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Book a Mom-Daughter Broadway Theater Experience PDF Print E-mail

When she was little, you both enjoyed listening to Broadway show music. When she was a teenager, you took her to local productions. Now that she’s all grown up and on her own, how about reuniting once again for a mom-daughter musical theater vacation to the real Broadway?

If you live within a quick flight, car drive or bus ride to Manhattan, the planning can be fairly simple. Check the internet, newspapers, local travel agencies and start booking theater tickets and hotel accommodations.

You Can Have a Lively Time While Visiting the Dead Sea PDF Print E-mail

When visiting Israel, make sure you journey to the Dead Sea area. It’s located at the world’s lowest dip of Earth, but that isn’t the attraction to tourists, especial seniors and travelers seeking cures for their ailments. Whether myth or actual medical miracle, the waters of the Dead Sea are supposed to help cure arthritis, skin ailments and other major and minor physical problems.

Las Vegas on the cheap, or at least cheaper than elsewhere PDF Print E-mail

Don’t always jump for ads promising "cheap" Las Vegas hotels. Actually, there are no more cheap hotels in Vegas. The days of $19-a-night rooms of ten years ago are long gone, along with the $2.99 all-you-can-eat buffets and 99 cent midnight ham and eggs.

Sin City just isn't that kind of super bargain any more, but with some wise research on the internet or with your favorite travel agent, you can keep your Vegas visit from breaking your travel budget.

Best of Summertime Boston for Senior Travlers PDF Print E-mail

If it was good enough for the guys at Bunker Hill on that hot day of June 17, 1775, Boston is good enough for senior travelers this summer. Especially we seasoned citizens who are interested in American history. So, how about scheduling a visit and retracing the steps of our country’s founders?

First, there’s the Paul Revere Trail. Sidewalk arrows and historic buildings and plaques will lead you on the most famous mile in the city. It’s the one patriot Paul Revere took when he dashed through the town at midnight to warn of the approach of the Redcoats. You’ll need your walking shoes, camera and a lot of energy. And when you pass by the Old North Church, you’ll be sure to imagine you’ll see Paul’s lantern waving at you. Also along the trail are the Granary Burying Ground, King's Chapel and Old South Meeting House.

Seniors at Yellowstone Should Be Sure to See Old Faithful PDF Print E-mail

Old Faithful geyser, Yellowstone
Old Faithful is one of the most popular attractions of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. In spite of its fame, it isn’t the largest geyser there. When you visit, be sure to check out the other spouters at Upper Geyser, Black Sand and Biscuit Basins. They can be as spectacular, or more so, if you’re there at the right time.

Old Faithful is called that because it seems as if some mechanical device controls it. Caused by earthquake rumblings miles below the earth’s surface, it’s not quite precise, but if you wait patiently, you’ll see it erupt about once every 80 minutes. You’ll stand in wonder watching the huge 200-foot high spout spray hot water and steam for up to five minutes.

When we visited Yellowstone last summer, my first impression of Old Faithful was to compare it to we older guys. Geezers can relate to the geysers, because we have similar regular experiences many times a day, and most annoying, several times a night.


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