As Alan and I celebrate nine years of publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, we’re reminded of how quickly time is passing. One of the promises that we made to each other during the Silver Wind Mediterranean Cruise was to work less, explore more and take the time to truly enjoy life. To that end, we took our first hike of the season this week. And if my huffing and puffing on the three-mile-round-trip on Kootenai Creek Trail is any indication, I’m moving the get in shape promise much higher on the to do list, as well.
Taking time off to hike, ATV ride and explore Montana sounds so doable until I try to shoehorn the work I’ve left on my desk into the remaining hours of the week, which is the reason you will not be reading my article on exploring the ruins at Selinunte. I didn’t write it (maybe next week). But I’m not the only busy boomer. How do you balance what you have to do with what you want to do? Share your life-work balance ideas with me. I need tips!
Most of us don’t like to be trapped in cities full of tourists. But Italy is an exception because the truth is that even Italy’s most tourist-packed locations are worth a visit. Rome, Venice, Florence—yes, they’re popular destinations, but they’re worth it. The country is just so full of life that even throngs of tourists can’t ruin that energy. But for those who are crowd adverse, there are plenty of off-the-beaten-sites to get away from it all.
- Italy’s Six Best Road Trips
- Take a visit to the Tremiti Islands
- 21 Places in Italy You Never Thought to Visit
- Italy’s Most Scenic Islands
Need more Italy travel inspiration? Start with with the My Itchy Travel Feet Italy Travel Planning Guide.
We filled May’s newsletter with plenty of Italian travel tips and advice. What? You aren’t a subscriber? Click through to read our May edition. And, if you like it, click the subscribe button at the bottom of the page.
This Week’s Articles
Do you know that Donna started My Itchy Travel Feet nine years ago this week? Check out some of the site’s most popular posts as well as some future travel news in Donna’s Nine Year Anniversary Post.
We’re talking Italy travel in May and this week’s guest article from, Naomi Elster, takes us on a lovely stroll through Padua’s top sites.
Would you rather travel in the U.S.? This map links to all of our United States travel articles.
More Travel News for Boomers
The airlines have had their fare share of negative publicity in the last couple of months:
- Are you worried about being bumped from a flight? Airfarewatchdog explains the rules and what to do when you’re bumped from a flight.
- And just when you thought flying couldn’t get more uncomfortable, Skift reports that American Airlines is decreasing legroom in their new planes.
Recent events are a good reminder to read the rules on your airline, cruise, train or bus ticket. That goes for rental car agreements and hotel reservations, too.
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That’s all for now but we really want to hear from you. If you have a question about travel or suggestions for our next boomer road trip eguide, please send an email through our contact page.
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