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.

4 days ago

Tips for Travel in Covid Times

Travel is a great passion of mine and has been since I was a little girl. The world is a beautiful and interesting place to explore. Meeting people and learning about their cultures and their views expands my own perspective and allows me to step outside…

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4 weeks ago

6 Tips on How to Get Back to Traveling NOW

It’s either spring or fall in your part of the world, a perfect time to get out there, stretch your legs and your imaginations again. Yes, there are changes in the way we can travel now but with some simple tips it is definitely a go…

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1 month ago

Movie Adventures: How to Travel Through Italy on Screen

How much did you miss going to the movies during lockdown? Are you happy to curl up in front of the TV at home, or is watching a movie just one element of a bigger experience? Like a good book, stepping into an alternative screen-based world…

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2 months ago

Three Great Day Trips to Take from Dubrovnik in Croatia

If you are spending time in Dubrovnik, why not plan to escape the city and head out to explore the surrounding countryside and even a different country – all of which can be achieved in a day trip. Dubrovnik is the perfect destination to visit…

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2 months 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 months 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 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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4 months 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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