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Travel Tips

Which countries offer the best medical tourism options? Where can you find cheap hotel rooms? Do senior travel discounts still exist? These are a few of the questions that we attempt to answer in our travel tips section.

Why You Should Visit the Hinterlands… and How to Get More from Your Trip When You Get There
1 week ago

Why You Should Visit the Hinterlands… and How to Get More from Your Trip When You Get There

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So, you’ve bought your tickets and the dates are set. You’ve finally gotten up the gumption to give yourself the trip of a lifetime: a hike around magical Macchu Picchu, a kayaking trip on the Dalmatian Coast, or just a gentle exploration of gorgeous Cinque Terre, Italy. Let’s consider preparation. Read More

Celebrate Earth Day the Active Way: 6 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Taking an Active Vacation
2 weeks ago

Celebrate Earth Day the Active Way: 6 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Taking an Active Vacation

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April 22 is Earth day, so naturally, this is an especially appropriate month to consider all the ways we can help preserve our natural resources. April also brings nice weather in the Northern hemisphere and our thoughts go to summer trips we may want to take. Read More

Is the Life of a Roving Retiree for You?
1 month ago

Is the Life of a Roving Retiree for You?

My husband and I ‘fired’ the corporate world early! We had enough of late night teleconference calls. Not to mention we were tired of long hours spent commuting to work and the little time we had for ourselves and each other. Read More

Why Backpacking Is the Perfect Way to Let Go of Time, Worries and Other People’s Needs
2 months ago

Why Backpacking Is the Perfect Way to Let Go of Time, Worries and Other People’s Needs

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Have you ever had the urge to enter the wilderness with a backpack, but dismissed it as an impossibly silly dream, because you felt too old and out of shape? I am here to tell you that you can do it! You don’t need to be young, thin, athletic or tough. Here is my story. Read More

Senior Travel Tips: How to Deal with Foreign Authorities While Abroad
3 months ago

Senior Travel Tips: How to Deal with Foreign Authorities While Abroad

I exhaled a huge sigh of relief as I left the Police Station of Phuket, Thailand. I’d gotten off easy with a fine of $12 US, and a private payment of $90 US. That was all I had to pay for a traffic accident abroad. Read More

Practical House Sitting Tips from a Female Road Warrior
4 months ago

Practical House Sitting Tips from a Female Road Warrior

We all know what babysitting is. Been there, done that. House sitting, though – what is it? Join us in discussion with Penelope Whiteley who knows all about this new trend that has been gaining popularity in recent years. Enjoy the show! Read More

How to Handle the Fear of a Health Emergency While Traveling as an Older Woman
4 months ago

How to Handle the Fear of a Health Emergency While Traveling as an Older Woman

This is the scenario no one wants to imagine. I went on an Alaskan cruise, healthy and fit, and ended up leaving the ship in an ambulance for the emergency room of the local Ketchikan hospital. Read More

The Joys of Educational Travel with the Grandkids: 4 Generations Experience Road Scholar
5 months ago

The Joys of Educational Travel with the Grandkids: 4 Generations Experience Road Scholar

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Claire Westdahl is a legacy. The 71-year-old retired nurse-midwife recently took her 10-year-old granddaughter Mae on her first Road Scholar educational adventure, walking in the footsteps of her mother, who took Claire’s then pre-teen son John on his first Road Scholar adventure over 30 years ago. Read More

5 Ways That Travel Can Cultivate a Sense of Inner Peace and Joy
6 months ago

5 Ways That Travel Can Cultivate a Sense of Inner Peace and Joy

At the beginning of this year, I decided to go on a journey to Bhutan with a stop-over in New Delhi for two days. It was the best decision I have come up with since deciding to move to Austin, Texas, two and a half years ago. Read More

Thinking About Traveling to Bali? Explore a Unique, Mystical and Exotic Island Culture
6 months ago

Thinking About Traveling to Bali? Explore a Unique, Mystical and Exotic Island Culture

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One of the best things about living in the Top End of Australia is its close proximity to Asia.

We love to holiday in Bali! Famed as a popular surfing hangout in the 70s, Bali still attracts millions of visitors each year. Read More

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