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).

Getting There

Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #244 – I Should Be Asleep (but I’m not) Edition

November 17, 2015 23 comments

French tri-color flag

[If you’re scratching your head about this Zentangle thing, start HERE.] I have managed to get myself pretty much day/night reversed. Since the rest of the people and the dog around me have normal circadian rhythms, this means I still have to try to function in the day time, sometimes on very little sleep. To […]

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South Africa Safari — Thornybush Game Reserve & Monwana Game Lodge

November 24, 2014 62 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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TSA PreCheck — Yes, Please

May 25, 2014 107 comments

Updated May 4, 2017 What happens at United States airports when you do not have TSA PreCheck? 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). TSA.  TSA has a helpful TSA flight day check list. […]

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The Longest Day – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA to Chiang Mai, Thailand

January 11, 2014 94 comments

View out airplane window

 As my Boomeresque Facebook friends know, ever since we returned from New Mexico in October, I’ve been mostly consumed by planning our trip to Southeast Asia and Hawaii. Some 32 years ago, I had the dumb luck good fortune to marry someone who gets to travel to warm interesting places as part of his job. […]

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Travel Tip – The Benefits of International Bus Travel in Europe

September 20, 2013 1 comment

Many travellers in Europe these days are turning to international bus travel as a cost effective and convenient alternative to other modes of transportation. This phenomenon is also evident in the United States where long distance bus travel on discount bus lines is increasing. Those travellers whose only experience riding buses is in a frequently […]

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Sail Away with P&O Cruises

August 26, 2013 0 comments

Mr. Excitement and I enjoy leaving the “driving” to a cruise ship captain on occasion, but we have never taken a cruise that departed from a European port. Therefore, I am pleased to be able to share this guest post by Catherine Lavinia who hails from the United Kingdom and has written this article about […]

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Holidaying Abroad on a Budget: Top Tips to Help Keep the Costs Down

July 22, 2013 0 comments

(This  is a guest post by Catherine Lavinia who shares her tips for being able to afford the chance to leave home on holiday).  Holidays don’t come cheaply nowadays – especially when you consider heading abroad to soak up the sun.  In order to ensure that your stint out of your home country isn’t one […]

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Baby Boomer Travel Induced Hypochondria

April 5, 2013 41 comments

Ibuprofen

As Boomeresque readers know, my husband, Steve, and I returned from a trip to Hawaii at the end of February. We live in Philadelphia, so despite the curious fact that the island state of Hawaii actually has roads that are denoted “Interstate” highways, this meant our trip involved about 24 hours in various airplanes to […]

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Baby Boomer Travel Daze

February 16, 2013 19 comments

We left our apartment at 5:30 A.M. for Philadelphia International Airport on Valentine’s Day to commence the first leg of our 6,000 mile journey to Honolulu, Hawaii. My husband, Steve, is an aisle seat person. I choose the window seat so I can look out in case we fly over anything interesting and so I […]

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Canadianesque: Vancouver, British Columbia

August 23, 2012 26 comments

I’ve always thought that Canada’s old tourism marketing slogan was brilliant.  “Canada:  Friendly, Familiar, Foreign and Near”.  If you’re from Philadelphia as we are, the not “nearest” big Canadian city is Vancouver, 2,956 driving miles away, according to Google maps.  Of course, the slogan makes a lot more sense if you are traveling there from […]

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