Welcome to this edition of News for the Week—a look at boomer travel ideas, news and deals.
Would someone please tell me where May went? Good grief this month has gone by in a blur. Alan and I are spending the weekend on the Oregon coast before heading back to Montana where I’m hoping for good hiking weather with lots of wildflower sightings.
Happy Memorial Day weekend. I hope you enjoy the holiday with some time built in to honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy our freedoms.
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Have we inspired you to check out an Alaska cruise? I hope so because Alaska is a gorgeous place to visit that guarantees unforgettable experiences. When planning ac cruise, one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome is which itinerary to choose. Cruise Critic has a wonderful list of tips to help you choose a cruise, best time to cruise, etc. Once you’ve got the basics all set, make sure to check out some of Alan and Donna’s favorite Alaska cruise excursions.
This Week’s Articles
There are few things we love more than exploring little-known areas of Italy, and this week, we’re headed to all the way to the very southern part of the heel of the boot! Check out Sharon Kurtz’s article about going off the beaten path in Otranto!
If you’re visiting the north of Spain any time soon, make sure to explore beautiful Girona. Not only is this little town very charming, but it’s also a great area to use as a base for day trip adventures. Take a look at my recommendations for the Top Day Trips from Girona.
Think you can’t visit St. Petersburg independently? Think again. MITF featured writer, Debi Lander, shares how to visit St. Petersburg without a group tour.
Are you visiting Glacier National Park this summer? Read about Donna’s favorite off-the-beaten-path destination—Polebridge!
Travel Deals for Boomers
We’re on the hunt for the best travel deals for boomers. Look what we found for this week:
- Looking for a moderately priced rain jacket to keep you warm and dry on an Alaska cruise? Take a look at the Arcadia II Rain Jacket from Columbia Sportswear. It comes in pretty colors, too.
- Need new travel shoes? Shop the Zappos Memorial Day Sale: Shop the Sale 5/24-5/27
- Save at least 20%* on your stay when you book from thousands of IHG® Hotels & Resorts worldwide. And as an IHG® Rewards Club member, you get early access and save even more – Valid Thru: 7/30. Book your hotel here.
- Shop for your summer cruise wardrobe at the Chico’s Memorial Day Sale: 40% Off 1 All-Ready Reduced Style. May 17 – 27, 2019.
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
If you’re looking for the ultimate Alaska adventure, make sure to add Denali National Park to your itinerary! Here are some great tips for making the most out of your trip to this breathtaking area!
How do you meet dietary restrictions while cruising? Cruise Critic keeps you in the know.
Are you traveling on a cruise to the Russian Far East? Read about the Eveny people of Sibera.
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.