Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Always A Fun Destination PDF Print E-mail

Senior Correspondent PJL, Milwaukee WI: We've visited the historic city many times, and always find it welcoming and enjoyable. Consider some suggestions:

We enjoy the small suburb of Haarlem, especially when there’s a town square farmers’ market. In autumn and springtime, we go to the flowery world of the Keukenhof Gardens, about 35 minutes from the city center.

United Passenger Brutality Brings Back Memories PDF Print E-mail

Everyone is shocked about how the poor guy was pulled out of his seat and dragged off the airplane. It reminded me of my first commercial flight way, way back in 1945.

World War 2 had ended a month previously, and one of my assignments was to fly from the fleet HQ in Manila to Mindanau, the southernmost island of the Philippines. My task was to do an inventory of Navy equipment and supplies there for shipping back to the States.

Chartres, France: Holiday Visit To The Historic Cathedral PDF Print E-mail

Contributing Editor Milton P., Boston MA: In our roaming through the various European destinations we've visited since retirement, we've become fascinated by cathedrals. Their Gothic splendor symbolizes people's dedication to religious beliefs and human progress.

We’ve spent enjoyable and educational hours visiting cathedrals, including the Basilica di San Marco in Venice, Cologne Cathedral in Germany, Notre Dame in Paris and St. Paul's in London. On our most recent journey to Paris, we decided to travel 56 miles southwest to the French town of Chartres and see another historic cathedral. Formally known as Our Lady of Chartres, this imposing cathedral was built in 1200, and continues to hold services today. Admission to most of the cathedral interiors and grounds is free. However, we decided to explore the cloistered sections and the lofty towers. We saw beautiful views of the town and surrounding countryside. The charge was about $10.

Milan, Italy: Senior Tourist Finds Upscale Shopping for Less PDF Print E-mail

Guest Correspondent Michelle F., Newport Beach CA: I've made several shopping trips to the world's fashion capital of Milan, Italy, and always come back with some great finds. There are great designer shops on Milan's ultra-trendy Via della Spiga and Via Sant'Andrea.

Elsewhere in the city are factory outlets and outlet malls that offer budget-conscience shoppers to find good deals on new clothes. Some are official locations run by the brands themselves.

Surprise: We Enjoyed Our Kids-Included Travel Tour PDF Print E-mail

Senior travel correspondent Walter O’D., Memphis TN: We've been on at least a dozen travel tours since our retirement several years ago. They include the US, UK, South America, Russia, Italy, China and France.

While many traveling seniors may disagree, I recommend choosing a tour not restricted to seniors. Our most enjoyable bus tour took a mix of seniors and some young families. We traveled together for a week from California's Marin County south 200 miles to San Diego.


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