News for the Week

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

In Lucerne, I smiled through the pain before going to the hospital with a back injury. Click through to read tips about traveling in Europe, including medical evacuation programs.

It’s always best to be safe than sorry when it comes to health insurance while traveling.While on a river cruise excursion to Lucerne, Donna had to be taken to the hospital with an intense back injury. Read her MedjetAssist Review.

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From Donna:

How’s your December going? I’m a big fan of twinkling lights, holiday festivities and Christmas music. If I had the time, I’d treat Alan to his first Biltmore House Christmas experience. Have you been?

Christmas decorations surround a food stall in Strasbourg, France.

Christmas decorations are everywhere at the Strasbourg Christmas market.

I’ve been going through old photos this week and it made me nostalgic for a Christmas Markets cruise on the Rhine River. Strasbourg, France was my favorite port. Have you been? Now’s the time to plan your 2020 Christmas Markets cruise.

From Nicole:

As mentioned in the above photo, Donna had a medical emergency while overseas, which led to her being flown home by her medical evacuation program, MedJet Assist. Thankfully, she was okay, but the experience convinced her to sign up for yearly medical evacuation coverage. This month, we’re talking about our most recommended travel tips, and well, this type of insurance is fundamental for any type of travel! 

This Week’s Articles

Are you looking to visit a unique destination that is unlike anywhere else in the world? Well, featured writer, Debi Lander has you covered this week with her tales of visiting Graceland. From riding in a pink Cadillac to visiting the famed jungle room, Debi covered a lot of ground on her Graceland adventure. Don’t miss it!

Travel Deals for Boomers

We’re on the hunt for the best travel deals for boomers. Some of the items featured are affiliate links (but not all). 

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Lots of great ideas in this collection of affordable luxury gifts for boomer travelers.

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From AAA: Save 50% off Additional Membership and $10 with Auto-Renewal.

Check out the flight deals to the Caribbean at

Save up to 40% off during REI’s Shop Now and Be Done Sale.

IHG Hotels & Resorts members Save Up to 25%

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

Do you print out your boarding pass? Here’s why you should.

Are you thinking about planning a road trip any time soon, but unsure of the route. For some inspiration, take sure to check out Forbes’ recommendations for planning an unforgettable road trip through the Pacific Northwest

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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