Nancy Parode

Nancy Parode named Nancy's Senior Travel blog a Top Travel Blog in the Senior Travel category, and Discover Corps named Nancy's Senior Travel website to its list of the Best Baby Boomer Travel Sites for 2015.

Nancy has visited 41 states, 48 national parks and monuments, 5 U.S. National Heritage Areas, and 18 countries (so far). She has shared her travel tips and vacation inspirations with TripSavvy's readers since 2007.

In addition to her contributions to TripSavvy, Nancy has written about military family travel for publications such as Military Spouse and


Nancy's travel and cultural articles have appeared in print magazines, such as Military Spouse and Northern Virginia, and on several websites, including Sixty and, The World & I Online, and Nancy blogged about military life for, the website of Annapolis, Maryland's The Capital newspaper.

Nancy has been featured on NPR affiliate WRVO Public Media's "Take Care" radio show and BlogTalkRadio's "Transformed Travel" show, and she has shared travel tips with The New York Times' Frugal Travel writer Seth Kugel, Sixty and Me's Margaret Manning, The Amateur Traveler's Chris Christensen and consumer advocate Christopher Elliott.

Nancy can't remember a time when she didn't want to go somewhere else. A California native who married a naval officer, Nancy has moved from the U.S. to Italy and back twice—once without children and again with family in tow—and has traveled extensively by land, sea, and air. Nancy has spent at least one night in every region of Italy, researched her family history in France and Germany, and seen Alaska's Denali three days in a row. She has driven to the far reaches of Newfoundland, Canada, and floated down an ancient Mayan canal in Mexico's Riviera Maya. 


Nancy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Business from UCLA and is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in history at Pace University.

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