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    • Should You Wear a Medical ID on Your Trip? Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Wearing a medical ID tells doctors and emergency responders that you have health issues that could affect your treatment plan. Find out more about medical IDs and learn about alternatives to medical ID jewelry.
    • Travel Like a Local: State and County Fairs Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      You can't get more local than a state or county fair. Find out what you can see and do at a county or state fair and read our tips for making the most of your visit to the fair.
    • "Overrated" Travel Destinations You Should Visit Created: Sunday, September 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Every travel guidebook describes overrated destinations - those cities and attractions so crowded and touristy that they aren't worth visiting. Beyond the souvenir stands, though, you'll find histo...
    • Photo Tour of Viking Longships Christening, March 21, 2012, Amsterdam Created: Monday, March 26, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Viking River Cruises christened four of its new Viking Longships in a lavish ceremony in Amsterdam. View photos of the ceremony and learn about the ships' godmothers, ...
    • How to Rent a Vacation Cottage Created: Sunday, October 07, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      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...
    • Hotel Etiquette Created: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Hotel etiquette involves more than just knowing how much to tip the housekeeping staff. Treating your fellow guests and hotel employees with respect will help ensure a pleasant stay. Learn more a...
    • Tips for Traveling With Prescription Drugs Created: Sunday, August 07, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      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 trav...
    • Rainy Weather Driving Tips Created: Thursday, December 23, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Driving in the rain seems, at first glance, to be an easy task. Wet weather driving does not normally present huge challenges. When rain falls for a long time, however, or when a rainstorm change...
    • Hosting Houseguests Created: Saturday, March 28, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      It's fun to host family and friends, but playing local tour guide can also be stressful. Our tips for successfully hosting houseguests can help you make your next hosting experience a success.
    • Top 10 Travel Essentials Created: Sunday, November 18, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      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.
    • Photo Tour of Murrell Home, Oklahoma's Only Antebellum Plantation Created: Monday, December 20, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      The Murrell Home, Oklahoma's only surviving antebellum plantation, was occupied by both Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War. Today, you can tour this stately home and historic outbui...
    • Fairmont Mayakoba Photo Tour Created: Monday, March 29, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      The Fairmont Mayakoba hotel, on Mexico's Riviera Maya, combines sustainable tourism practices with the luxury that guests of a top-end resort expect. Take a photo tour of the Fairmont Mayakoba.
    • How Can I Find Cheap Travel Insurance? Created: Thursday, August 13, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Buying cheap travel insurance may save you money up front, but will it help you if you have a problem during your trip? Get the facts about cheap travel insurance.
    • Hotel Fire Safety for Senior Travelers Created: Friday, August 09, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      As you check into your room, hotel fire safety might be the last thing on your mind. Fire safety considerations are important, no matter where you travel. Your hotel should have smoke alarms and a...
    • Travel Guidebooks: Essential or Outdated? Created: Sunday, July 04, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Are travel guidebooks obsolete? Smart phone apps and travel websites offer alternatives to the traditional travel guidebook, but can they replace your favorite travel guides?
    • Review of Volunteer Vacations Created: Thursday, July 24, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      If you've always wanted to travel and help others, Volunteer Vacations can help you choose the trip that is best for you. This travel guidebook profiles organizations that offer volunteer travel p...
    • Author Interview: Candy Harrington Created: Thursday, January 03, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Candy Harrington has been writing about accessible travel for over 14 years. A recognized expert on the subject, Ms. Harrington has published several books on accessible travel and lodgings. Find...
    • Types of Tours Created: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
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    • Profile of the Betsy-Tacy Houses Created: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Many readers over the years have enjoyed Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy books, which chronicle the adventures of aspiring writer Betsy Ray, her best friend Tacy Kelly, and their families in turn-o...
    • Should I Rent a Car Or Use Public Transportation? Created: Sunday, January 20, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      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 p...
    • Rose Blanche Lighthouse, Newfoundland, Canada Created: Thursday, August 05, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Rose Blanche lighthouse was built to help sailors avoid accidents at sea. The lighthouse is one of many that dot the coast of Newfoundland. Built in 1871, Rose Blanche lighthouse fell into disrep...
    • Write a Review of a Senior-Friendly Cruise Line Created: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Many cruise lines advertise themselves as senior-friendly, but which cruise ships and itineraries are truly best for seniors? Write a review of your cruise experience and share your opinion with yo...
    • Write a Review of a Senior-Friendly Cruise Line Created: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Many cruise lines advertise themselves as senior-friendly, but which cruise ships and itineraries are truly best for seniors? Write a review of your cruise experience and share your opinion with yo...
    • Chikungunya – What Is It, and How Can You Avoid Getting It? Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Chikungunya, the painful, mosquito-borne viral illness, has spread to the Caribbean. Travel-related cases are now being reported in North America and Europe. Learn how to avoid contracting chikungunya, wherever your travels take you.
    • Beyond the Tour Group Created: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      What do you do when traveling with a tour group becomes too hard? For travelers with mobility issues, some tour itineraries are simply too fast-paced. "Gentle walkers" can also find the long days on a traditional itinerary very tiring. Fortunately, there are many alternatives to the traditional group tour experience. Learn more about tour group alternatives.
    • Photo Tour of the Montreal Tower Created: Friday, July 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      The Montreal Tower is the world's highest inclined tower. You can ascend it via a funicular and get a great view of the Olympic Park and surrounding area.
    • Visit the Battleship USS Massachusetts (BB 59) in Fall River, Massachusetts Created: Thursday, September 06, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      The battleship USS Massachusetts is the star attraction at Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts. Learn about "Big Mamie's" history and plan your visit to the USS Massachusetts.
    • Photo Tour of Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis, Indiana Created: Friday, June 08, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      President Benjamin Harrison built a home in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1874. He lived there with his family until he died, except for the years he served as a senator and as President of the United S...
    • Germany to Impose Road Tax on Foreign Drivers, Beginning in 2016 Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Germany's Transport Minister has announced plans to impose a road tax on foreign drivers, beginning in 2016. Find out more about this controversial plan.
    • Looking for Travel Companions? Visit the Senior Travel Forum Created: Monday, November 24, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Looking for a travel companion? Consider posting a message in our Senior Travel Forum.
    • Budget Los Angeles for Senior Travelers Created: Sunday, February 22, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Los Angeles, California, home of Hollywood Boulevard, Universal Studios, the La Brea Tar Pits and the Getty Center, is a great senior destination. Although L.A.'s most famous hotels and attractions command big-city prices, you can visit the City of Angels without needing divine help to pay for your trip. Find out more about senior-friendly Los Angeles.
    • How to Register Your Trip With the US Department of State Created: Sunday, February 20, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      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.

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