News for the Week


From Donna:

August equals road trips here at My Itchy Travel Feet. Nicole and I worked overtime (where’d that summer vacation from blogging go?) to update and feature our best road trip articles that you see on the home page. And if you’re searching for fall road trip ideas, the August newsletter is full of them. Take a look.

Breakfast cooked with farmers market purchases. Yum!

Alan and I plan to do some shopping at the Newport Farmers Market this Saturday. Do you include a visit to farmers markets on your travels? It’s a fun way to enjoy a local vibe, learn insider knowledge and eat healthy. And it’s a delicious way to stock up the vacation rental (we find ours at VRBO) kitchen.

From Nicole:

August is finally here and summer time travel is hot, hot, hot! Here in Madrid, the city is quiet with seemingly 99.9% of the population on vacation. We visited Majorca just a few weeks ago, but my travel feet are itchy for a road trip. I think we might head up to beautiful Cambrian Sea for a long weekend soon. I love this part of Spain! Lonely Planet has a nice article about this beautiful area if you haven’t been.

If you’re not signed up yet for our monthly travel newsletter, get on it! September’s edition will feature our favorite European adventures!

This Week’s Articles

There’s nothing we love more than a long, adventurous road trip! For those fellow road warriors out there, Donna has updated our favorite Road Trip Apps for Boomer Travel. Twenty-six of them to be exact.

South Africa is full of amazing destinations, but if you’d like to get off the beaten path, check out active travel in the beautiful Garden Route. This week’s guest writer, René de Klerk, shows you how!

Updated this week:

If you’re ready for a colorful scenic drive, you’ll need our fall road trip tips.

And you’ll definitely stay active with Jacqueline Louie’s tips for fall travel in the Canadian Rockies.

Boomer Travel Deals

Want to save on your fall travel wardrobe at Chico’s? Here you go: 30% Off Your Purchase at Chico’s. Use code: 85695. Hurry! Ends August 5, 2018.

Cruise Critic still has a long list of summer cruise specials, including our favorites: AmaWaterways and Silversea. Click here to see them.

Want to win a French River Cruise? Enter here.

Could be handy for your road trip: Save up to 15% on End of Summer Trips when you Stay with Holiday Inn Express!

Have you seen Donna’s road trip gear for boomers recommendations at Amazon?

More Travel News for Boomers

August is just getting started, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan your fall road trip. Here’s a great state-by-state guide to viewing the country’s best fall colors.

Roadtrippers will love these scenic drives in Montana’s Yellowstone Country.

Where should you go this month? Travel + Leisure shares their opinion on the best places to travel in August.

Looking for hot springs on a Utah road trip? Here you go.

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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