts reviewed thousands of deals and interviewed more than 400 travel executives over the past three months to determine these as the Wow Deal Destinations of 2012."

Read about the Top 5 destinations.