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If you are a baby boomer, you are part of a generation that has always enjoyed expanding its horizons and searching for interesting experiences. One of the best ways to do this is through travel. Whether you are retired and have plenty of time to travel the country or you are still busy with your job or business and must fit your travels into designated vacation time, there are certain destinations that you should not overlook. The following are the top ten travel destinations for boomers in 2015.
Alaska is one of the last frontiers for modern day adventures. Today, one of the best ways to see this huge and unique state is from a cruise ship. Taking a cruise to Alaska will provide you with sights that are hard to find anywhere else. Alaska has thousands of glaciers, amazing wildlife and an amazing amount of pristine wilderness.
2. Las Vegas
Las Vegas has undergone many transformations over the years. Once known mainly as a gambling town, it’s now popular for families, business people attending trade shows and retirees. Las Vegas has something for everyone. Even if you're not a gambler you can enjoy the shows, nightlife and the incomparable Strip.
3. Paris, France
Paris has long been one of the world’s most exciting and romantic destinations. Many people visit this great city when they are young, perhaps while a student. If you haven’t been to Paris in some time, or if you’ve never been there, you should make it a point to visit now. You will find new features to appreciate now that you’re more mature. In addition to all of the major tourist attractions, there are countless charming neighborhoods to explore.
4. Yellowstone National Park
Anyone who appreciates nature will want to make multiple trips to Yellowstone over the course of a lifetime. This park has more than 3,000 square miles of amazing wilderness. You will see many types of landscapes, from mountains to geysers to spectacular waterfalls. Wildlife includes bears, buffalo, elk and a myriad of birds. Yellowstone is also home to the world’s most famous geyser, Old Faithful.
The Caribbean has a wealth of beautiful and exotic islands to choose from. Bermuda, however, is unique in several respects. It’s especially attractive to golfers, having some of the world’s best courses. Bermuda also maintains a distinctly British atmosphere, which gives it an elegant and Old World feel.
6. Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon is a European city that is often overlooked when people visit Europe’s great capitals. Portugal, however, has a great deal to offer travelers. Its charms include unique historical architecture, a mild mediterranean climate, a friendly population and a bustling nightlife. This city is also known for its distinctive cuisine, which is especially rich in fresh seafood.
If you love the beach, the Maldives are an exotic destination in the Indian Ocean that you should not overlook. These islands contain some of the world’s most beautiful reefs, making it a leading destination for divers. Many of the islands can only be reached by seaplane or boat, which makes visiting them a real adventure.
8. Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand is a destination that combines history, delicious food, amazing beaches and ancient Buddhist temples. Bangkok, the nation’s capital, has an incredible diversity of charms. such as open air markets, some of the world’s best street food and a thriving combination of old and new.
9. Sydney, Australia
Sydney is modern and vibrant city that is also the gateway to Australia. You can visit attractions such as Sydney Harbor, the famous Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. While in Australia, you should also make it a point to see some of the country’s unique landscapes and wildlife. You can find many wildlife tours that originate in Sydney.
10. Istanbul, Turkey
The capital of Turkey is one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Known as a crossroads between East and West, Istanbul was once Constantinople, the heart of the Byzantine Empire. Today you can see evidence of the many cultures that have left their marks here., such as the Greeks, Romans and Persians. You can visit historic mosques and also appreciate the city’s more modern additions.
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