April 17, 2021

PAST BACKROADS TRAVEL PHOTOS

During this stay at home issue here in Florida I have spend time working on past photos. Below is a collection of just few of the places we have visited over the past years. In most cases I have provided information on camera and setting. If you have any questions or comments please fell free to post below. We will try to answer any questions you may have.  These sunflowers are located on the grounds of Shawnee Mission Park in Kansas. Captured this shot using the Sony A7M3 with the Sony FE 16-35mm F4.0 ZA OSS Lens.Shot at 1/1250 sec at f/4.0 ISO 100 handhels. Post processing with Aurora HRD…

October 12, 2020

GRAND CANYON VISITORS CHANGES YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF

An afternoon view of the Grand Canyon in Arizona April 2018. In April 2018 we spend a number of day in the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Did a lot of hiking and of course photographing the area. But that was a different time as there was no Covid-19 in the spring of 2018. The below is from the National Park Service website: South Rim is Open – North is Rim Open – Desert View is Closed – Monday October 12, 2020 NOTE: SR 64 between Cameron, AZ & the East Entrance to the park at Desert View, is CLOSED. You must use the S. Entrance near the town of Tusayan, AZ…

September 7, 2020

EVENING VIEW AT HORSESHOE BEND

Horseshoe Bend (Click on photo to view full size) Horseshoe Bend located in Page, Arizona is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River. Was able to capture this early evening shot during our visit to the area in April 2018. After you park your car it’s about 1.5 mile round trip walk to view the river.The parking area is located just off U.S. Route 89 within southwestern Page. Things have changed since our visit in 2018 as there is now a fee to park your car. Horseshoe Bend Fees are as follows: Motorcycle: $5 Car or RV: $10 Commercial Van/Bus: (Passenger Capacity up to 14) $35 Commercial Bus: (Passenger…

June 8, 2020

PENSACOLA BEACH FLORIDA BACK OPEN

Pensacola Beach Florida Back open After many weeks Pensacola Beach Florida has reopened. Even though I do travel I live in what I call one of the most beautiful areas of the Southeast, Pensacola Beach, Florida. Well, I don’t exactly live on the beach but I just as well since I spend the majority of my time there.  And who wouldn’t want to spend time there. Our beaches are pure white sand, in face when I have visitors they are so surprised how white the beach is. On most days the gulf is a pure emerald in color and that is why it’s called The Emerald Coast. One of the…

May 15, 2020

A SHORT TRIP TO FORT PICKENS

Fort Pickens Area projected to enter Phase Two on Saturday May, 16. Regular operating hours Restrooms will be limited to Langdon Beach and the restrooms outside of the Discovery Center Lifeguards will be on duty at Langdon Beach Campground, Discovery Center and Bookstore will be closed. Check out more openings in the area via this link. This photo of a cloudy overcast day of Fort Pickens is located on the West end of Santa Rosa Island Florida. Operating Hours March 1 – October 31: 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (last entry at 8:00 p.m.) November 1 – February 28: 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Year-round: Historic Fort: 8:00 a.m. to…

May 2, 2020

FINALLY ABLE TO GET OUT

Ok after nearly six plus weeks since I was able to get out a do a video. They opened up some of the parks in the area today so of course I headed out. This morning I visited Gulf Islands National Seashore located off of Hwy 98 in Gulf Breeze, Florida. I am hoping I will be able to get out to a number of the parks in the area soon and post videos. So check out the video: https://youtu.be/n-Fxja52EIM Remember to give use a TUMBS UP on the video. Also think about subscribing so you will be notified when new videos are posted. Be safe! (Wash Those Hands)

March 15, 2020

ON HIATUS

Hi Travelers!  As everyone is well aware what is going on The Traveling Seniors will be going on hiatus for a while and staying at home. We hope to get back to our travels hopefully in 6 to 8 weeks. In the mean time we will be reposting some our past postings to help you plan for future travels. Best safe, Stu & Barb The Traveling Seniors

March 8, 2020

SEASIDE FLORIDA

A couple of weeks ago, I visited Seaside, Florida. Yes, if you are think is this where The Truman Show was filmed, you are correct. Filming took place in 1997, stared Jim Carrey and was released in 1998. Seaside is located in-between Destin and Panama City, Florida,  off of Hwy 98. I have been visited this seaside community many times over the years. Most weekends, especially during the spring and summer months, there  are many sorts of events happening. Check out the Event Calendar for up-to- date information. For overall information about Seaside check out their main Website. The Website is packed full of up-to-date information that includes Events, Real…

February 23, 2020

Destin, Florida: A Visit To Harborwalk Village

Even though I love to travel all over the US I also enjoy just doing local travel. A couple of weeks ago on a Sunday morning I decided to do just that as I headed just east of where I currently reside in Gulf Breeze, Florida to Destin, Florida and the Harborwalk Village. It’s less than an hour drive, of course it depends on traffic. However this time of year (February) is the off season so traffic was not bad. To get there I drive along Hwy 98 which takes me through another cool place, Fort Walton Beach. Destin is located about a 20 minute drive from Fort Walton Beach….

September 23, 2019

8 LESSONS I LEARNED TRAVELING SOLO AS AN OLDER WOMAN

Readers write us and say they would love to travel more but they are divorced or widowed. Most are women.      Stu is a fabulous travel partner, but I am here to tell you that I love, love, love traveling alone. It is true that I have been on my own quite awhile and traveled for work.  Over time, I got used to eating in restaurants by myself (I always took a book at first), and have experience hailing cabs and negotiating airports. But I am an introvert. I am also about to be 70.     I want to share what I’ve learned by traveling alone in hopes…