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Time Travel: I’m Ready To Go When It Becomes Possible PDF Print E-mail


Now that your travel4seniors.com editor is in my 90s, I often think about the possibilities of time travel. When and where would I choose if I could do it with the knowledge I have now? Let’s just a consider a few of the options:

Garden of Eden lunch with Adam and Eve, followed by apple pie dessert.
Enjoy a river cruise on the Nile with Cleo and Julie.
Cross the Alps with Hannibal while enjoying the elephant ride.
Sail with Chris Columbus and be the first to shout, “Land ho!”
Cross the Delaware with Washington, then to an Atlantic City casino.
With Lincoln at Gettysburg, followed by a fab Pennsylvania Dutch lunch.


Hey, senior wanderer: If you could go back and choose some exciting historical, what would you choose?

 
Robbery Prices: Summertime And The Gypping Is Easy! PDF Print E-mail


The distorted Ira Gershwin lyrics from Porgy and Bess certainly apply this year. Every crook from greedy Middle East oil producers to your friendly neighborhood gas station owner is out to rob you at the pumps.

In addition to loudly cursing out the station owner each time you need to gas up, the only way you can fight back is to use less of the stuff. Do local errands on foot and bike. On driving vacations, plan them closer to home, or just stay home. Also, when a car trip is necessary, get together with car-owning friends, neighbors and family to share the ride. And when you need a new car, consider an all-electric.

 
Are Seniors That Stupid? Travel Pricing $99 And $.99 PDF Print E-mail


Example: One cruise line advertises its 100+ day around the world cruise for $22,999 per person. Of course, “price based on double occupancy and not including taxes, fees and port charges”.

Hey, senile sailor, you can sail on that bargain voyage with your cabin mate, but with those and unadvertised add-ons, you’ll each have to shell out $30,000. Or at least $29,999.99. Before booking flights, cruises and other vacation packages, demand the actual total out-of-pocket prices you’ll have to pay.

 
Keep Visual Travel Memories Alive With A Virtual Scrapbook PDF Print E-mail


Do you often look through your family photo scrapbook to relive days at school, family holiday gatherings, amusement park visits and other important happenings? While spending senior years traveling with your smartphone, it’s easy to create an electronic creative record of your trips.

You, friends and family members will then always have it in future years to relive those happy times. Check the internet for sites that offer design and technical instructions. Learn how to compose, display and, if in your plans, print your virtual graphic creation into an old-fashioned paper scrapbook.

 
Eruptions On Hawaii: Should You Change Your Travel Plans? PDF Print E-mail


You’ve scheduled a Hawaiian vacation and are concerned about dangers you may face. First, face the facts. The Big Island is larger than all the other islands of the state combined.

Actually, the potential eruptions and quake dangers of the Kīlauea Volcano there are only close to communities near the mountain on that island. The resorts and beaches along the Kona and Kohala coasts are 100 or more miles from the affected areas.

The other Hawaiian islands, including Oahu and its capital city of Honolulu, have not been nor are expected to be affected by more volcanic eruptions or damages. If still worried, keep in daily touch with your travel agency and hotels where you have reservations.

 
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