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Wandering Rose Travels is the story of a couple of baby boomers, living the dream of exploring the world and being active outdoors. Our goal is to hike, bike, kayak and what have you as much as we can, while we can. Join us as we push the boundaries of age and address.

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Meet the Roses

Wandering Rose

Wandering Rose

An adventurous soul who never meets a stranger, I travel in search of artistic inspiration and activities to keep me moving.
Thorny Rose

Thorny Rose

After limited success in my dream job of freshwater pirate, I ran a marketing firm for 35 years before taking off to become a blogger.

Why visit Portland, Maine? Portland Head Lighthouse, lobster, beer and museums are just the start. We stayed in the historic downtown Portland harbor ...

Olympic National Park is like the Swiss Army knife of national parks. Olympic combines alpine mountains, lush rain forest and rugged coastal shores. W...

After 35 years of visiting national parks, sometimes three to four times a year, we’re often asked the question, “are national parks safe?” Here...

Can you identify the national parks in these 10 photographs? Good luck! Stick around at the end of the quiz to determine your grade and new outdoor ti...

Arizona and Utah are well known for their slot canyons, which provide a cool hiking escape from hot temperatures and an even cooler outdoor photograph...

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