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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.


Donna was thankful for the extra layers on her Half Moon Island excursion while cruising Antarctica. Check out her tips for cold weather gear for women that packs light.

From Donna:

It’s been a busy week here at My Itchy Travel Feet. Did you see the December newsletter? If you’re looking for our best travel tips, check it out!

Luxury cruise wear that packs light. One top, two looks.

I’ve already packed the black and white print top. It’s one of my favorites.

And with that, I’ll get back to packing for our January cruise in the South Pacific with Crystal Cruises. Of course I’m using my Luxury Cruise Wear for Boomer Women tips. Why am I packing now? It’s complicated. Stay tuned.

From Nicole:

Are you getting ready for the holiday season? I’ll be taking off two weeks this year to enjoy Christmas in Madrid. Although we are planning a long weekend trip to the mountains at some point.

Alan and Donna’s favorite winter time trips have always inspired me so, this year, I’m determined to find a remote log cabin with a large fireplace to enjoy a winter-wonderland adventure this year. I’ll let you know if I’m successful!

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This Week’s Articles

Alan and Donna love to plan their trips around active adventures, as long as there’s a little luxury involved. Check out Donna’s tips for How to Make the Most of Your Money When it Comes to Luxury Travel.

Looking for an off-the-beaten-path trip to relax a bit? This week, our guest writer, Kirsten Gallagher, is taking us to a beautiful Yoga Retreat in Guatemala. This sounds pretty good for anyone who needs to disconnect from a hectic life.

French Polynesia is a must for any bucket travel list. Donna tells us why Snorkeling on Bora Bora continues to be one of her and Alan’s favorite things to do.

Travel Deals for Boomers

We’re so happy that our readers are enjoying the 20 Under $20 Travel Gifts advice. Which item are they purchasing the most? The 7-piece packing cubes. Great choice!

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

Holiday Sales Event at Silversea Cruises includes an extra 5% off per person, one category upgrade and $1,000 per suite shipboard credit.

Looking for gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life? Columbia Sportswear Gifts under $100. Donna calls dibs on the cute fleece coat near the bottom of the page.

Give the gift of experiences. If your traveler is visiting a major travel destination, purchase a tour or skip-the-line experience for them. At Get Your Guide, most bookings can be canceled if you do so 24 hours in advance of the tour.

If you’re thinking about trying Viking Cruises, this might be the time: Islands of the South Pacific cruise starting at $4,750 plus free economy air.

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

What are the top all-inclusive resorts according to TripAdvisor readers? Here you go.

Wondering about those winter cruise deals you see on the Internet and in brochures? Cruise Critic says to watch out for these 4 things. We take issue with the advice to book at the last minute. If you’re thinking about popular winter luxury cruise destinations to Antarctica or the Panama Canal, you’re not going to find an open cabin. Sorry folks, but that luxury ship is probably sold out.

I’ve had Greece on my travel radar for some time now. This feature on Greece’s many beautiful islands is only making my feet that much more itchy to travel there!

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