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About Brooke Nichols

Brooke Nichols has spent 40 years in the travel business and is a recognized expert in the field. She is an author, newsletter contributor, and travel blogger. She is also a widow and mom to two teenage daughters who have also caught the travel bug. Contact Brooke at www.goldenwanderlust.com
Latest Posts | By Brooke Nichols
Girls’ Weekends and Slumber Parties Over 60? You Bet!
4 months ago

Girls’ Weekends and Slumber Parties Over 60? You Bet!

Once I hit 60, I noticed my group of friends had changed. Through my mid-years it had been an even mix of men and women, mostly couples and a few singles, but now the composition had shifted to 90% women, and single women at that. Read More

Ultimate Family Time: A Multigenerational Safari to South Africa
6 months ago

Ultimate Family Time: A Multigenerational Safari to South Africa

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“Multigenerational travel” has been a buzzword for a few years now. Who can argue with the brochure-ready images of grandparents, adult children, and grandkids all sharing in the joys a family adventure can bring? Read More

Scarf Magic for Mature Women: How to Turn 3 Scarves into 27 Outfits
7 months ago

Scarf Magic for Mature Women: How to Turn 3 Scarves into 27 Outfits

I’m a 62-year-old reformed over-packer. You know the type. We want ‘options’ while traveling, which, in my case, meant I threw everything I had into my suitcase the night before the trip, assuming I would “figure it all out” on the fly. Read More

Romantic Destinations: 5 Tips for Women Traveling Solo After 60
8 months ago

Romantic Destinations: 5 Tips for Women Traveling Solo After 60

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After losing my husband and globe-trotting partner of 24 years to cancer, I knew I would travel again someday. At nearly 60, I was still a relatively young woman, and there was a lot of world left to see. But my trips to so-called ‘romantic’ destinations were history as far as I was concerned. Read More

Africa and Me: A Solo Safari Through the Eyes of a 60-Plus Traveler
9 months ago

Africa and Me: A Solo Safari Through the Eyes of a 60-Plus Traveler

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You’ve probably thought about it. Maybe you even planned it sometime at the beginning of your fifth decade, then let all the deadlines pass. Read More