Experiencing the Sights, Sounds and Cuisine of Rio De Janeiro

By Shirene Hayes. As I boarded the plane to Rio De Janeiro, for yet another fabulous birthday adventure, the song “The Girl From Ipanema” started playing in my head. As I landed, I started humming the tune. As I arrived at my lodgings for the next five days, the words were crossing my lips. I spent

Exploring Alaska, the Last Great Frontier

By Shirene Hayes. It’s true: some beautiful paths cannot be discovered without first getting lost. For me, the last frontier —Alaska — was indeed this place. From the moment I arrived in Anchorage and Barrow, till the plane passed through the clouds on my departure, I was absolutely astounded

Make Lisbon, Portugal Your Next Vacation Destination

By Shirene Hayes As I was researching my next exciting adventure, I fell in love with the beautiful pastel-colored buildings and scenery of Lisbon, so I decided to throw caution to the wind and book a flight. My chosen airline was TAP. It was a great value and was an exceptional experience, with superior

Beautiful Lucerne

By Shirene Hays, Travel Enthusiast Have you ever wondered what the world looks like from a top the Swiss Alps? Have you ever ridden on a cogwheel railway up the side of a mountain? I was lucky enough to experience both in Lucerne, Switzerland! Mt. Pilatus was one of my must experience destinations…

Traveling SOLO: Try It, You Might Like It!

By Shirene Hayes Photo credit: www.connorvision.com Do you love to travel? Do you love to travel by yourself? Perhaps by the time you finish reading this article, and subsequent articles about traveling by yourself at 50+, you may wish to consider solo travel for your next trip. Do not in any way misunderstand,

Colombian Coffee in Bogota

By Shirene Hays, Travel Enthusiast. Do you ever feel like there is so much travel to be had and so little time?  I sure do!  Hence, I live in a world of random and spur of the moment!  This last summer was my epic 55th birthday.  I decided five days before my birthday I was going to cross

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