Last week, I promised to share a few impressions of China—our third visit here. And now that we’ve exited the country, I feel safe to do so. The air pollution has worsened significantly. So if you’re planning a trip and air pollution triggers breathing problems or allergies, be sure to bring medications with you. And perhaps a breathing mask. Also, expect a large police and military presence with strict, but vicarious, immigration policies. A face to face immigration interview was required for all cruise guests before we could leave the final port of Dalian.
I don’t write these words to discourage you from visiting. In fact, everyone should see China for themselves. But get all that you can out of the visit as you may not want to return, especially if air pollution negatively affects your health.
Alan and Donna said goodbye to China this week, and hello to Japan. Although they will be visiting new ports, this isn’t their first time visiting this incredible area of the world. On a previous cruise, they explored Nagasaki and Sendai. (On a personal note, I visited a few years ago and just loved Tokyo, Kyoto, and especially Nara.)
This time around, the traveling duo will be Hiroshima, Kobw, Aomori, and many others. Have you been? Make sure to share your Japan travel tips with us on our Facebook page.
If you’re not signed up yet for our monthly travel newsletter, get on it! June’s edition will feature our favorite Montana trips. Sign up to see our best outdoor adventures in Montana, as well as our recommendations for great Montana lodgings!
This Week’s Articles
This week’s guest post is taking us to one of Russia’s most vibrant cities. Check out some tips on how to plan a self-guided tour to St Petersburg.
Are you planning a luxury cruise adventure? Make sure to check out of revamped list of Luxury Cruise Apps. From safety features to fun onshore activities, you’d be wise to download a few of these handy resources!
Before leaving on a bucket list trip, Alan and Donna make sure that their Medjet Assist membership is up-to-date. Click here for your medical evacuation membership.
More Travel News for Boomers
And speaking of luxury cruises … take a look at these photos of the most luxurious cruise ships on earth.
If you’re really into unique lodgings, check out the World’s 50 Most Unique Hotels. Which one is your favorite?
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.