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).

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

July 1, 2014 49 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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Singapore Selfie (A Visit to Singapore)

June 7, 2014 62 comments

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Our month long trip to Southeast Asia, started in Chiang Mai, Thailand and ended in the city/country/island of Singapore. (Yes, Singapore is all those things). Arriving on the Azamara Journey after a 13 day cruise, we allotted two full days for our Singapore sojourn. Although Singapore has a population of 5.13 million (2012), Singapore is [...]

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TSA PreCheck — Yes, Please

May 25, 2014 90 comments

TSA precheck boarding pass

Like others annoyed by familiar with air travel in the United States since 2001, you know you will go through airport security screening by the United States TSA (Transportation Security Administration). Your flight day check list goes something like this: Make sure you bring a government issued photo I.D. Wear socks with no holes Wear slip on [...]

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“If You Want to Make God Laugh, Tell Him about Your Plans” — Carpe Diem Edition

May 4, 2014 84 comments

Carpe Diem

If you’re a Baby Boomer, you’ve been on this planet long enough to probably concur with the statement: “Life is a trip”. I recently celebrated a milestone birthday. As I suspect it has for many, this occasioned a good deal of reflection on my life so far and my hopes and expectations for the future. [...]

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The Bernice Pauhi Bishop Museum — Honolulu, Hawaii

April 18, 2014 59 comments

Ships of Oceania, Pacific Hall, Bernice Pauhi Bishop Museum

Mr. Excitement and I managed to visit Honolulu three times before we made finally our way to the Bernice Pauhi Bishop Museum, Hawaii’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History. In retrospect, it should have been one of the first places we visited. The museum was established in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop, the wealthy American [...]

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Hawaii Quilt Guild Show: E Ho’onanea I Ka Mili Kapa

April 7, 2014 79 comments

Pineapple Quilt at the Hawaii Quilt Guild Show

E Ho’ononea I Ka Mili Kapa Got that? I didn’t think so. It’s the theme of this year’s quilt exhibit by The Hawaii Quilt Guild at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. The translation from Hawaiian is “Come and Be Soothed by the Quilting”. After last week’s unpleasantness, I was more than ready to be soothed by [...]

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“If You Want to Make God Laugh, Tell Him About Your Plans.” Honolulu, Hawaii Edition

March 28, 2014 129 comments

Waikiki Beach from our Lanai with the Hawaiian Hilton Village's Rainbow Tower.

According to my blog publication schedule, this post is supposed to share more information about Chiang Mai, Thailand. However, if you’re a Baby Boomer, you’ve inhabited this planet long enough to know that Woody Allen had it right when he said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” My latest [...]

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To Write or Not to Write, That is the Question

March 20, 2014 74 comments

letters from Colombia

I need to clarify that by “write”, I mean “hand-write”. This post is inspired by a Facebook discussion started by a homeschooling mother. She, her husband and two young sons (ages 7 and 9) are traveling the world. She expressed some surprise and disagreement upon learning that some homeschoolers are not teaching their children cursive [...]

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What’s Up with Wats in Chiang Mai, Thailand?

March 14, 2014 54 comments

Seated and standing Buddhas at Wat Suan Dok, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Our 40 hour marathon trip from Philadelphia ended in Chiang Mai, a small city  in northern Thailand. After a decent night’s sleep in a real bed and a slow morning, we set off to find out what’s up with wats in this former capital of the ancient Lanna empire. (I was on the fence about [...]

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