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Millennials and Baby Boomers – they're divided by decades, life experiences, beliefs, attitudes, skills, technology, history and even economic prosperity.

Millennials and Baby Boomers – they’re divided by decades, life experiences, beliefs, attitudes, skills, technology, history and even economic prosperity.

They’re so wildly different they’re often seen publicly clashing (via Facebook posts and lengthy LinkedIn articles) over everything from lifestyle choices to workplace motivation. The two can’t agree on what it means to be happy let alone the definition of ‘living’.

So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to hear that these 60-somethings and 20-somethings have found a way to take their heated debates into the travel sector, with each believing they holiday better than the other.



It started earlier this week when Global Degree, a group of millennial travellers, released a powerful three-minute video justifying their decision to skip ‘traditional’ family and home expectations for the road.

Titled ‘Dear Older Generations’, the young explorers attempt to clear up any confusion as to “what us millennial travellers are all about” by apologising for not seeing the benefit of living out of an office cubicle, when the same work and deadlines can be met “on a beach in Thailand”.

As ‘digital nomads’ they express regret for “not buying into society’s expectations of family, mortgage and kids” although they do admit that these would “be great experiences”.

The clip continues with more explanations into their life choices to a group of people, who let’s be honest, criticise every move they make, even the release of the video.

Check out the clip below:

Although they may be worlds apart, Millennials and Baby Boomers are both bullheaded, which is why 60-somethings couldn’t sit back without making their own expressive travel video.

Created by Starts at 60, the travel company, which Flight Centre recently partnered with, described ‘Dear Older Generations’ as “off-beat, insulting and misinformed” before setting the “record straight” on the benefits of travelling as a “grey nomad”.

“You might think retirement is boring, when in actual fact, we’re making the rest of our lives the best of our lives,” the video says.

“We’re climbing mountains, cycling through the beautiful streets of Europe and taking a leap into the world’s most beautiful oceans. By spending the kids’ inheritance.”

Watch the full clip below:

My thoughts? Travelling in your 30s is the way to go.

Is it better to travel in your 20s or your 60s? Tells us what you think and why below.