Nancy Parode

Nancy Parode's travel and cultural articles have appeared in print magazines, such as Military Spouse and Northern Virginia, and on several websites, including Sixty and Me, IntoWine.com, The World & I Online and NotForTourists.com. Nancy also blogged about military life for HometownAnnapolis.com, the website of Annapolis, Maryland's The Capital newspaper. Tripping.com named Nancy's Senior Travel blog here at About.com a Top Travel Blog in the Senior Travel category, and About.com's Senior Travel website made Discover Corps' list of Best Baby Boomer Travel Sites for 2015.

Nancy has been featured on NPR affiliate WRVO Public Media's "Take Care" radio show and BlogTalkRadio's "Transformed Travel" show. She has been interviewed by The New York Times' Frugal Travel writer Seth Kugel, SixtyandMe's Margaret Manning, The Amateur Traveler's Chris Christensen and consumer advocate Christopher Elliott.

Experience

Nancy can't remember a time when she didn't want to go somewhere else. She studied for a semester in Ireland as an exchange student and has hosted two exchange students herself. A California native who married a naval officer, Nancy has lived in two European countries and four different states. She has visited 41 states, 48 national parks / monuments, 5 US National Heritage Areas and 17 countries - so far - and writes about her travel experiences for print magazines, websites and blogs.

Nancy's favorite experiences come from living in different places, adapting to challenging situations and immersing herself in local culture.

Nancy Parode

Today's seniors and baby boomers have the leisure time and income to travel, and they are enjoying their trips like never before. Whether you're planning your first trip to Europe or your twentieth visit with your grandkids, I'll provide tips, travel news and bargain-hunting tactics that can help you make the most of your vacation time.

Like all the Experts at About.com, I'm a real person. You can email me at nancy@nancyparode.com. Please forgive me if I don't respond right away - I'm probably on a trip, collecting new information to share with you.

You can also contact me on Facebook at the Senior Travel page or on Twitter at @TravelMaven.

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