Summer Travel Checklist for Baby Boomers

Summer is weeks away, which means Baby Boomers are getting ready to hit the road and chill, according to a new AARP survey.

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“The most popular season for Boomers to travel domestically is the summertime,” says Stephanie Miles, vice president of Member Value Benefits, Products and Services at AARP. “Fifty eight percent of Boomers are looking for a travel experience that is laid back and relaxing, with the top three domestic destinations for boomer leisure travel being Florida, Las Vegas and California. Boomers who travel domestically choose an interesting city or a relaxing beach.”

But some Boomers have more adventurous plans for this summer.

“Summer is the second most popular season for Boomers to travel internationally,” says Miles.

According to the AARP 2016 Travel Trends Report

Miles offered the following tips for summer travel:

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Health Insurance Coverage While Traveling Abroad

Travelers are encouraged to check their existing medical policies before travelling both domestically and abroad. If your health insurance doesn’t cover you overseas, consider purchasing travel insurance. Be sure to read through the policy prior to purchasing as not all insurers offer medical evacuation – which may be necessary in the event of unrest or urgent medical care.

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