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    • What Is a Single Supplement? Created: Saturday, May 03, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      What is a single supplement, and why do hotels and cruise lines charge extra for single occupancy?
    • Delve Into the Past at The Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a treasure trove of genealogy resources that anyone can use for free. Experienced genealogy librarians are ready to help you begin your family history research or find that elusive fact that will break down your genealogical "brick wall." Plan your trip to The Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne's Allen County Public Library.
    • Take Your Own Food on Your Next Airplane Flight Created: Monday, April 30, 2012 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      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 preparin...
    • Find Bargains Galore at the Annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale Created: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Fort Wayne's annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale draws tens of thousands of shoppers to Indiana each year. The five-day sale, featuring Vera Bradley quilted bags, luggage and accessories, attracts visitors from every state in the US. If you're a Vera addict, consider planning an April trip to Fort Wayne. Our tips for shopping the sale will help you make the most of your Vera Bradley Outlet Sale experience.
    • Photo Tour of Viking Longships Christening, March 21, 2012, Amsterdam Created: Monday, March 26, 2012 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 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, ...
    • Travel Guidebooks: Essential or Outdated? Created: Sunday, July 04, 2010 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 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?
    • Fairmont Mayakoba Photo Tour Created: Monday, March 29, 2010 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 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.
    • Hotel Fire Safety for Senior Travelers Created: Friday, August 09, 2013 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 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...
    • Rainy Weather Driving Tips Created: Thursday, December 23, 2010 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 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...
    • Top Tips for Beating the Airlines' Checked Baggage Fees Created: Thursday, October 09, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      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.
    • Budget Los Angeles for Senior Travelers Created: Sunday, February 22, 2009 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 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 attraction...
    • Should I Rent a Car Or Use Public Transportation? Created: Sunday, January 20, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 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...
    • Trips and Tours for Senior Couples Created: Sunday, October 07, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      The perfect romantic getaway is only a few clicks away. Jump-start your planning by reviewing our couples-only travel options." itemprop="description">
    • Types of Tours Created: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
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    • Rose Blanche Lighthouse, Newfoundland, Canada Created: Thursday, August 05, 2010 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 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...
    • Can I Carry Liquids in My Checked Baggage ? Created: Saturday, January 16, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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 ...
    • Tours and Cruises for Single Seniors Created: Friday, November 16, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Single senior travelers don't have to pay high single supplements on tours and cruises. Learn about single-friendly tour operators and cruise lines.
    • Will My Credit Card Work Overseas? Created: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • Should You Book Your Rental Car Through a Third-Party Car Rental Website? Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Third-party car rental websites can save you money, but are the savings worth the possibility of inconvenience? Find out more about third-party car rental websites and damage waiver considerations, take a look at our tips for minimizing problems and learn about third-party car rental policies and procedures.
    • What to Do if Your Rental Car Breaks Down Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      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.
    • Renting a Car in Romania: Helpful Information for Seniors and Baby Boomers Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Many visitors to Romania explore the countryside in rental cars. Find out about rental car age restrictions and car rental policies in Romania.
    • United Kingdom Car Rental Information for Seniors and Baby Boomers Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      If you are planning to rent a car in the United Kingdom, you'll want to familiarize yourself with UK car rental terminology and policies. Drivers over age 75 may not be able to rent cars from every company.
    • Winter Driving Regulations: Do You Need Tire Chains or Snow Tires for Your Trip? Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Many countries, particularly in Europe, mandate use of winter tires or snow chains at certain times of the year. Before you rent a car during the winter, find out whether you'll need tire chains or snow tires.
    • Renting a Car in Israel – Information for Seniors and Baby Boomers Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      While you might not want to drive in Israel's largest cities, renting a car can give you the freedom to explore the countryside. Find out how to rent a car in Israel, read about age limits and learn more about Israeli rental car insurance, fees and policies.
    • Oria Castle and Historic Court Photo Tour Created: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen built Oria Castle, in Italy's Apulia region, in 1227 A.D., as part of his system of defensive fortresses in the area around Bari and Brindisi. Although you won...
    • Oria Castle, Apulia Created: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Turret, Oria Castle, Oria, Apulia, Italy. Page 13.
    • Visit Italy's Medieval and Renaissance Castles Created: Sunday, September 07, 2008 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Italy is most famous for its art museums, churches and ancient monuments, but you can find some sort of castle in nearly every Italian hill town. Italy's castles, built to protect towns and strate...
    • Italy's Undiscovered Towns Created: Friday, December 30, 2011 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Italy's famous sights have attracted tourists for centuries. There's much more to Italy than art museums and churches, and it's easier to find the "real" Italy if you step off the tourist path and...
    • Profile of Oria Castle, Oria, Italy Created: Friday, March 21, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Oria Castle, half way between Taranto and Brindisi in Italy's Puglia region, is open for tours on a limited basis. Oria is best known for its annual Historical Parade of Frederick II and Tournament of the Districts, held in August, but the castle's square and round towers draw visitors throughout the year. Get the latest information on how you can visit Oria Castle.
    • Shields, Swords and Maces Created: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Shields, Oria Castle, Oria, Apulia, Italy. Page 5.
    • Pikes Created: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Pikes, Oria Castle, Oria, Apulia, Italy. Page 4.
    • Renting a Car in Ireland – What Seniors and Baby Boomers Need to Know Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
      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.

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