Posts Tagged ‘Travel checklist’


Journey Planner: Travel Planning

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

Travel: How do you plan your adventures?

I use the Scatter Travel Journey Planner. I also like Travel Advisor for checking out what other travelers liked and didn’t think was worth their time. YouTube is also a good resource for what to see. I post my videos there to help other travelers plan their vacations. You can find them on the Couplestravel channel. One more place I check are tour companies’ web sites. I see what they have on their itineraries. They put a good variety of the best there is to see, do and places to stay.


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- 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.


Boomer and Senior Travel The People of South Africa Tour Part #4 [Boomer and Senior Travel TV #54]

This episode #54 is all about the People of South Africa. Most of this video and photos were taken in the Mpumalanga, Hazyview, Krugar National Park area. Banana Trees are really in the herb category, something I learned after seeing fields of bananas. Learn why there are plastic bags on the bananas in the trees. The Boomer and Senior Travel TV show would be a good weekly additional home school resource.

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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.


Traveling Tips: How Much Should You Tip?

Tipping is always a question you need an answer to before you travel to a new place. You don’t want to underpay and be a cheapskate on the other hand you don’t want to pay too much. Research the place you are traveling to or ask your travel advisor for guidance. There is tipping and gratuities for everything from restaurants to your cab driver or tour guide.