News for the Week


We hike on road trips, cruise excursions, and at home. Want to do it, too? Start with our Hiking Planner for boomer travelers.

From Donna:

Are you an Amazon Prime shopper? Your big day is almost here: Amazon Prime Day July 16, 2018. I had a few moments to browse some of the offers that apply to travel and have gathered them into a list for you on my Amazon Influencer page. Take a look before this huge shopping event. I’ll continue to add the best deals that I find until the 16th.

Green trees surround a white covered bridge.

Hayden Bridge, 1918, near Alsea, Oregon.

How’s my summer vacation from blogging going? It’s an adjustment but I’m getting there. This week, Alan and I drove the beautiful Alsea Highway in Oregon’s central coastal range. Although cloudy weather wasn’t great for photography, we still had fun at Hayden Bridge—one of seven covered bridges left in Oregon built before 1920.

From Nicole:

Lucky Nicole! She’s on a 2-week Mallorca beach vacation with her family. Hope she returns with wonderful sunset or sunrise photos to share on the My Itchy Travel Feet page on Facebook!

If you’re not signed up yet for our monthly travel newsletter, get on it! August’s edition will feature fall road trips so that you can plan ahead.

This Week’s Articles

Have you been thinking about a cruise in the Greek Islands? Debi Lander shares great itinerary tips in her article: An Ideal Greek Island Cruise for Boomers on a Budget.

Does a fall trip to Europe make your travel feet itchy? Check out our Southern Italy Road Trip articles. I’ve just updated the information, including adding some planning tools. And there’s still more to write about this wonderful trip.

And from July’s hiking theme, don’t miss the Grinnell Lake hike in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park. Great for those of you looking for a moderately easy hike in my favorite national park.

Hiking shoes on the trail

Uh-oh. Looks like I need new hiking shoes so I’m clicking over to Zappos. They have a great return policy making it easy to order from the comfort of my living room sofa.

Boomer Travel Deals

Now’s the time to stock up on outerwear: Columbia Summer Sale – now 35% off select styles!

How about saving 30% on hotels in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts…a TripAdvisor Top 10 Summer Destination!

Save up to 15% on your Labor Day Vacation with Your Rate at InterContinental Hotels Group.

Planning a trip to Hawaii? This time stay in a vacation rental.

More Travel News for Boomers

From Cruise Critic: 10 things to do the week before you cruise. What would you add?

According to Robb Report, these are the best summer getaways. Alan and I can vouch for 5 out of the 15 destinations. How about you?

Condé Nast Traveler introduces us to low country charm at Plametto Bluff.

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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