News for the Week

Welcome to this edition of News for the Week—a look at boomer travel ideas, news and deals.

And we end our August Asia travel theme with a thoughtful shore excursion in Japan. Alan and Donna visited Nagasaki’s Peace Park, followed by a sobering experience at the Atomic Museum while on a Regent shore excursion.

From Donna:

Happy Labor Day weekend boomer travelers! To me, Labor Day signifies the end of summer crowds and the beginning of fall travel. To that end, hiking will be our travel theme for September, especially fall hiking. So grab those hiking poles, lace up your hiking shoes and get ready to go!

Sailboat in the water with sails silhouetted black against an orange sunset.

Stay safe, Florida!

As Hurricane Dorian approaches the Florida coast, the My Itchy Travel Feet team is thinking about all of our Florida readers. Stay safe, friends. Johnny Jet has created a Hurricane Dorian Travel Resource page that’s helpful for residents and visitors.

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From Nicole:

Hello, everyone! Well, I’m back from my summer vacation and although it’s a little tough to get back into the swing of things, I can say that I am definitely rested! Between two trips to the beach, and a nice week and a half visiting my parents, I’ve had a great time off. What about you? Any summer adventures you’d like to share with us? Tell us about them on our Facebook page!

This Week’s Articles

It’s almost that time of year and we couldn’t be more excited! Fall is just around the corner and that means fabulous, leaf-peeping road trips! If you’re looking for that perfect route that includes interesting landmarks with breathtaking scenery, check out Donna’s recommendation for a fabulous Fall National Park Road Trip From Arizona to the Canadian Rockies. (sponsored post)

And of course, if you need some more inspiration, check out our best Tips for Planning an Amazing Fall Road Trip!

If you’re looking for an incredible European vacation that has an old world vibe, but without the new world tourists, why not check out Budapest. Our guest post this week by Phyllis Rose shows us the best way to plan a 24-hour Baby Boomer Adventure in Budapest.

Travel Deals for Boomers

Donna here: We have so many Labor Day specials to share with you that it’s hard to know where to begin. There are a ton of Labor Day sales, take a look:

If you’re thinking about joining Medjet before your next trip, nows the time! Medjet is the premier program for medical transport and evacuation. From Friday, August 30th to Monday, September 2nd, you can get 10-30% off. Click here to learn more and start your membership today.

From Columbia Sportswear: My Itchy Travel Feet exclusive: 60% off Original Styles with code: 60OFF thru 9/10!

20% Off any one REI Class, Day Tour, or Event when booked between August 23 – September 2. Use coupon code REICLASS19. Terms and conditions apply. See details at

Start your Christmas shopping early: Save up to 40% on wear-now looks for women, men and kids at the NORDSTROM Summer Sale. You’ll love FREE shipping and online order pickup at your favorite store.Don’t wait—the best deals will go fast. Sale ends September 8.


Looking for a fall getaway in Gatlinburg? Check out the selection of rentals at Vrbo.

Save $600 on any remaining San Juan Islands multisport 2020 departure when you book August 23 – September 2. For trip details, and offer terms and conditions, go to

Two weeks ago, I shopped the Chico’s markdown sale and purchased some really cute tops that will look great on cruises. Many are still available and at an even better discount. Lucky you: Labor Day Sale:Extra 50% Off Markdowns.

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

Are you looking for a wellness travel experience? It’s not just yoga vacations, look how varied they can be.

We’ve just begun to feature fall trips this month, but if you’re already inspired to take a beautiful autumn getaway, check out this list of the World’s Most Beautiful Drives.

Speaking of road trips, what about this one from National Geographic that travels from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick?

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.


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