When you’re thinking of going places during your retirement years, you’ll probably first do some internet research, right? Sure, you can use all the same old travel sites, but have you ever read a blog about travel? How about a blog about retirement travel? Well, I’m here to tell you that they exist and they are the perfect resource for ideas, entertainment, and tips when planning to travel through your Golden Years! Here’s a list of the best retirement travel blogs out there to get you started!
1. Solo Travel Girl
Solo Travel Girl is a site by Jennifer Huber. Jennifer has worked in the tourism industry for nearly 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. I met Jennifer once in Boston and believe her blog is great for the solo traveling Boomer!
2. My Itchy Travel Feet
One of our favorite Baby Boomer travel bloggers has always been Donna Hull with her blog, My Itchy Travel Feet – The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Travel. Always traveling to interesting spots in the US and internationally from her home in Montana, wherever she turns up next will be exciting. Donna does the type of travel we like: active and inquisitive. Small luxury cruises are one of Donna’s specialties. A real plus is that both Donna and her husband Alan are both great photographers!
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3. The Gypsy Nester
David & Veronica are empty nesters who blog as The GypsyNester to chronicle their discoveries and places they visit. Plenty of good travel photos adorn their posts and the photos are perfectly matched to their words seemingly following them step by step. You really get the gist of a place reading their blog. More than that, Dave and Veronica are great people and have a genuine love of travel that you will see on their website, and especially in their videos.
4. The Roaming Boomers
The Roaming Boomers – David and Carol Porter did what we all want to do. They turned 50 and began to travel! A Boomer’s travel guide with pretty pictures in a well-laid-out presentation. In fact, they have a tab called “pretty pictures” and a cloud to browse locations. David does a great job on The Roaming Boomers website.
5. Frugal Travel Guy
Frugal Travel Guy – About saving money while traveling to some great places. Reducing the travel expenses that can nickel and dime you on any trip. Christine Krzyszton is the writer we like best on this site and her published popular book “How to See The World in A Weekend.”
6. Go NOMAD
Go NOMAD – Travel articles about great destinations all over the world. Max Hartshorne has one of the most robust travel sites anywhere. Max knows travel. I had dinner with Max and was quite impressed.
7. Chris Cruises
Chris Cruises – Chris Owen is a travel writer from Orlando, Florida who shares frank, inside information about cruise vacations with travelers. Chris knows cruises. I was with Chris in a group of travel experts when they interviewed a cruise line representative and the travel experts let Chris do the talking!
8. Never Stop Traveling
Never Stop Traveling – I like the way they write on this blog. You feel like you are there with them on the trip. Donna Manz, as a travel planner, focuses on Europe, senior and solo travel, and river cruises.
Retirement Travel Resources
If you’re in need of some extra help, then here are some great travel resources that we use all the time!
AARP Travel Center – Travel and leisure deals, tips, and news for tours, air, and hotels. AARP travel center powered by Expedia.
Cruise Critic has forums where passengers post about their cruises. You get the good and the bad about a cruise or the cruise ship. Boomer cruises are popular and most of the posters on the Cruise Critic forums are retirees.
TripAdvisor – One of our favorite travel sites is Trip Advisor. I like to see reviews by real people on hotels (and attractions, especially). Then go to the forums for the location you are visiting and catch the scoop on what is happening from real people who have been there or are locals. You can even ask questions too!
Robert FowlerContributing Writer
Robert Fowler is a retired blogger who lives with his wife, Mary Ann at Village at Deaton Creek, a Del Webb Community in North Georgia. Robert was previously the President of Retirement Media Inc. He has visited numerous 55+ Active Adult Communities over the years, sharing his experiences along the way with readers. View more posts