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).

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Five Reasons to Visit Philadelphia in the Fall

September 6, 2016 22 comments

Fall at Longwood Gardens

Philadelphia might not be the first fall travel destination that springs to mind, but I highly recommend my hometown as an excellent, engaging choice for a fall getaway. 5 Reasons to Pick Philadelphia as a Fall Travel Destination: 1. You Can Have the Nation’s Most Historic Square Mile Mostly to Yourself.  The spring and summer […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #269 – Philadelphia’s Grand Dame Edition

May 24, 2016 23 comments

Brigantine Beach, New Jersey sunset

(If Zentangle is a new concept for you, start here.) This week the Zentangle Diva challenged us to use Ellish, a new official tangle (i.e. direct from the Zentangle Mother Ship). This is a fun one that uses the Holligbaugh technique of “drawing behind”. I added Akoya as a border tangle and also tried drawing […]

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The Hyatt at The Bellevue Hotel, Philadelphia’s Venerable Grand Dame

May 22, 2016 20 comments

Rose Garden Ballroom at the Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel

If you’re a Philadelphian of a a certain age, you grew up somewhat in awe of Philadelphia’s Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, the” Grand Dame of Broad Street”. Opened in 1904 and constructed in the French Renaissance style, the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, now the Hyatt at The Bellevue, remains a venerable reminder of Philly’s Gilded Age. The hotel is […]

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Boomeresque’s Visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show

March 15, 2016 8 comments

Tulips at the Philadelphia Flower Show

(Updated: July 30, 2018) One of the few years I missed visiting the Philadelphia Flower Show was the year our older son was born on March 8th during a snowstorm—across the street from the Flower Show. The first Philadelphia Flower Show was held in 1829 and it has been a March fixture in Philadelphia since […]

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Philadelphia Phreak Out – Popeapocalypse Now

September 1, 2015 85 comments

(Updated September 23, 2015) Did you hear or do you live under a rock? Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia!  The Pope is visiting Philadelphia! In conjunction with the World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis will be in Philadelphia at three public events in Center City on Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th, 2015. […]

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Philadelphia Liberty Trail – A Boomeresque Travel Book Review

July 19, 2015 34 comments

Philadelphia Liberty Trail Boomeresque book review

I’ve been an unapologetic history geek ever since my father took me on a tour of all things Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia for a fourth grade school report, so I’m happy to review the 2015 guidebook, Philadelphia Liberty Trail by baby boomer travel writers and bloggers, Larissa and Michael Milne. The Milnes are long time Philadelphia residents […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #205 – Phrozen in Philadelphia Edition

February 17, 2015 24 comments

Zentangle Diva Challenge #205

Last week, I responded to the Zentangle Diva’s Valentangle challenge from a cruise ship in the Caribbean Sea. Some of you left comments suggesting that you would rather have been there than where you were. If misery likes company, you will be happy to know that we flew back to Philadelphia on Sunday, landing when the wind […]

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Yo – You Should Visit Philadelphia During the Winter Holiday Season

December 2, 2014 59 comments

Updated for 2018-2019 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 […]

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Montecristo (and His People) Visit Brigantine and Philadelphia

July 28, 2014 80 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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The Longest Day – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA to Chiang Mai, Thailand

January 11, 2014 96 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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