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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.

river with large rocks surrounded by greenery

Over the Easter Holiday, I visited the Iruelas Valley Nature Reserve, just about a 2 hour drive west of Madrid. Although I didn’t expect much more than a large park, it turned out to be one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen in Spain!

From Donna:

Wow, where did this week go? It’s been a busy writing week for me. Be looking soon for an article on Montana summer road trips and another one featuring Road Scholar’s Adventures Afloat program. But, first, I must finish them so see you next week.

Hand holding an amber colored agate by the surf.

When I need a break from writing, Alan and I take a walk on the beach. I found this huge agate this week. What a find!

From Nicole:

And, just like that, I’m back! I hope you all had a nice Easter holiday. Last week, we headed out to a nature reserve called the Iruelas Valley, which was shockingly beautiful, especially considering I had never even heard of this place! Just two hours to the west of Madrid, the valley is part of the Gredos mountain range.

In addition to a massive reservoir where you can kayak, sail, fish etc., there are tons of walking paths, which are well marked and range in difficulty. We took the “botanical route” that was lined with little plaques detailing the trees and wildflowers and natural greenery found along the path. At the end was a beautiful river with various waterfalls. So peaceful! I’m going to have to add this place to my recommendations of Where to go in Spain.

This Week’s Articles

Singapore is a major cruise port that offers a lot of sightseeing for cruisers who would like to stretch their legs on dry land for a bit. Although the bustling city is filled with landmarks to visit, this week, we’re showing you a calmer side of the city. Take a look at our Tips for Going off the Beaten Path in Singapore.

From the Archives:

Are you planning a trip to Ireland in 2019? Include Wicklow Mountains National Park in your itinerary.

Travel Deals for Boomers

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

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

Have you read MITF Featured Writer Debi Lander’s article on road tripping in Romania in the Boca Raton Observer?

Want to escape the usual springtime crowds at our most popular National Parks? Check out this list of lesser-known parks to visit. They look spectacular!

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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