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Three Years and Counting at My Itchy Travel Feet

2011/05/01by Donna Hull

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Celebrating in Alaska on InnerSea Discoveries

Today, My Itchy Travel Feet celebrates three years in the blogging world. Alan and I have come a long way since our first articles about travel for active baby boomers. We’ve progressed to a self-hosted site, incorporated videos and more. Have you been inspired to go on a trip because of the words and photographs about our  baby boomer adventures? We hope so.

Of course there will be a few contests this month in celebration:

Experience British Columbia by Panache Publishing offers a comprehensive look at the beautiful Canadian province. Besides scenes of natural beauty, the book includes shopping, dining and lodging suggestions.

Seemores stick on reading lenses. If you’ve ever seen me wearing sunglasses with my reading glasses perched on top of them (it’s a funny sight), then you know why I’m excited to be trying Seemores on my sunglasses.

The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino by K. Reka Badger and Marty Olmstead makes planning a wine tasting vacation to Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino easy. Alan and I wish we had used this book last year when researching our coastal California sports car road trip.

Smart Destinations sells Go Passes for a number of major cities in the U.S. that will save visitors up to 55% off the cost of admission to individual attractions and museums. We’ll be telling you more about it in a post that will also offer one of our readers two adult  Go Passes to the city of their choice (value $300).

Antarctic Wildlife: A Visitor’s Guideby James Lowen, is the perfect companion on a cruise to Antarctica. And just in case you haven’t read it on My Itchy Travel Feet before, I really want to go on an Antarctic Cruise on the SilverSea expedition ship, Silver Explorer.

The first review (with contest) starts this week. Be sure to visit to see what’s on offer. You never know when we might throw in a surprise.

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Celebrating at Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

Later this month, we’ll be publishing My Itchy Travel Feet‘s first newsletter, where you’ll find boomer travel tips, exclusive deals and news from our sponsors. We’re excited to be offering benefits that all of our newsletter readers will enjoy, so be sure to subscribe, if you haven’t already. With contests, only one of our readers wins; but our newsletter will benefit everyone who reads it.

And about those sponsors, My Itchy Travel Feet is discontinuing text link ads on our site. Instead, we’re developing mutual relationships with companies that offer travel products and other services with lots of appeal for baby boomers. If that’s you, please contact us.

Okay, I know you’re curious about what topics have been the most popular at My Itchy Travel Feet. Which post received the most traffic? An oldie, but goodie from 2009: Discovering Arizona’s Slot Canyons . And it seems that many boomers were in a shopping mood because our review of Kuru Shoes came in second, followed closely by another review of Parazul Handbags. So which Saturday’s scene caught your eye?  A baby elephant running after mama. And which video did you watch the most over at our YouTube channel for active boomer travel: Bluff Balloon Festival 2010.

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Celebrating in Lisbon on Seabourn Sojourn

In the meantime, Alan and I will be scratching our itchy travel feet with plenty of adventure-filled trips this year. Look for lots of Montana adventures as we make the state our second home. Plus we’ve always wanted to take a holiday cruise. Look for our reports from the SilverSea ship, Silver Shadow this December.

Of course none of this could happen without our wonderful readers. So, Alan and I say a big THANK YOU. We also care about your opinions. Are we publishing content that is useful and meaningful to you? Please post a comment to share your opinion. Tell us what you would like to see in the coming months at My Itchy Travel Feet. We’ll pay attention.

Disclosure:Panache Publishing, Seemores and Wine House Press have provided their products for our review.

I have included an Amazon Link to Experience British Columbia, The California Directory of Fine Wineries and Antarctic Wildlife: A Visitor’s Guide for your convenience. However My Itchy Travel Feet does receive a small percentage for purchases made at Amazon.com.



A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time. Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, she also writes about boomer travel for My Well-Being Powered by Humana, Make It Missoula and is the author of My Itchy Travel Feet: Breathtaking Adventure Vacation Ideas.

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nopotcooking
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May 2, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Congrats! I will be looking forward to what you have planned for the year!

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Donna Hull
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May 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Thanks, Brette.

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Anonymous May 2, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Congratulations on three great years!

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Donna Hull
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May 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Thanks, Barbara.

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Mark H May 2, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Superb effort. My congratulations on three fine years of writing and photography.

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Donna Hull
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May 2, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Appreciate the good wishes from one of my favorite travel bloggers.

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Anonymous
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May 3, 2011 at 4:24 am

And you don’t look a day over 2!! Congrats on 3 years of success! I’ll raise a glass at TBEX with you!

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Donna Hull
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May 3, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Thanks, Sherry. TBEX is questionable for us at the moment but hope to see you soon.

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The Roaming Boomers
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May 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Donna & Alan, Congrats! A lot of fun and a valuable and entertaining service to the world of baby boomers.

Here’s to many, many more years of baby boomer travel and blogging.

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Donna Hull
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May 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Thanks, Roaming Boomers!

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Skraft May 4, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Congratulations and continuing success. You have come (and gone!) a long way. I continue to be amazed at all your travel adventures. What a wonderful and exciting life you lead!

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Donna Hull
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May 4, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Thanks, Sheryl. Sometimes our boomer travel life gets a bit hectic. But it only takes about 10 minutes in the old rocking chair before I’m ready to go again.

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kerrydexter
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May 4, 2011 at 8:04 pm

congratulations, Donna and Alan. I’ll be celebrating the fifth birthday of Music Road later this year, so I know that keeping the writing flowing is both exciting and demanding. all the best to you as you continue your travels.

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Donna Hull
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May 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Kerry, five years blogging? That’s awesome and a very fine effort.

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Donna Hull
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May 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Kerry, five years blogging? That’s awesome and a very fine effort.

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Jane Boursaw
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May 4, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Oh my gosh – three years! You go, Donna. I’m so excited to see your blog and business grow, grow, grow.

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Donna Hull
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May 4, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Thanks, Jane. And if I had know about your blogging class when I was starting out, I would have been one of your students.

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Sarah Henry May 5, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Kudos, Donna, you’ve been to a lot of cool spots and done a lot with your blog too in those three years. Here’s to continued success with both.

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Donna Hull
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May 5, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Appreciate the good wishes, Sarah.

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MyKidsEatSquid May 6, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Congrats on your three years! I hope you have many, many more.

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Donna Hull
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May 6, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Thanks, Kris

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Nancy May 7, 2011 at 12:37 am

Congrats, Donna! A toast to you & Alan for your adventurous spirits & blogging success ~

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Donna Hull
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May 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Thanks, Nancy!

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Tshaffer June 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Wow, three years- congratulations!  Thanks for opportunity to win a Go City Pass! I would choose New York City first, but if the Go City Pass doesn’t work there, I would choose San Francisco.
Theresa

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