News for the Week


From Donna:

It’s the season of smoke, wildfire smoke that is. If you have planned a summer trip to Yosemite National Park, it’s currently closed due to an approaching wildfire (find the latest information here). Authorities hope to open back up next week after fire lines have been established. But my guess is that, if the park is able to open back up, the smoke will be bad.

How do you know if there’s a wildfire in your vacation path? Inciweb is a great place to research wildfires in the U.S. Or download the Wildfire Info app to your phone. And with that, I’ll return to my summer vacation from blogging. See you next week!

As we close out our hiking theme, I’m sharing my favorite hike in Glacier National Park: Hiking to Bullhead Lake.

From Nicole:

Hello, everyone! I’m back this week after spending some down town at the beach. I’d love to describe all of the wild adventures I had discovering the many off-the-beaten-paths of Majorca. But, I can’t. Nope.

This year, we took things easy. We rode our bikes to breakfast in the morning, hit the beach, ate long lunches followed by longer naps, and hit the beach again for an evening stroll before heading to dinner. The most excited thing that happened was when my waiter treated me to a second glass of crisp, cold cava.

So, although I don’t have much to share with you about our time away, I will say that sometimes, a non-adventurous, disconnecting trip is really the best, don’t you agree?

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This Week’s Articles

If you haven’t been to Belgrade, you should definitely put it on your travel bucket list. Whenever you go, make sure to check out David Johnston’s article on How to Plan a Self-Guided Tour Through Belgrade.

Updated this week:

Add this beautiful hike in Croatia to your to do list. Debi Lander shows you why booking a small group tour from Zagreb is the way to go: Hiking Plitvice Lakes National Park.

And Donna reminds you why driving the Cassiar Highway is a fun addition to any Alaska Highway road trip.

Boomer Travel Deals

Looking for summer cruise deals? They’re still around. Check out this list from Cruise Critic. You’ll find discounted fares, free air offers and more on your favorite cruise lines. Don’t procrastinate! Some of the deals expire July 31, 2018.

Too hot for you? Book an Outer Banks vacation rental starting at $82 a night.

Columbia Sportswear has 50% off on select gear. Find it here.

Have you seen Donna’s hiking gear list for baby boomers at Amazon?

More Travel News for Boomers

Looking for a little zen on your vacation? Here’s where to go to find your bliss.

You know how we love our cruises, but this list of top cruise destinations for 2018 has quite a bit of surprises. Where would you like to go?

Thinking about a Canadian road trip? Find inspiration in this article at Roadtrippers. Plus they have a cool app.

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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