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Themed Trips for the Active Boomer Traveler

how about a themed trip?

Are you looking for somewhere to go? With a world of adventure to choose from, choosing a trip can be overwhelming.

Don’t worry! Researching your next boomer trip just became a lot easier. We’ve curated the best content at My Itchy Travel Feet for theme based travel.

What's your travel interest?

Choose from active travel, boomer road trips, bucket list trips, cruise excursions, luxury cruise reviews, national park adventures, off-the-beaten-path travel, romantic getaways or small group tours. Our travel articles are all based upon our personal travel experiences or those of guest writers. If you’re in search of themed travel ideas, this collection of experiences is for you.

When you’re ready to plan your trip, click on over to Boomer Travel Planners. You’ll find tips, resources, products and our special brand of boomer travel advice so that you get the most from your next travel adventure.


When it comes to travel, boomers don't like sitting on a bus looking out the window as the sights go by. We want to experience a travel adventure that fits our abilities. Of course choosing an activity that's slightly challenging, or one that is new to us, is exhilarating. Our motto: we'll try anything (within reason) once.

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Road trips offer the freedom of choosing when and where you want to go. Alan, especially, is a huge road trip enthusiast. He's great at finding routes and planning the itinerary. Check out our road trip adventures (and those of guest writers) in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. G your road trip inspiration here!

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Trips of a lifetime, bucket list trips, dream trips—no matter what you call them, keeping a list of travel destinations that we want to experience inspires us to travel more. Everyone's bucket list is unique. Ours involves off-the-beaten path destinations, places we've never been (or want to visit again), and special experiences like walking with penguins in Antarctica.

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These days, it's easy to find cruise excursions involving active travel experiences like hiking or kayaking, plus in-depth cultural adventures. If Alan and I counted up the number of cruise excursions that we've experienced, it would total into the hundreds. Our first-hand reports from around the world give you an idea of what to expect.

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Is a group tour for you? We think so if the size is small, the itinerary is appealing, and active travel experiences are included. Add in a favorite hobby or activity and you'll enjoy a memorable travel experience. Along with guest writers, we're sharing our group tour trips so that you'll know what to expect.

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With 400+ nights onboard small luxury cruise ships, Alan and I KNOW the luxury cruising industry. Although we have our favorite itineraries—that would be the South Pacific—our nights at sea have brought us to ports all over the world, including river cruise ports. Discover your next cruise through our up-to-date articles.

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Boomers love exploring U.S. National Parks. Our articles feature fun, active travel experiences like hiking and kayaking. But we also show you where to take the best photos, the most beautiful scenic drives, excellent spots for nature watching and how to avoid the crowds.

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Alan and I like nothing better than to travel to a little-known destination. It feels like we're making a discovery that no one else knows about. Whether you're exploring by cruise ship or by car, our articles—and those of guest writers—will take you to destinations that are off-the-tourist-path. Discover new places to go.

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If you're a boomer couple looking for a romantic getaway, discover our favorite romantic inns, charming bed and breakfasts and boutique hotels and resorts. We look for small, intimate places that offer unique experiences in beautiful destinations. Does that sound like your kind of trip?

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