Welcome to this edition of News for the Week—a look at boomer travel ideas, news and deals.
How did your week go? I’m working on three articles that boomer travelers are going to love. Sorry, I can’t divulge the topics, just yet. The first one should be published next week, so don’t miss it.
Be sure to keep reading to the More Travel News for Boomers section for a couple of important travel topics. Speaking of which, did you know that the San Francisco Airport has banned plastic water bottles? What about the other drink products served in plastic bottles? So far, they get a pass. Now that’s a head scratcher.
Guess it’s time to invest in a water bottle for travel. I’m considering The LifeStraw Go Water Bottle because the straw is a two-stage filtration system. Sorry, San Francisco Airport, but I don’t trust the municipal water provided at your fountains. Seriously, this is a water bottle that would come in handy while hiking or just about anywhere.
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This Week’s Articles
Are you intrigued by train travel in the U.S.? Guest writer, Julie Diebolt Price, shares her tips on planning a cross country train trip. This article has been very popular on our Facebook page. Click through to learn what all the excitement is about.
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Curious about the glamping craze? It’s a fun way to stay in the outdoors without roughing it. Check out Anna Reid’s updated article on how to go glamping at Bear Lake in northern Utah. Sounds like fun to me! MITF featured writer, Debi Lander, will be offering more tips about glamping travel in a couple of weeks. Another great reason to subscribe to the weekly broadcast!
Travel Deals for Boomers
We’re on the hunt for the best travel deals for boomers. Look what we found this week:
- Save 30% on Venture Pal Lightweight Backpacks with promo code 303LP9LW on Amazon.com. Perfect for travel. Hurry! Coupon expires August 18, 2019, 11:59 pm PDT.
- At Kayak.com you’ll find cheap Flights to Reykjavik. Save up to 23%.
- Puffy jacket? Rain jacket? Why not both? The Women’s Hillsdale Reversible Jacket is 60% off at Columbia Sportswear. I’d wear this on an Alaska cruise. Would you?
- Be there IRL. Save up to 20% when you book at Holiday Inn, an IHG Hotel.
- Save 20% on luggage and accessories: Deep discounts on backpacks, luggage, and more on Google Express.
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
You might have read that Venice is banning cruise ships. But it’s not quite true. The Points Guy has a good explanation of what’s really happening with cruise ships in Venice. My two cents: they’ll ban the huge ships but small ships will probably be allowed in the Venice lagoon.
Do you have an upcoming trip planned that involves arriving or departing from Hong Kong? The current protests in the airport are worrisome for travelers. CNN Travel offers good tips on what to expect. My two cents: if traveling to Hong Kong makes you uneasy, cancelling your insured trip may not be covered, unless you purchased a “cancel for any reason” policy.
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