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David and Carol Porter guest blog as the Roaming Boomers, giving you tips and tricks as they travel the globe. Read more at their website -

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Los Angeles AARP@50+ National Event and Expo

Posted on 08/25/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelLos Angeles AARP@50+ National Event and Expo – Last year, Carol and I attended the AARP@50+ National Event and Expo that was held in Orlando, Florida where I was able to shoot this up-close-and-personal photograph of the great B.B King. The annual AARP @50+ National Event and Expo is such an incredible event for such a small amount of money. We feel compelled to give you five very good reasons why you should attend this years upcoming event in Los …

Scared of Puking On Your Cruise? Don’t Be.

Posted on 08/4/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelWe just spent seven stunningly beautiful nights sailing Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line Pearl. Unfortunately, many baby boomers won’t even consider such a cruise because they are afraid of sea sickness. If that fear is holding you back, take a peek at this short video: David and Carol Porter are contributors on the AARP blog, blog regularly at and keep us updated on their travels via their Facebook Account. Do you have any sea sickness tips? …

The Roaming Boomers: Dressing for Alaska

Posted on 07/13/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelWe are about to head off on our very first Alaskan cruise where we will be exploring Alaska’s Inside Passage. Yeah! As we contemplate our trip, one of the first things that comes to mind is what to pack for an Alaska cruise? Are we thinking Eskimo fashion with mukluks, long undies, and a caribou-skin coat, or swimsuits and shorts? We spent a fair amount of time scouring websites, the cruise line’s FAQs, and here is what we learned:

The Roaming Boomers: Rainy Day Travels

Posted on 06/29/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelWe just spent two wonder-filled weeks in western Canada. We explored Whistler, Vancouver, spent two days on the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer luxury train, walked on our first glacier, and spent over a week driving through the jaw-dropping majesty of the Canadian Rockies. Unfortunately, we encountered an unusual weather pattern that kept us under gray skies and umbrellas for a great part of our trip. When this happens, it is certainly normal to feel the rainy day traveler’s blues. Here’s a …

One Perfect Summer Day: Glen Arbor, Michigan

Posted on 05/27/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelThe following is a guest post by David and Carol Porter, also known as the “Roaming Boomers.” For thousands of folks living in mid-Michigan, Memorial Day Weekend generally means one thing: going “up-north”. Back in the mid-90′s, my wife and I owned a condominium in the small summer tourist-town of Glen Arbor, Michigan. Our condo association was named Hawk’s Nest, as our condominium was perched upon a 300 ft. bluff looking down over Lake Michigan and the neighboring Manitou Islands. …

Guest Post: Champagne Travel on a Beer Budget

Posted on 04/30/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelThe following is a guest blog from David & Carol Porter, frequent travelers who just returned from a trip to Washington, DC.  We quite often hear from our readers that they can’t afford to stay at many of the five-star resorts that we frequent. Well, here’s a little secret. With a little planning, you absolutely can afford to enjoy champagne travel on a beer budget. 5 Tips to Enjoy Champagne Travel on a Beer Budget Travel in shoulder/off-season periods – …