Bucket List Trips for Boomers

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Do you keep a list of bucket list trips to take that you’d like to experience? Alan and I do! And we’re constantly updating it.

Of course your boomer bucket list will be different from ours. Boomer travelers—and seniors—are unique, each one having his or her individual likes, dislikes and places they want to visit.

Do you need inspiration for your boomer travel bucket list?

Our bucket list trips—and those of guest writers—involve off-the-beaten path destinations, spectacular nature experiences, active travel fun, and luxury cruises. in our first-person articles, you’re sure to find unique bucket list travel ideas that will result in the trip of a lifetime.

And a few tips for managing your bucket list: Keeping track of bucket list vacation ideas is easy with our favorite bucket list travel apps. For planning your trip, read my article on how Alan and I decide where to go. Yes, we have a system for choosing the best destinations. Then you’ll want to consult one of our manny travel planners to help that trip become a reality.

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Bucket List Trips of a Lifetime

What trips and experiences should be at the top of your travel bucket list? The ones that thrill you! Here are some iconic travel experiences to get you started.

Monastery in Petra

A Baby Boomers Guide to Petra and other Jordanian Sites

With its intoxicating blend of the exotic and the historic, Jordan is a dream destination that deserves to be included on your list of bucket list trips, especially after reading our guide to Petra. However, exploring this enigmatic off-the-beaten-path destination takes quite a bit of planning for travelers of any age. Grueling uphill hikes through […]

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Tips for a luxury trip to Machu Picchu, Peru.

Visiting Machu Picchu in Luxurious Style

Do you have a travel bucket list? Alan and I keep one. And a luxury Machu Picchu trip to Peru’s top UNESCO World Heritage site is very near the top of our “want to do’s.” My Itchy Travel Feet featured contributor, Debi Lander, of ByLanderSea, has been there and done that. Her Machu Picchu luxury […]

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Whitsunday Region

Three Ways to Experience the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is without a doubt one of the world’s most beautiful natural gems. If you’re planning a trip to this amazing destination, guest contributor Patti Morrow from Luggage and Lipstick is here to show us how to make the most out of this unforgettable bucket list trip. It’s on nearly everyone’s Bucket […]

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Cruises for Your Bucket List

Some of our most memory-worthy travel experiences have occurred on cruises. From Antarctica to the Galapagos, cruises make it possible to visit some of the most stunning places in the world.

Sunset in Neumayer Channel

Luxury Antarctica Cruise

A luxury Antarctica cruise had been at the top of our travel bucket list for a long time. When it finally happened, Alan and I chose to cruise to Antarctica with Seabourn. We traveled on the 450-passenger Seabourn Quest through South American fjords to the tip of the continent and then across the Drake Passage […]

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Polar Ice Cap Arctic

Taking an Arctic Cruise with Silversea

An Arctic Cruise makes a wonderful boomer travel adventure. Discover polar bears, walruses, hikes on the tundra and iceberg hunting in Greenland.

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Galapagos Islands

A Photographic Tour through the Galapagos Islands

Making a travel bucket list is a very personal thing. But when it comes to choosing travel destinations, there seems to be a few reoccurring favorites that show up on most travelers’ wish lists, such as the Galapagos Islands. You’ll see what we mean after viewing this Galapagos Islands photo essay. About 1,000 kilometers off […]

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Wildlife Watching Experiences of Your Dreams

Have you dreamed about watching lions while on safari? What about trekking to see gorillas? Wildlife watching experiences are the perfect addition to your travel bucket list. Check out our suggestions.

Kodiak bear next to a river with water dripping off his chin.

Kodiak Island Bear Watching: An Amazing Boomer Travel Adventure

Is a Kodiak Island bear watching trip on your bucket list? It’s been on mine for a long time. Although I’ve visited the island of Kodiak on Alaska cruises, there’s never been enough time to schedule a trip to see the Kodiak bears (and none of my favorite cruise lines have ever offered one). My […]

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South African Safari, a Trip of a Lifetime

Is a South African safari on your boomer bucket list? It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Read our tips for planning a safari, the best luxury game lodges and wildlife photography tips.

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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Is gorilla trekking in Rwanda on your travel bucket list? Have you ever dreamed of living out a scene from the movie ‘Gorillas in the Midst’ while traveling through Africa? Through gorilla trekking tours, travelers can have close encounters with gorillas in their natural habitat, but it does take some careful planning. Guest writer, Leslie Burnside, […]

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Seeing pandas in China

Chengdu Panda Tour for Boomer Wildlife Watchers

Wildlife watching is one of my favorite active boomer travel adventures. Alan’s too. Of course we prefer to observe wildlife in their natural environment, like we did on a South African safari. Seeing Pandas in China When it comes to wildlife experiences, seeing pandas in China has long been on our bucket list. But that’s […]

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Whale watching San Juan Islands

Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands

Would you like to go whale watching in the San Juan Islands? Follow along as guest contributor, Shaly Pereira from traveltoes85, takes us on a beautiful adventure around the Orca trail in the San Juan Islands off Washington State. In January 2017, Tilikum, the oldest orca whale in Sea World died of a lung infection. […]

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hawk in a tree

Birding South Texas on a Rio Grande Valley Road Trip

Did you know that the birding in South Texas is world class? For avid birdwatchers, stopping to observe the birds is a fun addition to a Rio Grande Valley road trip itinerary.  James Richardson is here with the best places to go for birding in South Texas. What a unique U.S. road trip! There is […]

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USA Bucket List Trips

You don’t have to travel out of the U.S. to experience amazing landscapes or unique activities. These road trips and USA destinations are worthy of any bucket list.

Highway traveling towards mountains

Alaska Highway Road Trip

Read our Alaska Highway road trip tips for the best routes to choose, when to go, and where to stay. An Alaska road trip definitely belongs on your boomer bucket list.

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Monument Valley Scenic Drive (Everything You Need to Know)

Are you planning a road trip in the American Southwest? A scenic drive in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the border of Arizona and Utah places you in the middle of nature’s wonderland of spires, buttes and red rock creations. Grab your camera (I am currently learning how to use a Sony Mirrorless with […]

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Mountain lake with rocky mountain in the background

Exploring Glacier National Park

Exploring Glacier National Park is an incredible experience thanks to breathtaking landscapes and prolific wildlife. Read our tips for visiting this crowded and popular national park!

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