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Is senior travel different than travel at other stages in our lives? Where can we find the best senior tours, cruises and travel adventures? Let’s discuss these fascinating topics together!

Cruising the Smart Way: Ship Choice, Activities, Safety and More!
5 months ago

Cruising the Smart Way: Ship Choice, Activities, Safety and More!

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Statistically, cruising has one of the highest, if not the highest, vacation satisfaction rating. And it’s easy to understand why. Read More

5 House Sitting Tips from Our Time in Australia, Ecuador, France and Mexico
6 months ago

5 House Sitting Tips from Our Time in Australia, Ecuador, France and Mexico

Have you considered house sitting? We have been house sitting since 2014 and have had 34 assignments in Australia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and France. Coming up next is Barbados for three months. Read More

Need a Senior Travel Companion? How About Your High School BFF?
6 months ago

Need a Senior Travel Companion? How About Your High School BFF?

We walked to high school every day. Now we are recently retired with children grown and husbands gone. This week we’re going on a big walk together, in the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone and Glacier. A girly road trip in the wild American west. No reservations, just adventure. Move over Thelma and Louise! Read More

Why Traveling Alone with Your Grandchildren is a Great Bonding Experience
6 months ago

Why Traveling Alone with Your Grandchildren is a Great Bonding Experience

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Have you tried travelling with grandchildren? If you haven’t, my husband and I heartily recommend the experience!

In recent years, multigenerational travel has become a growing market. An emerging subset based on this is grandparents and grandchildren are taking trips together, leaving the parents at home. Read More

How to Travel Like a Queen on a Retirement Budget
6 months ago

How to Travel Like a Queen on a Retirement Budget

Well, I certainly don’t have my own plane and can’t afford super luxury hotels on Lake Como. But when I look at the attributes of what is considered luxury travel, there are many ways I can accomplish them even on a budget. Read More

Newly Widowed Grandmother Turns to Educational Travel to Rediscover Herself… and Succeeds!
6 months ago

Newly Widowed Grandmother Turns to Educational Travel to Rediscover Herself… and Succeeds!

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American expatriate Hester Witchey, 79, grew up near Cleveland, Ohio, where she taught elementary school for close to 40 years before retirement. Read More

How My Alaskan Vacation Gave Me a New Perspective on Life and the World
7 months ago

How My Alaskan Vacation Gave Me a New Perspective on Life and the World

As I sit here, feeling cozy back at home, my mug says “Alaska, the last frontier.” I am trying to keep the spirit of the amazing month of July alive in my thoughts. Read More

How I Learned to Avoid Senior Scams, While Traveling, the Hard Way
7 months ago

How I Learned to Avoid Senior Scams, While Traveling, the Hard Way

Do you think as Baby Boomers we­ are more of a target for thieves and scammers? Are we really that vulnerable? One thing I do know is that it is the most stressful part of travel if it happens to you. Read More

Ever Thought of Taking a Road Trip in Spain? What’s Stopping You?
8 months ago

Ever Thought of Taking a Road Trip in Spain? What’s Stopping You?

Does the idea of taking a road trip in Spain appeal to you?

Perhaps you remember when actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Chef Mario Batali made a 13-part TV series back in 2008 called “Spain On the Road Again.” They made the trip with food writer Mark Bittman and actress Claudio Bassols. Read More

9 Cruise Packing List Omissions that Can Completely Ruin Your Trip
9 months ago

9 Cruise Packing List Omissions that Can Completely Ruin Your Trip

I remember wishing that I had created a cruise packing list before my first big adventure on the water. It was 1am and I had a splitting headache. Determined to get some sleep before my first day in a new city, I threw on my robe and hobbled down to the lobby, hoping to get some help from the woman at the reception desk. Read More