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Reclaiming Love for $179 A Night

Renee Fisher | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Several days ago, friends of Life in the Boomer Lane and Now Husband dropped their son off at a summer camp in upstate New York and headed down to the Poconos in PA.

Travel Is Booming for Boomer Women: Tips to Plan Your Next Trip

Judi Freedman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Listening to all the talk about travel made me want to pack my suitcase and go, go, go. I would love to go around the world during my life after 50.

7 Things Not to Miss in Buenos Aires

The GypsyNesters | Posted 12.25.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

La Recoleta Cemetery should be considered a must-see by any visitor. The ornate monuments are more than fascinating enough to occupy an afternoon, and many of the city's most famous residents lie in rest here

5 Rules For Choosing A Fantastic Vacation Rental

Lynne Martin | Posted 12.24.2013 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

All furnished rentals are NOT created equal. I say this with authority because my husband and I have been living internationally in other people's rented spaces for almost three years; from Portugal to Turkey, from Paris to Morocco, in Mexico, Berlin, London, Italy, Ireland, California, and Buenos Aires.

8 Things Not to Miss in Prague

The GypsyNesters | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

The heart and soul of the Czech Republic, as well as traditional Bohemia, are inseparably wrapped up in the amazing cultural confluence that is Prague. It's like stepping inside a fairy-tale picture book.

Istanbul Musts

The GypsyNesters | Posted 11.29.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Rome may be The Eternal City, but Istanbul can make a pretty good case for immortality too. The cities are about the same age and for much of that time the larger, wealthier, and more influential of the two was not the one in Italy.

Dear Hotel Manager: Are Your Rooms Booomer-Proofed?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The boomer generation (now between 49 and 67 years) is one of the most coveted markets in the travel industry: Many of us have a lust for travel, tend to be more adventurous travelers, and have deeper pockets than the generations before and after us.

A Wonderful Trip To France - First Stop Paris

Judi Freedman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Judi Freedman

Bonjour mes amis! I am back from France and I had an amazing and delicious time with mes enfants. I have so much to tell

10 Tips For Throwing A Terrific Milestone Party

Posted 05.25.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue A milestone birthday or anniversary in a special locale makes it even more festive By Stephanie Oswald Imagine a fiv...

Discovering The French Countryside On A River Cruise

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Naysayers of escorted trips question whether travelers can have authentic experiences as part of a group. Au contraire, river cruise is one of the most enjoyable and economical ways to discover the French countryside.

Route 66, a Vanishing Hitchhiker and Starting Over

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

The L.A.-Chicago route which also was called "America's Main Street," is literally the main street in Moriarity, New Mexico. It runs parallel to Interstate 40, which I am hitchhiking today.

Pink Moon Over Peacock Mountains, Carny Hitchhiker on the Road

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sean Comerford

On Thursday, a Chinese restaurateur swerved his new Cadillac Escalade to the side of I-15 outside Barstow, Ca. to pick this hitchhiker up on the way to Flagstaff, Az., a six-hour ride drive.

America Feels Big This Morning, Hitchhiking Across

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 06.23.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sean Comerford

I've just turned 54, and I'm hitchhiking from metro San Francisco to the East Coast. I don't know exactly where I'm going, but I'll be looking for carnival work along the way.

Travel And The Baby Boomer Menace

Andrew Burmon | Posted 04.07.2013 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

That they opened the door for future generations of travelers is not up for debate, but the effects of Boomers jamming that door open with a wad of cash are deeply deleterious.

When Did Traveling Become So Exhausting?

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 03.31.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Traveling used to be so easy. I remember throwing a change of underwear and a few clean shirts into a backpack and just taking off. Not anymore.

A Cruise On The MSC Yacht Club

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 03.30.2013 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Not well known to the North American market, Naples-based MSC is the only privately owned Italian cruise line. Launched in May 2012, Divina is the company's newest in a fleet of 12 ships

A Sneak Peek At The New Crystal Symphony

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 03.05.2013 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Many luxury travelers are skeptical about taking cruise vacations. They associate cruises with mediocre, calorific buffet food; cramped, ill-designed cabins; hoards of people with lines at every turn; not being able to get off the beaten path; and being nickeled and dimed for extras. If you are cruise avoidant, a voyage on the Crystal Symphony will dispel any such misgivings.

Talkin' Turkey: What Travel Taught Us About the First Thanksgiving

The GypsyNesters | Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Thanksgiving is upon us. Cue the pictures of cheery Pilgrims supping with the friendly natives and images of The Mayflower triumphantly landing at Plymouth Rock. Ah yes, all of that happy history we were taught as baby boomer children... and none of it is true.

The Benefits Of Seeing Europe By Car

The GypsyNesters | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

In the small and even medium sized cities it is much easier to simply park the car and walk to all of the sights, and when it comes to wading into the insanity of major metropolitan traffic, we have learned to stay on the outskirts of town and use public transit to explore the big cities.

WATCH: All About Traveling To Machu Picchu

The GypsyNesters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Everything we learned on our visit to this bucket list favorite, at more than 8,000 feet above sea level.

How To Volunteer At A National Park (and Live For Free!)

The GypsyNesters | Posted 12.10.2012 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Whether you are a retiree or empty nester looking to enrich your life through volunteerism or an outdoorsy-type wanting to get back to nature, the Parks Service provides wonderful ways to help preserve America's natural heritage. And now is the time to prepare for next summer's adventure.

The Galápagos on Your Bucket List? What You Need to Know to Go Post-50

The GypsyNesters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

The Galápagos Islands have long been on our bucket list. Finally tuition-free when our youngest graduated from college, we treated ourselves to the adventure of a lifetime.

Headscarves in Istanbul

Felice Shapiro | Posted 08.06.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Not all headscarves are what they appear to be. They are both more and less than you would expect.

Extreme Boomer Travelers Walk 6,800 Miles Across The USA

Doris Gallan | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty
Doris Gallan

The couple's fifth date was a 2,200 mile trek on the Appalachian Trail. "With our youngest now in college, we finally had the opportunity to get back to our first and foremost passion."

Forget Empty Nesters; Meet the Gypsy Nesters

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.11.2012 | Fifty

They are the anti-empty nesters. When David and Veronica James' last child left for college, they metaphorically stripped down to their underwear and ...