Travel Hacks That Every Baby Boomer Should Know

Baby boomers are currently the largest demographic of travelers. According to a poll from AARP Travel, they average about four to five trips each year and are always looking for the best deals. Since they travel so often it may be helpful for them to learn some of the best hacks and tips in areas such as how to book a trip, what to purchase for a vacation, and which travel apps will save them time and money. While baby boomers probably have the most experience when it comes to travel there are still new trends popping up every day.

Don’t Unplug All The Way

a closeup of a woman using uber on her smartphone
Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images
Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images

Baby boomers differ from younger generations when it comes to travel and one of the main ways is through technology. When they go on vacation they generally prefer to unplug from their phones and stay away from screens. With that mindset, they may be missing out on some useful travel apps.

For example, Uber and Lyft have started to replace car rentals and can easily take people where they need to go in minutes. Another app called Hopper helps people find the cheapest flights and the Airbnb app allows users to replace a stay in a hotel with affordable home rentals.