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Senior Travel Tip: Tour The British Isles In Springtime PDF Print E-mail

“O, to be in England now that April's there.” Poet Robert Browning wrote it a century or more ago, and it’s still a great idea for the springtime senior traveler. Since our retirement, we’ve made many pilgrimages to the British Isles. We've done in different ways: joined tour groups, roamed alone and spent two weeks doing bed and breakfast and sightseeing treks in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Even though we were already in our 70s, our best springtime adventure in Great Britain was when we went everywhere with just backpacks and no schedule.

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Senior Travelers' Experiences With Airport Security PDF Print E-mail

The first thing you need to know about airport security is one simple fact. No matter where you are and what you're doing in terminals, you can assume at least one camera and several pairs of eyes are watching you.

It can be reassuring, but at times, a bit disturbing. For instance, on a recent arrival to check in for a flight, we stopped just inside the terminal doors to get our bearings and be sure we had the right documents for getting through screening.

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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.

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Senior Grand Canyon Adventure: The Mule Ride That Never Was PDF Print E-mail

We looked forward to the experience as we drove to Arizona’s Grand Canyon last summer. Usually all motel rooms, cabins and dorms are sold out weeks in advance throughout the entire Canyon area. We arrived to check in a day earlier than our reservation called for, and thought we’d have to spend the night in our car. However, we were lucky to be put up in a very basic dorm cabin with the communal bathroom down the hall.

The dorm has a fantastic location, because the Canyon edge was only about 20 feet out the back door. If we had been sleepwalkers, it could have been disastrous. Another mistake was that we thought we’d just saunter over to the start of the Bright Angel Trail bright and early the next morning and join the famous Canyon mule ride.

 

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A Trip To Marrakesh Morocco and Madrid Spain - Part 1 PDF Print E-mail

Read about our trip to Africa and the exotic city of Marrakesh Morocco.

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