Happy fourteen years to My Itchy Travel Feet! That’s right, I’m celebrating 14 years of publishing stories to inspire baby boomer travel. Actually, it’s 16 years as My Itchy Travel Feet started out as a personal blog.
Whew! That’s a lot of traveling, travel planning, writing, photography and all the other tasks that go into publishing an award-winning online magazine for boomer travelers. Of course I couldn’t have done it without travel planner and photographer extraordinaire, Alan.
Online Magazine. Did you see get that part? Rather than a blog featuring our personal travels, My Itchy Travel Feet has morphed into an online magazine publishing articles from a variety of boomer travel writers (including us). One person can’t possibly travel everywhere that our readers want to go.
Currently, My Itchy Travel Feet operates with a featured contributor, Debi Lander, to augment the rest of the staff: editor/writer (me) and photographer (Alan). Read more about us.
The biggest news from last year is we made it successfully through hard travel times. Although most of us couldn’t travel far, we did the best we could. Thank you for continuing to read and support us!
Fourteen years of travel: where do you like to go?
As I usually do each year while celebrating this anniversary date, I check out My Itchy Travel Feet statistics to see which destinations and travel experiences have been the most popular with our boomer readers.
The research also shows me which topics you’d like to read more about. To date, we’ve published 1,196 articles that have attracted 4,142,829 page views. Double whoa!
Of course I’m always updating older articles for current information as well as new destination tips that I think you should know. When you arrive at an article on My Itchy Travel Feet, I want you to find updated information that’s correct, helpful for planning your next boomer adventure, and entertaining.
Where do you like to go? Take a look at the most popular articles from the last fourteen years.
#1 Scenic drive in Monument Valley
You guys really like Monument Valley. I mean you REALLY like this beautiful destination that borders Arizona and Utah. My advice for taking the scenic drive in Monument Valley is the most popular article at My Itchy Travel Feet by a long shot. And I constantly monitoring it— correcting information, fixing invalid links, and updating resources to make your visit to this iconic destination in the American Southwest the best boomer adventure ever.
#2 Weekend on Amelia Island
How to spend a weekend on Amelia Island has zoomed to #2 on your all-time favorite list. Much of it has to do with the travel limitations that we’ve experienced this past year. It seems many boomers looked for a quiet, Florida getaway once they could travel again. Amelia Island is definitely worth consideration for its beautiful beaches, quaint town and active things to do.
#3 Five Funky Things to do in the Florida Keys
Five Funky Things to Do in the Florida Keys sits at #3. I had so much fun writing this article so follow my advice to create an unforgettable Florida Keys road trip. Who knew there were so many funky things to do?
#4 Cruise wear over 50
As cruising revs back up, many of my boomer women readers are wondering what to wear. I can help with that! The tips and strategies in Luxury Cruise Wear for Women focuses on learning your style, looking great, and doing it without overloading your luggage.
#5 Alaska Highway Road Trip
Combine a road trip with travel to Alaska and you have the perfect boomer travel experience. Our Alaska Highway road trip page comes in at #5 in the all-time most popular articles here at My Itchy Travel Feet. You’ll find tips for planning your trip plus the destinations that Alan and I experienced on our Alaska Highway adventure as well as some new ideas.
Most popular article from our 14th year online
But What to Pack for an Alaska cruise is gaining ground. A bunch of ya’ll must be cruising to Alaska soon!
Celebrating a 14 year anniversary: What’s next for My Itchy Travel Feet?
What’s in store for year #15? More of the same. Last year, I focused a lot on U.S. travel to uncrowded destinations. I predict that the trend will continue into 2022.
Hopefully, international travel will become easier, including the hard hit cruise industry. As always, I’ll be publishing a balance of domestic and international travel plus plenty of travel tips.
Travel planning tools for your next trip
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Where are we headed next?
For 2022, we’ve chosen to concentrate on western adventure in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming along with some fun on the central Oregon Coast. We’re also eyeing a fall trip to Hawaii.
To inspire your next trip, look for upcoming guest articles on Morocco, Chattanooga, Curacao, Maine Windjammer cruise, and Albuquerque. See, we’re still covering the world for you!
We couldn’t do it without you
Our success is directly related to your support as readers, newsletter subscribers and social media followers. We can’t say thank you loud enough. You are the reason that we work this hard.
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Now let’s get on with the boomer travel fun. And…