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Government Building, or Regierungsgebäude
Liechtenstein's government is housed in a beautiful, ornate building in Vaduz' Government Quarter. The Government Building was constructed in 1905. Page 4.
Parliament Building, or Landtagsgebäude, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein's Parliament Building takes pride of place in Vaduz' Government Quarter. Liechtenstein is a constitutional monarchy; its Parliament, which has 25 members, meets in this building. Page 3.
Cathedral of St. Florin, Vaduz
Vaduz' cathedral is dedicated to St. Florin, who died in the ninth century. The cathedral was built in 1874; its spire is one of the landmarks of Liechtenstein's capital. Page 2.
Vaduz Castle, Home of the Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein
The royal family of Liechtenstein can trace its ancestry back to the 13th century, but the Reigning Princes have only lived in Valduz Castle since 1938.
Public Art in Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Public art plays a central role in the downtown area of Liechtenstein's capital city. Even a brief stroll around the Government Quarter or the Städtle (town center) will reveal a wealth of public art. Page 8.
Canal Bridge in Edam
Several canals wind through Edam; residents use drawbridges like this one to cross them. The center part of the bridge lifts to permit boats to pass. Page 3.
Canal and Locks in Edam
Edam is a delightful little town in the Netherlands, long known for its famous cheese. Edam is close enough to Amsterdam to make a great day trip destination. Take our photo tour of Edam. Page 4.
The Edam Museum
The Edam Museum opened in 1895. It is housed in a step-gabled building that dates back to 1540. Exhibits include information about the town's history, antique furniture and a
Cheese Weighing House, Edam
The Kaaswaag, or Cheese Weighing House, was and is the focus of Edam's cheese markets. The building was constructed in 1778 and is still in use as a cheese shop and market headquarters. Page 6.
Cheeses in Edam
Edam's famous cheeses are on display in shop windows. Page 7.
Temple of Jupiter Anxur, Terracina, Italy
The Temple of Jupiter Anxur dominates the hill that overlooks the port city of Terracina in Italy's Lazio region. Built in the first century B. C., this temple was dedicated to the young god Jupiter. Visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the sea and explore the ruins of the temple. Take a photo tour of Terracina's Temple of Jupiter Anxur.
Terracina and San Felice Circeo From the Temple of Jupiter Anxur
Many people visit the Temple of Jupiter Anxur for the sweeping views. In one direction (pictured), you can see the city of Terracina and follow the coast all the way to San Felice Circeo. In the other, you can see to Gaeta and beyond. Page 2.
View of Wall and Pathway at the Temple of Jupiter Anxur, Terracina, Italy
Visitors to the Temple of Jupiter Anxur will find well-maintained paths and stairways as well as a few signs that explain how the temple was built and used. Page 3.
Temple of Jupiter Anxur and Viewing Platform
If you visit the Temple of Jupiter Anxur in Terracina, you can climb up to the viewing platform and explore the corridors under the building's main floor. Page 4.
Arched Doorways in the Temple of Jupiter Anxur, Terracina, Italy
Underneath the Temple of Jupiter Anxur in Terracina, visitors will find a series of rooms connected by short, arched corridors. Page 5.
Corridor in the Temple of Jupiter Anxur
Underneath the Temple of Jupiter Anxur, visitors will find this long corridor. It's still in very good condition after 2,000 years. Page 6.
Photo Tour of Lake Orta (Lago d'Orta), Italy
Lake Orta (Lago d'Orta in Italian) is said to be Italy's most romantic lake. While the nearby lakes - Garda, Como and Maggiore - are larger and more famous, Lake Orta has an almost undiscovered air. Orta San Giulio, one of the cities on Lake Orta, offers beautiful views, a walkable historic center and plenty of hotel and restaurant options. Take our photo tour of Orta San Giulio.
Photo of Hillside Villa and Garden, Orta San Giulio, Italy
Lake Orta is one of Italy's lesser-known lakes, yet Italians have been visiting Orta San Giulio for many, many years. Villas and apartments cling to the hillside near the lake. Page 2.
Photo of San Giulio Island, Orta San Giulio, Italy
San Giulio Island is about 1,300 feet from Lake Orta's shore. The island is clearly visible from Orto San Giulio. The Basilica of St. Julius (Basilica San Giulio) and a Benedictine convent are two of the island's most important buildings. Page 3.
Photo of Piazza Mario Motta, Orta San Giulio, Italy
Piazza Mario Motta, on the shore of Lake Orta, is in the heart of the historic center of Orta San Giulio. Here you will find restaurants, cafés, shops and charming streets to wander. Page 4.
Photo of Palace of the Community / Broletto, Orta San Giulio, Italy
The Palace of the Community was the center of government in Orta San Giulio until it became part of the Kingdom of Savoy in the mid-18th century. This frescoed building is one of the highlights of a visit to Orta San Giulio's Piazza Mario Motta. Page 5.
Photo of Café at Piazza Motta, Orta San Giulio, Italy
Aside from the passeggiata, there's no activity more Italian than sitting at a sidewalk café with friends. Orta San Giulio has its fair share of sidewalk seating, including this café in Piazza Motta. Page 6.
Visit Italy's Via Appia Antica - Explore the Ancient Appian Way
The ancient Appian Way connected Rome with the city of Capua and, later, the eastern port city of Brindisi. Parts of this historic Roman road have lasted for 2,300 years. Find out how to visit the Via Appia Antica and see photos of this famous road.
Ancient Roman Mile Marker on the Appian Way, Formia, Italy
The ancient Romans erected mile markers along their roads so that travelers would know how far it was to the next town or place to stay. This Roman milestone is on the outskirts of Formia, in the Lazio region of Italy. Page 2.
Ancient Appian Way Near Itri, Lazio, Italy
The Monti Aurunci Natural Park, which encompasses areas in and around Itri, Fondi, Formia and Gaeta in Italy's Lazio region, includes a large section of the ancient Appian Way. If you visit the park, you can hike or bike along Rome's most famous ancient road, the Via Appia Antica, or Appian Way. Page 3.
The Appian Way in Rome and Beyond
The Appian Way begins in Rome, at Porta San Sebastiano. Drive through this historic gate to begin your journey along the Appian Way, and follow the modern S. S. 7, the Via Appia Nuova, to Capua. Page 4.
Nationaltheatret, or National Theater, Oslo, Norway
Oslo's Nationaltheatret, or National Theater, built in 1899, is the largest theater in Norway. The Nationaltheatret hosts the biennial International Ibsen Festival. Page 4.
Akershus Slott, Oslo, Norway
Oslo's Akershus Slott is home to several museums, including the Resistance Museum, as well as the Norwegian Armed Forces Media Centre and the Norwegian Defense University College. Page 5.
Kirkenes lies just a few miles from the Norway-Russia border. Heavily bombed during World War II, Kirkenes is best known for its ice-free port and the Kirkenes Snowhotel. Page 6.
Vadsø, on Norway's Varangerfjord, was settled long ago by Finnish immigrants. Page 7.
Photo Tour of Amsterdam's Canals
No trip to Amsterdam would be complete without a boat tour of the city's many canals. The canals are so important to Amsterdam's history and economic development that they were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Take a photo tour of Amsterdam's canals.
Amsterdam Bridge and Bicycles
Many people in Amsterdam travel by bicycle. The city's bike lanes and bicycle lots are very busy on weekdays. On a canal tour of Amsterdam, you can watch cyclists navigate the streets and see where hundreds of locals park their bikes. Page 2.
Amsterdam's Concentric Canals
Nearly every Amsterdam canal tour boat will stop in a place where you can photograph a series of bridges. Amsterdam's historic canal district encompasses a series of concentric canals that form ever-wider arcs through the old city. Page 3.
Houseboats line Amsterdam's canals. Visitors can learn about life on houseboats at the Houseboat Museum or even stay in a houseboat themselves. Page 4.
HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
HMS Victory is the world's oldest active naval ship. This famous naval vessel was Lord Nelson's flagship in 1805, when he engaged Napoleon's forces at the Battle of Trafalgar. Today, HMS Victory is the flagship of the Second Sea Lord and Commander in Chief Naval Home Command as well as a popular tourist attraction.
HMS Victory Guns and Gangplank, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
HMS Victory was designed as a First Rate, 100-gun ship. In this photo you can see several of the ship's guns as well as the gangplank where visitors enter the ship. Page 2.
HMS Trafalgar Figurehead of Lord Nelson, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, England
HMS Trafalgar, commissioned in 1841, featured this figurehead of Admiral Lord Nelson. Page 3.
Peter the Great Plaque at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Russian emperor Peter the Great visited the Portsmouth naval base in 1698. This plaque commemorates his visit. Page 4.
HMS Warrior 1860
HMS Warrior 1860 was the first iron-hulled, steam- and sail-powered warship built for the Royal Navy. Today, this historic ship is one of the many attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Page 5.
Restoration Worker Onboard HMS Victory
In 2011, major restoration of HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship in the Battle of Trafalgar, began. This five-year project includes the addition of a fire suppression system and restoration of deck sections. Page 6.
Gaeta and the Gulf of Gaeta
Gaeta's beautiful beaches, historic churches and delightful historic center make this southern Italian town stopover-worthy. Take a photo tour of Gaeta, Italy.
Gaeta's historic city center is a delightful place to explore. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants as well as a road that runs along the shore, perfect for walking. Page 2.
Church of Saint Francis, Gaeta
Frederick II of Hohenstaufen built the Church of Saint Francis in Gaeta, Italy. The church is one of the most noticeable buildings in Gaeta's historic district. Page 3.
Church of the Holy Annunciation
The Church of the Holy Annunciation (Santuario Della Santissima Annunziata) dates from the 14th century. It is the site where Pope Pius IX determined to formally promulgate the Roman Catholic dogma of the Immaculate Conception. Page 4.
Gaeta Alley, Italy
Gaeta's historic center includes many buildings that date back to medieval times. The tiny alleys that separate them are a delight to explore. Page 5.
Serapo Beach, Gaeta
Gaeta's Serapo Beach draws visitors from all over Italy. During the summer, the roads into Gaeta are jammed with day-trippers eager to spend the day relaxing on the sand. Page 6.
Photo Tour of Edam, the Netherlands
Edam is a delightful little town in the Netherlands, long known for its famous cheese. Edam is close enough to Amsterdam to make a great day trip destination. Take our photo tour of Edam.
Photo Tour of Kinderdijk World Heritage Site
Kinderdijk's windmill area was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The site encompasses not only Kinderdijk's 19 working windmills but also the surrounding canals, holding basins and pumping stations. If you want to learn more about how Dutch water management works, take our photo tour of the Kinderdijk World Heritage Site.
Stone Windmill at Kinderdijk World Heritate Site
The Dutch used windmills to pump water out of polders and to manage floodwaters. In 1738, the Nederwaard water management district built eight windmills at Kinderdijk for these purposes. Page 2.
Thatched Windmill at Kinderdijk World Heritage Site
The Overwaard water management district built eight windmills in 1740, right across the canal from the eight windmills of the Nederwaard. These 16 windmills, together with three polder windmills, make up the Kinderdijk windmill area in the Netherlands. Page 3.
Canal and Pumping Stations at Kinderdijk
Modern pumping stations have replaced the windmills at Kinderdijk, and the first of these, the Wisboom station, is now a museum. Page 4.
J. U. Smit Pumping Station at Kinderdijk
The J. U. Smit pumping station was built in 1971 and renovated in 2005. This impressive facility can move over 1,300 cubic meters of water per minute. Page 5.
Bicyclists at Kinderdijk World Heritage Site
Kinderdijk World Heritage Site is popular with tourists and locals alike. Walking paths and bicycle paths at Kinderdijk get plenty of use. Page 6.
Edam Town Hall, the Netherlands
Edam's Town Hall dominates the main square, or Damplein. The Town Hall contains the tourist information office, part of the city museum and the marriage office. Page 2.
Review of 22 Accessible Road Trips: Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers by Candy B. Harrington
Accessible travel expert Candy B. Harrington's latest book, 22 Accessible Road Trips: Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, takes all the worry out of planning accessible vacations. With 22 road trips to choose from and plenty of detail about accessibility, best times to visit and sightseeing options, wheelers and slow walkers can find a vacation that suits their interests, traveling style and budget. Read a review of 22 Accessible Road Trips: Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers by Candy B. Harrington.
Scenes of Norway
Norway inspires thoughts of fjords and longships, but this cosmopolitan Scandinavian country also features medieval fortresses, 19th century palaces, world-class museums, snowy landscapes and quiet towns. Take our photo tour and learn more about beautiful Norway.
Tall Ships in Oslo Harbor, Norway
Wooden sailboat cruises of Oslo Harbor and the Oslofjord are quite popular with tourists. Page 2.
Det Kongelige Slott, Oslo's Royal Palace
Det Kongelige Slott, the Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway, attracts thousands of visitors each year. Many come to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Page 3.
Photo of Prince of Wales Hotel on Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
The Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake features individually-appointed rooms and Old World elegance in the heart of eastern Canada's most charming town. Page 2.
Photo of Shops on Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake's main thoroughfare, is known for its shops, restaurants and theaters. During the town's annual George Bernard Shaw festival, Queen Street is thronged with visitors.
Photo of Flowers on Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Niagara-on-the-Lake's Queen Street is known for its beautiful floral plantings. You'll find loveliness on every street corner in downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake. Page 3.
Photo of Queen Street at Dusk, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Queen Street is home not only to many of Niagara-on-the-Lake's shops and restaurants but also to two of the town's three Shaw Festival theatres. It's fun to stroll down Queen Street at dusk to see the shops, restaurants and theatres at their busiest. Page 7.
Photo of Wine Shop and Tasting Room, Pillitteri Estates Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Wine tasting is one of the most popular things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Wineries abound, and they're staffed by friendly, knowledgeable people. Don't forget to taste icewine, the region's most famous specialty. Page 5.
Photo of Picard's Peanuts, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Picard's Peanuts is just one example of the local food shops in Niagara-on-the-Lake. From farm markets to gourmet gifts, there's something to please every foodie who visits. Page 6.
Photo of Queen Street Clock Tower, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
The Clock Tower on Queen Street is one of Niagara-on-the-Lake's best-known landmarks. The Clock Tower is actually a memorial to local soldiers who gave their lives during the two World Wars. Page 4.
Photo of Maid of the Mist Embarkation Area and Elevator Tower, Niagara Falls, New York
Visitors to the American side of Niagara Falls can walk out onto the platform atop the Maid of the Mist elevator for a spectacular view of Horseshoe Falls, then head down to the embarkation area on the banks of the Niagara River. Page 2.
Photo of Horseshoe Falls and Maid of the Mist Passengers, Niagara Falls, Canada
Passengers on the Maid of the Mist wear colorful plastic ponchos to protect themselves from the mist and spray at Horseshoe Falls. Page 4.
Photo of Maid of the Mist Landing, Niagara Falls, Canada
The famed Maid of the Mist boats have carried tourists to the foot of Canada's Horseshoe Falls since 1846. Passengers can embark from the American side or the Canadian side of the Falls.
Photo of Journey Behind the Falls Taken From the Maid of the Mist,Niagara Falls, Canada
As the Maid of the Mist approaches Horseshoe Falls, passengers can see Journey Behind the Falls, a popular attraction on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Page 5.
Photo of Horseshoe Falls and Mist Plume From the Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls, Canada
The best view of Canada's Horseshoe Falls is from the deck of the Maid of the Mist, which is why this popular Niagara Falls attraction has been in business since 1846. Page 6.
Photo of Passengers Waiting in Line for the Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls, Canada
Waiting in line to ride the Maid of the Mist boat to Niagara Falls is an experience in itself. People from all over the world come to Niagara Falls and take a trip on the Maid of the Mist. Page 3.
Gate of the Five Nations, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York
Visitors to Youngstown's Old Fort Niagara enter via the Gate of the Five Nations, named for the five member nations in the Iroquois Confederacy.
The guardhouse and Gate of the Five Nations at Old Fort Niagara were protected by the five cannon at the Dauphin Battery, named for the French king's heir. Page 2.
When the French established a permanent military presence where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario, they constructed a large stone
Chapel Inside French Castle
Old Fort Niagara's Catholic chapel, part of the French Castle, is still an active chapel. Page 4.
French, British and American Flags Over Old Fort Niagara
Flags of three nations - France, Britain and the United States - fly over Old Fort Niagara. Page 5.
Cannon Firing Demonstration, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York
Visitors to Old Fort Niagara can tour buildings, listen to re-enactors talk about life at the fort and watch cannon firing demonstrations. Page 6.
War of 1812 Garrison Flag, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York
The garrison flag that flew over Old Fort Niagara during the War of 1812 was captured by the British in 1813. It was purchased from a Scottish family in 1994. Page 7.
Photo Tour of Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site, Ontario, Canada
Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site is not only a Canadian heritage canal, it is an active recreational lock that boaters can use. The Sault Ste. Marine Canal connects Lake Superior and Lake Huron. Parks Canada operates the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site, which showcases the historic lock and its emergency swing dam, the only example of this kind of emergency dam in existence. Take a photo tour of Ontario's Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site.
Photo of Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site Visitor Centre and Administration Building
As the Sault Ste. Marie Canal was built, the sandstone excavated by construction crews was used to build this Administration Building, the Powerhouse and the Superintendent's Residence. The Administration Building still contains offices, but is best known as the Visitor Centre for the National Historic Site. Page 2.
Lower Lock Gates at Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site
The lower lock gates at Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site help to control the flow of water into and out of the lock. Although the lock is a historic site, it was opened to recreational boaters in 1998, allowing them to share in Canada's maritime heritage in a very special way. Page 3.
Powerhouse at Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site of Canada
When it was built, the Sault Ste. Marie Canal had the first-ever electrically powered lock. Electricity was generated at the Powerhouse, which was made from red sandstone that was excavated when the canal was built. Page 4.
Emergency Swing Dam at Sault Ste. Marie Canal
This Emergency Swing Dam was used to temporarily stop the flow of water in case of damage to the lock gates. Today it is the last surviving example of this kind of emergency dam. During the winter months, the Emergency Swing Dam is rotated so that it stretches across the river. Page 5.
Emergency Swing Dam Turntable and Steel Rollers at Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site
This closeup photo of the steel rollers and turntable that support the Emergency Swing Dam at Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site shows how the dam can be swung into position quite quickly. When the Emergency Swing Dam was fully operational, it was the first line of defense against catastrophic flooding. Page 6.
Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Essex, Massachusetts
The Essex Shipbuilding Museum showcases the shipbuilding heritage of Essex, Massachusetts. Located in a former shipyard, the museum offers self-guided and guided tours from mid-May through October. Learn about the shipbuilding history of this Massachusetts town and take a photo tour of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.
Ship Framing, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Massachusetts
Wooden fishing ships were framed by a team of skilled shipbuilders. This large model of the beginning of the framing process, which stands in the former Arthur D. Story Shipyard, is used for educational demonstrations at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. Page 2.
Fishing Schooner Evelina M. Goulart
The Evelina M. Goulart, built at the A. D. Story Shipyard in Essex, Massachusetts, sailed from 1927 to 1985. She is now on display at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, one of only seven existing wooden fishing schooners built in Essex. Page 3.
Heat Shed, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Massachusetts
The heat shed at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum was originally used to bend pieces of wood into curved shapes for use in the schooner construction process. Today it serves as a museum building and educational activity center. Page 4.
Chebacco Boat Lewis H. Story, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Massachusetts
The Essex Shipbuilding Museum's collection includes the Lewis H. Story, a replica of a Chebacco boat of the type built in Essex, Massachusetts during the early 1800s. Page 5.
Blockhouse 2 / Soldiers' Quarters at Fort George National Historic Site, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Soldiers lived on the second floor of this blockhouse at Fort George, which was also used for storage.
Officers' Kitchen, Fort George National Historic Site, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Officers stationed at Fort George ate together in the Officers' Quarters, but their food was prepared for them in this kitchen. Page 2.
Fife and Drum Demonstration at Fort George National Historic Site
Visitors to Fort George National Historic Site can watch a variety of War of 1812-era demonstrations. Music demonstrations bring to life the work of drummer boys and British regulars, who relied on musical commands during battles and throughout the day. Page 3.
Cannon at Fort George National Historic Site, Niagara-on-the-Lake
This brass cannon was made for Fort George National Historic Site by a local craftsman. Page 6.
Powder Magazine, Fort George National Historic Site, Niagara-on-the-Lake
This stone powder magazine is original to Fort George. It was the only building at the fort to outlast both the American invasion in 1813 and the decades of neglect that followed the British army's move to Fort Mississauga after the War of 1812. Page 5.
Musket Demonstration at Fort George National Historic Site, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Musket demonstrations always draw a crowd at Fort George National Historic Site. Page 4.
Henderson Home at the Bell Homestead, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
The Henderson Home served as Canada's first commercial telephone office. Today you can visit the Henderson Home at the Bell Homestead, where it has stood since 1969. Page 5.
Parlor at the Bell Homestead, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Visitors to the Bell Homestead can see how the Bell family lived. The elegant Victorian parlor includes furniture and paintings owned by the Bell Family. Page 2.
Washing Machine at Bell Homestead, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Alexander Graham Bell's parents were wealthy enough to afford some modern conveniences. On the back porch of the Bell Homestead, you can see the family washing machine. Page 4.
Table With Inventions at Bell Homestead, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Alexander Graham Bell liked to work on his inventions and experiments during his visits to his family. This table stands in his bedroom at the Bell Homestead. Page 3.
Vistor Centre, Bell Homestead, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
The Bell Homestead property includes a Visitor Centre, which features a popular café, a gift shop, restrooms and outdoor picnic area. Page 7.
Great Front Room, Henderson Home, Bell Homestead, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
The great front room at the Henderson Home served as a used bookstore as well as a parlor and telephone business office. Originally located in Brantford, the Henderson Home was moved to the Bell Homestead in 1969. Page 6.
Bell Homestead - "Melville House"
Alexander Graham Bell moved from Scotland with his family for the sake of his health. In 1870, Bell's parents bought this home and the surrounding farmland and settled in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
Mist Plume at Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Visitors to Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls'
Photo of Niagara Falls From Table Rock Welcome Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Table Rock Welcome Centre is the first stop for many visitors to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. In addition to its ticket counter, attractions, restaurants and gift shop, Table Rock Welcome Centre offers spectacular views of Horseshoe Falls and American Falls. Page 2.
Photo of Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Horseshoe Falls is perhaps the most famous waterfall in North America. Eight million people visit Table Rock Welcome Centre each year to get a close-up view of Horseshoe Falls. Page 3.
Photo of American Falls, Niagara Falls, Seen From Canada
The American Falls, while not as powerful as Canada's Horseshoe Falls, has a beauty all its own. Page 4.
Mont-Royal, the hill that rises above downtown Montreal, is an extremely popular park. On Mont-Royal, you can enjoy miles of hiking trails, walking and cycling paths and grassy picnic areas. Of course, you can also take in panoramic views of the city below. Take our photo tour of Mont-Royal.
Walk, Ride or Jog Up Mont-Royal
There are several ways to get to the top of Montreal's Mont-Royal. You can take a public bus, drive your car, or go on foot. Bicycles are permitted on this road, Chemin Olmsted. Page 2.
Lac aux Castors at Mont-Royal
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Maison Smith at Mont-Royal, Montreal
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Cross Atop Mont-Royal, Montreal
Since 1643, a cross has stood atop Mont-Royal. In that year, a flood threatened the city, and Montreal's founder, Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve, prayed fervently to the Blessed Mother for his tiny city's safety. When the city was spared, he had a cross placed on Mont-Royal. The modern-day illuminated cross stands on the same spot. Page 5.
Mont-Royal Hiking Trail
Montreal's Mont-Royal is covered with hiking trails, some of which are quite steep. Park visitors can explore the entire hilltop, stopping at lookout points and park facilities along the way. Page 6.
Take a Boat Tour of Montreal's Vieux-Port
One of the best ways to enjoy an afternoon in Montreal's Vieux-Port (Old Port) is to take a boat tour. You can take take a tour on a small boat or a larger, French-style bâteau-mouche. See photos of a Montreal boat tour.
Bâteau-Mouche Boat Tours Offer Comfort and Climate Control
Bâteau-Mouche tours allow you to experience the port and river in comfort. You can choose a standard boat tour, a dinner cruise or a sunrise breakfast cruise. Page 2.
Your boat tour will bring you past the entrance to the historic Lachine Canal, which opened to boat traffic in 1825. Page 3.
Habitat 67 was created for Expo 67, held in Montreal in 1967. The complex of residences, terraces, elevators and sidewalks was designed by Moshe Safdie. Page 4.
Bridges Over the Saint Lawrence River
As you travel toward the Saint Lawrence River, you will notice a difference in the currents. Your boat will take you onto the river, where you will see bridges crossing the water. Page 5.
Montreal's Clock Tower
Montreal's Clock Tower is one of the best-known landmarks of the Vieux-Port. You can climb it during the summer, free of charge, and get a great view of the old port and the Saint Lawrence River. Page 6.
Tourists Photographing the White House, Washington, DC
Tourists typically photograph the White House from this distance. With advance planning, you might be able to take a self-guided White House tour - without photos, but with happy memories of a very special experience. Find out how to take a White House tour and see this view from within the Executive Mansion itself.
Springtime White House Garden Tour
If your travels take you to Washington, DC in the spring, find out when the annual White House Garden Tour weekend will take place. Find out how to get tickets for the annual White House Garden Tour, held each spring. Page 2.
Holiday Gingerbread and Marzipan Replica of White House
If you are able, try to visit the White House during the holiday season. The towering Christmas trees, table decorations and window wreaths give the Executive Mansion a festive air. The gingerbread, marzipan, and white chocolate replica of the White House lends an elegant touch to the State Dining Room. Page 3.
North Portico at the White House, Washington, DC
The North Portico of the White House faces Pennsylvania Avenue. If you take a tour of the White House, you will leave the Executive Mansion through this doorway. Page 4.
Photo of Humorous Restroom Wall Tile, Newseum, Washington, DC
Even the wall tiles in the Newseum's restrooms reflect the museum's journalism theme. As you wash your hands and comb your hair, you can read humorous newspaper headlines and article content from years gone by. Page 7.
Photo of US Capitol From Newseum, Washington, DC
The Newseum's Pennsylvania Avenue Terrace is the perfect place from which to photograph the beautiful Washington, DC skyline. Page 5.
Photo of Newseum Atrium, Washington, DC
The Newseum's atrium, officially called the New York Timesâ€”Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall of News, is 90 feet high and features an enormous media screen. Page 2.
Photo of Hurricane Katrina Headline, Newseum, Washington, DC
Washington, DC's Newseum features many intriguing temporary exhibits. This newspaper is one of many on display in the
Photo of Broadcast Antenna From World Trade Center's North Tower, Newseum, Washington, DC
The Newseum's most powerful, moving exhibit is its 9/11 Gallery sponsored by Comcast. The centerpiece of this exhibit is a 31-foot section of the broadcast antenna that stood atop the World Trade Center's North Tower. Page 6.
Photo of Berlin Wall Section, Newseum, Washington, DC
The Berlin Wall, symbol of totalitarian repression, was broken up after the events of November 9, 1989, when East Germany opened the Wall checkpoints to the West. The Newseum's permanent collection includes eight portions of the Berlin Wall. Page 3.
Newseum Entrance, Washington, DC
The Newseum is located on Washington DC's Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White House and the Capitol. The glass-fronted Newseum building is seven stories high. You can read the news from around the world at the displays on either side of the entrance.
Photo of President Benjamin Harrison's Library, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis
President Benjamin Harrison's first floor library includes a large collection of books, displays of the President's walking sticks, campaign memorabilia and presidential souvenirs, and the desk and chair he used each day. Page 4.
Photo of Elizabeth Harrison's Bedroom at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis
President Benjamin Harrison's third child, Elizabeth, was only four years old when her father died. She lived in the Benjamin Harrison Home until she went away to college. The room includes a portrait of Elizabeth, photographs, her bed and some of her toys. Page 5.
Photo Tour of Clyde Peeling's Reptiland, Allenwood, Pennsylvania
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland, an accredited zoo on Pennsylvania's Route 15 in Allenwood, is a great place to stop, stretch your legs and learn about reptiles of all kinds. Take a photo tour of Clyde Peeling's Reptiland.
Galápagos Tortoise at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
There are now only 10 subspecies of the Galápagos tortoise left in the world; when Charles Darwin visited the Galápagos Islands, there were 15 subspecies. You can see a Galápagos tortoise at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland. Page 2.
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. Page 3.
Laurel Swallowtail at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland has offered a butterfly garden exhibit since 2009. From the end of April to Halloween, you can stroll through the butterfly garden and watch these fragile creatures flit from flower to flower. Page 4.
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! Page 5.
Photo Tour of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan
Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was the first lakeshore to receive that designation in the United States. This park on the shores of Lake Superior offers hiking trails, waterfalls, scenic overlooks and, of course, exceptional views of the rock formations along the shoreline. Take a photo tour of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Photo of Miners Castle from Miners Castle Trail, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan
Miners Castle is one of the most-photographed rock formations at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. You can take the Miners Castle Trail to get a better view. Page 2.
View from Sunset Cruise, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan
Taking a cruise is a wonderful way to get closer to the Pictured Rocks and see their layers and colors. Cruises depart from Munising during the summer months. Page 3.
Sable Falls, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sable Falls is one of five waterfalls at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. During the summer months, you can hike to the falls from the Grand Sable Visitor Center. Page 4.
Lake Superior Shoreline at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake on Earth, measured by surface area. Looking northeast along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, you can see how immense this lake truly is. Page 5.
National World War II Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans' National World War II Museum offers a
Higgins Industries PT-305 Under Restoration at the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
Visitors can look through windows to see the Higgins Industries PT-305's restoration team at work.
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The National WWII Museum's M4A3E9
Interior of M4A3E9 "Sherman" Tank, National WWII Museum, New Orleans
One of the highlights of the National WWII Museum's
M3 Halftrack Personnel Carrier
The White Motor Company M3 halftrack was used to transport United States Army personnel during World War II. Page 5.
Vought F4U Corsair, The National WWII Museum Large Artifact Storage Building
The Vought F4U Corsair was one of the most famous aircraft used during World War II. At The National World War II Museum, you can see an F4U Corsair in the Boeing Center in the new US Freedom Pavilion, scheduled to open in January 2013. Page 6.
Photo Tour of The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, attracts thousands of visitors each month. They come to learn about D-Day, to find out about World War II from the American perspective and to experience the Museum's exhibits, 4D movie, oral histories and special events. Take a photo tour of The National WWII Museum.
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion at The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The National WWII Museum's Louisiana Memorial Pavilion displays large artifacts from World War II, including a Sherman Tank, two Higgins Industries landing craft and four airplanes. Page 2.
D-Day Diorama, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisisana
The United States and its Allies invaded France's Normandy coast on June 6, 1944, D-Day. The National WWII Museum's diorama vividly shows how many ships, aircraft and landing craft were used during the invasion. Page 3.
United States Weapons and Uniforms, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The National WWII Museum's D-Day Planning Gallery includes a collection of U. S. and German weapons and uniforms. Page 4.
D-Days in the Pacific Exhibits, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
During World War II, American and Allied forces had to retake island after island from Japan. The National WWII Museum's D-Days in the Pacific gallery shows how the Allies struggled against Japanese forces and used naval and airborne forces to turn the tide of the war in the Pacific. Page 5.
Oral History Exhibit at The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The collections at The National World War II Museum include personal histories of people who fought in World War II or worked on the home front. Some of these oral histories have become part of the Museum's multimedia exhibits. Page 6.
Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The National World War II Museum's Stage Door Canteen showcases live musical performers, including Big Band sounds and the vocal trio The Victory Belles. Reservations are recommended. Page 7.
John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion at The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
At the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, artifacts from The National WWII Museum are restored in a glass-walled area so that visitors can watch the process. Currently, a torpedo boat, PT-305, is under restoration. Page 8.
Benjamin Harrison Home, Indianapolis
President Benjamin Harrison built a home in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1874. He lived there with his family until he died, except for the years he served as a senator and as President of the United States. Today, visitors can tour the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and learn about life in late 19th-century Indiana.
Photo of Front Parlor, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis, Indiana
Benjamin Harrison, his wife, Caroline, and his children, Russell and Mary, moved into this home in 1874. Visitors to the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site can see furniture and household items used by the Harrison family. Page 2.
Photo of Dining Room at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis
President Benjamin Harrison ate in his formal dining room every day. Today, visitors can see the Harrisons' silver service and examples of the china pattern Caroline Harrison created for use in the White House during her husband's presidency. Page 3.
Van Sweringen's Inn, Historic St. Mary's City
Garrett Van Sweringen came to St. Mary's City, capital of the Maryland Colony, in 1664 or 1665. An innkeeper by trade, Van Sweringen opened an elite private lodging house in St. Mary's city in 1677. Visitors to Historic St. Mary's City can visit a replica of Van Sweringen's inn. Page 7.
Photo Tour of Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland
Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland, is a living history museum built on the site of St. Mary's City, the fourth-oldest permanent English settlement in North America. Here, settlers passed Maryland's Toleration Act in 1649, guaranteeing religious freedom to residents who worshiped the Holy Trinity and outlawing hate speech directed against any Christian in the colony. Take a photo tour of Historic St. Mary's City.
The latest addition to Historic St. Mary's City is the Brick Chapel, which was built on the site of the first Catholic church in Maryland. Page 2.
State House of 1676
Maryland's first State House was built in St. Mary's City in 1676. A replica of the original building was constructed in 1934. Page 3.
Woodland Indian Hamlet, Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland
The Yaocomaco people lived in what is now Historic St. Mary's City when English colonists arrived in 1634. The colonists traded goods for land and got along with their Yaocomaco neighbors. Historic St. Mary's City's Woodland Indian Hamlet shows visitors how the native people lived and worked. Page 4.
Costumed Interpreter Onboard Maryland Dove, Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland
One of the highlights of a trip to Historic St. Mary's City is a visit to the Maryland Dove, a re-creation of a 17th-century trading ship. The Dove, which sailed to St. Mary's City in 1634, stayed at the new colony for trading purposes, while the Ark, which carried the colonists, returned to England. Page 5.
Mathias de Sousa Marker, Historic St. Mary's City
Mathias de Sousa is believed to be the first person of African descent to serve in a legislative assembly in British North America. De Sousa came to Maryland as an indentured servant in 1634. A marker at Historic St. Mary's City tells his story. Page 6.
Cancel for Any Reason Travel Insurance
Cancel for Any Reason travel insurance is expensive, but it will partially reimburse your trip cancellation penalties if you feel you need to cancel your trip for a reason not covered by a trip cancellation policy. Learn what Cancel for Any Reason travel insurance covers and what it doesn't cover, and find out what to look for when comparing Cancel for Any Reason policies.
Train Travel Safety
Train travel is a very safe mode of transportation. Planning ahead and taking simple precautions can make your train journey even safer. Our train travel safety tips will help you on every stage of your rail journey.
Profile of Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
Southern Colorado's Rio Grande Scenic Railroad offers rail excursions and a summer concert series that is only accessible by train. The season lasts from late April to early October. Several types of tickets are available, ranging from seats on old-time
Learn to Ride a Bicycle in an Adult Cycling Class
If you have always wanted to take a bicycle tour or ride a bike trail, but do not know how to ride a bicycle, you are not alone. 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.
What to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag
Choosing the right carry-on bag and filling it with essential travel items can make or break your trip. Find out which items should go in your carry-on bag on your next airplane trip.
Subway Safety for Senior Travelers
Traveling by subway during your vacation can save you time and money, but you may also be exposed to safety hazards and petty criminals. Find out how to inform yourself about the subway system at your vacation destination and read our subway safety tips.
Discount Bus Travel
Since the advent of Chinatown buses, discount bus lines have become a low-cost alternative to rail and air travel in the northeastern, western and midwestern United States. Discount bus lines advertise ultra-low fares, but are the savings worth the inconvenience? Find out more about discount bus lines in the United States.
Get Real-Time North America Border Crossing Wait Times
As you plan your driving trip to Mexico, Canada or the US, you will want to plan ahead for long waits at the border. Fortunately, you can get real-time border crossing wait time information online. Learn how to get real time border crossing wait times online, via mobile phone or even through Twitter.
How to Pack for Air Travel
Experienced air travelers know that sometimes, despite all precautions, baggage does get lost. Most of the time, lost luggage is found and returned, but this process can take time. Packing smart and planning ahead for the possibility of misplaced baggage can minimize difficulty if your suitcase does indeed get lost. If an airplane trip is in your future, take a look at our tips for packing for air travel.
Take Your Grandchildren on a Behind-the-Scenes Tour
When a typical museum, zoo or aquarium experience isn't quite enough, consider taking your grandchildren on a behind-the-scenes tour. While these tours don't come cheap, they offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see what happens beyond the view of the public. Learn more about behind-the-scenes tours and find out whether this type of aquarium, zoo or museum experience will benefit you and your grandchild.
Eight Travel Splurges for Senior and Baby Boomer Travelers
Travel splurges don't have to break the bank. In fact, the best travel splurges are both affordable and enjoyable. Take a closer look at our list of eight travel splurges for senior and Baby Boomer travelers.
Take Your Grandchildren to a Living History Museum
Children of all ages enjoy visiting living history museums. Costumed interpreters, hands-on activities and demonstrations bring the past vividly to life. Plan a trip to a living history museum with your grandchildren using our helpful tips.
Budget Boston, Massachusetts, for Senior Travelers
Boston, Massachusetts, attracts visitors interested in history, visual arts, sports, science and music. While Boston's hotels command big-city prices, your trip to the Cradle of Liberty can still be affordable. Plan your trip to Boston's senior-friendly attractions and learn how to save money in Beantown.
Should You Bring Your Own Bed Linens on Your Next Trip?
Bringing bed linens from home to your hotel or cruise ship isn't necessarily paranoid behavior. There are several good reasons to pack bed linens in your luggage. Find out when and how to bring bed linens on your next trip and read about alternatives to packing heavy bed sheets.
Bus Safety for Senior Travelers
If you don't want to drive while you are on vacation, taking the bus is an excellent, inexpensive way to travel within and between cities. Learn how to stay safe when you take the bus.
Take Your Grandchildren to an Outdoor Concert
During your next summer trip with your grandchildren, why not expand their musical horizons by taking them to an outdoor concert? Our outdoor concert tips can help you choose a concert, pack for the event and prepare for rainy weather.
Profile of Saratoga National Historical Park, New York
The American Revolutionary War Battles of Saratoga, won by the American forces in 1777, proved to be a key turning point in the war. Today, you can tour this important battlefield by car, by bicycle or on foot, and learn about the British and American strategies, troop movements and leadership.
Tour a Famous NFL Stadium
Pro football fans want to know everything about their favorite teams and about the legendary teams and players of the National Football League. Many NFL stadiums offer tours for individuals and groups, and there's no better way to get a player's-eye view of the game than to take a stadium tour.
Profile of the New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
The New England Aquarium attracts visitors from the Boston area and from around the world. While the Aquarium's penguins are probably its most popular residents, sea turtles, seals, colorful fish and pulsing jellies corner their fair share of attention. Plan your trip to Boston's New England Aquarium.
Profile of Fort Ticonderoga, New York
New York's Fort Ticonderoga was prime military real estate during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. The British took the fort from the French, lost it to Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys, then took it back again. Today, visitors to Fort Ticonderoga can tour the fort, visit the King's Garden and participate in a wide variety of tours and activities.
Antique Shopping in Essex, Massachusetts
Essex, Massachusetts, on Cape Ann, is best known for its top-notch antique stores. The town boasts over 35 antique shops within one square mile. If you enjoy antiquing, Essex makes a great weekend destination or daytrip from the Boston area. You'll find plenty of restaurants, nice places to stay and, of course, quality antiques.
Visit the Battleship USS New Jersey (BB 62) in Camden, New Jersey
USS New Jersey (BB 62) is the most decorated United States battleship. After serving in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars and during the Cold War period, USS New Jersey is now a battleship museum in Camden, N. J. Learn more about this majestic battleship and plan your visit to the USS New Jersey.
Author Interview: Candy B. Harrington Discusses 22 Accessible Road Trips: Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers
Candy B. Harrington is a recognized expert on accessible travel. She edits Emerging Horizons, an online magazine focused on accessible travel. Ms. Harrington's latest book, 22 Accessible Road Trips: Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, was recently published. Ms. Harrington has written many books about accessible travel, and she kindly agreed to be interviewed for About.com's Senior Travel site.
Visit the Battleship USS Iowa (BB 61) at the Port of Los Angeles
USS Iowa, the lead ship in the Iowa class of battleships, is an impressive 887 feet long. Designed to provide gunfire support in World War II, the USS Iowa served in the Korean War and the Cold War period. Now berthed at the Port of Los Angeles, California, USS Iowa is both a museum and a place to learn about the mighty battleships.
Visit the Battleship Massachusetts (BB-59) at Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts
The battleship USS Massachusetts is the star attraction at Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts. Learn about
Visit the Battleship USS North Carolina (BB 55) in Wilmington, North Carolina
The battleship USS North Carolina (BB55), once an integral part of the United States Navy's Pacific Fleet, is now a museum, memorial and National Historic Landmark. You can visit this mighty battleship on any day of the year. Learn more about the USS North Carolina and plan your trip to this Wilmington, North Carolina landmark.
Profile of the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts
The Cape Ann Museum documents the cultural, industrial and artistic heritage of Gloucester, Massachusetts and the surrounding Cape Ann communities. In addition to permanent and special exhibits, the Cape Ann Museum offers lectures, walking tours, gallery talks and other event throughout the year. Plan your visit to the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Visit Woodman's of Essex, Inventor of the Fried Clam
Massachusetts entrepreneur Lawrence
Honor Our Veterans on Veterans Day, November 11
Veterans Day, November 11, is a national holiday in the United States. This holiday honors all veterans, living and deceased. Throughout the US, ceremonies, parades and special events pay tribute to our fallen veterans and honor the service of our living veterans. There are many ways to commemorate Veterans Day, and we've put together a comprehensive list to help you plan your celebration.
Explore Cape Ann's Maritime Heritage in Historic Gloucester
Gloucester, Massachusetts, is one of the oldest working seaports in the United States. For centuries, Gloucester fishermen have plied their trade here on Cape Ann. Visitors to Gloucester can explore beaches, sail on schooners, watch for whales and discover the artists of Rocky Neck. Learn more about historic Gloucester and plan your trip to this welcoming New England city.
Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune - Review of Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune
You donâ€™t have to be a starving student traveler to save money on your next trip. Tim Leffel explains why travel costs so much and tells you how you can enjoy traveling without breaking the bank.
The "Hidden" Costs of Cruising - What Are the Hidden Costs of Cruising
There are plenty of free things to do during your cruise vacation, but some shipboard services and activities do cost money. Knowing what to expect on your cruise will help you make the most of your vacation budget. Find out which cruise activities and services are not included in your base fare.
What to Expect at the Lifeboat Drill
Many cruise passengers dread the lifeboat drill, thinking they will spend hours standing in hot sun wearing uncomfortable life jackets. This may happen, of course, but if all cruise passengers understand what to expect during the passenger muster drill, the process will not take very long at all. Find out what happens at a lifeboat drill, who must attend and what to do in special circumstances.
Rail Travel and Senior Rail Discounts in Central and South America
The state of rail travel in Central and South America varies from country to country. A few countries have well-developed passenger train service, others offer limited rail service and still others have no train service at all. Learn more about rail travel in Central and South America and find out which rail operators offer senior discounts.
River cruises become more popular every year. There are several differences between river cruise and ocean cruises. Find out what to expect on a typical river cruise and decide if river cruising is right for you.
10 Must-Have Travel Freebies
In the era of checked baggage fees, resort fees and facility fees for rental cars, there are still a few travel freebies out there. Some of these free items, services and admissions can really add to your travel experience. Read our list of the top 10 travel freebies and find out how to use them to plan your next trip.
Cruise Planning Tips for Wheelchair and Scooter Users
Travelers who use wheelchairs or mobility scooters need to plan ahead when deciding where to go on vacation. Cruises are usually good choices for wheelchair and scooter users; however, there are several aspects of cruising that might be problematic if they are ignored. Our tips for planning a wheelchair- or scooter-friendly cruise will help take the guesswork out of cruising.
Cruise Packing Tips
Packing for a cruise can be a very stressful experience. It's hard to anticipate every single event and possibility and save packing space at the same time. Our cruise packing tips can help you weed out unnecessary items and put together a packing list that will truly work for you.
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.
Cruise Line Contracts
Take the time to read your cruise line's contract before you pay the deposit for your cruise vacation. Your passenger contract contains valuable information about the cruise line's sailing, health and damage compensation policies. Find out how to obtain and understand your cruise line's guest ticket contract.
Can United States Citizens Travel to Cuba?
For many years, United States citizens were not allowed to spend money in Cuba, making travel to the island nation legally impossible. Under President Obama, regulations were changed to permit US citizens to visit Cuba under specific conditions. Find out how United States citizens can legally travel to Cuba.
Visit Myanmar, Formerly Known as Burma
Mysterious Myanmar, formerly called Burma, which was ruled by a military junta for many years, is quickly becoming a hot tourist destination. Myanmar's unspoiled landscapes, rich Buddhist heritage and welcoming people make this country an ideal vacation spot for travelers looking beyond the tried-and-true travel itineraries. Find out more about traveling to Myanmar.
Keep Your Valuables Safe While You're on the Road
Many travelers are familiar with techniques for avoiding pickpockets, but scammers also target drivers and passengers. If your travel plans include a road trip, particularly in a foreign country, take some time to familiarize yourself with carjacking and theft scams before you leave home. Our simple road trip safety tips will help you keep your valuables safe during your driving vacation.
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If youâ€™ve ever thought of hitting the road for a year, Phil and Carol Whiteâ€™s newly-expanded Live Your Road Trip Dream can show you how.
Plan Your Road Trip Adventure
With a map, guidebook and computer, you can put a road trip together in a very short time. Our road trip planning tips will help you cover every angle and stay organized.
Prepare For Your International Road Trip
If you are planning to take an international road trip, you will want to spend a little extra time preparing for border crossings and getting your travel documents together. Learn which items you will need to pack for your international driving trip and find out whether you will need to make special arrangements if you are driving a rental car across an international border.
How to Pay Tolls – Cash, Transponders and More
Around the world, states, provinces and countries are turning to toll roads to manage traffic congestion and pay for transportation projects. While toll roads are basically the same around the world, toll payment methods vary widely. Electronic transponders, automatic collection baskets and toll stickers are just a few of the payment methods you might encounter on your next driving vacation. Find out more about toll payment methods and plan ahead for your upcoming road trip.
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.
Lost or Stolen US Passport? Here's What to Do
If your passport is lost or stolen, you should immediately take steps to report your loss. Find out whom to notify and how to apply for a replacement US passport.
Profile of Gunston Hall, Mason Neck, Virginia
Gunston Hall, the plantation home of George Mason IV, showcases the best of Virginia colonial architecture. At Gunston Hall, you can see examples of carved wood wall and ceiling decoration in four distinct styles that were popular in the mid-18th century. Learn more about Gunston Hall and find out when you can visit George Mason's brick mansion.
Budget Virginia Beach for Senior Travelers
Virginia Beach is a popular family summer vacation spot, but this year-round destination has plenty to offer senior travelers. Best of all, hotels near the Oceanfront typically slash their rates during the off-season, making Virginia Beach extremely affordable. Learn more about places to stay and things to see and do in Virginia Beach.
Accessible Niagara Interview With Linda Crabtree
Accessible travel advocate Linda Crabtree, CEO of AccessibleNiagara.com, offers tips for planning a trip to Canada's Niagara region and shares some of her favorite places to visit in our exclusive interview.
When Should You Travel With a Tour Group?
Tour groups offer travelers a way to experience the world, meet new people and learn about local history and culture. Even if you normally plan your own trips, there are times when tour groups really are your best option.
Beyond the Tour Group – Alternatives for Gentle Walkers
What do you do when traveling with a tour group becomes too hard? For travelers with mobility issues, some tour itineraries are simply too fast-paced.
ATM Fraud: What Travelers Need to Know
Traveling with your debit card means you have easy access to cash, but it also means you must protect yourself against ATM fraud. Learn more about ATM fraud and find out how to keep your debit card safe while you are on vacation.
Currency Exchange Alternatives
Many travelers assume that the only place they can exchange their money for foreign currency is at a bank. Today's traveler has many currency exchange alternatives, including ATMs. Find out where to exchange your money and learn how to stay safe while exchanging currency.
Merchants in 40 US States May Soon Impose Credit Card Surcharges
As of January 27, 2013, merchants in the United States and its territories will be permitted to impose surcharges equal to their credit card processing fees on every credit card transaction. Unless you live in one of the 10 states that prohibit surcharging, this rule change may affect you, particularly when you travel. Find out more about credit card surcharge rules in the United States.
Exchanging your money in a foreign country can be a very confusing experience. Get the scoop on currency exchange and find out how to use exchange rates and currency converters.
Travel Insurance and Named Winter Storms
Now that The Weather Channel is naming major winter storms, the travel insurance industry is beginning to treat these storms as they do hurricanes. Find out what types of travel insurance you might need if a named winter storm is approaching and learn when you should buy travel insurance for your winter trip.
Spontaneous Travel - Can You Travel Without an Itinerary?
Spontaneous travel, or travel without a pre-planned itinerary, can be wonderful, intimidating, or both. Wandering through cities, national parks or small villages without worrying about where to go next may be an ideal vacation for some and a near-nightmare for others. Learn more about spontaneous travel and its advantages and drawbacks.
Terrorism and Travel Insurance
Find out how to insure your upcoming trip against terrorism-related delay and cancellations.
Parking Concerns – Parking Your Car While You Are on Vacation
Driving in an unfamiliar place is confusing enough, but figuring out where to park your car and how to pay for your parking space can be one of the most frustrating parts of any driving vacation. Take a closer look at parking options and learn how to cope with unfamiliar parking practices.
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Ghost Tours and Ghost Walks in the United States and Canada
Haunted houses and tales of ghosts capture our imagination and provoke our curiosity. Are ghosts real? Can we see ghosts if we look for them? Ghost tours and ghost walks take us out of solid reality into an unknown realm. You can take a ghost tour or go on a ghost walk almost anywhere in the United States, and many parts of Canada also offer ghost tours. Find out more about ghost tours and see a list of ghost walks, tours, hunts and investigations in the US and Canada.
Living History Museum Travel Tips
When you visit a living history museum, you're catapulted into the past. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of people who lived long ago and show you how they worked and played. As you plan your visit to a living history museum, use our travel tips to ensure you have the best possible experience.
One Way Car Rentals in Europe
While renting a car in one European city and dropping it off in another might be the most convenient way to explore several countries, you are likely to encounter dropoff fees. 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.
One Way Car Rental in the United States
One way car rentals in the United States tend to be very expensive. Not all car rental companies charge the same rates, however, so it is possible to save at least a little money on one way car rentals. Find out more about one way car rentals in the US.
Take Your Grandchildren to an Arboretum
When considering places to spend time with your grandchildren, remember to add arboretums to the list. Arboretums are much more than large areas set aside for trees to grow. Arboretums offer tours, kid-friendly activities, special programs and tree-related exhibits. Learn more about taking your grandchildren to an arboretum.
Take Your Grandchildren to a Science Festival
In recent years, science festivals have come into their own. These celebrations of science, technology, engineering and mathematics bring adults and children together to meet scientists, watch demonstrations and try hands-on science activities. If you want to foster an interest in science in children or grandchildren, there is no better place to begin than a science festival. Find out more about taking your grandchildren to a science festival.
Should I Pay for My Rental Car With a Credit Card or a Debit Card?
When you rent a car, should you pay with your credit card or your debit card? Find out whether rental car companies accept debit cards and learn about deposits, holds and restrictions associated with debit card and credit card payments.
Rental Cars, Parking Tickets, Speeding Tickets and Red Light Cameras – What Travelers Need to Know
What happens when you break traffic laws while driving a rental car? Find out how your rental car company handles parking tickets, speed camera notifications and red light violations.
Visit White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana
White River State Park is popular with both tourists and locals. This downtown Indianapolis oasis offers green spaces, walking paths, museums and a minor league baseball park. Find out more about White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Profile of the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans' Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is a family-friendly attraction that is sure to please visitors of all ages. Plan your visit to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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.
Profile of Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin is a living history museum that focuses on late 19th century life in rural Wisconsin. Get trip planning tips and find out what there is to see and do at Old World Wisconsin.
Should You Pick Up Your Rental Car at the Airport or Downtown?
Does your rental car pickup location make a difference in your car rental price? It all depends on your vacation destination. Read about our cost comparisons and learn more about the pros and cons of picking up rental cars at downtown rental offices.
Profile of the Illinois Railway Museum
The Illinois Railway Museum, the largest museum of its kind in the United States, showcases historic trains, trolley buses and electric cars. With a focus on Chicago / Midwestern railway history, the Illinois Railway Museum brings the past to life with historic train rides, special events and an amazing array of rolling stock, historic signs and railway equipment. Plan your trip to the Illinois Railway Museum.
Profile of Anderson Japanese Gardens, Rockford, Illinois
Anderson Japanese Gardens is a must-see destination for visitors to Rockford, Illinois. This oasis of natural beauty offers authentic Japanese landscapes, meandering pathways and benches for rest or meditation. Special events and classes are held throughout the visiting season. Learn more about Rockford's Anderson Japanese Gardens.
Profile of Erlander Home Museum, Rockford, Illinois
The Erlander Home Museum, housed in Rockford, Illinois' first brick home, is the headquarters of the Swedish Historical Society of Rockford. The museum's collections include Swedish and Swedish-American furniture belonging to the Erlander family, tools, decorations and useful objects brought by Swedish immigrants to the New World and 46 Charlotte Weibull dolls. When you visit the Erlander Home Museum, you will learn about late 19th and early 20th century Rockford and see how a prosperous immigrant family lived.