Travel tip for the week: Before heading out on that scenic mountain drive, check the Department of Transportation website for construction delays. Alan and I had planned a beautiful drive in Idaho until we discovered there was a possible 2-hour delay due to bridge repair. Thank goodness we checked before leaving home!
How’s my summer vacation from blogging going (read last week’s news in case you don’t know what I mean)? Slowly, as in I’m having a hard time letting go of work mode. Can any of our newly retired readers relate? So far, I’m interspersing a little work with a lot of walking on the beach. And the relaxing environment is nap-inducing!
Now that we’re deep into summer, it’s beach time! Do you have a favorite beach you like to visit? I’ve loved exploring Spain‘s coastline over these years, but my favorite summertime spot is located in the Balearic Islands: Majorca. It’s got a bit of everything from luxury resorts to off-grid lodging. And the beaches are pretty superb. As usual, the trick is getting off the beaten path. Get to the airport, get a car and hit the road to the farthest stretches of the island. I can recommend a few spots if you’re interested!
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This Week’s Articles
This week, our guest writer, Teresa Otto, is taking us past the lavender fields to Provence’s fancy art shows and more. If you like wildlife, you’ll love this road trip idea!
Will you be traveling to Grand Teton National Park this summer or fall? Don’t leave home without reading our updated tips for hiking to Hidden Falls.
Active travel is fun until you have an accident and are stuck in a hospital far away from home. If you belong to a medical evacuation program like MedjetAssist, they’ll bring you home for the cost of a yearly membership. That’s money will spent in our book. Click to find out more.
Boomer Travel Deals
Looking for a summer cruise deal? Cruise Critic shows you where to find them.
Yes, you CAN find luxury in a vacation rental. Check out: Luxury properties. VRBO Vacation Rentals.
Miss the Chico’s 40% off sale? Donna didn’t (unfortunately for Alan). But you can still save money on travel fashions at Chico’s: 50% Off Two or More Already-Reduced Styles!
Are you an IHG rewards member? Get 20-30% off at participating IHG® hotels when you book the Easy Like Summer rate.
More Travel News for Boomers
What are the world’s most photogenic buildings according to travel bloggers? You’ll find Donna’s choice at the top of the list at Light & Land.
Are you more of a mountain versus beach person? Well, this summer, check out one of these fabulous Mountain Retreats to breathe in some fresh air!
Driving Germany’s Romantic Road, now here’s a romantic road trip.
Add these spots to your summer snorkeling plans.
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