Vacation time is upon us in Phoenix.
I know......we are completely backwards from the rest of the country.
While the rest of you are enjoying Spring showers and some early Summer warmth, we begin to think about hitting the road when the temperatures start creeping over 100 degrees every day.
It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that today's 50+ generation -- which is notoriously outspoken and influential -- likes to rewrite the book on vacations. From parenting to marriage to retirement, boomers have found and continue to find new ways of separating their values from those of their parents.
One of the clearest examples of this phenomenon is evident when looking at the Post 50 crowd's relationship with traveling. Where previous generations saw traveling as a luxury, today's Baby Boomer set sees travel and cultural excursions as a necessity to a well-rounded life.
If such sentiments don't indicate the importance of going out and seeing the world, then consider that these opinions have remained unchanged amidst a tumultuous economy and high unemployment numbers for older Americans.
The Porters started The Roaming Boomers after the 2008 recession leveled their retirement savings.
As experts on adventure, reinvention and discovery, the Porters seemed like the perfect people to talk about the best vacation spots for the post 50 generation.
#1 Alaskan Cruise
"This is on the bucket list of most baby boomers.
You will find pristine, untouched natural beauty, and cruising makes it wonderfully easy to bring along friends/family."
I'm not a big fan of the cold but I have heard that the scenery is incredible.
"Offers breathtaking views and the thrill of driving stunningly beautiful winding coastline roads."
Here's a trip I would love to do on a motorcycle.
"Stunning red-rock views, plentiful boutique lodging, art galleries, vortex areas and award-winning restaurants.
Also, the Grand Canyon is a mere two-hours away."
Hey, a top vacation spot right in my own back yard. If you try this one out, don't forget to plan a few extra days to visit Flagstaff, Jerome, Route 66 and Prescott to geta feel for life in the "Wild West."
"North America's only Five-Diamond B&B, the nation's #1 boutique resort (Travel + Leisure), the beach, the mountains, world-renown chefs and hundreds of surrounding wineries."
Been there and have always wanted to return.
"Larger than all the other islands combined.
Far less crowded. Active volcanoes.
The Northwest coast is the land of the rich and famous."
I would recommend just taking enough time to see all of the islands. Each has it's own personality and different breathtaking beauty.
1. Western Caribbean Cruise – Take a week and visit Cozumel, the Cayman Islands, Roatan in the Honduras and Belize.
These is so much to do and many excursions are very inexpensive.
When you are exhausted at the end of the day, you can grab a cold "Cerveza" and some genuine street tacos and head back to your four star resort.
3. Key West - In fact the entire Florida Keys is an adventure in itself. But Key West offers the ultimate mixture of rest, relaxation, history, architecture, beauty, partying and novelty.
Since I am planning my "escape calendar for the summer, I was hoping you would send in your suggestions of the best places for Baby Boomers to visit.
Send pictures too if you have them.
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The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!
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