Welcome to this edition of News for the Week—a look at boomer travel ideas, news and deals.
It’s okay to change your travel plans. That’s exactly what Alan and I did this week when we cancelled our September road trip in Alaska. After me being sick most of July, the Alaska trip has lost its sparkle. Instead, we’re heading to the Oregon coast to continue exploring. Our rule: it’s okay to cancel a trip as long as you replace it with other travel plans.
And another boomer travel tip: when booking cruises, confirm what happens to your deposit if you cancel before final payment date. These days, most cruise lines will not refund the full deposit, keeping a portion of the money. Some lines will apply the non-refundable amount to a future cruise, others will not. Be sure to ask this question when booking your next cruise.
Lucky girl! Nicole is lounging on a beach in Mallorca. Hope she’s taking some great sunrise and sunset photos to share with us.
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This Week’s Articles
I’m taking you off-the-beaten-path in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. Read my tips for visiting Twin Lakes. It’s a beautiful adventure!
After reading Debi Lander’s latest article, you’ll want to plan a Panama vacation that’s land-based.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Cummins has sponsored my recommendations in the best summer weekend getaways for boomer travelers.
Travel Deals for Boomers
We’re on the hunt for the best travel deals for boomers. Look what we found for this week:
- Need new travel shoes? Shop the Zappos sale: Use promo code BDAY20 at checkout to get an extra 20% off select sale styles. Ends 7/28
- Book a romantic getaway to the Intercontinental Bora Bora and save 15% using Your Rate.
- Shop Chico’s before your next trip: 40% Off Your Purchase Valid 7.28 to 8.4, 2019.
- More discounts at the Columbia Summer Sale! Deepest Discounts! 50% Off Select Gear. 7/24 –8/13
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
Bloomberg has some interesting tips for taking your first-time luxury vacation. We agree with most of them. Basically, it boils down to using common sense.
Looking for travel inspiration for your next trip to Italy? Meet the 9 most beautiful hilltop towns in Italy, according to Conde Nast Traveler.
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.