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).

Plan a Palm Springs, California, Winter Escape

December 13, 2017 2 comments

Palm Springs, California from Palm Canyon

December is when I start thinking about my February “get me outta here” winter escape to somewhere warm from frigid Philadelphia. One option is sunny southern California. For those looking for a more homey alternative to a hotel stay for their winter getaway, one possibility is Palm Springs vacation rentals. As the wind chill hovers at 19 […]

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A Boomeresque Holiday Gift Guide: Books, Travel, Zentangle®

December 11, 2017 10 comments

Disclosure: Boomeresque has an affiliate relationship with Amazon. In English, this means if you make a purchase from Amazon starting with one of the links in this post, Boomeresque will receive an infinitesimal very small commission which will help support my blogging habit.  This holiday gift guide is a little self indulgent in that I’ve chosen […]

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Visit Mexico City with a Context Travel Walking Tour

November 28, 2017 17 comments

Metropolitan Cathedral on the zolcalo in Mexico City

Disclosure: We enjoyed this tour as guests of Context Travel. I made no promise regarding the type of coverage I would provide. The opinions and observations expressed below are my own.  Our well traveled digital nomad son decided to put down roots in Mexico City. This was all the excuse Mr. Excitement and I needed for […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #342 – Hola Mexico City Edition

November 23, 2017 6 comments

Moorish Kiosk, Alameda Santa Maria la Ribera

I did last week’s Zentangle Diva challenge in Oaxaca, Mexico. We’ve now moved onto Mexico City where we are staying with our digital nomad son, Jeremy. It turns out that at a certain point, even wanderlusters feel the need to have a home base. Jeremy has visited many of the great cities of the world […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #341 – Oaxaca, Mexico Edition

November 15, 2017 9 comments

Basilica of Santo Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico

This week the Zentangle Diva challenged us to “go big, or go home”. Mr. Excitement and I are on day two of a ten day trip to Mexico, so I’m definitely not ready to go home. I’m also finding it difficult to find time to tangle. Last night I was exhausted from a 13 hour […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #339 – My “Bullet Journal” Halloween Edition

October 31, 2017 10 comments

Philadelphia witch

Today is Halloween. Bah Humbug (oh wait, wrong holiday). We live in an apartment and both our sons are grown and flown so Halloween is basically a “nothing burger” around here. However, the Zentangle Diva challenge this week is to compose something to represent fall or Halloween. In order to avoid having to make a […]

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Remembering Travel Blogger Billie Frank and a Friendship Forged on Facebook

October 15, 2017 41 comments

Like many baby boomers, I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook, sometimes both loving and hating it on the same day. As a travel blogger, I understand that an active social media presence is an important part of getting the word out, of proving one’s “influence”. Sometimes, this imperative to be “out there” bumps up […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #336 – Please Make It Stop Edition

October 11, 2017 14 comments

Delancey Place flower boxes near Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia

Laura Harms, the Zentangle Diva, gave us a little break this week by challenging us to produce a monotangle tile using Striping, a very intuitive tangle, demanding little concentration. Thus, one should be able to achieve quite a Zen state while doing this week’s challenge. Unfortunately, if you live in North America (or are friends […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #335 – Back in Beantown Edition

October 2, 2017 14 comments

Suzanne Fluhr writing a brief

If Zentangle is a new concept for you, start here.  Note: “Beantown” is an affectionate nickname for Boston, apparently coined by travelers who enjoy beans baked in molasses during their Boston visits.  This week’s Zentangle Diva Challenge post comes to you from Cambridge, Massachusetts, a city adjacent to Boston where I am visiting my sisters-in-law. […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #334 – Enough with the Disasters Already Edition

September 26, 2017 12 comments

The Scream by Edvard Munch: Public Domain

If Zentangle is a new concept for you, start here.  This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to do a composition using the tangle “Crazy N’Zeppel”, a Mother Ship endorsed tangleation of presumably sane N’Zeppel. The difference is that the crazy version uses randomly spaced and slanted lines; whereas, the “normal” version is done using […]

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