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AARP report shows baby boomers still big on leisure travel

September 27, 2017

One of the major cohorts of American society is the baby boomers, that post-World War II reproductive explosion. Now numbering about 75 million, baby boomers are those born between 1946 and 1964 and made up almost 40 percent of the U.S. population at their apex. Today, that graying cohort doesn’t concern itself so much with hot cars and weekend dates as it does with healthy living and knocking things off their bucket list, which inevitably includes a good deal of leisure travel. The American Association of Retired Persons, better known as AARP, pays a lot of attention to such matters when it does its annual travel survey of its members. It’s hard to imagine a more travel-oriented group, when you consider that 99 percent of baby boomers tell AARP that they plan at least one leisure trip during 2017, with an average of five or more trips expected over the course of the year. Some 51 percent … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Bestselling airport books for your upcoming flights

September 03, 2017

Before you board that next flight and you’re thinking about a book to take along to keep you entertained for the ride, take into account these Aug. 15-22, 2017 bestsellers sold by Hudson Booksellers, one of the largest sellers of books sold at U.S. airports, or download to your mobile device. In addition to Hudson’s bestseller list, you will find 10 of the bestselling books sold on Amazon through August of this year … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Some steps for overcoming the post-vacation doldrums

July 26, 2017

There is nothing like a vacation to reinvigorate us. Alas, returning from a vacation is a significantly less exhilarating experience than going to our destination. Indeed, traveling from vacation back to our everyday life can be a bit of a downer. But there are steps one can take to help preserve the afterglow of a great vacation. Here are some suggested measures, ranging from sources such as USA Today, the Huffington Post and the Elite Daily website. Give yourself an extra day off. We all want to stretch our vacation to the max, yet getting back in time to take a full day off before returning to work is a … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Some guidance for our guests regarding travel wear

July 17, 2017

The well-prepared traveler packs high-performance clothing, the kind that is comfortable, durable and wrinkle resistant, if not wrinkle free. The last thing we want is to be sitting in our seat squirming in discomfort, whether traveling by train, plane or automobile. Then there is our destination, where a suitcase full of wrinkled clothing will delay our activities while we spend time with an ironing board or ordering laundry services. Little wonder that even clothiers such as Chico’s, J. Jill and Boston Proper offer lines of travel apparel. It is also little wonder that the website Travel Fashion Girl tackled the subject by publishing 7 Essential Travel Clothing Brands: The Female Globetrotter’s Guide. Here are the brands it lists as its 7 essentials, with a brief bit of commentary offered by the feature’s author … (click on the headline to continue reading)

How travelers might tame the symptoms of jet lag

June 12, 2017

You plan a seven-day vacation to go somewhere far away and enjoy something different, but two of those days are needed for travel to and from your destination, so your actual vacation time has been trimmed to five days. Then you get to your destination only to find yourself jet-lagged for the first day or two, giving you the traveler’s equivalent of a hangover, and suddenly your seven-day trip is reduced to just three or four days of truly invigorating vacation days. Such is the bane of jet lag caused by trans-time-zone travel. Jet lag throws off our sleeping patterns. We don’t sleep as well, are depleted of energy and cannot enjoy the fruits of our travel as robustly as we would like. We don’t live in a Star Trek era, so there isn’t a heck of a lot a traveler can do about travel time, but the effects of jet lag can be treated, (at least some experts say that’s the case). The remedy, according to some, is … (click on the headline to continue reading)