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News for the Week

Welcome to this edition of News for the Week—a look at boomer travel ideas, news and deals.

rocky formation in the grand canyon

Visiting the Grand Canyon’s North Rim not only means less crowds, but also boast spectacular views, such as this one of the Vishnu Temple.

From Donna:

We have a big announcement this week at My Itchy Travel Feet—a new team member. Meet featured writer, Debi Lander.

Debi Lander in front of Greek ruins.

Debi Lander, is a passionate traveler and if she stays home too long, she suffers a case of those itchy travel feet! Her journeys have taken her to over 50 countries and 48 states

Debi has already taken My Itchy Travel Feet readers road tripping through Champagne country, hiking in Plitvice Lakes National Park, castle hopping in Scotland and more. We can’t wait to see where Debi takes us in her monthly features. Read more about Debi and the rest of the team at our new About My Itchy Travel Feet page.

From Nicole:

Well, it’s April and you know what that means—National Park Travel! As one of our favorite topics, this month, we’ll be revealing some of our most memorable national park adventures such as a Spring Trip to Crater National Park, Hiking in Yosemite, and Driving through the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, and much,  much more!

Did you see the April newsletter featuring National Parks without the crowds? Take a look. Be sure to scroll down to the end of the newsletter to subscribe!

This Week’s Articles

We really embraced last month’s travel theme of European springtime travel, so much though that I had to sneak an extra article in this week. Have you been to Spain’s beautiful Balearic Islands? Well, this week, Geanie Roake, is taking us to gorgeous Palma de Mallorca. I love this island so much, but even though I go almost ever year, I have only made it to the capital once. (We make a beeline to the coast as soon as we arrive!)

Updated this week:

Donna’s working behind the scenes again:

How do you like the new format for National Park Adventures for Boomers? Besides the new look and updated information, Donna’s added lots more national park adventures for you to try.

The best Utah National Parks and Monuments for baby boomers includes tips for planning your trip plus new Utah adventures to experience.

Blooming trees in a park remind us that it's time to use our spring cleaning tips for travelers.

It’s time to spring clean your travel gear. Read Donna’s tips.

Travel Deals for Boomers

We’re on the hunt for the best travel deals for boomers. Look what we found for this week:

  • Chico’s no stain shirts are perfect for national park trips. Buy 2 or more regularly priced shirts and pay only $59 each. Shop here.
  • Looking ahead: Don’t miss free entrance days to U.S. National Parks on April 20 and April 28 in celebration of National Parks Week.
  • Gear up for your national park trip with up to 65% off Columbia Sportswear styles. Use code COLAFF65. Valid 3/27 – 4/9.
  • Save 15% off on Baggallini crossbody bags. Use code XBODY15 to save.
  • If Yosemite National Park is calling your name, make sure to check out Rush Creek Lodge‘s Spring Savings special, which offers 10-20% off reservations from now until May 23rd.
  • Located in Brian Head, Utah, Cedar Breaks Lodge and Spa is offering 15% off reservations.
  • The Red Mountain Resort in Southern Utah is offering 15% off reservations when booking for at least 3 nights.

Are you looking to save money on upcoming travels? Send us an email. We’ll check our resources for you.

More Travel News for Boomers

In 2017, Jonathan Irish and Stephanie Payne embarked on a journey to see all of America’s 59 national parks in 52 weeks. Reading about their experiences and seeing the amazing photos is really awe-inspiring. Check out their experiences as they lived what they call the Greatest American Roadtrip!

National Geographic shares everything you need to know about visiting Rocky Mountains National Park.

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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