Five Free Things You Can Do In London, England PDF Print E-mail

While in London, your not-too-upscale hotel could cost you 400 U.S. dollars a night and restaurant meals may go for a mere $70 each. You’ll then believe there’s nothing you can do in the old town that doesn’t cost you a bundle of money. Maybe not.

1. If you’ll be traveling to London, you’ll be happy to know there are many things you can do there that won’t cost you a ha’penny. If you’re tired of TV reality shows, boring movies and bad news from Wall Street, walk over to Hyde Park, a beautiful patch of green in the middle of the bustling city.

Find a comfortable bench near Speakers’ Corner, and soon you’ll see some free live entertainment. You may not agree with what the guy up on the soapbox is saying, but you can either sit back and enjoy it, or get up and add your two cents of opinion.

How to meet someone new on your travels PDF Print E-mail

Some seniors may be confusing TRAVEL55PLUS with eHarmony or Ann Landers, because we’ve been getting some travel questions we had never expected. Becuase we are a service for senior travelers, we’ve also become a resource for world travelers with very personal questions. And many of them are about love, amour, amore, liebe, rabu and lyubof.

Maybe the kind of questions we get are because many now-older American women are veterans of the battles for equality back in the 1950s and 1960s. They’ve had significant careers, and now financially independent, they travel when and where they choose. Many are widowed or divorced, and like single (or pretending to be single) male travelers, they’re seeking companionship adventures.

Looking For Romance on the High Seas? PDF Print E-mail

We get frequent letters from single seniors who’ve done a lot of cruises with friends and families. We’ve been a bit surprised that so many, especially from women, ask about spicing up their next ocean voyage by sharing it with someone new and romantic.

If you’re in this situation, try the internet. Cyberspace isn’t just for kids meeting other kids. There are scads of websites that encourage seniors to meet seniors, and as eHarmony and other online dating ads always claim, you can find someone, somewhere to match your own common interests. And just maybe, your romantic fantasies.

Senior Gamblers: Top Ten Reasons Why Nevada Is Your Best Destination PDF Print E-mail

1. In Atlantic City, beach sand keeps getting into the slot machines and your shorts.
2. Native American casinos are still mad at you from when you were a kid and screamed for William S. Hart, Hoot Gibson, Roy Rogers, Tom Mix and John Wayne to make them redskins bite the dust.
3. To be admitted to a Louisiana riverboat casino, you must first lift that barge and tote that bale.
4. They don’t speak understandable English in Monte Carlo casinos.
5. They don’t speak understandable English in London casinos.

Senior Travelers: What You Need to Know About Insurance PDF Print E-mail

When we first started wandering and cruising the world after retirement, one of our first worries was about travel insurance. After a 25-year career of writing speeches, ads and sales promotion campaigns for a major insurance company, I was well aware of the need for anticipating the expected and unexpected on the road.

As we booked our first cruise, while the travel agent was adding up the many expenses involved, she just mentioned casually, "And, of course, you'll need our comprehensive travel health insurance. That'll be another $250. (long pause) Each."


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