Tired Of Wandering As A Lonesome Senior Traveler? PDF Print E-mail

Since retirement, you’ve ventured freely around the world from Manhattan to Manchester to Moscow to Madagascar as a single. Enjoyable experiences, but now you want to plan your next trips to be joined with one or more similar seniors. 

With the ever-growing social networks, your idea can easily become a reality. Check online for suggestions and offers that appeal to you. It could be a seniors hiking trip along the Great Wall of China, a seasoned singles-only cruise to the Bahamas or a seniors tour of the wonders of ancient Rome. You can make specific choices of companions, including those with similar backgrounds and interests in food, history, entertainment and other subjects. So, join a senior gang and make your next trip a fun-filled bang!

Fight Flu During Heavy Holiday Travel Season PDF Print E-mail

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to illnesses lurking in crowded airports, busy stores, popular restaurants and other super busy settings at this time of year. In the air, you can’t always avoid a sneeze by a sickie in the next seat. But if you take intelligent precautions, you’ll up the odds of making it into the new year in good health. Consider some basic precautions.

Avoid holiday crowds. Shop early in the morning or at night. Book red eye flights, those departing between 10 pm and 6 am. There’ll be fewer coughers and sneezers nearby. Also, roads are less crowded for getting to and from the airport.

Before going, get an annual flu shot. Check with your family doctor for advice. If you have a lingering illness, prepare to deal with it in the air and on the road. If your doctor recommends canceling the trip, stay home and postpone travel until you’re well.

3. Carry a handy health bag on your trip. Include medicated throw-away wipes, aspirin, constipation/diarrhea pills, small tape-on bandages and skin ointments. Also take along required prescription drugs, including renewal proofs signed by your doctor.

4. Bring small soap bars for washing hands whenever using public bathrooms, and before and after eating. Also wash up after touching exposed railings, doorknobs, counters, stairways and other busy public places.

Shanghai, China: Najing Dong Lu Street Scene Vs Times Square PDF Print E-mail

With its many shops and heavy sidewalk traffic, the Chinese city’s downtown does resemble a busy Manhattan street. Of course, it's a great place for authentic local foods. The city can be a fun time for visitors, but worrisome for senior tourists. With your American clothing, gawking mature face and ever-present smartphone, you become a target for the street quick-buck and rip-off artists.

You can enjoy the bustling Shanghai streets in safety if you follow some simple rules. Keep that smartphone and purse on straps that you hold securely at all times while you wander. Also, wallets, IDs and other valuables must be in buttoned or zipped pockets. If a group of innocent-looking kids seem to be edging to surround you, back away quickly to safe ground.

Grand Canyon Skyrim With Grand Viewing Has Grand Price PDF Print E-mail

The glass viewing platform has been there ten years, and is one of the main attractions of the Arizona national park site. It is an exciting experience, but if you want to trod, look down a mile and smile into your selfie, be prepared to pay as much as $50 a walk and a peek.

Also, as with the famous canyon mule ride, you may have to buy your glass walking tickets months in advance. Since Skyrim opened, the average annual visitor numbers are close to a million. And it’s possible on the day of your visit, many of them will be in line ahead of you at the Skyrim. Anyhow, the price of entry into the park is just $25 per person, and there are many free spots to roam along the rims that offer views just as beautiful as on the Skyrim.

Fatties Crushing You From Both Sides Of The Airline Seat? PDF Print E-mail

While ticket prices get larger, airlines are making seats smaller. In devious efforts to cram more paying butts on flights, the crafty engineers are making it more and more uncomfortable to fly.

There isn’t much senior fliers can do about it, but grin and squeeze in. If the cheap seat is too crowded and the flight isn’t sold out, ask the attendant to move you to a more comfy seat. Of course, if you have the dough, when you buy your ticket pay extra and sit in the overpriced section with the other snooty rich people.


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