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Road Scholar: Experience Autumn In Ireland


Celebrating its 40th year of providing educational adventures for seniors worldwide, Road Scholar offers The Best of Ireland: The Coast, the Countryside and Dublin (Program #18731RJ).

There are six of the Ireland trips planned through May 2015 by Road Scholar. The most economical, priced at $2997 per person, is scheduled for October 2 through 16, and another from October 9 through 23.

The cost is for 13 nights’ accommodations (Killarney, Galway, Dublin), 13 breakfasts, three lunches and ten dinners. Included also are daily exploration trips, hands-on experiences and Irish entertainment.

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Urquhart Castle, Scotland: Visit In Glorious Autumn PDF Print E-mail


Now that all the secession brouhaha is over, senior tourists can show their love of the land and its sunny people by visiting Bonnie Scotland at this colorful time of year. Awaiting are soaring castles, flowering hills, colorful trees, deep-blue lakes, charming towns, shops, pubs, restaurants and much more.

For example, awaiting tourists are the magnificently ruins of 13th Century Urquhart Castle, by the banks of Loch Ness (of mythical monster fame) in the Scottish Highlands. Located 13 miles from the town of Inverness, the address is Urquhart Castle, Inverness-shire IV63 6XJ, UK +44 1456 450551. For more information, go to www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

 
Hamad Int'l: Sparkling And Inviting Airport Luxury Feature PDF Print E-mail


The indoor pool, located above the terminal area at Qatar Airways' Al Mourjan Business Lounge, Hamad International Airport. Photo by wandering travel4seniors editor.

 
Kahului Airport, Maui, Hawaii: Just Call It OGG PDF Print E-mail


Our recent flight into Maui was a revelation. We’re familiar with LAX, SFO, JFK and even BOO, ACK and AWK. And refuse to list here the one for Fukuoka, Japan.

However, we just wondered why OGG identifies the Maui facility. Is it named for the Wizard of Ogg, or because the island is shaped like a giant ogg? Actually, the story is an inspiring one. It’s in honor of Jimmy Hogg, a local guy who rose from laborer in 1930 to skilled pilot of everything from biwings to jets. hawaii.gov/ogg

 
San Francisco CA: New Cruise Ship Facilities PDF Print E-mail


Officially called the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal, it began operations when the super-styled Crown Princess docked. It was the first of nearly 100 cruise ships expected to call at the new port in the next year.

In addition to all-new state-of-the-art features, the terminal is very close to the San Francisco Embarcadero, parks, hotels, shopping and other city center offerings. For more info, go to www.sfport.com › Recreation Port of San Francisco

 
Autumn Travel Tips For Single Seniors PDF Print E-mail


If you're thinking of wandering through this glorious season with intent to connect up for romance, fun experiences and/or friendship, here are some tips:

Travel with one or two good friends. Not only will it enhance individual safety, but many favorable first-meeting opportunities involve other groups out on the same kind of prowl. Also, conversation happens easier in a group, and it could be fun figuring who connects with whom.

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