We went on a lot of vacations when I was a kid. Every summer, we’d have one big one where we’d travel. There was Cape Cod in Massachusetts, the looong road trip to Disney World in Florida and tons of historical fun at Colonial Williamsburg.
I remember being so excited every single summer when my parents would tell my sister and I where we would be going that year! And then there were the maps. And the books. My dad would hit the local AAA and come back with a full map, directions and itinerary. Yeah, clearly this was ancient times we’re talking about. Way before thoughts of smartphones and even the… gasp… World Wide Web
Nowadays, you can really plan the perfect trip right from the comfort of your home. In fact, AARP (Yep, dad’s a proud
card carrying member!) has a brand-new Travel Site with loads of exclusive tools and features to create the perfect trip.
What sort of bells and whistles can you expect? Basically everything you’d need to turn your dream vacation into reality all from one online destination. Here’s a look at a few of the highlights:
- Trip Finder – Answer a few targeted and visual questions to get some great recommendations for travel destinations.
- Map Explorer – No need to worry about getting lost. With Map Explorer, you’ll get detailed street-level maps with all sorts of interactive features to help you locate nearby attractions, restaurants, hotels and more.
- My Trips – Make your home away from home with this personal page that lets you save and organize all of your trip ideas, itineraries and related articles.
- Articles and Destinations – AARP Travel Ambassador Samantha Brown offers up loads of travel tips, as do tons of articles aimed at the 50+ travel crowd, covering hundreds of destinations both locally and overseas.
- Book Trips – After doing all of your research, just jump on these great booking tools that include some wonderful member discounts!
According to a recent AARP survey, every year Americans in the 50+ demographic take roughly six overnight trips (unrelated to business) of at least 50 miles from home. That’s a lot of travel, and a lot of time spent planning those trips. Save your time for actual siteseeing, not trip planning. Visit AARP Travel today!