Boomeresque:Definition
1. Adj.: Describing a person born between 1 Jan. 1946 and 31 Dec. 1964
2. Adj.: Description of a person, place or thing possessing Baby Boomer je ne sais quoi
3. See also, Boomer, Esq.: A Baby Boomer who is also a licensed attorney (See, e.g., About).

Yo – You Should Visit Philadelphia During the Winter Holiday Season

December 2, 2014 54 comments

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When I was growing up in Philadelphia, especially even Philadelphians said things like: Did you hear about the contest? First prize is one week in Philadelphia. Second prize is two weeks in Philadelphia. That was then. Now I feel completely comfortable enthusiastically urging you to visit Philadelphia during the winter holiday season. By February, I’ll be […]

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South Africa Safari — Thornybush Game Reserve & Monwana Game Lodge

November 24, 2014 56 comments

Leopard in a tree in Thornybush Private Game Reserve

I’m pathetically really bad at swallowing pills, so I wasn’t happy to learn that I’d have to take 33 days of doxycycline as a malaria precaution for a three day visit to the Thornybush Game Reserve in northeastern South Africa. However, even if you share my pill phobia, swallowing monster capsules for a South African wildlife safari […]

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Ode to a Brigantine, New Jersey Summer

September 30, 2014 44 comments

Lifesaving boat on Brigantine Beach, New Jersey

We’re just past the first day of fall and Mr. Excitement and I are spending our last weekend for the year at our beach house in Brigantine, New Jersey. Our Brigantine summer was somewhat squeezed because we had the chance to travel in Southeast Asia and to live in Hawaii until late May. Then, we […]

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Take Your Holiday in Turkey Off the Beaten Path

September 25, 2014 4 comments

Daylan Turkey mud baths at Lake Koycegiz

If you are visiting Turkey on holiday, there are some places that are are on most travelers’ “must see” list. Among them are the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Mount Nemrut, the Blue Mosque, and, of course, the Hagia Sophia. If you are seeking sun and relaxation, you might head to the Turkish Riviera along Turkey’s Aegean […]

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My Boomer Baby: Meet Mr. Excitement

August 24, 2014 107 comments

angel statue, chapultepec park, Mexico City

Friends and relatives Readers who have been following this blog know that my husband, frequently appears in my blog posts as “Mr. Excitement”. I hope new readers will continue to somehow find themselves at Boomeresque, so I think Mr. Excitement finally deserves an introductory blog post. (Especially because I’ve already written two about Dino — our dog.) […]

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Reflections: Honolulu, Hawaii

August 14, 2014 67 comments

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Mr. Excitement and I had the good fortune to be in Honolulu, Hawaii during one of the worst Philadelphia winters in years. After our month-long trip to Southeast Asia in January, in February we arrived in Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu to start Mr. Dr./Professor Excitement’s three month sabbatical at the University of […]

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Montecristo (and His People) Visit Brigantine and Philadelphia

July 28, 2014 71 comments

road trip to Philadelphia

One of the unanticipated pleasures of declaring myself becoming a Baby Boomer travel blogger has been the chance to meet up with like minded, interesting on-line friends in real life, either in my home town of Philadelphia or during travels. Last June, when I traveled from Philadelphia to Ontario for a travel blogger conference, I […]

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What is Zentangle® and is it Habit Forming?

July 14, 2014 73 comments

Zentangle Inspired Art

My name is Jane Doe Suzanne and I’m a tangle addict. Apparently, I’m also a pusher as several friends are now also tangle addicts. (You know who you are.) The thing is, I don’t really want to be cured of my tangle addiction. You notice that there’s a little “R”in a circle after the word “Zentangle” […]

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“You went where?” – A Visit to Luang Prabang, Laos

July 1, 2014 60 comments

Buddhist monks, Luang Prabang

Before I decided I should be a travel blogger instead of a lawyer, I’d never even heard of Luang Prabang, Laos. Pretty much all I knew about Laos was that during the 1960’s and 1970’s, it had the misfortune to share a border with Vietnam. In researching our trip to Southeast Asia, I read that […]

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A Boomeresque Book Review: Chocolatour – A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate (Volume One) by Doreen Pendgracs

June 25, 2014 45 comments

Book review of Chocolatour: The Quest for the World's Best Chocolate

This first volume of a projected three has convinced me that travel writer Doreen Pendgracs is the “Rick Steves” of chocolate tourism. Like Steves’ books, this volume not only takes us to places, but also provides historical context and information necessary for an in depth understanding of chocolate. Pendgracs’ passion for and appreciation of chocolate […]

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