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).

Travel Tips

15 Things to Do During an Airport Layover

June 24, 2017 45 comments

Airport waiting area

There was a time in my life when I had more time than money. If the cheapest airplane ticket required three airport layovers, so be it. Fortunately, having reached the ripe old age I am, the time-money ratio has swung more in the opposite direction, so now I’m all about finding non-stop flights  — and […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #268 – TSA Update Edition

May 17, 2016 22 comments

Dawn over the Atlantic enroute to Dublin.

(If “Zentangle” is a new concept for you, start here.) This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to add a “bit more black” to our composition than we might usually. I must be feeling a bit distracted by our impending move (on June 10th) because I completely missed the “bit” part and used considerably more […]

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It’s Official! TripAdvisor Thinks We’re Exciting Baby Boomer Travelers

February 29, 2016 28 comments

TripAdvisor logo

I admit to more than a little satisfaction when I learned that Boomeresque was named by the Trip Advisor vacation rentals blog as one of the 20 Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers Having More Fun than Millennials. This is because our son and many of his friends are millennial travel bloggers and they write about how wonderful […]

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AARP Member Discounts – A 50th Birthday Present

May 16, 2015 50 comments

Because sometimes you need a rainbow, butterfly, unicorn kitten

Like many Baby Boomers, I was a little taken aback around my 50th birthday when I received my invitation to join AARP (formerly known as the American Association for Retired Persons). However, I soon realized that eligibility for AARP membership did not mean I was old retired. Consistent with Mr. Excitement’s sometimes annoying philosophy that life’s […]

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Cruise Report — Winter Escape on the Celebrity Silhouette

March 9, 2015 29 comments

The Celebrity Silhouette

We recently returned to a phrozen Philadelphia after a 7 day Caribbean cruise aboard the Celebrity Silhouette. When we left Philadelphia to fly to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where our cruise started, Philly was dealing with a “gift” from Canada—the dreaded polar vortex. My friends are all over the map (literally and figuratively) on mass market cruises. […]

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What is Zentangle® and is it Habit Forming?

July 14, 2014 158 comments

Zentangle Inspired Art

[This post was revised on April 23, 2015 after I became a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT)] 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 […]

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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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How to Travel Without Your Dog

March 2, 2014 97 comments

There are many websites full of helpful information about how to travel with your dog. (I’ve included a list of some of my favorites below). I wish we were traveling with our dog, Dino, but on a month long trip to Southeast Asia that included a 40 hour air travel marathon and ten flights on […]

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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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Rewarding Travel

August 22, 2013 0 comments

If you are a regular Boomeresque reader, you know I enjoy writing about rewarding travel experiences — like that time we went to Japan, or New Zealand, or Canada, or Florida, or much closer to home, to Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. But today, I’m writing about being rewarded by your credit card company — with travel. […]

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