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Senior Sojourns: Ease Your Way to the Big Easy for Mardi Gras PDF Print E-mail

If you want to experience the fun and excitement of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, you’d better be making plans to be there now. The event this year blasts off on Fat Tuesday, February 24, and promises to be the very best in the two-century history of masks, music and mayhem of the always wild event.

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 Sojourns: London For The First-Timer PDF Print E-mail

With springtime about to peek out from behind the speakers in London’s famed Hyde Park, many seniors plan their first visit to the historic capital city of the United Kingdom. We’ve been there many times, and always look forward to our next chance to enjoy one of our favorite cities. For those going to London for the first time, here are some suggestions:

Senior Destination: Barcelona, Spain PDF Print E-mail

We flew redeye to Barcelona from New York, arriving at the hotel at one pm, then fell right to jet lag induced sleep. We woke up hungry at midnight, and wondered if we could find an all-night cafe nearby. We walked around the corner from our hotel and found bright lights, crowds of strolling people and every restaurant open and jumping. That was our first impression of Spain’s northern coast city of Barcelona: a lively pleasure, both day and night.

An American Home: The History of the White House PDF Print E-mail
An American Home: The History of the White House

(ARA) - In 1861, when a Union militia was called in to protect the White House as tensions rose around the nation’s capital, soldiers spilled from one elegant room into another, begging for food in the kitchen. In a starkly different landscape almost a century later, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth chatted privately with the Roosevelts in a well-dressed reception room -- marking the royal family’s first visit since 1860. And on a summer day in 1964, the American quest for equality hit a powerful new stride when Lyndon B. Johnson sat down in the East Room to sign the Civil Rights Act.

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