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Why Cruises Are Ideal for Boomers Traveling Solo

singlecruiseSome lines waive single supplements and single cabins are less rare

If you’re a boomer considering cruising by yourself — whether because you're single or your spouse can't or won't travel — you may have some anxieties about it. They might run the gamut from wondering if you’ll be the only one traveling alone to concerns about making conversation with a table full of strangers each evening (or listening to them).

But there are quite a few reasons why cruising solo may be more appealing, and less expensive, than in the past. Boomers represent more than 50 percent of cruisers overall, according to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the cruise industry trade organization, and some CLIA members say as many as 10 percent of their passengers are solo travelers.

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8 Iconic Things You Can Only Do in America

iconicthingssmlRediscover your patriotic streak this summer with an iconic American experience. Eat a Fenway Frank at a Boston Red Sox baseball game. Ride the historic 1927 wooden Cyclone roller coaster on Coney Island. Stand speechless at the edge of the Grand Canyon. These 10 nation-defining pastimes and places are nostalgic things you need to experience at least once in your lifetime.

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