“Yay! School’s out for the summer. Freedom!” Remember feeling like that as a kid? Remember the thrill of endless possibilities as June, July and August stretched out before you? After 10 years of travel writing and blogging, which basically means peering over a computer for 8-hours-a-day (okay, Alan accuses me of 10-hours-a-day), 7-days-a-week when we’re not traveling, I’m declaring “work’s out for the summer!”
This year, and last, Alan and I have had too many signals to slow down and start doing the things we want to do before it’s too late—death of a parent, increasing dementia for another parent, milestone birthday for Alan, death of a fellow boomer travel blogger, another year older for me. It’s time to pay attention to those signals, slow down and start living.
What does that mean for My Itchy Travel Feet readers? Not much. We’ll still publish a weekly guest article, news for the week, the weekly broadcast and monthly newsletter. But new articles from me will be more like twice-a-month instead of weekly. On those weeks when I haven’t written anything new, I’ll share a revised, updated article from the archives that’s timely and offers great travel advice. And I’ll answer your emails, only a little slower than usual. I hope you’ll take a cue from us to declare your own summer of freedom before it’s too late.
Are you headed to the beautiful Treasure State this summer? Before you go, make sure to check out our favorite places to stay in Montana. And if you can’t make a summer trip to this beautiful area, how about a fall road trip through Montana and Wyoming?
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This Week’s Articles
Canada offers all kinds of travel opportunities. But, if you’re looking for a great urban experience in a short period of time, guest writer, Cheryl Rodewig, tells us How to See the Best of Toronto in Three Days.
If you’re cruising on the Rhine River this summer or fall, there’s a good chance you’ll embark or disembark from Amsterdam. It’s easy to explore the city on your own. Read these tips for a self guided Amsterdam walking tour, including how to purchase skip-the-line museum tour tickets.
Travel Deals and Steals
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Planning a trip to Rome? Check out this Rome Super Saver Package that includes 3 Rome city tours plus a day in Capri.
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Going to the Big Apple? Plan your itinerary with these New York City Deals and Discounts.
More Travel News for Boomers
The TSA has new rules about powder (of any kind) in your carryon. Read how much you can bring and if it has to come out of your bag going through security in this writeup from CondéNast Traveler.
Donna was asked by Light and Land to describe a great wildlife destination. What do you think she said?
Staying at a bear watching lodge is high on Donna’s list, especially after reading about a weekend at Great Bear Lodge from Hike Bike Travel.
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.