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A collection of resources aimed at enhancing the

experience of mature travelers.

 

  • Road Trip : Painted Deserts Our website asks the question: Where Will American Art Take You? In response, we’ve put together an occasional series of artful road trips based on staff experiences and artworks in SAAM’s collection. There are always official set dates on the calendar that tell you a new season has begun, but for me, what really starts a ...
  • 4th of July, All Day Long It’s Independence Day! Here’s hoping you’re at the beach, on your way to a parade, or gathered around a grill. Here are a few images to take you through the day that fuel our festive feelings or—we admit it—a little misty thinking about the American dream. A. Brockie Stevenson, Fourth of July, 1971 Nothing celebrates summer and the 4th of July quite ...
  • The (Crowded) Future of Travel For the international tourism industry, this past summer brought mixed messages. Business was good, because it’s never been easier to be a tourist: discount airlines, massive cruise ships, Internet price competition, Airbnb, even the rise of English as a more-or-less standard tourism language (and when that fails, Google Translate.)  And the growing middle class in Asia and ...
  • A Sense of Place: New Mexico as Seen by Artist Gene Kloss Gene Kloss felt that immersion in nature was essential to the production of art. Her paintings and etchings were directly informed by nature and she couldn’t conceive of making art any other way. “An artist must keep in close contact with nature… in order to produce a significant body of work,” she said, and she was ...
  • Gene Davis: The Cool Guy of Hot Beat Guest blogger Jean Lawlor Cohen is the consulting curator for Gene Davis: Hot Beat. She is an arts writer, independent curator, and co-author of Washington Art Matters: Art Life in the Capital 1940-1990. Gene Davis, a journalist before he was a painter, knew the power of words. He spoke his wise and sometimes ornery mind, aware ...
  • Managing Your Finances From Afar – Tips for Missionaries & Globetrotters Traveling to a foreign country for vacation, work, or ministry can be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience. The same can be said for those who enjoy spending several months each winter in their “home away from home.” Simple tasks that you perform in your normal routine can often become nearly impossible while away. The more ...
  • Art Museum Tours For Visitors Who Are Blind The best in-person encounters with artwork can engage us with compelling stories, challenge us with thought-provoking ideas, and inspire creativity. By looking deeply, visitors connect with art through what they see. But how does someone who is blind experience art in a museum? At SAAM, a team of volunteer docents have been specially trained to ...
  • Self-Driving Cars: When? It was only twelve years ago that the Department of Defense sponsored the first 150 mile autonomous vehicle race in the California desert, with a prize of $1 million.  Fifteen vehicles, including entries from CalTech and Carnegie Mellon, started the race. None finished.  The best performer went only 11 miles before breaking down. The progress since then has ...
  • Traveling With a Purpose “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou There’s so much more to travel than just crossing a place off on a bucket list!  Today, you ...
  • What Can Hunter-Gatherers Teach Us About Purpose   I have been leading Inventure Expedition “walking safaris” in Tanzania, East Africa for three decades.  With my guide friend and partner, Daudi Peterson, we were able to initiate contact with the Hadza hunter-gatherers in the early 1990’s.  And, we’ve built a lasting relationship ever since. Daudi has written the book, Hadzabe, By the Light of a ...