The Expert in Baby Boomer Travel

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Besides my travel copywriting work for tourism bureaus, tour agencies and other travel-related businesses, I’m also a veteran travel writer, author of hundreds of features published in major magazines and newspapers and websites, as well as more than a dozen guidebooks. Here are selected travel writing samples:

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OUTSIDE MAGAZINE

Kid Everest

Who says you can’t take your children mountaineering? The trick is to choose the right summit—then watch as they amaze themselves by scaling it. These five peaks, in order from easiest to hardest, are handpicked to bring out your kid’s inner Messner. Read Article >>

ENCOMPASS MAGAZINE

Riesling Country 

Cruising through Central Europe on a Viking River Cruises longship, my biggest revelation was the late Autumn beauty of the often overlooked Moselle River, where golden vineyards climb steeply up the hillsides as the ship glides slowly by. Cover story. Read Article>>

Cruising Alaska

Where would we take my parents for their 50th wedding anniversary? One destination quickly popped to mind: My mother and father had already traveled to 49 U.S. states. Alaska would be their 50th. Read Article >>

Hanging with Pirates in the Caribbean

Sure, the Caribbean pirates of yore were a cutthroat crew: They plundered, pillaged, and sent many a scurvy dog to Davy Jones’ Locker—then squandered their booty on rum and loose women. But nearly two centuries after their last victims walked the proverbial plank, those swashbuckling scoundrels still command rock-star power. Read Article >>

San Francisco: Where Getting Around IS the Fun

When my wife and I started traveling with our kids, we soon discovered that our ideas of what makes a trip fun or worthwhile were very different from their ideas. On our first trip to the zoo, we assumed the kids would want to see exotic animals. Wrong! They wanted to ride the “Little Safari” choo choo. Read Article >>

AAA Traveler

Nantucket vs. Martha’s Vineyard

Two Massachusetts islands with much in common maintain a fierce rivalry among both residents and visitors — we make the case for each. Read Article >>

FAMILY FUN MAGAZINE

A Family Guide to Camping

Although the memories may have taken on unduly romantic tinges, I’m fond of recalling that distant, nearly mythic time B.K. (Before Kids), when my wife and I wandered footloose along wilderness trails, camping under the stars, and reveling in the intimacy of a cozy tent, a flask of wine and thou. Read Article >>

 Bridal Guide

Why Cruising Is a Good Honeymoon Option

A Q&A with Clark on a topic of interest to newlyweds and soon-to-be-marrieds: where to go on a honeymoon and how to get there. The quick answer: take a cruise. Read article >>

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Best Baby Boomer Travel Blogs in 2015

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According to government and private surveys:

  • Leading-edge baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1955) and seniors account for four out of every five dollars spent on luxury travel today.
  • Roughly half the consumer spending money in the U.S.--more than $2 trillion--is in the hands of leading-edge baby boomers and seniors.
  • Baby boomers (born 1946-1964) travel more than any other age group.
  • When asked what they would most like to spend their money on, baby boomers answered “travel” more than any other category, including improving their health or finances.

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