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Senior Travel and Vacations Guide
Find senior travel discounts, tips, destination information and travel news here, courtesy of your About.com Senior Travel Expert, Nancy Parode.

Alaska Travel
Alaska, the 49th state to be admitted to the United States of America, calls itself

How to Pack for an Alaska Land Tour
Packing for an Alaskan land tour is different - and easier - than packing for an Alaskan cruise. Here are our road-tested tips.

Transportation Options for Seniors and Baby Boomers
Should you travel by bus or rent a car? Learn about your transportation options and let us help you choose the best way to reach your destination.

Road Trip Pros and Cons
Road trips offer flexibility and freedom of choice. Consider the pros and cons of road trips before deciding how to get to your destination.

Air Travel for Seniors - Senior Air Travel Tips
Traveling by air is usually the quickest way to get to your destination. Air travel is often the most expensive option, too. Our guide to air travel for seniors can help you save money and understand your rights as an airline passenger.

How to Request Airport Wheelchair Assistance
If you need airport wheelchair assistance, here's how to prepare for your trip, work with a wheelchair attendant and resolve problems at the airport.

Register Your Trip With the US Department of State
Learn how to register your overseas trip with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program so the US State Department can find you in an emergency.

How Much Time Do You Need to Get to Your Connecting Flight?
When booking airline tickets, how much time should you allow between your connecting flights?

Types of Travel for Seniors - Types of Trips for Seniors
Just like many seniors, you're ready to travel and see the world. What types of trips are best for you? Read about different types of trips, then choose your favorite.

Travel With Grandchildren
Get ideas for places to go with your grandchildren and read tips for making that grandparent / grandchild day trip or longer journey a true success.

Volunteer Travel for Seniors and Baby Boomers
Share your time and talents near home or on the other side of the planet by taking a volunteer vacation.

Tips for Traveling With Prescription Drugs
Traveling with prescription drugs is easy, as long as you plan ahead, know the rules and carry documentation.

Do Larger Airline Passengers Need to Buy a Second Seat?
Some airlines now ask larger passengers to purchase a second seat. Find out which US airlines have special policies concerning

Travel Essentials and Packing - What to Pack for Your Trip - Travel Gear
Which items are true travel essentials? How do you decide what to pack for your trip? Your first step is thinking through your itinerary and activites. Next, decide which items are true

Best Ways to Prepare for Airport Security Screenings
Airport security screenings are tedious but necessary. You can speed up the process by planning ahead, organizing your bags and following the rules.

Midwest and South-Central US Travel - Midwest and South-Central US Destinations for Seniors and Baby Boomers
Planning a trip to the Midwest or South-Central US? Take a look at our suggestions for weekend getaways, daytrips and longer vacations in the Midwestern and South-Central states.

Get the Music Back at Lubbock's Buddy Holly Center
Buddy Holly died in 1959, but his music changed the course of rock 'n' roll history. Lubbock's Buddy Holly Center celebrates Holly's life and legacy.

How to Pay Tolls – Cash, Transponders and More
Find out how to pay tolls and use transponders as you plan for your upcoming toll road trip.

E-ZPass Tips for Car Travelers
If you travel to the Northeast, Midwest or Mid-Atlantic US fairly frequently, using an E-ZPass® can save you time and money.

Take Your Prescription Drugs through Airport Security
Find out how to safely pack your prescription drugs and take them through airport security.

Pet Birds and Air Travel: What You Need to Know
Find out which US airlines accept pet birds in the airplane cabin or baggage hold and learn how much it costs to take your pet bird on your flight.

Places You Can't Take Photographs
Photography laws and rules vary from country to country. Find out where you can - and where you can't - take photographs when you travel.

Senior Travel - Senior Travel Basics
Find out how to apply for a passport and research travel insurance costs here.

Can I Carry Liquids in My Checked Baggage?
You can pack and carry liquids in your checked baggage when you travel by air. Here's how to pack them to minimize your risk of breakage and leaks.

Should You Take Public Transit to the Airport?
Sometimes you can get to the airport faster if you take public transit. Find out when taking the bus, subway or light rail to the airport makes sense.

Tour Groups for Seniors and Baby Boomers
Senior travelers can choose from all types of tours. Whether you prefer guided, independent or special-interest tours, there's sure to be a package that's right for you.

Tips for Traveling Solo With a Tour Group
If you are thinking of traveling solo with a tour group, our tips will help you choose the right tour and make new friends on your journey.

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Paris to Normandy and the Loire Valley With Go Ahead Tours
Trip diary of Go Ahead Tours' 10-day Paris, Normandy and the Loire Valley tour, including D-Day sites, Loire castle tours, Rouen, Honfleur and Saint-Malo.

Passports and Travel Documents - Applying for Passports and Travel Documents
Find out how to apply for a passport, renew an existing passport and expedite your passport application. Learn about the new U.S. passport card and how to get one.

How Long Before Expiration Should I Renew My Passport?
You may have to renew your passport as much as eight months before it expires. Find out when you should renew your passport.

How to Renew Your US Passport
Find out how to renew your adult US passport by mail.

When Should You Travel With a Tour Group?
Even if you normally plan your own trips, there are times when tour groups really are your best option.

Birth Certificate Requirements for US Passports
Learn about birth certificate requirements for US passport applications and find out what to do if your birth certificate does not meet them.

Packing Tips for Air Travelers
If an airplane flight is in your future, take a look at our packing tips.

Travel Insurance - Should I Buy Travel Insurance
Buying travel insurance can add to the cost of your trip, but it can also give you peace of mind. Find out more about the different types of travel insurance and the losses they cover.

Will Travel Insurance Cover You During War or Civil Unrest?
Find out whether your travel insurance policy will cover you if a riot or war breaks out.

Mid-Atlantic US Travel - Mid-Atlantic US Travel Destinations for Seniors and Baby Boomers
Planning a trip to Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, West Virginia or Virginia? Take a look at our suggestions for weekend getaways, daytrips and longer vacations in the Mid-Atlantic states.

U.S. Travel Photos - Images of U.S. Travel
If you travel in the U.S., you'll see everything from deserts to glittering downtown boulevards. Let our U.S. travel photos inspire you as you plan your next trip.

Photo of Tyrannosaurus Rex at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
This Tyrannosaurus Rex is part of the Dinosaurs Come to Life exhibit at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland. Prepare to be frightened!

Reticulated Python
The reticulated python is a native of southeast Asia. This species of python is the world's longest snake, and you can see one at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland in Allenwood, Pennsylvania.

Galápagos Tortoise at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
There are now only 10 subspecies of the Galįpagos tortoise left in the world; when Charles Darwin visited the Galįpagos Islands, there were 15 subspecies. You can see a Galįpagos tortoise at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland

Photo Tour of Clyde Peeling's Reptiland, Allenwood, Pa.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland, an accredited zoo on Route 15 in Allenwood, Pa., is a great place to stretch your legs and learn about reptiles.

Virginia Travel - Virginia Travel for Seniors and Baby Boomers
If you're planning a trip to Virginia, you can experience the best of nature and US history. From Colonial Williamsburg to the Blue Ridge Parkway to modern museums and cultural venues, Virginia has something for everyone.

Visit the Battleship USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia
If your travels take you to Norfolk, Virginia, take a tour of USS Wisconsin (BB 64), one of four Iowa-class battleships built for the US Navy.

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Mont-Saint-Michel Photo Tour and Travel Tips
Take a photo tour of Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy's stunning island monastery and the third most visited site in France.

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Europe Travel - Senior Trips and Tours in Europe
Europe is a popular destination for tour groups, cruise lines and independent travelers. Before you head to Europe, learn more about transportation options, lodging choices and local attractions.

Italy Travel
Italy is one of the world's most popular travel destinations. With ancient ruins, amazing art and soaring churches everywhere you look, there's something to see in each region of Italy.

Use Skype to Make International Telephone Calls
Using your laptop or smartphone and high-speed internet access, you can use Skype to make inexpensive or even free international telephone calls.

Travel Money - Travel Money Tips for Seniors
Deciding which travel money to use can be confusing. Are credit cards, debit cards or travelers checks best? Find out which travel money to choose and learn more about using your credit and debit cards while on vacation.

Which Travel Money Should You Use?
An important part of travel planning is deciding how you will pay for day-to-day travel expenses. Find out which travel money option is best for you.

Profile of Go Ahead Tours, a Division of EF Education
Go Ahead Tours provides good-value travel experiences on six continents, ranging from escorted tours to land / sea experiences and walking tours.

Planning Your Dream Trip
Why travel? Seniors and baby boomers have many reasons to plan a journey. Learn about selecting a special destination, planning a romantic journey and traveling to expand your circle of friends.

Travel Like a Local
As you explore a new place, how do you make those all-important connections with local people? Find ways to learn about the people and cultures of the places you visit by traveling like a local.

Tour Group Pros and Cons
Tour groups offer many advantages as well as some disadvantages. Discover the pros and cons of senior tour groups.

Train Travel for Seniors - Senior Train Travel Tips and Deals
Train travel is a great way to get from place to place, especially for seniors who prefer not to drive. Find out how to decide if train travel is right for you, take advantage of our train travel tips and learn about senior train travel discounts.

Car Ferry Travel Tips
Our car ferry travel tips will help you plan your next ferry trip, with or without your car.

How to Charge Your Electronic Devices When You Travel
Learn about plug adapters and voltage converters and find out what to do if you are having problems charging your electronic devices during your trip.

Pet Airways - Shut Down in 2012 - Restarting?
Pet Airways, the pet-only airline that launched in 2009, announced plans to restart operations in 2016, four years after the airline shut down.

Do You Need a Known Traveler Number?
A Known Traveler Number can help you obtain PreCheck status for your next flight within the US. Find out how to get a Known Traveler Number.

What to Expect on Your River Cruise
Find out what to expect on a typical river cruise and decide if river cruising is right for you.

Travel Health Concerns
Assess your health before you travel. Find out what you need to bring on your trip in order to stay healthy. Learn about entry requirements by country.

Photo Galleries
Choosing a senior travel destination is easier when you can see where you're going. Our senior travel photo galleries can help you decide where to go on your next trip.

Travel Safety
Stay safe while you're on the go. Read our travel safety tips and learn how to protect yourself.

RV Travel / Road Trips
Senior travelers are taking to the roads. Get RV and road trip tips and find out where to park your RV.

Accommodations
Learn about senior-friendly hotels, motels and bed & breakfast inns. Find out how to rent vacation cottages and participate in home exchanges.

Cruises
Many mature travelers enjoy cruise vacations. Learn how to choose a cruise line and read our tips for making the most of your cruise.

Domestic or International?
Should you travel to another country or explore your own? Find out about destinations, near and far, and read tips for traveling in other countries.

International Travel - International Travel for Seniors
If you enjoy exotic locations, new experiences and fascinating foods, South America, Asia and Africa are great travel choices. As you plan your international vacation, learn about overseas destinations, explore cultural travel opportunities and check out our trip planning tips.

Tips for Changing Your Money Abroad
Exchanging your money in a foreign country can be confusing. Get the scoop on currency exchange and find out how to use currency converters.

U.S. Travel for Seniors and Baby Boomers - Senior U.S. Travel Destinations
There's a lot to see in the good ol' U.S.A. You can explore parks and battlefields, take in a living history museum or wander the streets of famous American cities. Whether you love art or adventure, shopping or shows, you'll find fantastic travel destinations all over the U.S.

Nova Scotia - Nova Scotia for Senior Travelers
Nova Scotia is home to many cultures - Scottish / Gaelic, of course, but also Acadian, French and even German. The province's centuries-old maritime and defense traditions add to the charm of Nova Scotia's coastlines and towns. Wherever you go in Nova Scotia, you'll discover its rich and varied heritage.

California and the Pacific Northwest
California, Washington and Oregon offer a wide array of vacation possibilities, ranging from beach cottages to upscale resorts to adventure travel experiences. Plan your trip to California and the Pacific Northwest.

New England Travel
Come to New England to immerse yourself in history, enjoy seafood and local specialties, explore the ocean and wilderness or enjoy spectacular autumn colors.

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Antietam National Battlefield Photos - Photo Tour of Antietam National Battlefield
The battle of Antietam took place on September 17, 1862. On this day, more American soldiers were killed or wounded than on any other single day in U.S. history. The Union's victory - such as it was - allowed President Abraham Lincoln to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation three days later. Take a photo tour of Antietam National Battlefield.

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Signal Hill National Historic Site - Photo Tour of Signal Hill National Historic Site, Newfoundland, Canada
Signal Hill's strategic position overlooking St. John's, Newfoundland, made it a natural spot for gun batteries, defensive walls and hospitals. Signal Hill made history when Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal here in 1901. Today, visitors hike up to Cabot Tower, take in the exhibits at Signal Hill's visitor centre and enjoy the views of St. John's and the harbor. Take a photo tour of Signal Hill National Historic Site.

Photo Tour of Cape Breton Island's Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia, Canada
The Cabot Trail, one of eastern Canada's best-known drives, is justifiably famous. If you drive the Cabot Trail, you will experience several cultures and languages and travel through a Canadian national park - all on the same day.

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United States Naval Academy Photos
The Yard, as the campus of the United States Naval Academy is known, is beautiful, historic and filled with tradition. The Yard is open to visitors; guided walking tours are available. See the Navy Chapel, tomb of naval hero John Paul Jones and Bancroft Hall, home to all 4,000 midshipmen.

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Boston's Freedom Trail Photo Tour
Boston's nickname, the Cradle of Liberty, fits the city perfectly. Many of the events leading up to the American Revolution happened here. Today, you can easily visit Boston's historic sites by walking the Freedom Trail.

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Photo Tour of the Cherokee Heritage Center, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
The Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, offers visitors a chance to explore the history of the Cherokee Nation through living history experiences, museum exhibits and genealogical research. Find out more about the Cherokee Heritage Center and take our photo tour.

J. M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum, Claremore, Oklahoma
The J. M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma boasts the largest private gun collection in the world, with over 13,000 firearms on display. In addition to this amazing gun exhibit, you'll find outlaw memorabilia, World War I posters, beer steins, musical instruments and much, much more. The J. M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum is a must-see for firearms aficionados. Even if you don't like guns, you'll probably find something interesting to see here.

National World War II Memorial Photo Tour
The National World War II Memorial, which was dedicated in 2004, is the only memorial to a twentieth-century event on the central area of Washington, DC's National Mall.

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L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site Photo Tour - Visit L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland, Canada
Norse adventurers, including Leifr Eiriksson (Leif Ericsson) first settled L'Anse aux Meadows around the year 1000 A.D. Today, you can visit L'Anse aux Meadows and see for yourself the place where the Old World met the New for the very first time. Take a photo tour of Newfoundland's L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.

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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax's Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is the largest maritime museum in Canada. Founded in 1948, it is also Canada's oldest maritime museum. Take a photo tour of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

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Photo Tour of Murrell Home, Oklahoma's Only Antebellum Plantation
The Murrell Home, Oklahoma's only surviving antebellum plantation, was occupied by both Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War. Today, you can tour this stately home and historic outbuildings. Take a quick photo tour of Oklahoma's Murrell Home.

Alexander Graham Bell Museum, Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Visiting the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck is one of the highlights of a trip to Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island. Here you can see the inventions that made Alexander Graham Bell famous, including the telephone and hydrofoil. You'll also learn about his role in the development of the Silver Dart airplane, Canada's first controlled powered aircraft and the first of its kind in the British Empire. Take a photo tour of the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.

Train Travel Safety Tips
Our train travel safety tips will help you on every stage of your rail journey.

Rental Cars - Rental Cars for Senior and Boomer Travelers
Renting a car is a complex process. There are so many fees, taxes and surcharges involved that it can take hours to find the best rental car deal. Let us take you through the complicated world of car rentals.

Where to Park Your Car During Your Vacation
Take a look at hotel, city and train station parking options and learn how to cope with unfamiliar parking practices when you're on the road.

Which Type of Airport Parking is Best for You?
Learn about airport parking options and decide which type of airport parking is best for you.

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Visit D-Day Sites With a Tour Group
Discover the advantages of visiting D-Day sites in Normandy, France, with a tour group and see photos of a D-Day tour.

Europe Travel Photos - Europe Travel Pictures
If you're planning a trip to Europe, our European travel photo galleries will inspire you and, perhaps, lead you to places you hadn't thought to visit.

Washington Monument and Fountain, National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC
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Memorial Stars, National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC
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Memorial Wreaths and Washington Monument from National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC
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POW Wreath and Bas Reliefs, National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC
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Harry S Truman Quote, National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC
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Washington Monument Seen From National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC
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Atlantic Theater Pavilion Baldacchino, National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC
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Atlantic Theater Pavilion, National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC
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Eisenhower D-Day Quote, National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC
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Oveta Culp Hobby Quote, National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC
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Marshall Quote, National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC
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Pacific Theater Pavilion, National World War II Memorial
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National World War II Memorial Rainbow Pool
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National World War II Memorial Photo Tour
The National World War II Memorial, which was dedicated in 2004, is the only memorial to a twentieth-century event on the central area of Washington, DC's National Mall.

Bringing Duty-Free Liquids Into the US in a Carry-On
If you buy duty-free liquids, such as liquors and perfumes, and want to bring them into the US by air, there are some things you need to know.

How to Avoid Hitting Deer and Moose With Your Car
If you plan to visit a state or province known for its herds of deer or moose, learn how to avoid hitting these animals with your car before you go.

How to Avoid Hitting a Moose
Moose are not only larger, heavier and more aggressive than deer, they are also less predictable. Learn how to avoid hitting a moose with your car. Page 2.

Manage Your Tour Group Expectations
Tour groups, by definition, can't be all things to all people. Here's how to manage your expectations and get the most out of your upcoming tour.

Rent a Mobility Scooter / ECV for Your Vacation
Whether you are taking a cruise or traveling independently, renting a mobility scooter, or ECV, can help you get around and enjoy the sights.

Mexico Travel Safety Warnings and Information
Find out about the latest US State Department Mexico travel alerts and get up-to-date security information for travel to Mexico.

Adding Another Driver to Your Car Rental Contract
Find out which US rental car companies charge a fee to add another driver to their rental agreements.

Could You Fall Overboard During Your Cruise?
How likely are you to fall overboard? Find out about cruise ship safety requirements and learn which actions put you at risk of falling overboard.

Earthquake Safety Tips for Senior Travelers
Find out how to prepare for an earthquake when you're away from home and learn what to do if an earthquake happens during your trip.

Learn to Ride a Bicycle in an Adult Cycling Class
Adult cycling classes are both extremely popular and widely available. Learn more about adult Learn to Ride classes and find out how to register for a class near you.

Don't Let Speed and Red Light Cameras Increase the Cost of Your Next Vacation
Getting a speeding or red light violation ticket on your vacation is both annoying and expensive. Find out how to get information on speed and red light camera locations before you go on your next trip.

Find Your Best Rental Car Deal
Find your best rental car deal using our road-tested bargain hunting tips. Learn to search for a rental car bargain and discover how to find car rental discounts.

Find Good Deals on Rental Car
Renting a car doesn't have to break the bank. Find out how to look for the best rental car discounts, deals and rates. Page 2.

Top Gifts for Senior Travelers
If your holiday shopping list includes a senior traveler, our travel gift ideas, selected especially for mature travelers, will help you choose the perfect present.

Will My Debit Card Work Overseas?
Find out if you can use your debit card away from home and learn how to safeguard your banking information when using ATMs overseas.

Find Cheap Places to Park Your RV
Save money while you enjoy RV travel. Find low-cost and free places to park your RV in the U. S. and Canada.

How to Use the Airport's Self-Service Check-In Kiosks
Checking in for your flight is often a do-it-yourself process. Here are some tips to help you check in for your next flight.

Should You Hire a House Sitter?
Hiring a house sitter is a good way to keep your home safe during your absence. Find out whether hiring a house sitter is a good option for you.

Top Tips for Speeding Your Way Through Customs
Going through customs can be brief and businesslike, provided you know the rules and organize your paperwork.

Tips for Beating Long TSA Security Screening Lines
Learn what's behind the TSA's long security screening lines and find out how you can avoid the worst of the airport crowds.

Paying for a Rental Car with a Credit vs Debit Card
Find out whether rental car companies accept debit cards and learn about the pros and cons of paying for your rental car with a debit card or credit card.

Tell Your Story on Your Next Vacation
If StoryCorps isn't coming to your community this year, why not take a trip to a StoryCorps recording location to share your story?

New Brunswick
New Brunswick, Canada, is the nation's only officially bilingual province. New Brunswick's warm beaches, Bay of Fundy tides and Acadian and maritime heritage sites draw thousands of visitors each year.

Top Sights in New Brunswick, Canada
New Brunswick, Canada, is home to warm beaches, living history museums and the world-famous Bay of Fundy. Here are our favorite New Brunswick sights.

What You Should Bring to Your Vacation Cottage
Our handy checklist will help you remember which items and supplies to bring to your vacation cottage.

Can United States Citizens Travel to Cuba?
US citizens can travel to Cuba, provided their itineraries meet specific conditions. Find out how United States citizens can legally travel to Cuba.

Should You Pack Souvenirs or Ship Them Home?
Finding the best way to bring souvenirs home can be a challenge. Let us help you decide whether shipping your souvenirs home is a realistic option.

Should You Bring Your Own Bed Sheets on Your Next Trip?
There are several reasons to bring bed sheets on your trip. Find out when to bring bed linens with you and look at alternatives to packing bed sheets.

Beyond the Tour Group: Alternatives for Gentle Walkers
For travelers with mobility issues, some tours are simply too fast-paced. Discover the alternatives to the traditional group tour experience.

Discover Small Town Charm in Danville, Indiana
Visit Danville, Indiana, to experience small town life. View the courthouse, visit an orchard, enjoy tasty food and shop on the square in downtown Danville.

What to Do When Your Flight Is Diverted
Read our tips for coping with flight diversions and find out whether you might be eligible for compensation if your flight is diverted.

Emergency Supplies for Road Trips
Prepare for a roadside disaster before it happens with our list of emergency supplies.

Tips for Traveling With Electronic Devices
It's easy to travel with electronic devices, such as laptops, e-readers and cell phones. Here's how to recharge your devices and keep them safe.

Keep Your Laptop and Cell Phone Safe While You Travel
Our useful tips will help you keep your electronic devices safe from theft and damage while you travel. Page 2.

ATM Fraud: What Travelers Need to Know
Get the facts on ATM fraud and find out how to protect your ATM card and resolve problems if your card information is stolen.

Will My Credit Card Work Overseas?
Learn about the chip-and-PIN credit cards now used in many countries around the world.

Nine Irritating Hotel Fees – and Four Not-So-Irritating Fees
Hotels, like airlines, have unbundled services so they can charge fees for amenities such as WiFi, fitness center use and early check-in. Learn about the various fees you might be charged during your next hotel stay and read our tips for avoiding irritating hotel fees.

Camp Close to the Stars in a Fire Lookout
Camping in a fire lookout is a great way to enjoy backcountry peacefulness and incredible views.Here's how to rent a fire lookout in the western US.

Travel Insurance 101
Travel insurance doesn't come cheap, but it provides peace of mind. Learn about different types of travel insurance policies and what they cover.

How to Get an Airport Escort Pass
Find out how to get an escort pass from an airline, learn where you can use it and plan for the possibility that you won't be given a pass.

Wine Travel in Alsace
Alsace, in eastern France, is famous for white wines. Visit Alsace and experience its wines and distinctive culture for yourself. Page 3.

Wine Travel in France
French wines are famous around the world, and with good reason. Wherever you go in France, you can find vineyards and a well-established winemaking tradition.

Burgundy Wine Travel
Burgundy's wines are diverse and complex. Find out more about wine travel in Burgundy. Page 2.

Senior Train Travel Discounts in Europe
Senior discounts on European train travel are available in several countries. Each rail system has different terms and conditions for senior discounts. Find out more about senior train travel discounts in Europe.

Museum Admission Deals and Discounts for Senior Travelers
There are many ways for senior and Baby Boomer travelers to visit museums for free or at reduced admission prices. Find out how to take advantage of free museum days, senior discounts, special category discounts and museum cards.

Wine Travel in Germany's Mosel Valley
The Mosel wine region is famous for its world-class rieslings. Vineyards line the Mosel Valley's steeply-sloped walls. You'll find wine shops and wine bars in the towns along the Mosel River. Find out more about wine travel in Germany's Mosel Valley.

Wine Travel in Germany's Rheingau Region
Germany's Rheingau wine region is best known for its riesling wines. The Rheingau offers fantastic scenery, hiking trails, historic monasteries and a thriving cultural scene. Plan your trip to Germany's Rheingau wine region.

Wine Travel in Germany's Pfalz Wine Region Along the Deutsche Weinstrasse
Germany's Pfalz wine region is home to the Deutsche Weinstraße, the country's most famous wine route. Find out more about the Pfalz wine region and plan your own trip along the Deutsche Weinstraße.

Wine Travel in Germany's Mittelrhein Wine Region
The Upper Middle Rhine Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area encompasses Germany's Mittelrhein wine region, historically known for top-quality white wines. Plan your trip to Germany's Mittelrhein wine region.

Wine Travel in Franconia (Franken)
Franken, a German wine region in northern Bavaria, has a cultural and culinary heritage all its own. Franconian white wines even have their own bottle shape. Learn more about visiting the Franken wine region.

Halfway Between: How to Find Road Trip Stopover Spots
Where will you spend the night en route to your destination? Find websites and apps that can show you your route halfway point.

Do You Need a Travel Visa – Travel Visa Information
Many governments require visitors to apply for a travel visa before their trip begins. Find out what a travel visa is, how to apply for one and which countries require you to obtain a visa.

Find Bargains Galore at the Annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale
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.

Budget Rome, Italy for Senior Travelers
Rome, Italy is filled with wonders from ancient and Renaissance times, with art museums, churches and splendid architecture. Plan your budget trip to Rome and see the Eternal City without spending your last euro.

Senior-Friendly Transportation and Sights in Rome
Senior travelers may find getting around in Rome challenging. With some insider know-how, you will be able to decide which mode of transportation to use. Rome's famous monuments and museums are quite senior-friendly. Find out how to plan your Roman holiday and learn about Roman festivals and special events. Page 2.

Endangered Destinations
Our beautiful planet is under constant threat from both mankind and nature. Some of the wonders of the ancient world are now lost to us, while ecosystems and the species they support are also in jeopardy of vanishing. Learn more about endangered destinations around the world.

Visit American Military Cemeteries in Europe, Mexico, Panama and the Philippines
The American Battle Monuments Commission operates the 24 American military cemeteries located in Europe, Mexico, Panama and the Philippines. Learn more about visiting American military cemeteries around the world.

Take Your Service Animal Through Airport Security - Service Animals and Airport Security
Taking your service animal through airport security is a straightforward process, at least in the US. Find out what to expect during the airport security screening process and learn how to take your service animal through airport security.

Check Your Health Insurance Policy Before Buying Travel Insurance
Before you buy travel insurance, check your existing policies to find out which policy would pay first and how your lifetime benefits would be affected.

Is It Safe to Travel to Acapulco?
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Renting a Car in Israel – Information for Seniors and Baby Boomers
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.

Profile of Senior Tours Canada
Senior Tours Canada caters to travelers age 50 and older, offering escorted tours, ocean cruises, river cruises and

Profile of The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is the official National World War II Museum of the United States. It preserves artifacts and written and oral histories and presents exhibits documenting U. S. involvement in World War II. Most importantly, the Museum shows visitors how the War impacted Americans in the past and how that impact continues to the present day. Learn more about The National WWII Museum.

Use Trivago to Research and Compare Hotel Prices
Trivago is a hotel price comparison website that allows you to see prices for over 700,000 hotels worldwide. Find out how Trivago works and how to use it to find the best price on hotel rooms.

Comfortable Walking Shoes - How to Choose Comfortable Walking Shoes
If you are shopping for comfortable walking shoes and don't know where to start, check out our tips for finding the right walking shoes.

6 Indispensable Travel Planning Websites
Some travel planning websites truly stand out. Here are six of our favorites.

Tour the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis
Indiana's Statehouse stands in the heart of Indianapolis. Visitors can view the House and Senate Chambers, an executive office and, depending on the date of their visit, the Supreme Court Chamber.

Indiana State Supreme Court Chamber
Learn about the Indiana Supreme Court Chamber in the Statehouse and get detailed tour and parking information.

Indiana House Chamber
Indiana's House Chamber is rich with symbolism, particularly in the mural titled

Stained Glass Rotunda
The Statehouse Rotunda, with its colorful stained glass skylight, is an excellent place to get your bearings and begin your Statehouse tour.

Travel Destinations for Seniors and Baby Boomers
As you plan your senior vacation, one of your first tasks is deciding where to go and what to do there. Find out about top destinations for seniors and baby boomers. We'll share a few off-the-beaten-path travel secrets, too.

What Is an E-Visa, and How Can You Apply For One?
Some countries now offer travelers the ability to apply and pay for travel visas online. Find out more about e-visa requirements and procedures.

Travel Expert Interviews - Interviews With Travel Experts
Sometimes it's nice to get insider tips from travel experts. Our travel expert interviews will help you plan your trip and make the most of your travel experience.

Travel Guidebook Reviews
If you're visiting a place for the first time, a guidebook is still an excellent trip planning tool. Read our guidebook reviews to find out which travel books to take on your next vacation.

Travel Tips for Seniors - Senior Travel Tips
Here you will find our best road-tested travel tips. Use them to make the most of your senior travel experience.

Senior Travel Bargains
There are many ways to save money while traveling. Read about the best ways to find travel bargains, sales and senior discounts.

U.S. / Canada / Mexico Travel - U.S. / Canada / Mexico Vacations and Destinations
Planning a trip to a U.S., Canadian or Mexican destination? Find out about parks, battlefields, local festivals and more.

Canada Travel - Canada Vacations and Travel Guide
Travel north to Canada and discover a world of contrasts. Historic cities, outdoor adventures, Native cultures and even a warm beach or two await you in Canada. Our Canada travel tips will help you plan your next trip.

Australia / New Zealand Travel - Australia / New Zealand Trips and Vacations
Are you planning a trip Down Under? Find out about attractions and accommodations in Australia and New Zealand.

Mexico Travel - Travel in Mexico
Mexico offers ancient history and culture, sparkling beaches and welcoming people. Best of all, your travel budget goes a long way in Mexico.

Travel Insurance Glossary
Buying travel insurance can be a confusing experience. With many policies and coverage types to choose from, even experienced travelers can become dizzy. Find the definitions of key travel insurance terms in our travel insurance glossary.

Bus and Motorcoach Travel for Seniors - Bus and Motorcoach Travel Tips
Long-distance bus travel is an excellent option for the budget-conscious senior traveler. It takes longer to get to your destination, but you can save a lot of money by traveling by bus. Find out if bus travel is a good transportation option for you.

Canada Travel Photos - Canada Travel Images
If you're headed north to Canada, our Canada travel photos will give you a preview of your Canadian travel adventure.

Cruise Line Profiles - Profiles of Cruise Lines for Senior Travelers
Cruises are very popular with senior travelers. Seniors appreciate a cruise vacation's value, convenience and comfort. Read about cruise lines that cater to senior travelers and find out which line offers the itineraries and amenities you prefer.

Senior Travel - Tour Group Profiles - Profiles of Tour Groups
Considering a group tour? Find out about individual tour group companies. Compare features, destinations and types of tours.

Budget Travel by U.S. City for Senior Travelers - See U.S. Cities on a Budget
Plan an enjoyable trip to one or more U.S. cities using our budget travel information. Whether you want to see the lights of New York City's Broadway or visit Graceland, Elvis Presley's legendary home, our city-by-city budget travel information can help you plan a vacation to remember.

Newfoundland, Canada - Visit Newfoundland, Canada
Newfoundland, Canada, is home to the oldest European settlement in North America, L'Anse aux Meadows, and St. John's, the oldest large city in North America. Newfoundland is famous for its music, fishing villages, ruggedly beautiful scenery and welcoming people.

Maryland Travel - Maryland Travel for Seniors and Baby Boomers
If you're planning a trip to Maryland, you'll find plenty to do and see. Choose from parks, historic sites, museums, intriguing downtowns and, of course, the Chesapeake Bay. Learn more about Maryland travel for seniors and Baby Boomers.

West Virginia Travel - West Virginia Travel for Seniors and Baby Boomers
If you're planning a trip to West Virginia, you're headed to a sportsman's paradise. West Virginia boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the Mid-Atlantic region. Whether you enjoy hiking, fishing, skiing, glass factory tours, craft festivals or military museums, you'll find something to do in West Virginia during every season of the year.

Prince Edward Island - Visit Canada's Prince Edward Island
Canada's Prince Edward Island, setting of the famous Anne of Green Gables novels, is also known for its beaches, excellent seafood and friendly people. Let us help you plan your trip to Prince Edward Island.

Ontario
Ontario is home to Ottawa, the national capital, as well as Toronto, Canada's largest city. Ontario is also famous for its natural wonders, including the famed Niagara Falls, and for its wines.

US Department of Homeland Security Makes Visa Waiver Program Changes
The US recently made changes to its Visa Waiver Program. If you have visited certain countries, you may not be eligible to apply for an electronic travel authorization.

Is Car Sharing a Good Option for Senior Travelers?
Car sharing companies rent cars by the hour, not by the day. Discover the pros and cons of car sharing and decide whether this option is right for you.

Do You Need an Electronic Travel Authorization to Enter Canada?
Certain travelers who fly to Canada or transit through a Canadian airport must have an Electronic Travel Authorization. Find out if you are one of them.

Prepare for Overseas Travel With This Checklist
Our handy foreign travel checklist will help you through the process of researching and planning for your overseas travel adventure.

7 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Vacation Rental Scams
Before you rent a vacation cottage or apartment, take a look at our 7 tips for avoiding vacation rental fraud.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Traveling Abroad?
If you would like to travel abroad but have some concerns about your ability to manage, consider some of the pros and cons of international travel.

Will My Travel Insurance Cover Me During a Strike?
Find out what type of travel insurance to buy - and when to buy it - in order to protect yourself from the effects of a labor strike during your trip.

What to Do if Your Rental Car Breaks Down
What happens if your rental car breaks down? Find out what you should do if your rental car can't be driven.

Rental Cars, Parking Tickets, Speeding Tickets and Red Light Cameras
Find out how your rental car companies handle parking tickets, speed camera notifications and red light violations.

Hotel Resort Fees: How to Find Them and How to Avoid Them
Travelers are very aware of the extra fees that airlines charge. But did you know that the resort fee trend is spreading through the hotel industry?

What You Need to Know About Rental Car Fees and Charges
Rental car companies have found ways to charge customers for everything from filling the gas tank to losing keys. Find out more about rental car fees.

Why You Should Never Carry Packages for Anyone When You Fly
An alarming new travel scam targets seniors, turning them into unwitting drug smugglers. Find out how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

How Long Are the Seat Belts on My Airplane?
Just how long is that airline seat belt? What happens if it is too short? Learn about airlines' seat belt lengths and seat belt extender availability.

How Much Is Customs Duty on Alcoholic Beverages?
How much do you save on taxes and import duties by buying liquor in a duty free shop?

Rent a Recliner for Your Cruise, Hotel Room or Cottage
If you normally sleep in a recliner, you may want to rent one for your next cruise or hotel stay. Here's how.

What Is a Single Supplement?
What is a single supplement, and why do hotels and cruise lines make single travelers pay more?

What to Do When the TSA Finds a Prohibited Item in Your Carry-on Bag
While you are going through airport security screening, the TSA finds a prohibited item. What should you do? Take a look at your options.

Take Your Wheelchair Through Airport Security
Here's what you need to know about taking your wheelchair, walker, scooter or cane through airport security.

Should You Buy CDW Insurance for Your Rental Car?
Deciding whether or not to pay for Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) coverage is one of the most confusing parts of renting a car. Learn more about alternatives to Collision Damage Waiver coverage.

What to Do if You Get Homesick During Your Trip
Homesickness doesn't have to ruin your trip. Our tips for coping with homesickness can help you enjoy your vacation once again.

What Is a US Passport Card, and How Can You Get One?
Find out where and how to get a US passport card and decide whether a passport card is the right option for you.

Hotel Discounts for Senior Travelers
Hotel chains throughout the US offer discounts to seniors. Find out more about hotel discounts for senior travelers and see a list of discounts.

Train Travel 101
Take a look at the pros and cons of train travel and find out if rail travel is a good transportation option for you.

Don't Let Pickpockets Steal Your Vacation Pleasure
Pickpockets can be a problem wherever you travel. Find out how to protect your valuables and convince pickpockets that you're not a good target.

Use Your Airport's Website to Improve Your Travel Experience
Before you board your airplane, take the time to look over your destination airport's website. You'll find plenty of useful travel tips and contact numbers there.

How to Overcome Travel Fears
Most of the time, travel fears can be overcome. Take a closer look at some common travel fears and discover ways to deal with them.

Long-Distance Bus Travel in the US and Canada
You can travel economically by bus across the US and Canada. Learn about bus travel, particularly Greyhound Lines, and decide if long-distance bus trips are right for you.

How to Find Travel Companions
Many mature travelers want to see the world, but are held back by cost. Learn about places to meet like-minded travelers, both in person and online.

Get to These 15 Airports Extra Early if You Are Traveling to the US
If you are flying to the US from one of the 15 airports with CBP foreign preclearance, plan extra time at the airport to clear US customs and immigration.

How to Find a Senior-Friendly Travel Agent
Travel agents can save you time, money and headaches. Find out when you should consider using a travel agent and learn which questions you should ask.

Tips for Buying a Travel Gift Card
Give your favorite travelers a travel gift card they can use for airfare, accommodations, restaurants or sightseeing. Find out about the different types of travel gift cards.

Am I Safe From Pirate Attacks on My Cruise Ship?
Pirates still threaten ships in certain areas off the coast of Africa. Find out which waters are known for pirate attacks and learn how to get information on recent pirate activity.

What to Expect at the Lifeboat Drill
Find out what happens at a lifeboat drill, who must attend and what to do at the drill if you have mobility issues or are traveling with young children or grandchildren.

Take Your Own Food on Your Next Airplane Flight
Our tips for preparing and carrying airplane travel meals will help you choose the best foods to take.

How to Find Your Nearest US Passport Office
Find out how to locate your nearest US passport office, whether you are in the United States or overseas.

Visit the Highland Maple Festival in Virginia
The Highland Maple Festival in Virginia's Highland County showcases the syrup-making process and celebrates the county's heritage, including music, crafts and, of course, maple syrup.

Death Abroad: What To Do If Your Travel Companion Dies During Your Vacation
If your travel companion dies while you are in a foreign country, do you know what to do?

Visit African-American History Sites in the Southern United States
Throughout the southern United States,you can visit sites where the course of history changed because African-Americans stood up for their civil rights. There is no better way to learn about these contentious times and important issues than to visit African-American history sites in the southern US.

Use SeatGuru.com to Improve Your Air Travel Experience
Learn more about SeatGuru's features, including travel hints and detailed seating information for commercial airlines, and use them to enhance your next air travel experience.

One Way Car Rentals in Europe
Find out about one way car rentals in Europe, look at a cost comparison example and read tips for reducing your European rental car costs.

Limited Time and Lengthy Bucket List? Here's How to Decide What to Do
Once you have decided where to go, what will you do when you get there? Focus on your top choices using our road-tested travel tips.

Senior Bus and Motorcoach Tours 101
Learn about bus and motorcoach tours. Find out what questions to ask your bus tour operator before you choose an itinerary.

Tips for Driving in Newfoundland, Canada
Learn about driving in Newfoundland and find out about the province's four-legged road hazard, the moose.

Visit the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia
Whether you're a science buff or love to visit unique places, Green Bank, West Virginia's National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is a must-see stop.

How Can I Find Out if My Tour Bus Is Safe to Ride?
If you are planning a bus trip in the United States and will be crossing state lines, you can check on your bus company's safety record before you travel, either online or using the SaferBus app.

Get Ready to Go Through Airport Security
Every person and item on an airplane must pass through airport security. Find out what to expect at the airport security checkpoint.

Budget Accommodations in Europe
If you're planning a trip to Europe, consider less expensive, nontraditional accommodations, such as independent hotels, convents, hostels and cottages.

What Is Zika Virus Disease, and Why Should You Worry About It?
Zika virus disease is one of several mosquito-borne illnesses that can affect travelers. Learn the facts about Zika symptoms and prevention.

7 Ways to Make Your Hotel Room More Comfortable
Make your hotel stay more comfortable by choosing the right room and bringing a few useful items from home.

Apply for a Passport
If you plan to visit another country, you'll need to get a passport. Find out how to apply for your US passport.

Is Pet Boarding Your Best Vacation Option?
Pet owners need to carefully consider their pet vacation care options.

How to Find Pet-Friendly Hotels, Vacation Rentals and Inns
If you're considering bringing your pet with you on your next vacation, you'll have little trouble finding pet-friendly accommodations.