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About Nancy Parode

Nancy Parode launched her freelance writing career in 2005, but she has been traveling, observing and writing for most of her life. Nancy shares her senior travel tips and itinerary ideas as About.com's Expert on Senior and Baby Boomer Travel. She has written for print magazines and travel websites and has been featured on WRVO Public Media's "Take Care" radio show and BlogTalkRadio's "Transformed Traveler" show.
Latest Posts | By Nancy Parode
6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Trying Medical Tourism
2 years ago

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Trying Medical Tourism

Medical tourism involves leaving your home country to seek medical or dental care abroad. This is often done for cost reasons. Alternatively, some people simply want to combine their medical procedures with a well-deserved vacation. Read More

10 Travel Essentials for Women Over 60
2 years ago

10 Travel Essentials for Women Over 60

By  •  Travel

There are certain items you should pack for every trip, regardless of length or destination. Here are our 10 favorite travel essentials for women over 60. Read More

What Are Senior Travel Clubs? And Should You Join One?
2 years ago

What Are Senior Travel Clubs? And Should You Join One?

By  •  Travel

What is a senior travel club, anyway? A scam? A great way to save on travel? A way to meet potential travel companions? Or something else entirely?

It turns out that senior travel clubs can be any of these things. Read More

Senior Tours: 6 Once in a Lifetime Trips to Take in Your 60s
2 years ago

Senior Tours: 6 Once in a Lifetime Trips to Take in Your 60s

By  •  Travel

As we enter our 60s, we women realize that we have had many “once in a lifetime” experiences. Perhaps we’ve raised children or been present at the birth of a beloved grandchild. Maybe we’ve started a business or found profound fulfillment in volunteering to help others. Read More

Why Are There So Many Senior Travel Scams? How Can You Protect Yourself?
2 years ago

Why Are There So Many Senior Travel Scams? How Can You Protect Yourself?

By  •  Travel

We’ve all heard the stories – seniors scammed by telemarketers offering travel deals, or victimized by high-pressure salespersons. Travel scammers are out there, and they seem to have seniors in their sights. Why? Read More

6 Surprising Cruise Tips That the Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know
2 years ago

6 Surprising Cruise Tips That the Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

By  •  Travel

Many of us look at cruises as being the “ultimate form of travel.” At the same time, cruising can be expensive. So, here are a few cruise tips to help you streamline your vacation planning process and save money along the way. Read More

6 Travel Destinations for Truly Adventurous Boomer Women
2 years ago

6 Travel Destinations for Truly Adventurous Boomer Women

By  •  Travel

One of the best things about traveling in your 50s and 60s is that you have the experience to know what you love and the energy to explore the world on your own terms. Read More

Wondering What to Do in Retirement? Why Not Start With a Volunteer Vacation?
2 years ago

Wondering What to Do in Retirement? Why Not Start With a Volunteer Vacation?

By  •  Lifestyle

Retirement is wonderful. You’re able to say goodbye to long commutes, boring meetings and late nights at the office. You have plenty of time to do the things you enjoy. But what if plenty of time is actually too much time? Read More

6 Travel Destinations for Truly Adventurous Baby Boomers
2 years ago

6 Travel Destinations for Truly Adventurous Baby Boomers

By  •  Travel

One of the best things about traveling in your 60s is that you have the experience to know what you love and the energy to explore the world on your own terms. For many baby boomers, this means leaving the beach towel at home and looking for something a bit more adventurous.

If this sounds like you, here are a few adventurous travel destinations that will show you unexpected vistas, while introducing you to other people who like to live on the wild side. Read More

4 Senior Travel Programs for Women Who Love to Learn
2 years ago

4 Senior Travel Programs for Women Who Love to Learn

By  •  Travel

Learning is a lifelong process and today’s travelers are combining learning with travel as never before. When it comes to senior travel, learning vacations offer opportunities to expand horizons, make new friends and stay mentally and physically fit.  Women can choose from many senior travel programs that include fun, enjoyable learning opportunities. Read More