Welcome to 55 Places Travel Week

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“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

In the latest edition of their annual survey about baby boomer travel trends, AARP found that boomers planned on taking four or five leisure trips in 2018, with a healthy split between domestic and international travel plans. While 66 percent of them plan on traveling within the U.S. by plan, 60 percent also plan on taking a road trip in their car. Unlike previous years, they also found that more boomers were looking to upcoming vacations as a chance to relax and rejuvenate as well as to get away from everyday life.

This lines up pretty well with 55 Places’ own 2018 user survey, which showed 70 percent of readers planned to spend most of their money during retirement on travel and vacations, a far higher percentage than any other option.

We heard you loud and clear. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to Travel Week! All week long, all of our content here on the 55 Places blog is dedicated to providing you with the information you need to know for your next trip, whether it’s a weekend getaway, cross-country vacation, or bucket-list destination across the globe.

Make sure you come back to the blog each day this week to find out everything you need to know before booking your next cruise, renting an RV, picking your weekend getaway destination, or booking a stay & play package with an active adult community.

Happy travels, wherever you go!

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