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Expect More Big Brother Face Scans At Airports


The latest terrorist bombings around the world are incentive for more intrusive security restrictions on passengers seeking to board flights. The Department of Homeland Security is using advanced face-scanning tech in airports to be better at stopping potential terrorists before they can cause damage.

Use of the equipment has caused political backlash because of Big Brother similarities, and some legislators are asking for imposing restrictions on the more intrusive security measures. So, next time a DHS security guard at check-in does a Joe Biden huggie feelie on you, consider it’s for your safety.

Senior Discounts: Ya Gotta Ask Or Ya Won’t Get ‘Em! PDF Print E-mail


When traveling, whether to a local restaurant, Parisian hotel or gift shop in Tokyo, prices may be lower just because of your advanced age. Sometimes the signs tell you about the deal, but often they don’t, and you must speak up with the simple question: Is there a senior discount on that price?

Additionally, members of AAA, AARP, active military and veterans’ groups can receive discounts at restaurants, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, National Parks, tour sponsors and car rental agencies. Therefore, seasoned world wanderers: If you want to bring your travel costs down, you gotta speak up!

 
Voluntourism: Help Others On Your Next Vacation PDF Print E-mail


Enjoy those senior travels by helping to repair housing in Africa, clearing a beachfront in Asia or many interesting ways to make your visit meaningful. The trips are not free, but they’ll reward you in other ways.

Many U.S. and international opportunities are always available. Consider some offers from REI Adventures, American Hiking Society, Discover Corps, Global Volunteers, Earth Watch and many others. After your next volunteer vacation, you may go home tired, but with the satisfaction that you’ve helped people to better lives.

 
Seniors: Try A Hostel To Enjoy Time With Young Travelers PDF Print E-mail


Book an inexpensive night or more in a hostel, to have informal chats among the bunks with those who can learn from you, a seasoned wanderer. They benefit from your travel and worldly knowledge, as well as feel free to ask questions. Then, when you’re on your way in the morning, you’ll be satisfied that you’ve passed on some of your mature thoughts and helpful suggestions to those who can profit from them.

 
Moody Los Angeles CA Metro Rail Station PDF Print E-mail


Candid shot by your travel4seniors.com editor. If wanderings take you to the City of Angels, you may find The Rail transportation system the most convenient and least expensive to get around the sprawling city.

It includes six lines, two rapid transit subway (B and D) and four light rail lines (A, C, L and E lines), totaling 93 stations. Fares are $1.50 per ride and $5 for an all-day pass.

 
Plan National Park Visit: Buy An America The Beautiful Pass PDF Print E-mail


As winter warms into springtime, many senior travelers’ thoughts turn to those glorious destinations. Consider buying an America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass. Visitors 62 and up can buy a lifetime pass for $80 or annual pass for $20.

The pass gives you and traveling companions lifetime entrance into more than 100 US National Parks that charge entry fees. It also provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by the federal government. The pass includes discounts on parking, camping sites, boat launching, guided tours and other park services. Buy a pass at any federal recreation site with entry fees. For more info: www.usparkpass.com

 
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