Create video journals of your future travels PDF Print E-mail

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Wouldn’t it be great if you had a home-made video of your dad as a 19-year-old GI paratrooper in 1944 just before he jumped into France on D-Day? Would you like to see video shot by your grandparents as they narrated their experience on Ellis Island in 1909? Or your great-great grandfather’s 1863 video journal as he prepared for the Battle of Gettysburg?

Of course, there were no cell phone TVs or any kind of TV cameras in those days to record the important moments of their lives. However, today, you have fantastic video opportunities, and future generations of your family would like to see some real moments of your life after your time in history has passed.

Tips for flying seniors in the air PDF Print E-mail

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There are definite ways for seniors to protect their health while flying, but it isn’t easy these days. The crowds, delays, security ordeals and dozens of other inconveniences and anxieties are enough to sicken any healthy person.

However, there are ways you can fight back, and maybe even reach your destination in good health and comfort. It probably won’t be easy, but here are some tips:

Travel yuks: How to tell you're sitting next to a Sky Marshal PDF Print E-mail

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We air travelers have become complacent in recent years, and we don’t often enough appreciate that the government regularly assigns plain-clothes policemen on flights. The U.S. Marshals are supposed to blend in with other passengers, so they can be on constant look-out for potential dangers.

Well, we’ve come up with sure-fire ways to identify these sentinels of the air. So, next time you fly, you’ll know you’re sitting next to a Sky Marshal if he:

1. Says airport security check-in is the O.K. Corral
2. Struts to his seat, sits down and adusts his gun belt, just as John Wayne would do it

Travel shoulder season = low, low prices PDF Print E-mail


The travel industry calls it the shoulder season, and it spans between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. It’s the time of year when travel business is at its slowest. If you thought prices were down during the past summer, wait until you see the bargains you can get this autumn. Check out how low hotel, cruise and flight prices have gone, down, down, down.

Ten travel tips: A little paranoia goes a long way PDF Print E-mail


When traveling, the idea is to relax and have fun. That’s a perfect goal, but if you want to do it safely, there are those nagging little warnings that should always be somewhere in your head.

If you’re getting up in years, awareness of your surroundings and some positive paranoia can help make your trip safer. If you listen to that little voice of reason at the right times, it can make your travels more enjoyable and less worrisome.

1. Your travel motto should be: if it seems to good to be true, it ain’t true. This applies to promises from taxi drivers, time-share deals, 99-cent buffets, food served from street vending carts and everything else that smells fishy.


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