Baby Boomers Love Spas

Local Nail Spa Having One of My Favorites, a Pedicure

There’s no question that baby boomers love spas. After all, what’s not to love? Spas offer a chance to relax, rejuvenate, and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. They’re also a great way to meet new people and enjoy some quality time with friends.

As Baby Boomers age, their discretionary funds are more available than when we were raising children and supplementing their activities. This leaves the Boomers the ability to spend supplemental cash as they see fit. I am among this illustrious population, and my body tells me so daily. I am not any different than most Boomers and love when I can be pampered, and my body treated like royalty.

We regularly go to our local spa. Our visits are so frequent that sometimes we might consider getting a spa built in our backyard with the help of California Pools which can build custom pools and spas. Home spas offer all the same benefits as traditional spas, but they can be tailored specifically to your needs and preferences. Plus, they’re more convenient and often more affordable than visiting a spa. Here are a few tips for building the perfect home spa for baby boomers:
1. Choose a quiet, secluded location.
2. Invest in quality products and nail technician table and chairs.
3. Make sure your space is comfortable and inviting.
4. Consider hiring a professional to help you design and build your home spa.
5. Tailor your home spa to your specific needs and preferences.

Obviously, not everyone has the space or money to build a home spa, but a visit to your local spa or nail salon to have your aching feet massaged and pampered can really make a difference. Aches and pains don’t really become an issue until about fifty. I mean, until fifty our body does not throw any major tantrums. Our bodies resist, fight, and try to help us survive. But unfortunately, after reaching fifty, it almost becomes impossible to resist spas. After all, everybody needs to avail of some kind of treatment to thank their bodies for their life-long service.

Actually, when someone nears the age of retirement, it becomes their responsibility to take care of their body as a gesture of thankfulness towards their body parts that have been doing everything to help them earn. And honestly, I am one such gratitude-laden person who tries to have a full body massage monthly to help my aching muscles get some relaxation from the treadmill and light weight training at my gym with my “Silver Sneakers” status. Without these spa treatments, I’m not sure I could get out of bed daily!

Whether you’re a baby boomer yourself, or you’re simply looking for ways to help your ageing parents relax and rejuvenate, spas can offer a variety of benefits that are perfect for easing aches and pains. So, if you’re looking for ways to relax and escape the everyday grind, the spa is the place for you!

Dreams of A Baby Boomer; Learning of European River Cruises

Why is a luxury river cruise appealing to Baby Boomers and why would a living breathing Boomer like me, switch gears at the ripe old age of 66 and halt my normal regime of world travel to ports of call around the world via air or train? There are even companies who have pedal boat cruises, and that is just one of the things that might have appealed to me! I have vehemently opposed any type of cruise on one of the behemoth ocean liners for decades. Until recently I thought I knew what I wanted with life, as I edged toward the horizon.



I fancy a good meal and have taken cooking classes around the world. I love to cook and used to dream of sitting on a tropical balcony, sipping a good cup of coffee as I am not able to consume alcohol of any kind anymore since my heart attack. I miss fine wines terribly, but we always have a designated driver! My new dream is sitting on a ship’s veranda sipping coffee on a delightful river cruise. I am more enchanted with river cruises than beach habitats now.



Tam from Amita Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok Thailand

Tam from Amita Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok Thailand


I recently found a particularly new avenue to explore online and via the television. European river cruises with all their scenic advertisements began to appeal to me either sub-conscientiously or directly, I am not sure which. To add to the excitement I discovered that many of the cruise lines offer discounted cruises and travel deals. This is alluring to a Baby Boomer like me, especially if one has a limited income. In addition, there are two for one deals and special offers that one can look for, when you decide which cruise to take.


Danube River in Austria

Danube River in Austria


Why do I find river cruises appealing you might ask? In addition to the rather inexpensive pricing, as compared with the overall agenda, an extraordinary group of tours within the city destinations are offered, as well as scenic views like above. I have found that all tours are led by educated individuals with terrific presentation skills, humorous dialog and are informational to a history buff like me.



Besides, all the planning is handled by the cruise lines and you are always comfortable in knowing your vacation is being handled by individuals that have done this many times before. You also have the freedom to skip a tour and set off exploring on your own, if you feel adventurous. There are times I feel better about just setting out and exploring without a schedule. The river cruises give you the ability to determine your own path so to speak.


Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest Hungary

Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest Hungary


One of the more appealing aspects of river cruising is the fact that you only have to pack and unpack once. When I was younger, I had no issues tossing my clothes in a suitcase and traveled from city to city without any reservation or issues. I could get by with hardly any sleep and stay up until the wee hours of the morning. As the years continue to roll by, much faster that I desire, I find this issue becoming more and more unsettling.



The advantage of a river cruise is you unpack once and are still able to see a plethora of cities and experience various cultures, without packing and unpacking again. I have found a new passion. As I approach the final chapters in my life, I find the little aspects of living are the true treasures. River cruises have become a passion and as several octogenarians continue to cruise, I feel confident I have years left to enjoy my new interest. When will you take the leap and join the millions that cruise each year and when will you enjoy another river cruise? I would recommend a river cruise to anyone, of any age. Go for it!

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