As two over-50 travelers, we’ve been around the block a time or two. We’ve used a lot of websites, tried a bunch of different gear, and made our fair share of reservations.
Sometimes we get it right. Other times we’ve failed miserably.
Travel tips are only as good as the person (or in this case people) recommending them. This list includes products and services that make our life on the road easier. We personally use or used every resource on this page. Don’t worry, though, we left off the failures.
(Affiliate links are starred (*). What does that mean? See the disclosure at bottom of this page).
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One of our biggest expenses is travel expenses, specifically flights and travel accommodations. That is why it is imperative that we find the cheapest fares from point A to point B and beyond. As over-50 travelers, price isn’t the only factor like it used to be when we were younger. Convenience also plays a big role.
We are no longer willing to spend the night on an airport floor. Not that we won’t have to at some point, it is just not something we are willing to do to save a few bucks. We talk about how we find cheap fares here.
Here are the flight booking websites we use and recommend:
Over-50 travel means slowing things down a bit – at least to us. That is why our 60×60 journey is about slow traveling around the world.
Because we are staying in places longer, we are looking for more authentic experiences. And for us, that means less hotel staying and more home staying.
Our first choice for accommodations is Airbnb. It allows us to live and experience an area like a local.
That doesn’t mean hotels don’t factor into our planning, because they absolutely do. If we are staying in a place for only a few days or simply need some pampering, we look for the best deal on hotels with the most amenities.
Here are the accommodation and hotel websites we use and recommend:
Obviously, we put flights into its own category because it is such a major part of our travel budget. With that said, we also take trains, busses, and local transportation.
Below are the transportation websites we use and recommend:
Local Transportation Apps
Before Your Travel
LifeStraw Water Bottle*
AeroPress Coffee Maker*
Premiere Pro (editing software)
TubeBuddy (YouTube SEO)
Epidemic Sound (copyright safe music)
Siteground Web Hosting
Active Campaign (email service)
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