The Jefferson Hotel Lobby

Judi Travel CaricatureIt’s always nice when my blog gets recognized in the blogosphere. It’s especially fulfilling when my travel writing is honored. I love to travel during my life after 50 — experience new places around the USA and around the world — and share those places with my readers and followers. Having more time to travel is one of my favorite things about being retired.

It excites me when people enjoy my travel stories and when they want to follow in my footsteps to a destination, or book a sightseeing tour, hotel or restaurant I recommend. It’s even better when readers comment and tell me afterwards how much they enjoy their visits.

Getting on the Golden List of Travel Blogs

That’s why I was thrilled to be included in this year’s Getting On Travel’s Gold List of Best Baby Boomer Travel Blogs. Getting On Travel (GOT) is an award-winning online travel magazine for the over 50 traveler. What distinguishes GOT is that it features “over 50 authors, each writing about luxury boomer travel from their own unique perspective.” And I’m proud to say that moi has been a GOT contributor since 2017.

Best Boomer Travel Blogs

I was pleased to be recognized as one of the “Best Baby Boomer Travel Blogs 2022”

Getting On Travel showcases information including stories about cruises, food and wine, hotels and spas, adventure, books and gear, and more travel resources. Take a look at their site. It’s really awesome.

As for GOT’s Golden List for 2022, the publishers say: “Each blog has its own style and reflects the distinctive personality and experiences of these boomer bloggers, who reside and travel all over the world. The common bond shared by all the publications on this list is that they are written for and by the growing group of travelers ages 50 and over (or nudging close to it). Although we are mindful of value, we are at a time of life when we truly appreciate luxury so, this list mostly includes luxury boomer travel blogs  (though we’ve included a sprinkling of other boomer travel blogs, simply because they’re so darn good).”

If you love to travel, I encourage you to take a look at the Golden List for 2022 and also subscribe to GOT’s weekly newsletter.

Final stop on my mother-daughter road trip

I promised to tell you about my last stop on my mother-daughter road trip home from Florida to New Jersey. Our final two-night stay at The Jefferson Hotel was so grand that I thought it would make a perfect post for Getting On Travel.  It’s an exclusive — so you have to go check out the GOT site to read it.

In “The Jefferson Hotel Richmond: A Memorable Mother-Daughter Stay,” I share all the details about the two-nights my daughter A and I spent at one of the most historic hotels in the country. Since it was also A’s birthday, we indulged in a spa day at Jefferson’s in-house Salon Vivace. Ooh, ooh, ooh, A and I had a fab massage, facial and mani-pedi and it didn’t break the bank. Then I took A out for a special dinner at Lillie Pearl, a new Southern restaurant in Richmond.

The Jefferson Hotel Lobby

The Jefferson Hotel dates back to 1895 — you’ll feel like you entered the Gilded Age as you step into the landmark’s lobby with it’s magnificent stained glass dome

Once you read my recap you’ll want to book a stay. BTW, The Jefferson Hotel has a special “Summer at The Jefferson Package” including a luxurious grand premier guest room and complimentary self-parking with discounted rates Sunday through Thursday evenings through September 6, 2022. (Note: Rates are based upon availability and subject to change without notice. Advance reservations are required.) The hotel is conveniently located off of Highway 95.

The Jefferson Hotel Richmond bathroom

The bathrooms at The Jefferson Hotel have sunken tubs and a television built into the mirror

If you’re a fan of American history, Richmond and the surrounding areas of Virginia and Washington D.C. offer a great way to learn about our country’s Southern roots. When planning a road trip, Visit Virginia or Visit Richmond websites offer excellent resources for further exploring.

That’s all for now. Hope you’ve had a chance to travel again now that the pandemic has calmed. LMK what places you’ve vacationed to during your life after 50 and would suggest I visit next.