Boomer’s Bucket Lists

I was recently asked this question and I thought of sharing it here in my blog…

What types of places are baby boomers interested in visiting?

Where they travel and their bucket lists don’t add up to be the same yet. The baby boomers say they want to travel internationally but the majority are still traveling in the United States. The top destination on their bucket list is Europe and the Caribbean but the largest percentage travel to Florida, Arizona, California or Hawaii. Hawaii was high on the bucket lists though. A lot of the boomers I talk to their fears that keep them from traveling are health and safety and not sure they would know what or where to go when they travel. I address these issues in a weekly internet TV show- boomerandseniortravel.tv Because of these fears I know in my area baby boomer are looking for a closer more familiar places to travel as well as warmer climates to spend time in if not just for a vacation but also to live there for part of the year. I know my bucket list has Australia and the Galapagos Islands. I have done Europe, Hawaii and many of the other boomer favorites. I would strongly suggest that even if you can’t travel to your ultimate destination that you start traveling now. At our age you just never know whether traveling is something you will be able to do. Travel now whether it is a 2 day close to home destination or whether you can Sunbird to another location for part of the year.


Do You Roll Your Cloths

I roll my cloths when I need to pack things tight. I put anything that will fit in shoes in them to save space. Don’t forget to take a bag with your computer, electronics, medications, glasses, etc. separately so that if they gate check your bag you still have the necessities with you.


Travel: What are the best ways to get local advice and recommendations when traveling?

I was recently asked this question and I thought of sharing it here in my blog…

What are the best ways to get local advice and recommendations when traveling?

When I talk to people about apps there seems to be a wide range that people use depending on what service they are looking for. Some of the most common apps are “yelp,” “Local,” “Goby,” “Wikihood,” “XE Currency,” and “Tripit.”

For web searches it seems to be more uniform. Almost all the time I get the response that they look up the location or tourist sights, restaurants, hotels, car rental locations, and peoples addresses on google search or google maps. I know I use this all the time.  Here are a couple other websites I use “Trip Advisor,” and the “Weather Channel.”  More and more people are turning to my webshow “Boomer & Senior Travel TV” for information on what to see and do in travel destination as well as hints and tips that make their travel more comfortable and enjoyable.

www.boomerandseniortravel.tv (get a free printable packing list)


Summer Road Trip – Traveling Tips

Just a few tips can help a road trip go more smoothly especially if you are traveling with kids. I took my grandkids to Southern Utah this summer. A cooler was definitely a life saver. We could store treats and food so it would stay cold. We froze water bottles 3/4 full then as they melted we had cold water to drink. The new wave of having a video player in the car must be God sent because we sure felt blessed by it. We still took time out for songs, stories and laughter.


Journey Planner; Cheap Flights 101

How to get a cheap flight? Check dates at least 21 days in advance. Check different days of the week and different airlines as they all can be priced differently.