Sunday, April 21, 2019

Boomers on Travel, Food and Finance

I returned from a week in the Boston area, watching my son and his friends participate in the Boston Marathon, celebrating the holiday, and visiting Martha’s Vineyard, a resort just waking up from a long, sleepy winter. The island is famous for many reasons, one of which is the location for the 1975 movie Jaws. Arriving home tired, it was too early to go to bed (still light outside!). Hub and I ended our week’s journey watching that classic movie, scrutinizing scenes for places recently seen. 

Travel is a favorite boomer activity. I have not been the only boomer on the road recently.

Egypt captured Carol Cassara's attention from the moment she landed in Cairo last month. The trip held many revelations, including some of the practical things guide books don't tell you. She reveals some of them in What You Need to Know Before You Go To Egypt.

Rebecca Olkowski with BabyBoomster.com wrote a post for SixtyandMe.com about the benefits of taking walking tours. On her own blog she talks about a healthy snack you can stick in your purse or pocket in case your blood sugar drops. That way if you go too long without eating you can avoid fainting and falling as Rebecca did several years ago. 
There is no better way to learn about a place, a topic—anything—than from those with firsthand knowledge. Tom at Sightings Over Sixty suddenly realized that we have a lot of inside information about retirement from people who have actually lived the experience. So turn a page over to Inside Stories to find some interesting insights and stories from our fellow bloggers. You might just be inspired!

And finally this week our consumer journalist offers tips on managing financial resources.

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about how to improve your finances during April’s Financial Literacy Month. Although some of them are familiar – make a budget and plan for savings – you’re likely to learn something new such as check the interest rates on your credit cards and make sure you’re getting the correct advice on how to manage your federal student loan.

Have a great week, take a few minutes to visit the boomers and say hello! We love hearing from our readers.

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