Rocky Mountaineer: Two Days of Luxury Canadian Train Travel

Rocky Mountaineer – When the end of 2011 draws nigh, and these two baby boomers sit down to consider all that we have seen and done throughout the past year, our two-day journey aboard Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer luxury rail tour service is certain to be in our top ten list. Named as one of the […]

Presidential Treatment at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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Fairmont Hotel Vancouver ~ Vancouver, British Columbia – The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is one of those iconic city-center hotels that has a distinct feeling of history from the moment you enter the lobby. This is the third hotel to be named ’Hotel Vancouver’. The first was a five-story, brick structure that looked and functioned much like a farmhouse. […]

Whistler’s Peak 2 Peak Gondola: World’s Longest Freespan Gondola Ride

Peak 2 Peak Gondola ~ Whistler, British Columbia, Canada – Are you ready for an unforgettable baby boomer travel experience? Groundbreaking. Innovative. An engineering marvel. Few projects can share such accolades – even fewer can live up to them.  But the Whistler Blackcomb Peak 2 Peak Gondola does! This daring project has revolutionized the visitor experience […]

Driving the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler in British Columbia, Canada

One of the very first emotional connections we made, on our two-week baby boomer tour through western Canada, was the stunning drive up the Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99) from Vancouver to Whistler in Canada’s British Columbia. To start our short story off, I thought it might be fun to share this painting I […]

Friday Photo: Driving the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler, British Columbia

Occasionally, a baby boomer travel photographer might encounter inclement weather when they reach a destination held in great anticipation of blue skies, snow-capped mountain peaks, sprinkled with white fluffy clouds. When this happens, a certain amount of disappointment can certainly set in. I have learned that I have absolutely no control of the weather.  When […]

Western Canada Trip Journal Days 7-8 Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Luxury Train

Rocky Mountaineer – Our two-day luxury journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train from Vancouver to Jasper was completely out of this world. We had been anxiously anticipating this part of our exploration of western Canada as folks like National Geographic were naming this as “one of the world’s greatest trips“. As you can see in […]

Days 3-6 of our Baby Boomer Western Canada Tour – Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia – Days 3-6 found us in Vancouver, British Columbia for a travel bloggers convention called TBEX ’11 (Travel Bloggers Exchange). We were nearly the only baby boomers in attendance as we found ourselves surrounded predominantly by 30-somethings. Travel writers converged upon the city to forge new relationships, meet with industry partners, and […]