Senior? Single? Traveler? Here are some tour companies just for you

As a single traveler, sometimes its difficult to find tour companies that treat you more than just an afterthought to their coupled travelers.  Here are some tour companies that specialize in single, senior travel. 

As a provider of cultural walking adventures, culinary tours and family journeys to more than 60 destinations, Classic Journeys (www.classicjourneys.com), not only reaches out to solo travelers, they embrace them.

Singles Travel Co. (www.singlestravelcompany.com) branched out with trips just for the over-60 single traveler this year. They are starting trips in 2009 for women that will concentrate more on 'just the girls' activities and interests."

Singles Travel International (www.singlestravelintl.com) has a number of vacations for 50-plus and has a terrific Web site with the first international singles travel community. They have taken the guesswork out of the roommate-matching dilemma: Each of our tours has ages posted, and you may access the profiles of travelers already booked on each tour.

Q: Confused By Travel News Reports: Will My Flight Fly Or Not? PDF Print E-mail

With the ever-changing info about airline and other travel schedules, I don’t know how to handle it. Is my trip on or off? How do I deal with the confusion? PJJ, New Rochelle NY

A: Flight schedules are now often changed or cancelled. And because of the coronavirus hysteria, sometimes as frequently as hourly. For several hours before you leave for the airport for your scheduled flight, check online with the airline at least once every 30 minutes before you leave home to the airport.

If you’re told the flight is cancelled, stay home and/or book the best schedule you can get that day. When there’s no satisfactory reschedule, start the refund request. Remember this is happening much more frequently these days, so be as patient as possible with the situation, as well as  endure just about anything else related to travel.

Canada-U.S. Border Closed For Non-Essential Travel PDF Print E-mail

President Trump: "We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our northern border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Normal business will not be affected. Details to follow!”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau"I just spoke to President Trump again this morning and we have agreed that both Canada and the United States will temporarily restrict all non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border. Travelers won't be permitted to cross the border for recreation and tourism, but essential travel won't stop.”

“Our governments recognize that it is critical we preserve supply chains between both countries," Trudeau said. “They include the passage of food, fuel and medicines to reach people in both countries. Trucking won't be affected” It is reported that Justin’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, has coronavirus.

Gamblers! Now Is The Time To Avoid Nevada Casinos! PDF Print E-mail

Nevada Governor Sisolak has closed all casinos in the state for a month. It’s  intended to stop the COVID-19 virus from spreading. Additionally, other non-essential businesses were ordered by Sisolak to close. This applies to all bars, gyms, beauty salons, barber shops, malls and restaurants that do not provide takeout and delivery services.

“My ultimate goal is to come together as Nevadans to save lives,” Sisolak said. “That requires aggressive strategies aimed at limiting community spread.We don’t have time to waste. We must act aggressively and decisively to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.”

Gas stations, grocery stores, airports, banks, hospitals, post offices and other essential businesses will stay open. Professional offices for doctors, lawyers and others can also stay open if they help. All group gatherings should be postponed or cancelled.

The governor added, “This is not the time for playdates, sleepovers, concerts, theater outings or athletic events. This is not a vacation time, and it’s not a time to catch up with friends. Every social contact increases your risk of exposure.” If a Nevada visit is in your immediate or future plans, be sure to check daily on what facilities are available before you commit to a Nevada travel schedule.

Coronavirus Is Serious Threat To U.S. Homeless People PDF Print E-mail

If you’re planning a journey to a large city, first consider the personal and medical dangers. One immediate concern is the spreading coronavirus disease. Exposed in many large cities are thousands of homeless people, living in cars, tents and on the sidewalks. Every day, newly-arrived poor bring with them new infections, ongoing illnesses and other contagious conditions.

For your own health concerns, don’t give them money nor otherwise physically touch them. Most effectively, if you want to help, make contributions to the Red Cross, Salvation Army or other legitimate organizations that offer daily aid to city street people.

California Coronavirus Closings Typical Of Many States PDF Print E-mail

The government shuttered all 5,000 bars and restaurants, affecting nearly $3 billion in business in the state. Some eateries and stores stay open, but only for small groups and to provide take-out business.

Seniors and others with chronic illnesses and weakened health conditions are urged to stay home. They will be provided with meals, medication and other needs by delivery. Younger relatives and friends should limit visits to seniors, including those in hospitals and senior residences. Wherever you are in the U.S., try to confine your contact with grandpa to smartphone and/ or internet.


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