Las Vegas NV: Hotel Room Costs Vs Airbnb Rental PDF Print E-mail

Experienced senior travelers to Sin City never had access to these new places to stay until a few years ago. In case you’re not familiar with them, Airbnbs are privately owned homes, condos and other residences that are available nightly to travelers, with many available in resort, beach and big city locations.

Now that they’ve progressed from some homeowner’s extra room to hostels to luxury penthouses throughout the world, travelers find them not only conveniently attractive, but usually much cheaper than hotel rooms. For traveling families and other group trips, an Airbnb rental can be a great bargain.

Senior Flyer: What To Do When In-flight Fight Breaks Out PDF Print E-mail

Today’s air travel is hectic enough without crazy antics by passengers making it worse for other flyers. It seems to be in the news all the time. Recently, a woman passenger ran up and down the aisles threatening to kill everyone. Another happened when an already soused passenger got violent when the attendant refused to give him a drink.

Statistics indicate the situation is reaching shocking levels as air travel gets more and more stressful. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports a 50% rise this year for bad in-flight actions, including verbal abuse, sudden anger and actual injury-threatening scenarios.

Seniors: Get Up, Get Out And Get In On All The Fun Of World Travel PDF Print E-mail

When we hit age 65, most of us are still in good enough shape to handle all the physical requirements of post-retirement travel. We can ride the camel in Egypt, bike along Monaco’s championship trails and swim with the dolphins in Acapulco.

However, the inevitable aging process slows us down in the next decade, and in the next and so on. Therefore, while you still can do it all and have the time, book that intercontinental flight to Singapore, go aboard a luxury liner to Spain and bask on the tropical beaches of Bermuda. The old saying is you only live once. Well, if you do it right, once is enough if you’ve spent those retirement years exploring the wonderful world around you.

Senior Travel Guru Rick Steves Pickpocketed In Paris PDF Print E-mail

In a recent USA Today article, the worldly guy you’d least expect to be robbed, admits it happened to him. The thief got Rick’s wallet containing credit cards, cash and driver’s license. Fortunately, he immediately took steps to protect himself by canceling the old IDs and getting new ones. Of course, the cash was gone forever.

Chain Hotel Senior Discounts: Ya Gotta Ask For ‘Em! PDF Print E-mail

With hotel prices sky high and climbing, senior wanderers should always be aware of available ways to reduce the charges a bit. For example, among many others, the following offer discounts ranging from 10% and up: Hampton Inns, Comfort Inn, La Quinta, Hyatt, Red Roof Inn, Wyndham, Motel 6, Omni, Marriott and Choice Hotels.

When booking with your favorite hometown travel agent, online or directly with all hotels, never forget to ask the question: What’s the senior discount on that price you just quoted?


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