Welcome to this edition of News for the Week—a look at boomer travel ideas, news and deals.
Change. It’s inevitable, a sign we’re alive, and so hard for boomers to accept as we age. But change is good for us!
Alan and I will be experiencing change, soon, as we sail for the first time with Crystal Cruises . I’ll tell you more about it next week. In the meantime, be sure that you’ve subscribed to the My Itchy Travel Feet page on Facebook and follow me on my Instagram , Twitter and FB profile accounts for photos and short posts about the trip.
Speaking of change, in October 2018, I decided to return to my natural hair color. In other words, I’m going gray. But rather than abruptly stop coloring my hair, with a resulting skunk-like look, my hair stylist has been adding highlights and lowlights.
I’ll be honest with you. In some ways, this change is hard. But in other ways, it’s exhilarating to finally embrace my age and that gray hair that comes along with it.
Happy New Year everyone! I had a wonderful holiday season. How about you? I think anyone who has spent time in Europe around the holidays knows how magical this time of year can be — and long! Between Christmas Eve dinner (a marathon of gluttony) and the Three Kings day (another food-devouring family adventure), it’s a long one! Spending the holidays here really can’t be beat!
If you’re not signed up yet for our monthly travel newsletter , get on it! February’s edition will feature our favorite warm weather getaways around the world !
Our regular contributor Kirsten Gallagher has been taking us all over the world lately on her active travel adventures. This week, we’re headed to Ireland where she shares some advice on hiking through the country’s largest national park. Check out her Wicklow Mountains National Park Hiking Tips.
If we’ve inspired you to get up and go hiking, check out our favorite Hiking Adventures Around the World !
We’re on the hunt for the best travel deals for boomers. Look what we found for this week:
Cruise Critic has a great list of Wave Season deals. Donna and Alan especially like the cruise special from Seabourn (yes, they booked something), but you’ll also find UnCruise, Regent, Viking River Cruises, Silversea and more. Take a look !
Starting January 13 – 18, 2019, find a bargain outfit at Chico’s before your next trip: 40% Off All-Ready Reduced Styles (Up To 60% off Select Styles) . Donna will be wearing the paisley v-neck top (Style: 570244306) with jeans or white pants during her upcoming cruise.
Enter the Windstar Sweepstakes to win a small ship cruise to Alaska.
Save Up To 30% on select 2019 Voyages to Asia, Egypt, Europe, India, or Russia With Uniworld US – “#1 River Cruise Line” in the Travel + Leisure 2018 World’s Best Award. BOOK TODAY!
Are you looking to save money on upcoming travels? Send us an email . We’ll check our resources for you.
Is your favorite cruise line launching a new ship in 2019? Check this list at Cruise Critic .
If our guest post on hiking Wicklow Mountains National Park has you planning an Irish adventure, make sure to check out this list of off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Ireland !
Tripadvisor lists the top ten day trips in the world as voted by their users. Guess which one is #2? What a coincidence!
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.