Monday, January 16, 2012

Boomer Travel Comes Of Age

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From "Many baby boomers were bitten by the travel bug long ago. Born between 1946 and 1964, they were the first generation to grow up in the age of modern jet travel. In their younger years, they took off to parts unknown with nothing more than a pack on their backs, unsure of where they would spend the night — or with whom.

"Things changed as they stacked up birthdays. Many are still traveling, but they’ve gotten choosier about where they go and who goes with them. They don’t have all the time in the world anymore, so they want to make the most of every moment. For some, a taste for creature comforts has replaced an earlier tolerance for achy limbs and inconvenience. Still others think of this as a time to give back when they travel by volunteering."

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