There are all sorts of travel blogs out there — from adventure to backpacker to family — but what about baby boomer travel blogs? Though they’re a little bit harder to find, they do exist — and they ROCK.
At Discover Corps, 75% of our travelers are over the age of 50. To put it simply: baby boomers love traveling, and we love having them along on our volunteer vacations.
So we decided to round up the 29 best baby boomer travel blogs you should be following in 2015. We’re sure they’ll entertain, educate, and inspire you in the year to come.
The Best Baby Boomer Travel Blogs for 2015
Sisters Wendy and Karen live in Canada and England. Their blog is an eccentric collection of empty nest and travel stories that are written as letters to each other.
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This isn’t your typical travel blog; rather, Vera Badertscher focuses on travel literature. She reviews books that will inspire you to travel, in addition to writing about her own adventures.
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Linda Wolff’s blog discusses all aspects of life as an empty-nester, and though she doesn’t always talk about travel, it’s fun when she does!
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As the name suggests, Chris Owen’s blog is all about cruises. Check it out for everything you need to know about traveling via river or ocean.
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5. Clark Norton
Clark Norton is an accomplished freelance writer and journalist who brands himself as “the expert in baby boomer travel.” You’ll enjoy reading about his views on the state of travel today.
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If you’re intrigued about the world of travel rewards (using miles and points for free travel), read Rick Ingersoll’s blog; he knows what he’s talking about. Need proof? He and his wife “went for a five-year period traveling the world without paying for any airline tickets.”
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This is one of the most famous baby boomer travel blogs, and for good reason: Barbara Weibel’s stories are interesting and insightful, and her photos are beautiful.
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Another famous site, Journeywoman bills itself as the “premier travel resource just for women.” Its founder Evelyn Hannon is 70+ and still rocking! It even has a section specifically for boomers called “The Older Adventuress.”
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9. Life Part II
Seeking true adventure? You’ll find it on Jonathan Look’s blog. This minimalist (and talented) photographer/writer has been traveling the world since his retirement four years ago.
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In addition to being an accomplished psychologist (she’s known as “The Friendship Doctor), Irene Levine has a visually pleasing and well-written travel blog for people over 50.
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One of the most comprehensive guides to baby boomer travel, Donna and Alan Hull are always off an “active and inquisitive” adventure. This is surely one of the best blogs on the list!
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Jim Ferri believes that “age is an attitude,” and his lifestyle reflects his beliefs. On his blog, he offers travel tips for destinations in Europe, South America, and North America.
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Expressive writing and beautiful photographs make Sherry Ott’s blog a perennial favorite among travelers of all ages. We love reading about all of her unique adventures and can’t wait to see where she goes next.
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14. Solo Traveler
If you’re a boomer who’s interested in traveling solo, then this blog should be one of your first stops. Founders Janice Waugh and Tracey Nesbitt offer an abundance of solo travel tips and stories.
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15. Solo Travel Girl
Jennifer Huber’s blog is like sitting down to coffee with a well-traveled girlfriend; it’s chatty and fun, yet still really informative.
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16. The Gypsynesters
Hey empty nesters, have you ever thought about selling your home and traveling the world? That’s exactly what David and Veronica James did — and lucky for you, they chronicle their hilarious adventures on their blog.
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We love Dyanne Kruger’s sassy attitude towards off-the-beaten-path travel. Currently living in Ecuador, she talks a lot about life as an expat.
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18. Travel Past 50
Have you been around the block? So have Tom Bartel and Kristin Henning Bartel. Their blog features an eclectic mix of travel stories and tips from all corners of the world.
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Part of the bigger blog Wanderlust & Lipstick, WanderBoomer is written by Nancy Mueller. Warning: You could get sucked into this women-only travel site for hours.
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Leyla Alyanak is one of the leading experts on solo female travel, and her blog is an inspiring source of empowerment for globetrotting women of any age.
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The Best Baby Boomer Travel Sites
Though the following sites aren’t specifically blogs, they are all great resources with articles written by boomer travelers.
21. AARP Travel
You may already receive the American Association of Retired Persons’ magazine — but did you know they also have a comprehensive website? We are huge fans of their travel section.
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If you’re in search of straightforward and reliable travel tips, this site from About.com is sure to become your new go-to.
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We love that this site features submissions from boomers just like you. If you have an interesting travel story to share, this is the place to publish it!
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Forget boomers; this site is for “Zoomers” aged 45+. It has articles about all aspects of the zoomer lifestyle, including travel and food.
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You wouldn’t think a blog published by the American Grandparents Association would have a travel section — but it does, and it’s a good one!
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If you’re a midlife woman, we guarantee you’ll appreciate the straight talk and frank advice offered on this multi-author site.
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27. Next Avenue
PBS is the voice behind this site for people over 50 — and who doesn’t love PBS? The travel section features well-written articles and compelling stories.
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28. Sixty and Me
This upbeat boomer magazine doesn’t have a lot of travel features, but when they do, they’re interesting and informative.
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29. Zest Now
Are you a boomer woman looking for inspiration? Do you want to embrace the possibilities of this time in your life? Then it’s time to get zesty!
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There you go: the best baby boomer travel blogs for 2015. Which ones are your favorites? Which did we miss? Let us know in the comments. And if you know any boomers who could use some travel inspiration, we’d love it if you shared this post with them!