Travel Tips and Plans

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.

1 week ago

12 Critical Travel Phrases to Help You Get More from Travel After 60

At my favorite Bangkok duck-soup stall, the owner lights up every time I say, “Aroy mak!” letting her know I thought the food was delicious. There’s a momentary connection we wouldn’t have had, had I said, “Delicious!” in English…

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3 weeks ago

My Adventures with a Cargo Van: Part Two

In Carpe Diem: Have You Ever Thought of Getting a Cargo Van?, I promised Part Two would describe what happened on the first adventure for my husband Rito, our dog Pepe, and me in our new Dodge Promaster. I’m happy to report that the trip was…

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3 weeks ago

Have You Fossilized Your Summer Vacation?

During a brief summer interval, it seemed safe to do a few-days’ jaunt to visit relatives. Traveling with siblings and visiting cousins, everyone vaccinated and practicing safety, we visited several sites. Just when you think there is little of interest…

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4 weeks ago

All Aboard! The 5 Things I Absolutely Love About Train Travel

I love train travel. I think it’s in my blood. My grandfather was a depot agent in the small town of Douglass, Kansas, so my father grew up around trains. While I did not, the sound of a train whistle in the distance still stirs a sense of excitement in me…

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4 weeks ago

Garden Inspiration – Have You Discovered Gardening During the Pandemic?

If you’ve unearthed a hidden passion for gardening during the pandemic, you won’t be alone. Indeed, numerous studies have revealed that people of all ages have woken up to the attraction of planting and caring for all things green, and the suggestion…

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1 month ago

Carpe Diem: Have You Ever Thought of Getting a Cargo Van or RV? (Part One)

This year, the film Nomadland won three academic awards. Here is a description of the film: “A woman in her 60s, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.”

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1 month ago

It’s Time for Choosing Another Type of Vacation

Over-tourism has threatened the very environment you saw as so relaxing on your first trip. That white sandy beach is littered with plastic from straws, water bottles, and other non-disposable plastics that have filled the ocean. That coral reef has been bleached…

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2 months ago

What Makes Fantasy Travel the ultimate staycation?

As someone who loves to travel, I was very surprised that I didn’t go stir crazy during the pandemic. I have been traveling for work and pleasure for so many years that I didn’t think I would be comfortable staying in one place for any length of time…

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2 months ago

Is It Time to Plan a Family Legacy Trip?

A family legacy trip is any trip you take with your grandchildren that shares and builds a sense of family history with them. Ideally, it’s a skip-gen variety where it is just you and them! Apart from the fun you will have, studies have shown that children…

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2 months ago

A Jewel of Royal Proportions – Exploring Litomerice in the Czech Republic

Just a short 1-hour drive from the Czech Republic capital, Prague, the region of North Bohemia offers a lot for the visitor. From scenic landscapes, the River Elbe, picturesque historical towns, unique rock structures, chateaux, wineries, craft beer…

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