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).

Air travel

Getting There – Eventually (And Some Tips for When Air Travel Doesn’t Go As Planned)

September 27, 2019 29 comments

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Mr. Excitement was invited to speak at an international medical research conference on the Greek island of Crete — something about tumor micro environments. Needless to say, it didn’t take much convincing for me to sign on as a trailing spouse. A few weeks later, the Australian government extended an invitation for him to visit […]

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15 Things to Do During an Airport Layover

June 24, 2017 48 comments

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

January 11, 2014 96 comments

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 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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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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Virgin Atlantic Allows Cell Phone Use During Flight — WTF!?!

May 17, 2012 20 comments

It is reported that Virgin Atlantic Airlines is now allowing cell (mobile) phone use during flights.  Remind me never to fly on Virgin Atlantic.  It is one thing to deal with a yakking cell phone user on a train or bus.  On a train, you can move to the quiet car.  Even on a bus, […]

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Getting There — Eventually

May 8, 2012 15 comments

My suitcase visited Barcelona several years before I had the pleasure.  Unfortunately, on that particular occasion, it was supposed to be in Malaga with me.  On a trip to New Zealand and Australia which included 11 flights, (11 take-offs and (mercifully) 11 landings), we were reunited with our suitcases after every flight…until the very last leg of […]

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Children on Airplanes

April 7, 2012 21 comments

How many Baby Boomers (or grown-ups of any age) get on an airplane hoping that no babies or small children will be seated near them? I admit to an involuntary scanning of my nearby seatmates when I board a plane, hoping not to see any wee ones.  As anybody carrying a baby or with a […]

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On the Wings of Man — From Philly to Hawaii

November 24, 2010 0 comments

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            [This post was written on November 9, 2010 when we flew to Hawaii.] It’s less than two months since we flew home from Japan and I again find myself composing a blog post at 35,000 feet on the second leg of a journey that is taking us from Philly […]

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September 19, 2010 12 comments

At the risk of sounding terribly bourgeois (and maybe like a Baby Boomer), I must say that the opportunity to make our trip to Japan flying business class made the “getting there” and “getting back” actually a pleasant memory. “Pleasant” is not a word usually associated with air travel these days—especially when the flights (between […]

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