Boomeresque:Definition
1. Adj.: Describing a person born between 1 Jan. 1946 and 31 Dec. 1964
2. Adj.: Description of a person, place or thing possessing Baby Boomer je ne sais quoi
3. See also, Boomer, Esq.: A Baby Boomer who is also a licensed attorney (See, e.g., About).

Baby Boomer Travel

It’s Official! TripAdvisor Thinks We’re Exciting Baby Boomer Travelers

February 29, 2016 28 comments

TripAdvisor logo

I admit to more than a little satisfaction when I learned that Boomeresque was named by the Trip Advisor vacation rentals blog as one of the 20 Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers Having More Fun than Millennials. This is because our son and many of his friends are millennial travel bloggers and they write about how wonderful […]

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AARP Member Discounts – A 50th Birthday Present

May 16, 2015 50 comments

Because sometimes you need a rainbow, butterfly, unicorn kitten

Like many Baby Boomers, I was a little taken aback around my 50th birthday when I received my invitation to join AARP (formerly known as the American Association for Retired Persons). However, I soon realized that eligibility for AARP membership did not mean I was old retired. Consistent with Mr. Excitement’s sometimes annoying philosophy that life’s […]

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A Baby Boomer Trip Down Memory Lane: A Fish Out of Water in Devizes, Wiltshire, England – 1970

July 10, 2013 34 comments

I recently read a blog post by a British woman, writing about her dread at having to participate in the Mothers’ Race for Sports Day at her daughters’ school. This sent me flashing back to 1970 when I attended the comprehensive school in Devizes, Wiltshire, England, a small west country market town where my father […]

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Enjoy These Travels Down Memory Lane

July 10, 2013 15 comments

Most of the time, when we think about “travel”, we are out and about  — on road trips, flying across countries and continents, sailing the high seas or memorable rivers, riding the rails or even hiking on our own two feet. Sometimes we’re off on new adventures and sometimes we’re revisiting old haunts. Our bodies […]

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Baby Boomer Travel Induced Hypochondria

April 5, 2013 41 comments

Ibuprofen

As Boomeresque readers know, my husband, Steve, and I returned from a trip to Hawaii at the end of February. We live in Philadelphia, so despite the curious fact that the island state of Hawaii actually has roads that are denoted “Interstate” highways, this meant our trip involved about 24 hours in various airplanes to […]

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WHAT THE !?!? Hawaii Edition

March 5, 2013 37 comments

One of the fun things to do while traveling is to keep your eyes open for things that strike you as odd, “different” or downright hilarious. An “I’ve had enough winter” trip to Hawaii produced plenty of grist for my blogging mill, but before we get to the “news you can use” stuff, I thought […]

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Baby Boomer Travel Daze

February 16, 2013 19 comments

We left our apartment at 5:30 A.M. for Philadelphia International Airport on Valentine’s Day to commence the first leg of our 6,000 mile journey to Honolulu, Hawaii. My husband, Steve, is an aisle seat person. I choose the window seat so I can look out in case we fly over anything interesting and so I […]

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How Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder

January 28, 2013 20 comments

First of all, probably all you people who have the good sense to reside within 30 degrees north latitude and 30 degrees south latitude can go finish the dishes, take out the trash, walk the dog, read a book, go for a bike ride or engage in whatever indoor or outdoor activity makes you happy. […]

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Key West, Florida – The Literal End of the Road (Or Maybe the Beginning)

January 11, 2013 31 comments

Key West, Florida Sunset from Mallory Square

Some years ago, on our first visit to Key West, Florida, the southernmost city in the United States, my husband, Steve, and I arrived by cruise ship. Unlike a good many of our fellow passengers (811,458 in 2011), we didn’t head for Duval Street to start drinking at 10:00 a.m. No Sir. Mister and Mrs. […]

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How to Visit London Without Breaking the Bank

December 16, 2012 20 comments

It’s not just 20-something backpackers who try to keep their travel costs as low as possible. Many Baby Boomer travelers want and/or need to stretch their travel funds. Between 2011 and 2012 London moved up five places from number 15 to number 10 on the list of most expensive world cities. Fortunately, there are ways to make […]

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