Join AARP And Save Lots Of $$$$ On Travel Costs PDF Print E-mail

For upcoming seasonal wandering plans you’re sure to notice that this year’s prices, as usual, have gone up for airfare, hotels, restaurants and just about everything else. There’s at least one way to fight the inflated charges, and it will cost you just $16 for an annual AARP membership.

The result is that by flashing your AARP card, prices go lower with discounts from, for example, American Airlines, Best Western Hotels, Carnival Cruises, Hertz, Greyhound and many, many more. As an AARP member, always check for senior discounts when making travel plans. For more info, go to www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-2018

AAA: Expect Gas Prices To Go Higher Again This Spring PDF Print E-mail

Of course, the greedy oil cartels are always profiting from supply and demand. Once more, this season they’ll once again do their annual robbery price gouging on American motorists.

What can a senior roadie do to give the thieves as little as possible? A few tips. If you’re considering a new car, do some research about buying a semi- or all-electric model. They cost more when you buy them, but fuel savings add up quickly to make up for it.

While on a long drive, use your smartphone to seek out gas stations ahead with the cheapest rates. Also, whenever possible, car pool your trips. And, of course, if you’re in good senior shape, bike or hike to nearby destinations.

Doorstop For Max Hotel Room Safety Device PDF Print E-mail

In your travel bag, always carry a small plastic slanted doorstop. When you lock yourself into your hotel room at night or other time when you need privacy, wedge it securely under the inside bottom of the door. It provides maximum safety beyond the internal chain or external locks that could be forced open from the hallway.

Author Steven King Gives Advice On Choosing Hotel Rooms PDF Print E-mail

He travels a lot to lecture and promote his books, so King is an expert on those overnight stays in city hotels and roadside inns. For maximum peace and quiet, he recommends a room on the top floor far down the hall from the elevator.

It’s also the safest location, and especially in big city hotels, not often close to parties and convention noise. And before you fall asleep in your quiet, comfy room, lock your door. Then you'll be sure Kathy Bates won’t burst in, hit your leg with a sledgehammer and cause you “Misery”.

Senior Wanderers: Keep Passport Secure In Your Hotel Safe PDF Print E-mail

In almost all situations when in a big foreign city, once you’ve checked into your hotel, you can then start roaming the streets without your passport. Be sure to lock it and other important legal documents in your hotel room safe or at the front desk safe, and leave it there until you check out. The number one way to ruin any travel experience is to lose your passport. You don’t need it on the street, and no one will steal nor pickpocket it from the hotel safe.


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