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Senior Travel: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Why You Should Pack Your Own Food the Next Time...
Food options are very limited on domestic US flights. Packing your own airplane meal is a healthy and affordable option, particularly for travelers who follow special diets. Our tips for preparing and carrying airplane travel meals will help you choose the best foods to take.
Can I Carry Liquids in My Checked Bag?
TSA rules allow only a few small containers of liquid in carry-on luggage. If you need to bring larger bottles of liquid with you on your trip, what is the best way to pack them? Find out how to bring liquids in your checked baggage and learn how to pack them properly.
Where to Find Tours and Cruises for Single...
Single senior travelers don't have to pay high single supplements on tours and cruises. Learn about single-friendly tour operators and cruise lines.
Can You Take Prescription Meds Through Airport...
Flying with your prescription drugs doesn't have to be complicated. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations aren't as restrictive as you might think. Find out how to take your prescription drugs through airport security.
Where to Park Your RV for Free or Cheap
Save money while you enjoy RV travel. Find low-cost and free places to park your RV in the U. S. and Canada.
Can You Add Another Driver to Your US Rental...
If you're planning to reserve a rental car and want to add another driver to your contract, you might end up paying a fee for the privilege. Find out which U.S. rental car companies charge a fee to add another driver to their rental agreements.
How to Renew Your US Passport
If your U.S. passport is about to expire or has expired within the last five years, you can easily renew it by mail. Find out how to renew your passport by mail or in person.
Will Your Debit Card Work Overseas?
Find out if you can use your debit card away from home, and learn how to safeguard your banking information when using ATMs overseas.
When Should I Renew My Passport?
All passports have an expiration date, but you probably need to renew your passport well before it expires. You may have to renew your passport as much as eight months in advance of its expiration date. Find out when you should renew your passport.
Where Is Your Closest Passport Office?
If you are a first-time US passport applicant, or if you applied for your last passport more than 15 years ago, we'll help you find a passport office.
How to Charge Your Devices When Traveling...
Many travelers today bring cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices with them on vacation. Keeping those devices charged and ready to use can be a challenge. Learn about plug adapters and voltage converters and find out what to do if you are having difficulty charging your electronic devices during your trip.
Driving the Cabot Trail
The Cabot Trail is a road, not a hiking path, that takes visitors on a scenic drive along Cape Breton Island's stunningly beautiful coastline. If you plan to visit Nova Scotia and drive the Cabot Trail, our useful, road-tested tips will help you make the most of your experience.
How Long Are Airplane Seat Belts? An Airline-by...
All airline passengers must wear seat belts when directed to do so by the flight crew. But just how long is that airline seat belt? What happens if it is too short? Learn about your airline's seat belts and seat belt extenders.
5 Flattering Bathing Suits for Mature Women
Whether you're packing your bags for a Caribbean cruise or a week by the lake, you'll need a comfortable, flattering bathing suit. Take a look at our top picks and start shopping!
Which Travel Money Should You Use?
An important part of travel planning is deciding how you will pay for day-to-day travel expenses. Senior travelers can choose from several travel money options. Find out which one is best for you.
London Transportation, Attractions and Events
Find out about free and low-cost London attractions and learn about London's seasonal festivals and events. Page 2.
How to Use the Airport's Self-Service Check-In...
Checking in for your flight is often a do-it-yourself process. Here are some tips to help you check in for your next flight.
What Is the CDW, and Do You Need to Purchase It?
Deciding whether or not to pay for Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) coverage is one of the most confusing and stressful parts of renting a car. Find out more about the CDW and learn about possible alternatives to paying for Collision Damage Waiver coverage.
Walk the World by Combining Travel and...
Volksmarching is popular around the world. If you enjoy walking and meeting new people, consider combining a volksmarch event with a visit to another state, region or country.
Find Senior Train Travel Discounts in Europe
Senior discounts on European train travel are available in several countries. Each rail system has different terms and conditions for senior discounts. Find out more about senior train travel discounts in Europe.
What Is a U.S. Passport Card?
The wallet-sized U.S. passport card is an alternative to the traditional passport book. The passport card can only be used for certain types of travel. Find out where and how to get a passport card and decide whether it's the right option for you.
Can You Put Duty-Free Liquors and Perfumes Into...
If you buy duty-free liquids, such as liquors and perfumes, and want to bring them into the U.S. by air, there are some things you need to know. Find out more about bringing duty-free liquids into the U.S. as carry-on baggage.
Use Budget Airlines to Save on European Travel...
If you're traveling in Europe, you can choose from dozens of low-cost airlines. Find out if this budget travel option is right for you.
Scenic Railroad Adventures in West Virginia
Railroad travel is both relaxing and enjoyable. You can stare out the window of your railroad car to your heart's content without worrying about traffic. Even better, you can take a trip back in time to pre-interstate days, when trains hauled people and goods across the country. West Virginia's historic trains will carry you through some of the state's most beautiful areas to see wildlife, historic towns and the state's splendid fall foliage. Find out more about West Virginia's scenic trains.
Recycling Bulletin Board
Recycling Bulletin Board, Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico. Page 14.
What Happened to Elderhostel and Exploritas?...
Road Scholar, founded as Eldherhostel in 1975, is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable learning adventures in 90 countries.
Traveling With Electronic Devices
Traveling with electronic devices, such as laptops, e-readers, PDAs and cell phones, is a mixed blessing. You have the convenience of instant communication and information, but you also have to recharge and protect your electronic items. Take a look at our tips for traveling with electronic devices.
How to Recognize and Avoid Taxi Scams
We've all heard about taxi scams, whether from friends, articles or guidebooks. Find out about common taxi scams and learn how to protect yourself from them.
Rental Cars, Parking Tickets, Speeding Tickets...
What happens when you break traffic laws while driving a rental car? Find out how your rental car company handles parking tickets, speed camera notifications and red light violations.
Bus and Motorcoach Travel 101
Learn about bus and motorcoach tours. Find out what questions to ask your bus tour operator before you choose an itinerary.
Use Skype to Make International Telephone Calls
If you regularly travel with your laptop computer and need to make long distance or international telephone calls, consider setting up a Skype account. Using your laptop and high-speed internet access, you can use Skype to make inexpensive or even free international telephone calls.
Get Ready to Go Through Airport Security
Every person and item on an airplane must pass through airport security. Find out what to expect at the airport security checkpoint. Our tips will help you prepare for the airport security screening process.
Air Travel and Damaged Baggage
Most air travelers dread the thought of luggage damage; filing claims and replacing ruined bags are annoying, time-consuming processes. Airlines' damaged baggage policies can be confusing; understanding airlines' liability limitations and claims processes will help you cope if your bags are mishandled. Learn what to do if your suitcase is damaged during your flight.
Tips for Packing Your Carry-On Luggage
The TSA's new rules for international flights state that passengers may only bring one piece of carry-on luggage with them. If you're used to packing both a carry-on bag and a personal item, it's time to rethink your packing strategy. Our tips for packing carry-on luggage will help you decide what to take on the airplane and what to put in your checked bags.
How to Apply for a US Passport
If you plan to visit another country, you'll need to get a passport. Find out how to apply for your U. S. passport.
Why You Need Travel Insurance
Find out whether purchasing travel insurance will give you the coverage you need.
Rent a Mobility Scooter for Your Next Trip
Even if you already own a mobility scooter (also known as an electric convenience vehicle or ECV), you may want to consider renting one for your next trip. Whether you are taking a cruise or traveling independently, renting a mobility scooter can help you get around without assistance and give you access to places and sights you might not otherwise see. Learn more about mobility scooter rentals.
Tips for Traveling With Prescription Drugs
Traveling with prescription drugs requires advance planning. If you take prescription medications regularly, you will need to consider how you will store and take them each day. Our tips for traveling with prescription drugs will help you stay organized and stick to your dosage schedule.
Take Your Wheelchair, Walker, Cane or Scooter...
It's easier than ever to travel by air these days, even if you use a wheelchair, walker, cane or scooter. Going through airport security with your wheelchair or other mobility device is a simple process. Here's what you need to know about taking your wheelchair, walker, scooter or cane through airport security.
Why You Should Consider the Bus for Long-Distan...
You can travel economically by long-distance bus across the United States and Canada. Learn about bus travel, and Greyhound Lines in particular, and decide if long-distance bus trips will work for you.
Do You Need an International Driving Permit?
If you're planning to drive in another country, you may need to obtain an International Driving Permit before you travel. Some rental car companies require you to have one. Learn about the IDP application process and find out where to acquire an international driving permit.
Do You Have to Pay Customs Duty on Alcoholic...
In the US, adults over age 21 may bring one liter of alcoholic into the U. S. duty-free, regardless of whether or not it was purchased in a duty-free shop.
Hotel Discounts for Senior Travelers
The senior discount is alive and well in the hotel industry. Hotel chains throughout the US offer discounts to seniors. Find out more about hotel discounts for senior travelers and view a list of discounts offered by hotel chains.
What Is a Single Supplement, and Who Must Pay It?
What is a single supplement, and why do hotels and cruise lines charge extra for single occupancy?
Profile of Overseas Adventure Travel
Overseas Adventure Travel specializes in small-group adventure travel experiences for vacationers aged 50 and up.
Find the Motel That's Right for You
When you're faced with a list of motels, how do you choose the one that best meets your needs? These tips can help you select the right motel for your next trip.
The Best of West Virginia
There's a lot more to West Virginia than the mountains which give the state its nickname. Whether you're a sports fanatic, railroad enthusiast or science buff, you'll find plenty to do in the Mountain State. Our list of West Virginia's best activities and adventures will help you plan your mountain adventure.
Do Larger Airline Passengers Need to Buy a...
: Do Larger Airline Passengers Need to Buy a Second Seat? Recently, some U.S. air carriers have announced
Pay Your Travel Tolls Automatically With E-ZPass
The E-ZPass® automatic toll collection system isn't just for commuters. If you travel to the Northeast, Midwest or mid-Atlantic U.S. fairly frequently, using an E-ZPass® can save you time and money. Our E-ZPass® tips will tell you how the E-ZPass® works and where you can use it.
How to Pay Tolls – Cash, Transponders,...
Around the world, states, provinces and countries are turning to toll roads to manage traffic congestion and pay for transportation projects. While toll roads are basically the same around the world, toll payment methods vary widely. Electronic transponders, automatic collection baskets and toll stickers are just a few of the payment methods you might encounter on your next driving vacation. Find out more about toll payment methods and plan ahead for your upcoming road trip.
Prepare for Airport Security Screenings
Going through airport security is tedious and annoying, but necessary. You can speed up your airport security experience by planning ahead, organizing your baggage and knowing the TSA rules. We'll show you how.
Choose Your Destination
Selecting a destination is an important part of the travel planning process. Consider these factors as you plan your next trip.
Do European Rental Car Companies Charge Dropoff...
While renting a car in one European city and dropping it off in another might be the most convenient way to explore several countries, you are likely to encounter dropoff fees. Find out about one way car rentals in Europe, look at a cost comparison example and read tips for reducing your European rental car costs.
Should You Hire a House Sitter?
Hiring a house sitter is a good way to make sure your home remains safe during your absence. Leaving your home unoccupied may be less expensive in the short term, but you might just return from your trip to discover a leaky pipe, dead lawn or other costly issue. Find out whether hiring a house sitter during your next vacation is a good option for you.
Photo Tour of Ketchikan, Alaska
Creek Street, once Ketchikan's red light district, is one of Ketchikan's most popular attractions. The funicular takes you to the Cape Fox Lodge, at the top of Cape Fox Hill. Page 3.
Conner Prairie – Indiana's Prairie Living...
Conner Prairie, just north of Indianapolis, is an outstanding living history museum that effectively combines first- and third-person interpretation, hands-on experiences and demonstrations. Learn more about life in 1800s Indiana at Conner Prairie.
How to Rent a Vacation Cottage
Wherever your travels take you, consider a cottage rental. You'll have room to relax and truly enjoy your vacation time. Whether you plan to leave town for the weekend or spend several weeks away from home, you'll be able to sleep in, sightsee or sunbathe to your heart's content.
Air Travel With Portable Oxygen Concentrators
If you need supplemental medical oxygen, traveling by air requires advance planning. You will need to use an FAA-approved portable oxygen concentrator (POC) during your flight. We'll explain which portable oxygen concentrators are FAA-approved for use in flight and help you plan for air travel with a POC.
Should You Pay for Your Rental Car With a...
When you rent a car, should you pay with your credit card or your debit card? Find out whether rental car companies accept debit cards and learn about deposits, holds and restrictions associated with debit card and credit card payments.
Share a Travel Adventure With Your Teenage...
Your teenage grandchild might be the perfect person to travel with on your next trip. Our suggestions for planning a memorable vacation with your teen grandchild can help you find the best destination and organize your trip.
Scenes of Norway
Vadsø, on Norway's Varangerfjord, was settled long ago by Finnish immigrants. Page 7.
Are You Safe From Pirate Attacks on Your Cruise?
Pirate attacks on cruise ships and cargo ships are becoming more frequent. Find out which waters are known for pirate attacks and learn how to get information on recent piracy activity.
Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland
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New Visa Application Process for Turkey
Turkey has long required tourists from most countries to obtain a visa and present a passport valid for at least six months past their entry date. Find out about Turkey's new online e-Visa application process.
Senior Discounts for Train Travel in North...
Senior travel discounts are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Fortunately, senior train travel discounts are alive and well in North America, at least in the U.S. and Canada. Our guide to North American senior train travel discounts will help you start planning your next rail journey.
How to Speed Your Way Through Customs
Traveling abroad is typically a wonderful experience, but returning from your overseas trip involves one last scheduled stop – at the Customs and Border Protection booth. Going through Customs does not have to be a terrible experience. If you know what to expect and how to prepare in advance, your meeting with a Customs and Border Protection agent will be brief and businesslike.
What to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag
Choosing the right carry-on bag and filling it with essential travel items can make or break your trip. Find out which items should go in your carry-on bag on your next airplane trip.
Top US Budget Destinations for Seniors
Budget travel is popular again, and with good reason. Travelers want to maximize value, whether they're heading out for a month or escaping for a weekend. Vacation bargains abound in the U.S., especially for senior travelers. While most airlines discontinued senior discounts long ago, seniors can still find discounts at hotels, museums and other attractions. Take a look at our top picks for U.S. budget travel.
Comfortable Walking Shoes for Women
Comfortable walking shoes are a travel essential you can't leave behind. There's nothing worse than reaching your dream destination, only to end up with sore feet. Take a look at our top walking shoe picks.
Youth Hostels 101
Youth hostels definitely have some disadvantages. Before you reserve a youth hostel room, find out what could go wrong. Page 3.
Countries That Require a US Passport Valid for...
Many countries require US travelers to present passports valid at least six months past their date of entry. Find out which countries require you to have a passport valid for at least six months.
Top 10 Travel Essentials
As you pack for your next trip, take a look at our list of 10 essential travel items you won't want to leave behind.
How to Pack for Air Travel
Packing smart and planning ahead for the possibility of l;ost baggage can minimize difficulty if your suitcase does indeed get misplaced. If an airplane trip is in your future, take a look at our tips for packing for air travel.
What You Need to Know About Rental Car Fees and...
Airlines aren't the only travel providers assessing fees to boost revenues. Rental car companies have come up with ways to charge customers for everything from filling up the gas tank to returning rental cars early. Find out more about rental car fees, how much they'll cost you and what to do if you are billed in error.
Types of Tours
Learn about different types of tours for senior travelers.
The Best of Paris, France
Paris, France, is a city filled with world-famous monuments, top attractions and impressive museums. We've made a list of the top sights in Paris to help you plan your Parisian vacation.
More About Driving the Cabot Trail
The Cabot Trail is a road, not a hiking path, that takes visitors on a scenic drive along Cape Breton Island's stunningly beautiful coastline. In this section of our Cabot Trail overview, we'll tell you about Cape Breton Highlands National Park and offer our personally-tested Cabot Trail travel tips. Page 2.
Is Renting a Car in Ireland More Trouble Than...
Renting a car in Ireland isn't for the faint of heart. Learn about damage waivers, insurance options, fees, taxes and cancellation charges, and find out which extra documents you'll need to bring to the rental car office if you are age 75 or over.
What Is a Hotel Resort Fee, and Do I Have to...
In today's world, travelers are increasingly aware of the fees that air carriers are adding to the price of an airline ticket. But did you know that this trend is spreading through the hotel community as well?
Winter Air Travel Tips
If you are planning to fly to your winter vacation destination, you'll want to plan ahead for weather delays and flight cancellations. Our winter air travel tips will help you prepare for problems and deal with weather-related air travel issues.
Space-Saving Packing Tips
Deciding what to pack can be a challenge. Our packing tips can help you decide what to take on your next trip - and what to leave behind.
Is It Safe to Travel to Mexico?
Many travelers wonder whether it is safe to travel in Mexico. Find out about the latest U.S. State Department Mexico travel alerts and about security information for travel to Mexico.
Is Train Travel Right For You?
As fuel prices skyrocket and airfares climb accordingly, train travel looks better than ever. Take a look at the pros and cons of train travel and find out if rail travel is a good transportation option for you.
Will Your US-Issued Credit Card Work in Another...
Learn about the chip-and-PIN credit cards now used in much of Europe and elsewhere, and how and when to use your magnetic stripe cards in those countries.
Will My Travel Insurance Protect Me if a Strike...
A well-planned vacation may fall apart if a labor strike is planned during your trip. It is possible to protect yourself from cancellation or delay of your trip, but only if you buy travel insurance at the right time. Find out what type of travel insurance to buy - and when to buy it - in order to protect yourself from the effects of a labor strike.
Travel Gift Card - Should You Buy One?
Give your favorite travelers a travel gift card they can use for airfare, accommodations, restaurants or sightseeing. You can buy a plastic, electronic or even a customized travel gift card for that special someone. Find out about the different types of travel gift cards.
Can I Get a Senior Discount on Rail Passes?
If you're planning to tour one country for several weeks, buying a rail pass may be your best option. You'll have the freedom to travel whenever you like. If your travels take you to Europe or Canada, consider buying a senior rail pass.
Should I Rent or Buy a GSM Cell Phone for My...
Will your cell phone work in another country? If you're from the U.S., it may not. You'll need to rent or buy a GSM cell phone if you want to call the States while you're on an international vacation. Find out about GSM cell phones and take a look at your options for renting or buying an unlocked GSM phone and SIM card.
What to Do When Your Flight Is Diverted
If unruly passengers or weather problems cause your flight to be diverted to another airport, what should you do? Read our tips for coping with flight diversions and find out whether you might be eligible for compensation.
Currency Exchange
Exchanging your money in a foreign country can be a very confusing experience. Get the scoop on currency exchange and find out how to use exchange rates and currency converters.
Find Your Best Rental Car Deal
Find your best rental car deal using our road-tested bargain hunting tips. Learn to search for a rental car bargain and discover how to find car rental discounts.
Pet Birds and Air Travel: What You Need to Know
Bird owners may wonder whether they can travel by air with their feathered friends. Find out which US airlines accept birds in the airplane cabin or in the baggage hold.
Airport Parking Options
Airport parking options have changed and expanded in recent years. Today's airports offer long and short term parking, cell phone lots and daily parking. Some airports even offer valet parking. Learn about airport parking options and decide which type of airport parking is best for you.
Profile of Grand Circle Travel
Grand Circle Travel offers affordable tours and excellent service, whether you plan to take a land tour, river cruise or ocean cruise.
Tour Group Pros and Cons
Tour groups offer many advantages. Discover the pros and cons of senior tour groups.
Should You Travel Abroad?
Visiting another country can be the experience of a lifetime. If you're feeling intimidated by the challenges of language barriers and unfamiliar customs, take a look at some of the pros and cons of international travel.
Best Ways to Avoid Thieves and Pickpockets
Pickpockets can be a problem wherever you travel. Find out how to protect your valuables and convince pickpockets that you're not worth bothering.
Profile of Go Ahead Tours
Go Ahead Tours provides good-value travel experiences on six continents. Whether you prefer traditional escorted tours, city stays, land / sea experiences or walking tours, Go Ahead Tours probably has an itinerary to meet your needs.
Which Countries Require a US Passport Valid for...
Many countries, including Schengen agreement nations, require US passport holders to present passports valid for at least three months beyond their date of entry. Find out which countries have this requirement.
Find the Right Vacation Care for Your Pet
Pet owners planning vacations need to carefully consider their pet care options. Pet boarding is one of the most popular options; your pet stays at a professionally-run pet kennel while you travel. Find out more about pet boarding kennels and other pet boarding options.
More Tips for Speeding Up Airport Security...
Going through airport security is tedious and annoying, but necessary. You can speed up your airport security experience by planning ahead, organizing your baggage and knowing the TSA rules. Here are more tips for getting through airport security quickly. Page 2.
Can United States Citizens Travel to Cuba?
For many years, United States citizens were not allowed to spend money in Cuba, making travel to the island nation legally impossible. Under President Obama, regulations were changed to permit US citizens to visit Cuba under specific conditions. Find out how United States citizens can legally travel to Cuba.
Parking Concerns
Driving in an unfamiliar place is confusing enough, but figuring out where to park your car and how to pay for your parking space can be one of the most frustrating parts of any driving vacation. Take a closer look at parking options and learn how to cope with unfamiliar parking practices.
Places You Can't Take Photographs
If you've ever been approached by a gruff security guard and asked to delete images from your camera's memory, you probably wonder where you may and may not take photos. Photography laws and rules vary from place to place and country to country. Find out where you can - and where you can't - take photographs.
How to Find Travel Companions
Many mature travelers want to see the world, but are held back by the high cost of solo travel. Finding a travel companion is the obvious solution, but how, exactly, does one do this? Learn about places to meet like-minded travelers, both in person and online.
Step, Lord Mayor's Tenement
Step, Lord Mayor's Tenement, Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater, Maryland. Page 6.
See Vintage Trains and Trolleys at the Illinois...
The Illinois Railway Museum, the largest museum of its kind in the United States, showcases historic trains, trolley buses and electric cars. With a focus on Chicago / Midwestern railway history, the Illinois Railway Museum brings the past to life with historic train rides, special events and an amazing array of rolling stock, historic signs and railway equipment. Plan your trip to the Illinois Railway Museum.
Top New Brunswick Attractions
New Brunswick is Canada's only officially bilingual province, and you'll find evidence of the area's French heritage wherever you go. New Brunswick is home to warm beaches, outstanding living history museums and the world-famous Bay of Fundy. Take a look at New Brunswick's top attractions, both natural and man-made.
Traveling by Car Ferry - What You Need to Know
Traveling by car ferry is a great way to get both you and your vehicle from one place to another relatively quickly. While some ferry boat trips are fairly short, others may last overnight or longer. Our car ferry travel tips will help you plan your next ferry boat trip.
Take a Photo Tour of Cape Breton Island's Cabot...
The Cabot Trail, one of eastern Canada's best-known drives, is justifiably famous. If you drive the Cabot Trail, you will experience several cultures and languages and travel through a Canadian national park - all on the same day.
Is My GSM Cell Phone Locked?
If you need to phone home while traveling internationally, your first step should be finding out whether your GSM cell phone is locked or unlocked. Page 2.
Rental Cars 101
Renting a car on your vacation may provide freedom of movement, but it can also be a frustrating, confusing experience. Learn more about the car rental process and discover how to find cheap rental cars, navigate your rental car contract and make sense of rental car fees.
What to Do if a Strike Affects Your Travel Plans
When a labor union votes to strike, could this action affect your travel plans? Find out how to plan ahead for strikes and get information about airline, railway, ground transportation and other labor unions' action. Learn what to do if a strike alters your vacation itinerary.
Should You Pack My Souvenirs or Ship Them Home?
Many travelers enjoy shopping for souvenirs, but finding the best way to get them home is another story. Should you pack them in your luggage or find a way to ship them home? Will it be more expensive to pay for an extra checked bag or to mail souvenirs from a local post office or shipping company? Our tips will help you decide whether to ship your souvenirs home or pack them in your suitcase.
Airport Security 101
Air travel begins with a necessary, but annoying process, the airport security screening. While we can't help you avoid the lines, plastic bins and X-ray machines, we can help you go through airport security as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Buying a GSM Cell Phone
Frequent travelers may wish to buy an unlocked GSM cell phone and purchase SIM cards for the countries they visit. Learn more about buying a GSM cell phone and SIM card. Page 4.
7 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Vacation...
Don't let your vacation rental dream turn into a nightmare. Before you rent a vacation cottage or apartment, take a look at our 7 tips for avoiding vacation rental fraud.
How to Add More Pages to Your US Passport
Some travelers are faced with a happy problem - their passport pages are filled with visa stamps. If you have only a few pages left in your U.S. passport book, you can have extra pages added. Find out how to add extra visa pages to your U.S. passport.
Should I Rent a Car Or Use Public Transportation?
When planning a an overseas trip, you must choose the best way to get around once you arrive in your destination country. For some senior travelers, renting a car is the best option. Others may prefer public transportation. Find out which choice - rental car or public transit - is best for you.
More About Finding Rental Car Bargains
Renting a car doesn't have to break the bank. If you're planning to rent a car on your next trip, learn how to look for the best rental car discounts, deals and rates. Page 2.
Pet Airways, an Airline For Animals Only
Pet Airways, the pet-only airline that began service in July 2009, will fly your furry friends in comfort. Find out about Pet Airways' fares, services and schedule.
Will My ATM Cards, Cell Phones and Travel...
If you're planning a trip to Canada, you should plan to bring your ATM card. Find out if your cell phone and hair dryer will work in Canada, too.
Airline Pricing Rules and Passenger Protections
Effective January 26, 2012, airlines and ticket agents were required to include mandatory taxes, government-imposed fees and fuel surcharges in any airfares they advertise, and additional passenger protections also went into effect. Find out more about these pricing rule changes, how they impact advertised airfares and how the new protections will help travelers.
Connect With Fellow RVers to Find Free RV Parking
Boondockers Welcome is a membership club that connects North American RVers who are looking for free dry-camping sites where they can park their RVs with RV owners who have boondocking spaces to share. Learn more about Boondockers Welcome.
Should I Pay for My Trip With a Credit Card or...
When you book your trip, what's the best way to pay for your tickets, with cash or with a credit card?
Top Tips for Beating the Airlines' Checked...
Many airlines charge checked baggage fees, and these fees can significantly increase your travel costs. Avoid or reduce your checked-bag fees by using our simple tips.
Research and Compare Tour Operators
To help you plan your next trip, we've compiled a list of tour operators that specialize in senior travel. Find out about companies that arrange grandparent / grandchild trips, adventure travel and more.
Trips and Tours for Senior Couples
The perfect romantic getaway is only a few clicks away. Jump-start your planning by reviewing our couples-only travel options.
The Best of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty make this Canadian province an ideal vacation destination. Learn more about Nova Scotia attractions and destinations and discover the top sights in Nova Scotia, Canada.
What Should You Do if Your Rental Car Breaks...
What happens if your rental car breaks down? Find out which repairs you might have to pay for and what you should do if your rental car can't be driven.
Emergency Supplies for Road Trips
Hitting the road? Don't forget to pack emergency supplies for your trip. Prepare for a roadside disaster before it happens with our list of emergency supplies.
Profile of Collette Vacations
Collette Vacations offers 150 different itineraries, including river cruises, train journeys and escorted tours. This family-owned company, founded in 1918, can take you to Alaska, Antartica, and many places in between.
How to Register Your Trip With the US...
If you are a US citizen, consider registering your next overseas trip via the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Registering your trip will help the State Department find and help you if an emergency occurs. Learn how to register your trip using the State Department's STEP process.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower D-Day Quote
Eisenhower D-Day Quote, National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC. Page 6.
Will Travel Insurance Cover You During War or...
If you are planning a trip to an area known to be politically unstable, buying travel insurance might sound like a good idea. Find out whether your travel insurance policy will cover you if a riot or war breaks out.
Train Travel Etiquette
Train travel is much more enjoyable if everyone aboard considers the comfort of others. Read our train travel etiquette tips to learn more.
Harvest Hosts – Agri-Tourism for North...
Harvest Hosts is a membership club for North American RVers who would like to dry-camp at farms, orchards, wineries and outdoor attractions. Members agree to purchase a bottle of wine, jug of cider, small basket of fruit or something else from their Host; in return, the Host offers them a place to boondock (dry-camp) overnight for free. Learn more about Harvest Hosts.
Plan Your Visit to Fort McHenry
Baltimore's Fort McHenry is both a National Monument and a Historic Shrine because of its significance in American history. Find out more about Fort McHenry and plan your visit to this historic spot. Page 2.
Visit the Battleship USS Wisconsin in Norfolk,...
Visiting a battleship leaves an impression that lasts a lifetime. The battleship's sleek lines disguise the immense size of the vessel. If your travels take you to Norfolk, Virginia, you can tour the main deck of USS Wisconsin (BB 64), one of four Iowa-class battleships built for the U.S. Navy, and learn about the history of this amazing, beloved battleship.
Budget Los Angeles for Senior Travelers
Los Angeles is popular with senior travelers because the city's attractions are very senior-friendly and the weather is nearly rain-free. Find out more about senior-friendly attractions, events and festivals in Los Angeles. Page 2.
Road Trip Pros and Cons
Taking a road trip is a great way to see the countryside. Road trips offer flexibility and freedom of choice. Consider the pros and cons of road trips before deciding how to get to your destination.
World War I Propaganda Poster
World War I Propaganda Poster, J. M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum, Claremore, Oklahoma. Page 10.
What to Do When the TSA Finds a Prohibited Item...
While you are going through airport security screening, the TSA finds a prohibited item, such as a pocket knife or pair of scissors. What should you do? Do you have options besides turning in your prohibited item? Find out what your alternatives are and read a list of airports with Mail It Home self-service kiosks.
Budget Rome, Italy for Senior Travelers
Rome, Italy is filled with wonders from ancient and Renaissance times, with art museums, churches and splendid architecture. Plan your budget trip to Rome and see the Eternal City without spending your last euro.
Review of RV Vacations for Dummies
RV Vacations for Dummies, part of the popular series published by Wiley Publishing, helps novice RV travelers decide where to go, plan their road trip and much more.
Learn to Ride a Bicycle in an Adult Cycling Class
If you have always wanted to take a bicycle tour or ride a bike trail, but do not know how to ride a bicycle, you are not alone. Adult cycling classes are both extremely popular and widely available. Learn more about adult Learn to Ride classes and find out how to register for a class near you.
What Are Whole Body Imaging and Full Body...
The U.S. Transportation Safety Administration is testing full body scanners that use whole body imaging technology in airports around the country. This controversial technology allows screeners to see every part of a traveler's body, including concealed objects. Find out about whole body imaging and what it means for you.
Cruise Packing Tips
Packing for a cruise can be a very stressful experience. It's hard to anticipate every single event and possibility and save packing space at the same time. Our cruise packing tips can help you weed out unnecessary items and put together a packing list that will truly work for you.
Photo Tour of Amsterdam's Canals
No trip to Amsterdam would be complete without a boat tour of the city's many canals. The canals are so important to Amsterdam's history and economic development that they were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Take a photo tour of Amsterdam's canals.
How Can I Find Out if My Tour Bus Is Safe to...
When you book a bus tour or long-distance bus trip, you may wonder about tour bus safety. If you're traveling in the United States and will be crossing state lines, you can check on your bus company's safety record before you travel.
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