Since 2008, Alan and I have been sharing our best baby boomer travel tips with you. For us, researching and planning for a trip is almost as much fun as taking it, especially if you know the right resources to consult. We’re both planners and it’s not unusual for us to be working on a trip months—sometimes even a year or two—in advance.
Most of our journeys are personal trips that require lots of planning on our part. As you can imagine, we’ve collected plenty of valuable boomer travel resources for planning trips. And you’ll find links to them on this page.
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How are boomer travel tips different from general trip advice? The information is geared to travelers born between 1946 and 1964. Alan and I are boomer travelers—some might even call us senior travelers. We KNOW how you like to travel—inquisitively, enjoying active travel experiences, taking it slowly rather than rushing from place to place.
Your travel budget is larger now that you have an empty nest. That means there’s more money to splurge on luxury travel. And you have more time, which means considering that long cruise is now an option.
Check out our tips, destination guides, gear suggestions and app reviews when planning your next boomer travel adventure.
TRAVEL PLANNERS FOR BOOMERS
If you’re ready to get right down to the planning stage, our boomer travel planners are the place to start. We’ve included the travel tips, links to online sites, books, guides and gear that we use for planning our trips.Read More >
If you’re still in the information gathering stage, our destination guides for boomer travelers is the place to be. This where you’ll find links to the best destination articles that we’ve published.Read More >
OUR FAVOURITE TRAVEL GEAR
Have you seen our travel gear guides for baby boomers? You’ll find suggestions for both the luxury and budget traveler. Great for your next trip or for the boomer traveler on your gift list.Read More >
THE BEST LUXURY TRAVEL TIPS: HOW TO GET THE MOST FOR YOUR MONEY
Although we can rough it with the best of them, Alan and I prefer luxury travel — on the ocean, on land and in the air. While we don’t mind paying for luxury, like any smart traveler, we want to stretch our travel dollars as far as they can go.Read More >
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ROAD TRIP ADVICE FOR BABY BOOMERS
Are you thinking about hitting the open road sometime soon? You’re not alone. Baby Boomers love a good road trip. Take a look at our tips and resources for an amazing road trip adventure in the U.S.Read More >
LUXYURY CRUISE TRAVEL ADVICE
We’ve lost count of the number of nights we’ve spent on small ship luxury cruises but it’s way over 400. One thing that Alan and I have learned is that research is essential for planning a cruise, no matter the destination.Read More >
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HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAVEL TIPS
Although we are big fans of active travel experiences, we know the importance of being prudent when it comes to taking care of yourself during trips. Bonus points if you start a healthy routine before leaving home. We have tips!Read More >
TOP APP REVIEWS
Need a travel app for getting there, but overwhelmed by massive quantity of choices? Check out app reviews for road trips, luxury cruises, hiking trips, international travel and more? We’ve got you covered.Read More >