Travel with a Challenge
Discover the new world of cruise and land vacations for mature travelers, their families and friends!
While showcasing both well-established and freshly-minted alternative travel opportunities throughout the world, this website and its Web magazine promise its readers practical advice and plenty of nuts-and-bolts information to encourage active, educational, value-added vacationing suitable for men and women over 50. The one thing you won’t find is an excuse to stay home!
November – December 2023
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Bird Watching is one of the world’s most popular activities. Traditionally, most of it has been land-based, but increasingly small-ship cruises are being recognized as an ideal platform for spotting birds both while at sea and in remote places where land access is best made from a ship’s landing craft. An expert shares his five favorite destinations for small-ship bird viewing around the world.
Age or active physical ability may close some adventure vacation doors for avid travelers, but other doors open. A great way to explore natural environments without the joint strain of hiking or cycling is to take to the water in a sea kayak with Mother Nature ready to meet you right there at eye level. We check out kayaking vacations in the Galapagos Islands, Corsica, Cuba, British Columbia and Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
The Winter Face of Butchart Gardens
Well over a century on, one of the world’s most famous gardens in Victoria, Canada, perhaps unexpectedly, draws tens of thousands of visitors every year during its winter season. This is a time of more subtle floral beauty by day and dazzling light displays and festive activities by evening during December and early January.
Environmentalist, photographer and author, Uwe Skrzypczak, has written an inspiring, beautifully-illustrated and educational book to encourage African safari travelers (as well as all wildlife lovers) to elevate their photos from random vacation snapshots to outstanding images that capture the moment.
A travel trend gaining traction as Baby Boomers consider destinations and companions to share a holiday is the possibility of making memories with an aging parent. This can be a highlight of the year or an utter disaster. With a sense of adventure and co-operation, Valerie Grubb, shares her tips for preparation and time “in the field” to make any trip with Mom or Dad a raging success. Button image: ©Kelley School of Business at Indiana University/Josh Anderson.
Here is a unique adventure exploring British Columbia’s most inaccessible shorelines aboard a 135-foot landing craft freighter with six comfortable bedrooms and delicious fresh meals. The crew do all the hard work of delivering a remarkable collection of shipments to logging camps, fish farms, and off-the-grid settlements while guests spot marine life and learn about the working west coast.
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