Tucson AZ Best Retirement City In The USA, Says AARP

According to AARP Magazine, the city of Tucson, Arizona, is the best place for seniors to settle for “simpler retirement living”. Also on the list, in order of AARP’s rating after Tucson are Greenville, SC, Montpelier VT, Logan UT, Ames IO, Northampton MA, Lexington/Fayette KY, Oxford MS and Walla Walla WA. Its #8 is an obscure listing naming just Texas Hill Country, wherever that may be.

Apparently the AARP people who compiled the list never bothered to investigate the more familiar retiree destinations of Miami, San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Palm Beach and Orlando. Or maybe it was because they believe housing and other cost-of-living expenses in those places have already escalated out of sight.

Seniors Back in Classroom: Cooking School Session in Italy PDF Print E-mail

If you believe you’re never too old to learn something new, we have a great education/vacation idea for you. And you can do it this springtime in sunny Italy. We haven't done it yet, but drool in anticipation of following a young close family member who recently returned from a cooking vacation in Tuscany. She said she loved every minute of the experience, but felt a bit isolated because all the other students were women (and one man) in their 60s and 70s. That fact alone gave her elderly relatives even more encouragement to sign up for an upcoming session later this year.

Senior Snooze Seekers: Try a Unique Bed and Breakfast or B & B Experience PDF Print E-mail

When you travel next time, consider a bed and breakfast experience. In addition to their historic charm, your experience will be totally unlike booking big hotels with all their crowds, noises, elevators and high prices. The comfy little inns offer quiet locations, down-home service and much lower prices. Here are just a few unique bed and breakfasts.

Senior Traveler's Tale: Florence, Italy PDF Print E-mail

Florence, or Firenza in Italian, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. From personal traveling experience, it’s our favorite in Italy, not only for its timeless charm, but because many of the other big cities are too touristy for our taste.

Senior Travelers; Take NETFLIX with you in the air & on the ground PDF Print E-mail

When waiting in the terminal, on a long flight, in a hotel, camping or anywhere else you’re traveling, NETFLIX can be your best buddy. With more than 100,000 DVD titles and adding more every day, there are many choices to make for viewing during your journeys. You can play NETFLIX DVDs just about anywhere. Some airline seats have DVD players and many hotel room TVs also have them. You can take along your own small DVD player, which costs about $50, or you can play your NETFLIX DVDs on your laptop computer.

Senior Lovers: Renew Your Vows or Make New Ones in Vegas PDF Print E-mail

Have you started to plan what you and your better half will do to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? How about renewing your vows in Las Vegas? In fact, if you’re not yet cemented in holy matrimony, Sin City has the best locations where you can pop the question to your intended. When the answer is yes, Las Vegas has hundreds of little wedding chapels and a variety of hotel marriage ceremony specials. Just by being in that exciting town, the fun atmosphere may entice any guy (or gal) into the mood to propose. Or for seniors celebrating first, 25th or 50th anniversaries, there’s a place to repeat the original question. Here are some of the most popular places for that important moment.


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