Boomer Road Trips

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Are you a traveler who is lured by the call of the road? Alan and I are big fans of boomer road trips. It’s the kind of travel that allows freedom and flexibility.

Our boomer road trip philosophy is to travel slowly. If a roadside attraction looks interesting, we stop and explore. Our itineraries include time for those surprises that we didn’t expect.

When possible, we plan two-night stays rather than experiencing a new destination every night. Yes, we’re serious about taking it slow. Check out some of our favorite domestic and international road trips and scenic drives.

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Road Trips in North America

We’ve categorized boomer road trip articles by country, region or type to make it easy for you to find the best road trip for you. And don’t forget to scroll down to our Four-Wheel Drive ideas!

Best US Road Trips for Boomer Travelers

Ideas and Itineraries for the Best US Road Trips Updated 04.28.2020: We’ve been sharing the best US road trips for baby boomer travelers for years. Our generation loves to hop in the car and explore. Road trips in the U.S. offer incredible opportunities for any serious boomer road warrior. In fact, the biggest challenge to […]

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Best Scenic Drives in the USA

Who doesn’t love a scenic drive? The U.S. is filled with iconic roads that are famous for stupendous views. Some of the links on this page are referral links. Read our Disclosure. Some scenic drives are part of longer road trips. Others stand alone as beautiful day trips to be experienced over and over again. […]

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Four Wheel Drive Adventures

Are four wheel drive adventures your idea of a boomer travel adventure? Alan and I are raising our hands high over here in Montana. We’ve enjoyed off-roading on scenic byways, Jeep jamborees and, believe it or not, cruise excursions. Some of the links on this page are referral links. Read our Disclosure. Four Wheel Drive […]

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Road Trip to Vancouver Island

Road Trip to Vancouver Island for boomer travelers Our road trip to Vancouver Island combined Nanaimo’s lively food scene, luxuriously unique lodging and the island’s rugged, wild West Coast. Read our articles to create your own road trip itinerary. Be sure to let us know how much fun you had! Some of the links on […]

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USA Road Trip Planner: The Best Tips for Exploring America

Updated 04.28.2020: Baby boomers and U.S. road trips are a natural combination. Most of us grew up taking summer vacations in the family car. Now that we’re empty nesters and mostly retired, it’s time to revisit America’s scenic places on boomer road trips. If you enjoy slow journeys filled with old favorites or new discoveries, […]

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Road Trip Apps

Road Trip Apps Reviews Are you planning a road trip? Whether you’re headed out to the beautiful American West or the chaotic roads of Europe, we’ve got you covered with some of our favorite road trip apps for on-the-road travel. Check out our Road Trip Apps Reviews, then, hit the road, Jack! The BEST Road […]

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European Road Trips

There are so many historical sites, scenic landscapes and amazingly diverse active travel adventures to experience while driving through Europe. For a little guidance and inspiration, take a look at some of our most memorable European road trips —and those of trusted guest writers.

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Boomer road trip to Northern Italy

Is an Italy road trip calling your name? If you’ve visited the biggies like Rome, Venice and Florence, it’s time to travel on a boomer road trip to Northern Italy that’s slightly off-the-beaten-path. Fly into Milan, then come along with us on a road trip to Italy that included delightful stops in unexpected Italian destinations. […]

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Visiting Italy’s Heel on a Southern Italy Road Trip

Updated 01.20.2020:  Italy is a favorite destination for boomer travelers, including us. A few years ago, we enjoyed a guided road trip in Northern Italy. And then Italy called our names again. This time—a Southern Italy road trip. Some of the links on this page are referral links. Read our Disclosure. Claudia Fontana from Italy […]

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Boomer Adventures on a Greece Road Trip

A few weeks ago, we took you on a fun Greek Island hopping cruise. But for those who’d like to visit this beautiful country by car, you’re in luck. Guest contributor Debi Lander, from ByLanderSea, is taking us on a fabulous Greece road trip. Her destination? The gorgeous resort area of Halkidiki, an off-the-beaten-path gem […]

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Road Trip Guide Through Spain’s Lower Rias

Although I don’t have the exact numbers, I would venture to guess that most of the travelers to Spain hit at least one of the big four: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and/or the incredible Andulacia Region. However, although these Spanish destinations are certainly well worth a visit, the country actually has quite a number of hidden gems […]

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Road Tripping through Champagne Country

Did someone say road trip? A Champagne Country road trip is a must-do for the serious champagne enthusiast. And combining a glass of bubbly with a drive through the scenic French countryside, well what could be better? From north to south and east to west, France is a treasure trove of scenic road trips. Especially […]

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Road Tripping through Scotland on a Highlands Tour

Driving the open roads is by far one of our most favorite ways to explore any destination—especially one as stunning as Scotland. Remember our article about exploring castles on a Scotland roadtrip? Guest contributor Shaly Pereira from traveltoes85 has already taken us to beautiful Stirling, but now she’s here to take us on a Scotland […]

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Berlin and Beyond

Exploring Berlin and beyond

Exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations is high on my list when it comes to boomer travel. Today, I’ll be enjoying the business class flight on Air Berlin (out of business as of 12.2018) to Gdansk for the beginning of Berlin and Beyond, a press trip to Poland and Northern Germany. From the looks of the extensive itinerary, […]

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Subiaco, Italy

European Road Trip Planner for Boomer Roadtrippers

Considering a driving trip in Europe? You’ll need our European Road Trip Planner Updated 06.05.2019: Planning a European Road Trip is both exciting and frustrating. Where to go? What to see? How to get there? The options are overwhelming. However, with a little bit of patience and a lot of research, European road trips can […]

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Top European Road Trip Apps for the Boomer Traveler

We’ve been sharing our recommendations for European road trip apps since April 2014. In this completely revised edition we’ve eliminated apps that are no longer published, plus we introduce you to our latest finds. If you’re an app user who’s planning a road trip in Europe—or any traveler to Europe—bookmark this page so that you […]

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Australia Road Trips

Here at My Itchy Travel Feet, we’re lucky to have Australian resident, Leslie Connor share her tips for roadtripping in Australia. What could be more fun than renting a car to explore the wonders of this beautiful country?

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Roadtripping from Adelaide to Melbourne

Over the last few months, NSW Australia resident and guest contributor Leslie Connor from Empty Nesters Travel Insights has been sharing insider tips for planning various Australian road trips. Today, she’s taking us on an exciting baby boomer road trip from charming Adelaide to beautiful Melbourne. Roadtripping from Adelaide to Melbourne A road trip from […]

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What to see on a Sydney to Melbourne Road Trip

Australia is known for its laid back vibe and expansive beaches. And, of course, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef is at the top of many boomer bucket lists. But there is so much more to see and do in this gorgeous corner of the world. To see the best of the best, a long, well-planned […]

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Exploring Australia’s Limestone Coast

As a resident of NSW Australia, guest contributor Leslie Connor from Empty Nesters Travel Insights has been sharing insider tips for exploring all of Australia, from beautiful Sydney and Melbourne to planning adventures in some of the country’s lesser known regions such as Adelaide. Today, she’s taking us on a baby boomer road trip adventure […]

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Active Boomers Guide to Sydney

Updated 12.17.2019:  Australia is not only known for its beautiful beaches and stunning road trip opportunities (Check out our tips for driving from Sydney to Melbourne), but it also has some very popular cruise ports. For those starting off or ending their cruise in beautiful Sydney, taking a few days to explore the area is […]

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How to Plan a Self-guided Tour of Canberra

As a resident of NSW Australia, guest contributor Leslie Connor from Empty Nesters Travel Insights, knows quite a bit about exploring all that Australia has to offer. She’s already told us how to plan a fun road trip from Sydney to Melbourne, and shared tips for exploring beautiful Sydney and Melbourne. But, today, she’s taken us […]

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Active Boomers Guide to Melbourne

Australia has a number of cruise ports located in some truly wonderful cities, meaning its a great idea to tack on extra time either before or after your cruise to explore these vibrant cities. We’ve already shown you some tips for exploring beautiful Sydney, but now, we’re headed to Melbourne.  For those starting off or […]

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