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Ten Suggested Holiday Presents for Senior Travelers PDF Print E-mail

The words fellow traveler have a much more benign meaning than they did in the days of the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s. With the holidays approaching, you may be considering an appropriate gift for your fellow senior traveler: relative, spouse, friend, associate or just someone who has been a great on-the-road pal for the past year. Here are some suggestions, with approximate price tags. Of course, the amount you’d spend depends on just how much you think of your fellow traveler.

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Eurostar vs Flying: England to France PDF Print E-mail

Have you ever been snowed or fogged in at London's Heathrow or Gatwick? We were on several occasions, and by the time we got to our destination, Charles DeGaulle Airport in France, the total time from when we left our London hotel until we arrived at the Paris hotel was 11 hours.

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Humor; Ten Zingers or the Ticked-Off Traveler PDF Print E-mail

You’re mature, experienced, and in these days you have a very short fuse for delays, inefficiency, excuses, back talk and just plain discourtesy. Here are some ways to take a stand and fight back:  

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SAFETY FIRST, Don't Be A Victim This Holiday Season PDF Print E-mail

The National Crime Prevention Council says travel safety has taken on a new meaning during these tough economic times. The organization best known for its icon, McGruff the Crime Dog, says opportunistic thieves may be looking for unprotected homes or pre-occupied travelers during the Thanksgiving holiday. NCPC suggests following these safety tips to avoid problems during the start of the busiest travel season of the year.

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Five Tips to Make Holiday Travel Less Ho-ho-horrendous PDF Print E-mail
Whatever the economic or political situation, mobs of people will be traveling this holiday season. Airports will be crowded, and airplane seats will be even more jammed. Commuting to the airport or anywhere else on the way will be slow and frustrating. So, what can a senior do to make the holiday ordeal at least a bit more bearable? Here are some tips that are worth trying during this very, very trying time of the year.
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