Senior Travel Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Travel Food: Pack a Portable Pantry for Your Next Trip
Find out which foods and utensils you should bring on your next vacation.

Holiday Travel Tips for Seniors
Our holiday travel tips for seniors will help you plan a relaxing vacation and reduce your travel costs. As you plan your holiday vacation, take advantage of our road-tested travel planning tips.

Holiday Travel Tips for Seniors - Tips for Reducing Holiday Travel Stress
Planning ahead can help reduce travel-related stress, especially during the holidays. Our travel tips can help you make your holiday vacation relaxing and enjoyable. Page 2.

Air Travel and Damaged Baggage
Airlines' damaged baggage policies can be confusing. Learn what to do if your suitcase is damaged during your flight.

Cruise Planning Tips for Wheelchair and Scooter Users
Our tips for planning a wheelchair- or scooter-friendly cruise will help take the guesswork out of cruising.

Spontaneous Travel - Can You Travel Without an Itinerary?
Spontaneous travel, or travel without a pre-planned itinerary, can be wonderful, intimidating, or both. Learn more about spontaneous travel and its advantages and drawbacks.

Tips for Driving in Eastern Canada
If you plan to drive in Canada's maritime provinces, learn about local highways and roads. Most importantly, find out what to do if you spot a moose in the road.

Youth Hostels for Seniors and Baby Boomers
Youth hostels offer low-cost lodgings for travelers of all ages in over 80 countries. Staying in hostels is a great way to save money and meet people.

Save Money by Staying With Friends on Your Vacation
If you're looking for ways to cut travel costs, staying with friends is one option to consider. Find out about the pros and cons of staying with friends.

Should Seniors and Baby Boomers Travel Solo?
Find out whether solo travel is right for you.

Terrorism and Travel Insurance
Find out how to insure your upcoming trip against terrorism-related delay and cancellations.

Tips for Traveling the New Jersey Turnpike
Driving the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) doesn't have to be a nightmare. Our travel tips will help you plan your turnpike trip.

What to Do if You Are Stranded in a Foreign Country
What should you do if you find yourself stranded in a foreign country?

Lost Luggage
If your luggage is lost, what will you do? Find out more about lost luggage and learn how to cope with a lost luggage situation.

9 Reasons You Should Visit the Midwest
As you plan your next vacation, keep the Midwest's state and national parks, vibrant cities and cool small towns in mind.

Review of Planes, Canes, and Automobiles


Spend a Weekend in Friendly Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Sioux Falls, South Dakota's largest city, is a fun, affordable weekend destination for people who love to walk, shop, dine, explore and learn.

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Photo Tour of Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Imagine a friendly city with a downtown waterfall. Welcome to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a great place to spend a weekend. Take our photo tour and see why.

Reasons Not to Stay at a Bed and Breakfast Inn
Bed and breakfast inns are relaxing, but there are times when you should choose a hotel instead.

Air Travel Etiquette
Whether you plan to fly frequently or once every five years, you'll need to become familiar with air travel etiquette. Follow our simple air travel rules of etiquette and you, too, can fly like a professional.

When Bad Vacation Weather Strikes
If rainstorms are predicted for your vacation destination, you can still make your trip a memorable experience. Here are some ways to cope with rainy vacation weather.

Locked Versus Unlocked GSM Cell Phones
If you need to phone home while traveling internationally, your first step should be to find out whether your GSM cell phone is locked or unlocked.

Locked Versus Unlocked GSM Cell Phones
If you need to phone home while traveling internationally, your first step should be to find out whether your GSM cell phone is locked or unlocked. Page 2.

What You Need to Know About Cell Phone and SIM Card Rental
Find out which companies rent GSM cell phones and look at the pros and cons of cell phone rental. Page 3.

Tips for Buying a GSM Cell Phone
Frequent travelers may wish to buy an unlocked GSM cell phone and purchase SIM cards for the countries they visit. Page 4.

Alternatives to GSM Cell Phones - Skype, Prepaid Phone Cards and Email
If buying or renting a GSM cell phone is too expensive, take a look at other options, including Skype, email and international prepaid phone cards. Page 5.

Space-Saving Packing Tips
Deciding what to pack can be a challenge. Our packing tips can help you decide what to take on your next trip, as well as what to leave behind.

Join Boondockers Welcome to Find Free RV Parking
Boondockers Welcome is a membership club that connects North American RVers who are looking for free dry-camping sites where they can park their RVs with RV owners who have boondocking spaces to share. Learn more about Boondockers Welcome.

Rainy Weather Driving Tips
When rain falls for a long time or when a rainstorm changes from a drizzle to a downpour, driving becomes more difficult and dangerous. Our rainy weather driving tips will help you prepare for your next wet weather road trip.

Travel Guidebooks: Essential or Outdated?
Smartphone apps and travel websites offer alternatives to the traditional travel guidebook, but can they replace your favorite travel guides?

One Way Car Rental in the United States
One way car rentals in the US are very expensive. Not all car rental companies charge the same rates, however, so you may be able to save a little money on one way car rentals.

How to Find Information About Driving Abroad
If you're renting a car in another country, do you have all the information you need in order to drive safely? Learn where to find driving information for your vacation destination.

Visit Canada's Acadian Coast
Canada's Acadian Coast is the original

Winter Air Travel Tips
Our winter air travel tips will help you prepare for problems and deal with weather-related air travel issues.

Air Travel and Overweight Baggage – What You Need to Know
Discovering that your suitcase exceeds your airline's luggage weight limit is a depressing and expensive experience. Find out how to lighten your load and avoid paying overweight baggage fees.

Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Beach in the Off Season
If you love the beach but don't like dealing with crowds and traffic, consider planning an off season beach vacation.

Trips and Tours for Senior Couples
The perfect romantic getaway is only a few clicks away. Jump-start your planning by reviewing our couples-only travel options.

Senior Discounts for Train Travel in North America
Senior train travel discounts are alive and well in North America, at least in the US and Canada. Our guide to North American senior train travel discounts will help you plan your next rail journey.

Distracted Driving Laws in Europe
Many countries in Europe have banned use of hand-held cell phones while driving. In most, you can use a cell phone with a hands-free device. Find out which European countries have passed distracted driving laws.

What Is Sustainable Tourism?
Learn more about sustainable tourism, a rapidly-growing sector of the travel industry that minimizes tourists' impact on the environment.

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.

Top Sights in Nova Scotia, Canada
Nova Scotia's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty make this Canadian province an ideal vacation destination. Learn more about Nova Scotia attractions and destinations and discover the top sights in Nova Scotia, Canada.

On the Inventors' Trail
To find out about the people behind the inventions, we must journey to the places they lived and to their laboratories and testing grounds. Follow us on the inventors' trail, and learn more about Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, the Wright brothers, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington Carver.

Maple Syrup Festivals in the U.S. and Canada
Maple syrup festivals are a North American tradition. Tour sugar houses and try every maple-flavored food you can imagine, even maple cotton candy, at a maple festival.

How Should You Respond to Beggars and Panhandlers When You Travel?
What should you do when you encounter beggars, particularly children, on your travels?

West From Rose Blanche Lighthouse, Newfoundland, Canada
West From Rose Blanche Lighthouse, Newfoundland, Canada. Page 7.

Town of Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, Canada
Town of Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, Canada. Page 3.

Stage, Rose Blanche Lighthouse Parking Area, Newfoundland, Canada
Stage, Rose Blanche Lighthouse Parking Area, Newfoundland, Canada. Page 10.

Rose Blanche Trail, Newfoundland, Canada
Rose Blanche Trail, Newfoundland, Canada

Rose Blanche Lighthouse From Trail, Newfoundland, Canada
Rose Blanche Lighthouse From Trail, Newfoundland, Canada. Page 6.

Rose Blanche Lighthouse, Newfoundland, Canada
Rose Blanche Lighthouse, Newfoundland, Canada. Page 8.

Petites and Eastern View From Rose Blanche Lighthouse, Newfoundland, Canada
Petites and Eastern View From Rose Blanche Lighthouse, Newfoundland, Canada. Page 4.

Innunguac at Rose Blanche Lighthouse, Newfoundland, Canada
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Boater, Coast Near Rose Blanche Lighthouse, Newfoundland, Canada
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Bedroom, Rose Blanche Lighthouse, Newfoundland, Canada
Bedroom, Rose Blanche Lighthouse, Newfoundland, Canada. Page 9.

How Can a Travel Assistance Company Help You During Your Trip?
Travel assistance companies can help you find doctors, obtain emergency prescription replacements and locate legal help. Learn more about travel assistance coverage.

Experience the Vibe of Pittsburgh's Strip District
Pittsburgh's Strip District features great ethnic food, eclectic shops, a bit of history and a fun, funky vibe that attracts visitors and locals alike.

What to Do If Your Prescription Drugs Are Lost or Stolen During Your Trip
Find out how to replace your prescription drugs if they are lost or stolen while you are on vacation.

Airport Security 101
Air travel begins with airport security screening. While we can't get rid of the lines and scanners, we can help you go through airport security as quickly as possible.

Stargaze at the Link Observatory Space Science Institute in Martinsville, Indiana
The Link Observatory Space Science Institute, located near Mooresville, Indiana, offers stargazing opportunities, astronomy presentations and educational programs.

What Is a Department of Homeland Security Redress Control Number?
Travelers who have trouble obtaining boarding passes, crossing US borders or clearing TSA screenings should complain to the Department of Homeland Security. Here's how.

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 extra. Find out which cruise activities and services are not included in your base fare.

The Thrombolites of Flower's Cove, Newfoundland
Newfoundland's Flower's Cove is a small coastal town with a unique attraction – ancient thrombolites. Discover how you can see the thrombolites of Flower's Cove.

Get Real-Time North America Border Crossing Wait Times
Learn how to get North American border crossing wait times in real time online, via mobile phone or through Twitter.

Comfortable Walking Shoes for Mature Women
Comfortable walking shoes are a travel essential you can't leave behind. There's nothing worse than reaching your dream destination, only to end up with sore feet. Take a look at our top walking shoe picks.

5 Flattering Bathing Suits for Mature Women
Whether you're packing your bags for a Caribbean cruise or a week by the lake, you'll need a comfortable, flattering bathing suit. Take a look at our top picks and start shopping!

Do You Need Trip Cancellation Insurance?
Trip cancellation insurance will cover your prepaid travel costs if you have to cancel your trip, but there's a catch.

Budget Washington, DC for Senior Travelers
Washington, DC, is a senior-friendly city with affordable accommodations, excellent public transportation and dozens of free attractions and events. Find out how you can visit Washington, DC on a budget.

What Is Trip Interruption Insurance?
What is trip interruption insurance, and how can it help you during your travels?

Discover Indiana's Artistic Traditions in Martinsville
If you're looking for a place where you can meet local artists and learn about their work, Martinsville, Indiana, should be on your travel wish list.

See the Treasures of Indiana University's Lilly Library in Bloomington, Indiana
Indiana University's Lilly Library is a treasure trove of books, manuscripts, art and more. Find out how you can visit this fascinating library.

Discover Art and Nature in Indiana's Brown County
Indiana's Brown County is best known for its art colony, Nashville, and for its state park. Plan your trip to beautiful, eclectic Brown County.

Why You Should Share Your Travel Itinerary – And When You Shouldn't
Find out why you should tell your family and friends exactly where you plan to go on your next trip.

Escape to Maryland's Kent and Queen Anne's Counties
You can find country tranquility, natural beauty and waterfront fun in Queen Anne's and Kent Counties on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

A Year of American Festivals
You can find festivals all over the US, with themes ranging from art to food to wildlife watching. Here's a selection of festivals from around the country.

Wine Travel in Italy
Italy's wine history goes back over 2,000 years, to the times of ancient Greece and Rome. With such a distinguished heritage, it's no wonder that wine lovers flock to Italy to visit wineries, taste famous wines and enjoy local favorites.

Wine Travel in Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany's wines, including the world-famous Brunello and Chianti, draw visitors from around the world. Here in Tuscany, you can visit wineries and choose from several wine trails that will take you into the heart of Italy's wine country. Page 2.

Wine Travel in Campania, Italy
Some of Italy's oldest wine grapes originated in Campania, in the hills outside Naples. If you visit Campania, you can tour wineries, enjoy gourmet cuisine and enjoy wines that have been produced here for over 2,000 years. Page 3.

Columbus, Indiana's Architectural Gem
Columbus, Indiana, is famous for its architecture. Learn more about Columbus' architecture and plan your visit to this unique Indiana city.

Things to Know About Visiting the Miller House and Garden
Read our tips for touring the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana.

Visiting the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana
Miller House and Garden's tours include the popular general tour as well as landscape, photo and curator's tours.

J. Irwin Miller and the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana
Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana, showcases the architectural and design genius of Eero Saarinen, Dan Kiley and Alexander Girard.

How to Conserve Water When You Travel
If your travels take you to California or another drought-stricken area, be prepared to do your part to conserve water during your trip.

Take Your Grandchildren to Donley's Wild West Town in Union, Illinois
Visiting Donley's Wild West is like taking a trip back in time, not only to the Old West but also to the days of family-run amusement parks. Children will love the rides, western show and hands-on activities at Donley's Wild West.

Travel Like a Local: Restaurant Week
Locals love Restaurant Week, and you should, too. If you're in town during Restaurant Week, take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy a two- or three-course prix fixe meal.

What Seniors and Baby Boomers Need to Know About Travelers' Diarrhea
Traveler's diarrhea is a common illness that can affect travelers of any age. Learn about travelers' diarrhea's causes, prevention and treatment.

Things I Wish I Had Known Before Driving in Europe
Get the inside scoop on driving in Europe.

Driving in the US: What Seniors and Baby Boomers Need to Know
If you've never driven in the United States before, here are some things you need to know before getting behind the wheel.

Should You Use Commuter Trains, Light Rail or Intercity Trains?
Big cities have several types of rail systems, including commuter rail, light rail and intercity rail. Which one should you use?

Houseguest Etiquette 101
Staying with loved ones can drastically reduce your travel costs. It's important, however, to remember that you're the guest in someone's home. Find out how to be a host-pleasing houseguest.

How to Rent a Vacation Cottage
Wherever your travels take you, consider a cottage rental. You'll have room to relax and truly enjoy your vacation time.

Plan Your Trip to the National Museum of the US Air Force
The National Museum of the United States Air Force, located in Dayton, Ohio, is the largest and oldest military aviation museum in the world. The museum showcases the history of the U.S. Air Force and is packed with historic aircraft, memorabilia, aviation equipment and weapons.

Visitors Guide to Baltimore's Fort McHenry
Baltimore's Fort McHenry is both a National Monument and a Historic Shrine because of its significance in American history. Use our Visitors Guide to plan your own trip to Fort McHenry.

Plan Your Visit to Fort McHenry
Baltimore's Fort McHenry is both a National Monument and a Historic Shrine because of its significance in American history. Find out more about Fort McHenry and plan your visit to this historic spot. Page 2.

Pros and Cons of Vacation Rentals
If you're trying to decide whether to rent a vacation cottage for your next vacation, you're not alone. Learn more about the pros and cons of vacation rentals.

When Spontaneous Travel Won't Work
Spontaneous travel is very appealing, but some things - visas, for example - must be organized in advance.

Train Travel Tips
Train travel combines relaxation, adventure and cost-effectiveness. If you haven't traveled by train recently, take a look at our tips for successful train travel.

What Is an International Driving Permit?
If you're planning to drive in another country, you may need to obtain an International Driving Permit before you travel, particularly if you are renting a car.

Boardwalk and Pier at Western Brook Pond Boathouse
You cannot park next to the Western Brook Pond boat house; you will need to hike in from the parking lot.

Coastal Bog
A coastal bog lies between Western Brook Pond and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Learn more about visiting Newfoundland's Western Brook Pond.

Ancient Cliffs at Western Brook Pond
Parks Canada experts say some of the cliffs at Western Brook Pond are one billion years old. See these ancient cliffs for yourself on a boat tour of Western Brook Pond.

Pond Waters
Western Brook Pond's water looks almost black on an overcast day. Take a photo tour of Western Brook Pond in Newfoundland, Canada.

Fog Bank at Western Brook Pond
Western Brook Pond's weather changes rapidly. If you decide to take a boat tour of this freshwater fjord, you'll need to dress for sun, wind, water splashes and fog.

Waterfall at Western Brook Pond
As you tour Western Brook Pond in Newfoundland, you will see several waterfalls. Some trickle down the ancient cliff faces, while others seem to leap off the rocks.

Western Brook Pond as Seen From Trail
Find out how to visit Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park.

Bon Tours Boat
Bon Tours offers Western Brook Pond boat tours. Find out what to expect on a boat tour of Western Brook Pond.

Pond's End, Western Brook Pond
A boat tour of Western Brook Pond takes you all the way to the far end of the fjord lake.

Canada's Niagara Falls: More Accessible Than Ever
Canada's Niagara Falls region is more accessible than ever. Meet accessible travel expert Linda Crabtree and find out more about accessible Niagara Falls.

Wildfire Safety for Senior and Baby Boomer Travelers
If a wildfire flares up while you are on vacation, will you know what to do?

5 Frugal Ways to Pass the Time While Waiting for Your Flight
Waiting for a flight? Here are five free things to do while you're in the airport.

Traveling With Your Service Animal
Yes, you can travel with your service animal. Find out what you need to know before your trip with your service animal begins.

How to Avoid and Resolve Common Car Rental Problems
When things go wrong with your rental car, what should you do?

The Best of Kennebunkport, Maine
People come to Kennebunkport, Maine, for scenery, seafood and relaxation. Find out why they return year after year.

Visit the First Families Kennebunkport Museum
Visit the First Families Kennebunkport Museum to learn about the village's shipbuilding past and about the family of President George H. W. Bush.

Greek Revival Splendor in the Heart of Kennebunkport
White Columns, the 1850s Greek Revival mansion that belonged to the Perkins family, now houses the First Families Kennebunkport Museum.

Elegant Victorian Furnishings Grace White Columns
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Delve Into Bush Family History
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First Families Kennebunkport Museum Information, Hours and Admission
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4 Ways to Protect Sharks When You Travel
Find out what you can do to protect sharks, wherever your travels take you.

Stay in One of Kennebunkport's Historic Inns
Headed to Kennebunkport, Maine? Consider staying at one of the area's historic inns.

Can You Buy Trip Cancellation Insurance When a Hurricane is Forming?
Travel insurance policies vary when it comes to trip cancellation and trip delay coverage. Find out if you can still insure your trip once a tropical storm is headed your way.

Will My ATM Cards, Cell Phones and Appliances Work in Canada?
If you're planning a trip to Canada, you should plan to bring your ATM card. Find out if your cell phone and hair dryer will work in Canada, too.

How Does Southwest Airlines' Boarding System Work?
Southwest Airlines' boarding system, introduced in 2007, is designed to streamline the boarding process. Find out how the system works before you fly.

Get a Taste of Kennebunkport With Maine Foodie Tours
Taste lobster, locally-brewed beers and sodas, hand-crafted ice cream and much more on Maine Foodie Tours' Kennebunkport Lunchtime Walking Tour.

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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.

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.

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.

Photo of Newseum Atrium, Washington, DC
The Newseum's atrium, officially called the New York Times—Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall of News, is 90 feet high and features an enormous media screen.

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.

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.

Take Your Grandchild to Christmas Tree and Holiday Lighting Displays
All children love Christmas trees and holiday lighting displays. Whether you drive your car through a sparkling wonderland of lights or visit a huge, illuminated Christmas tree, you'll love taking your grandchildren to holiday displays.

Take Your Grandchild to Holiday Model Train Displays
What's more traditional than a holiday model train display? Model railroaders work for weeks to bring holiday model train displays to life during the Christmas season. Find out more about holiday model train displays.

Enjoy Holiday Festivals With Your Grandchildren
Create special memories with your grandchildren by taking them to a holiday festival. Your grandkids can see Santa riding a fire truck in a holiday parade, enjoy concerts and entertainment and participate in activities designed especially for children. Find out more about child-friendly holiday festivals.

Take Your Grandchildren to Christmas Markets
Christmas markets aren't just for shoppers. Children and grandchildren love them, too. Food, decorations and entertainment make Christmas markets a great place to take your grandchildren during the holidays.

Take Your Grandchildren to Holiday Events at Museums
Children's museums put on special programs during the holiday season, but your travel plans don't have to stop at museums aimed at kids. Nearly every type of museum celebrates the holidays with displays, exhibits and special events.

Holiday Travel With Grandchildren
Plan to spend some special time with your grandchildren during the holidays. Take your grandchildren on a holiday trip or enjoy making special memories during a holiday-themed daytrip. We'll help you find Christmas markets, model train and holiday light displays and holiday festivals.

Pulpit in Aachen Cathedral, Germany
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Aachen Cathedral, Germany
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Altar in Aachen Cathedral, Germany
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Aachen Cathedral Altar and Pipe Organ, Germany
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Vaulting in Aachen Cathedral, Germany
Vaulting in Aachen Cathedral, Germany. Page 8.

Octagonal Chapel and Chandelier of Frederick Barbarossa, Aachen, Germany
Octagonal Chapel and Chandelier of Frederick Barbarossa, Aachen, Germany. Page 3.

Revolutionary City Event, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
Revolutionary City Event, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Page 4.

Review of Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune
You don’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.

Review of the Rough Guide Travel Guidebook Series
The Rough Guide series offers guidebooks for over 200 countries, regions and cities. Rough Guides also publishes guidebooks for special travel topics, such as ethical travel and travel for women.

Review of DK's Eyewitness Travel Guidebook Series
Many guidebooks list top sights, hotels and things to do. The Eyewitness Travel series uses dozens of photographs to help you decide which places to visit.

Use FlightAware to Track Flights and Plan Trips
FlightAware's website, Facebook page and mobile app can update you on your flight's progress. They can also provide useful trip planning information.

Tips for Beating the Airlines' Checked Baggage Fees
Many airlines charge checked baggage fees, and these fees can significantly increase your travel costs. Avoid or reduce your checked-bag fees by using our simple tips.

9 Travel Hacks That Use Common Household Items
These nine common household items can save you time and money when you travel.

How to Find Free Walking Tours
Learn how to find free walking tours around the world.

Profile of the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum showcases the creations of artists who have unique inner vision, many of whom are self-taught.

How to Make the Most of Your Museum Visit
Our tips for visiting museums will help you make the most of your day, especially if you are traveling with grandchildren.

Communications Shaft Inside Fort Douaumont, France
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Fort Douaumont, France
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Fort Douaumont With French Flag and Barbed Wire, France
Fort Douaumont With French Flag and Barbed Wire, France. Page 2.

Verdun and Fort Douaumont Photo Tour
The Battle of Verdun is perhaps World War I's most famous battle. For 11 months in 1916, German and French forces clashed in trenches and forts, fighting to take strategic positions outside the city of Verdun. See a gallery of Verdun photos.

Why We Visit Sad Places When We Travel
Why do we feel drawn to places where sad events happened? Find out why some travelers visit sad places.

Conner Prairie, Indiana's Prairie Living History Museum
Conner Prairie, just north of Indianapolis, is an outstanding living history museum that effectively combines first- and third-person interpretation, hands-on experiences and demonstrations. Learn more about life in 1800s Indiana at Conner Prairie.

Top Living History Museums in the US
Living history museums help you discover history in a unique way. At a living history museum, you don't look at exhibits and read placards. Instead, you participate in activities ranging from candle making to ballroom dancing. Learn more about the top US living history museums.

Things on Vacation "Do Not Pack" Lists That You Should Pack Anyway
Find out why you should put some of the items travel experts tell you to leave at home back into your suitcase.

Can You Travel While on Kidney Dialysis?
With careful planning, kidney dialysis patients can indeed continue to travel.

Avalanche Safety Tips for Senior and Baby Boomer Travelers
Knowing how to prepare and what to do can improve your chances of surviving an avalanche.

Don't Transport Pests When You Travel
As you travel, take steps to prevent unwanted pests and invasive species from hitching a ride on our clothing, vehicles or boats.

11 Ways Travel Has Changed for the Better
We hear plenty of travel complaints these days, but I would argue that travel has, in fact, changed for the better.

Travel Tips for Senior and Baby Boomer Introverts
If you're an introvert, our travel tips will help you carve out the recharging time you need.

What To Do if the Power Goes Out During Your Trip
Power outages don't just happen while you're at home. Find out what to do if the electricity goes out while you're on vacation.

Where to Stay
Choosing a place to stay can be frustrating and time-consuming. Find out about different types of accommodations and decide which option matches your travel budget and style.

Should I Pay for My Trip With a Credit Card or Cash?
When you book your trip, what's the best way to pay for your tickets, with cash or with a credit card?

What Does Baggage Loss Insurance Cover?
Baggage and personal effects loss coverage is included in many travel insurance policies. What does baggage loss insurance really cover?

Get Fit Before You Travel
Travel is much more fun when you are fit and healthy enough to enjoy the day without feeling overtired. Before you travel, take some simple steps to improve your fitness.

Skin Care Tips for Traveling Seniors
Find out which skin care supplies seniors and Baby Boomers should bring on every trip.

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 journey.

Travel Gifts for Children and Grandchildren
When you give a child a travel-themed gift, you are encouraging that special young person to learn about all kinds of people and places. Our recommended travel gifts will help the important children in your life to learn about and prepare for their trips and to pass the time during those less-exciting travel moments.

Review of How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler
If you need a resource to help you plan a trip or solve travel problems,

Review of the Rick Steves Travel Guidebook Series
Rick Steves' travel guidebook series takes you to sights that most tourists never see. Learn more about the Rick Steves travel guidebook series and decide whether you should use Rick's books to plan your European vacation.

Travel Like a Local: Gardens
When you visit a garden, you'll quickly discover that you're surrounded by locals. Families, couples, friends and individuals head to gardens to find peace and beauty, and you can join them.

Do You Need a Power of Attorney for Your Pet Sitter?
Do you need to give your pet sitter a power of attorney?

High Wind Safety for Senior and Baby Boomer Travelers
High winds can be treacherous, especially if you are traveling in an unfamiliar place. Our high wind safety tips can help you reach shelter and avoid injury, whether you are walking or driving.

Monocacy National Battlefield
The Battle of Monocacy is one of the Civil War's least-known battles, but it was one of the most important. Find out how to tour Monocacy National Battlefield in central Maryland.

Stay Safe At Your Cruise Port
As you plan your cruise vacation, keep safety risks in mind.

American Battlefields: History and Heritage
Visiting a battlefield can be both enjoyable and awe-inspiring. If you're a history buff or a nature-lover, why not plan to spend some time at a famous American battlefield? Learn about the history of the area, trace the battle's progress as you drive or walk through the battlefield and spend some time outdoors.

American Battlefields, Part 2- Mid-Atlantic US
Some of the most famous battles in American history took place in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and

American Battlefields, Part 3 - Southern US
Southern battlefields are all about beginnings and endings. The Civil War, or War Between the States, started when Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter. The Revolutionary War ended in Yorktown, Virginia. For many, a visit to a Civil War battlefield or Colonial National Historical Park is the trip of a lifetime. Page 3.

American Battlefields, Part 4 - Texas and the West
Moving westward, you can still visit battlefields that played important roles in American history.

Profile of Green Gables House, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Lucy Maud Montgomery's fictional heroine, Anne Shirley, lived in a house modeled on Green Gables in the first volume of her series of books for young people. Today, visitors come to Green Gables in search of the truth behind the novels - and, for the most part, they find it at this green-roofed farmhouse.

Review of The Rough Guide to First-Time Asia
If you’ve always wanted to visit Asia, but have no idea how to plan your trip, this useful book will help you get started.

Review of Volunteer Vacations
If you've always wanted to travel and help others, Volunteer Vacations can help you choose the trip that is best for you. This travel guidebook profiles organizations that offer volunteer travel programs.

Check Travel Visa Requirements Before You Make Vacation Reservations
It's never too early to start researching travel visa application requirements. Find out why you should apply for your travel visa as early as possible.

Profile of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, is home not only to an outstanding art and book collection, but also to a renowned research library and 120 acres of spectacular gardens.

Vatican City
Vatican City is the home of Saint Peter's Basilica, which was built over the tomb of Saints Peter and Paul.

Darbar Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), Amritsar, India
Take a photo tour of some of our favorite religious sites around the world. India's Darbar Harmandir Sahib, the Golden Temple, is Sikhism's most sacred site.

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya, India
India's Mahabodhi Temple stands on the site where Buddha gained Enlightenment.

Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
The Salt Lake Temple is the Church of Latter Day Saints' most famous temple. Nearby Visitors' Centers tell the story of the Mormon faith.

Varanasi, India
Varanasi's ghats, temples and, of course, the sacred Ganges River draw pilgrims and visitors from around the world.

Western Wall (Kotel), Jerusalem, Israel
The Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem is the holiest Jewish site in the world.

Danilov Monastery, Moscow, Russia
Moscow's Danilov Monastery was the first monastery returned to the Russian Orthodox Church by the Soviet government.

Profile of Riviera Maya Tour Operator Community Tours Sian Ka'an
Community Tours Sian Ka'an offers day tours of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, one of five UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Mexico's Yucatn Peninsula. Community Tours Sian Ka'an employs local Mayan guides and is committed to providing sustainable tourism opportunities in the Biosphere Reserve.

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. Find out more about the various train trips you can take on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad.

Profile of the Betsy-Tacy Houses in Mankato, Minnesota
Many readers over the years have enjoyed Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy books. Today you can visit the childhood homes of

Profile of Trafalgar Tours
If you're looking for a tour company with decades of experience, inside knowledge of Europe's top travel destinations, and a large selection of popular domestic and international itineraries, Trafalgar Tours may be a good choice for you. Trafalgar offers bus and rail tours, as well as river cruises, in Europe, China, the Americas and more.

Profile of Holland America Line
Holland America Line is justifiably popular with senior travelers. The cruise line's elegantly-appointed mid-sized ships travel to every continent.

Profile of ElderTreks
If you're over 50 and seek an adventure tour, or if you'd like to visit an exotic location, consider booking your next vacation with ElderTreks.

Profile of Tauck
Travelers have enjoyed Tauck's award-winning tours and cruises for over 90 years. This family-owned company prides itself on its innovative approach to cruises, river cruises, small group tours and traditional escorted travel.

Things You Can't Pack in Your Checked Baggage
Some things can't be packed in your checked baggage. Before you pack for your next trip, find out which items must be carried onto the airplane.

Hopewell Rocks Arch at Low Tide
Hopewell Rocks Arch at Low Tide. Senior Travel. Page 9.

Hopewell Rocks Back Staircase
Hopewell Rocks Back Staircase. Senior Travel. Page 12.

Hopewell Rocks Boot Wash
Hopewell Rocks Boot Wash. Senior Travel. Page 13.

Hopewell Rocks Flowerpot
Hopewell Rocks Flowerpot. Senior Travel. Page 11.

Hopewell Rocks Snails on Beach
Hopewell Rocks Snails on Beach. Senior Travel. Page 10.

Hopewell Rocks Steps at Low Tide
Hopewell Rocks Steps at Low Tide. Page 7.

Hopewell Rocks Steps
Hopewell Rocks Steps. Senior Travel. Page 5.

Hopewell Rocks at Low Tide
Hopewell Rocks at Low Tide. Senior Travel. Page 6.

Hopewell Rocks View at Low Tide
Hopewell Rocks View at Low Tide. Senior Travel. Page 8.

Hopewell Rocks Closed Sign
Canada's Bay of Fundy is one of the Earth's maritime wonders. At Hopewell Rocks, you can watch the bay's tides rise and fall,

Hopewell Rocks Danger Sign
Hopewell Rocks Danger Sign. Senior Travel. Page 3.

Hopewell Rocks From Staircase
Hopewell Rocks From Staircase. Senior Travel. Page 4.

Hopewell Rocks From View Point
Hopewell Rocks From View Point. Senior Travel. Page 2.

How to Avoid Crowds When You Travel
Fighting the crowds can ruin almost any vacation. Find out how you can avoid crowds the next time you travel.

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.

How to Stay Healthy in the Tropics
As you plan your tropical vacation, take a moment to familiarize yourself with potential health hazards and find out how to protect yourself against tropical diseases.

Budget Virginia Beach for Senior Travelers
Virginia Beach is a popular family summer vacation spot, but this waterfront destination has plenty to offer senior travelers at any time of year. Learn more about places to stay and things to see and do in Virginia Beach.

Profile of Gunston Hall, Mason Neck, Virginia
Gunston Hall, the plantation home of George Mason IV, showcases the best of Virginia colonial architecture. Learn more about Gunston Hall and find out when you can visit George Mason's brick mansion.

Top Charlottesville, Virginia Attractions
Charlottesville, Virginia, best known as the home of President Thomas Jefferson, is an excellent vacation destination. Whether you plan to visit Monticello and other presidential homes or enjoy a day of shopping or wine tasting, Charlottesville has plenty to offer. Find out more about Charlottesville's top attractions.

Cook Your Own Food on Your Next Vacation
If you are on a special diet or want to save money on vacation, consider cooking some or all of your own meals.

Review of Budget Travel for the Genius
Budget Travel for the Genius offers tips and travel hacks that will help you save money and enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

Downtown Hotels or Suburban Hotels: Which Should You Choose?
When deciding between staying near downtown attractions and restaurants and choosing a suburban hotel, you are normally selecting time or money. Toss in a rental car, and things get slightly more complicated. Take a look at the pros and cons of staying downtown and staying in the suburbs.

Bedroom, Castello di Sermoneta, Italy
Bedroom, Castello di Sermoneta, Italy. Page 6.

Castello Spagnolo, L'Aquila, Italy
Castello Spagnolo, L'Aquila, Italy. Page 8.

Courtyard of Castello di Sermoneta, Italy
Courtyard of Castello di Sermoneta, Italy. Page 4.

Exterior of Castello di Sermoneta, Italy
Exterior of Castello di Sermoneta, Italy. Page 5.

L'Aquila Seen From Castello Spagnolo
L'Aquila Seen From Castello Spagnolo. Page 11.

Moat, Castello Spagnolo, L'Aquila
Moat, Castello Spagnolo, L'Aquila. Page 9.

Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo Inside Castello Spagnolo, L'Aquila
Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo Inside Castello Spagnolo, L'Aquila. Page 10.

View From Top of Castello di Avio, Italy
View From Top of Castello di Avio, Italy

View of Sermoneta From Castello de Sermoneta
View of Sermoneta From Castello de Sermoneta. Page 7.

View of Val Lagarina From Castello di Avio
View of Val Lagarina From Castello di Avio. Page 3.

Walkway in Castello di Avio, Italy
Walkway in Castello di Avio, Italy. Page 2.

Turret, Oria Castle, Oria, Apulia, Italy
Turret, Oria Castle, Oria, Apulia, Italy. Page 13.

Castles of Italy
Italy is most famous for its art museums, churches and ancient monuments, but you can find some sort of castle in nearly every Italian hill town.

Castles of Italy
Italy is most famous for its art museums, churches and ancient monuments, but you can find some sort of castle in nearly every Italian hill town.

Review of Journeys Home by Andrew McCarthy, et. al.
Read a review, written by travel writer and family history buff Nancy Parode, of Journeys Home, written by Andrew McCarthy, et. al.

The One-Destination Vacation: Immerse Yourself in a City or Town
Would you travel far from home and stay in just one place? Find out why you should consider a one-destination vacation.

Profile of Road Scholar, Formerly Elderhostel
Road Scholar, founded as Eldherhostel in 1975, is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable learning adventures in 90 countries.

How to Find Emergency Dental Care While You Are on Vacation
Need a dentist during your trip? Here's how to find emergency dental care when you are away from home.

How to Seek Medical Care When You Are on Vacation
Learn how to plan ahead for travel medical emergencies, find overseas health care provider information and get medical assistance during your trip.

How to Resolve Credit Card Problems While You Are on Vacation
Before you travel, take steps to protect yourself from vacation-related credit card problems. Find out what to do if your credit card is lost or stolen during your trip.

Air Travel and Nut Allergies
If you or your travel companion suffers from nut allergies, you know that planning a trip can be complicated. Find out about air travel and nut allergies and read airline policies on snacks, nut-free buffer zones and in-flight announcements concerning nut allergies.

Winter Driving Tips
Winter driving can be challenging, even for experienced road trippers. If your plans call for driving during the winter months, our useful tips will help you prepare for your trip and stay safe in icy or snowy conditions.

Should You Pay for TSA PreCheck?
Is applying for the TSA's PreCheck program worth your time and money?

Types of Tours for Senior and Baby Boomer Travelers
Learn about different types of tours for senior and Baby Boomer travelers.

7 Rental Car Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make
Save money by avoiding these rental car mistakes.

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What to Take on Your Grandparent / Grandchild Road Trip
If you're planning a special road trip adventure with your grandkids, are you prepared? We'll help you decide what to bring on your grandparent / grandchild road trip –and what to leave behind.

Acadian Commemmorative Tapis Hookée, Les Trois Pignons, Chéticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Acadian Commemmorative Tapis Hooke, Les Trois Pignons, Chticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 8.

Cabot Trail West Coast Beach and Road, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cabot Trail West Coast Beach and Road, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

Fishing Fleet, Chéticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Fishing Fleet, Chticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 4.

Tapis Hookée, Trois Pignons, Chéticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Tapis Hooke, Trois Pignons, Chticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 9.

Looking Back on the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Looking Back on the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 3.

Main Altar, Saint Pierre Church, Chéticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Main Altar, Saint Pierre Church, Chticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 6.

Rocks and Coastline Along Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Rocks and Coastline Along Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 2.

Saint Joseph Altar, Saint Pierre Church, Ch&3233;ticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Saint Joseph Altar, Saint Pierre Church, Ch&3233;ticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 7.

Saint Pierre Church, Chéticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Saint Pierre Church, Chticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 5.

Bagpipe Exhibit, Great Hall of the Clans, Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts, St. Anns, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bagpipe Exhibit, Great Hall of the Clans, Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts, St. Anns, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 17.

Bay St Lawrence Harbour, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bay St Lawrence Harbour, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 14.

Cabot's Landing Monument, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cabot's Landing Monument, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 11.

Coastline, Bay St Lawrence, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Coastline, Bay St Lawrence, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 15.

Dangerous Cliff Sign, Cabot's Landing, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dangerous Cliff Sign, Cabot's Landing, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 12.

Eroding Cliff at Cabot's Landing, Nova Scotia, Canada
Eroding Cliff at Cabot's Landing, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 13.

House of Crafts, Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
House of Crafts, Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts, St. Ann's, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 16.

MacIntosh Brook and Waterfall, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada
MacIntosh Brook and Waterfall, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 10.

MacKenzie Tartan, Men's Attire, Great Hall of the Clans, Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts, St. Anns, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
MacKenzie Tartan, Men's Attire, Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts, St. Anns, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 18.

Baddeck Lighthouse, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Baddeck Lighthouse, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 19.

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.

Why You Should Visit Hollywood, California
Hollywood, California, is the stuff of legend. Visitors look for movie stars and compare their footprints to the imprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Find out why, in spite of its reputation for tawdriness, you should visit Hollywood, California.

Overrated Travel Destinations You Should Visit
Every travel guidebook describes overrated destinations - those cities and attractions so crowded and touristy that they aren't worth visiting. Beyond the souvenir stands, though, you'll find historic buildings, museums, restaurants and neighborhoods worth seeing. We'll tell you about travel destinations that turn up on

Reasons to Visit Heidelberg, Germany
Heidelberg, Germany, has a reputation for catering to tourists. This historic university city features a ruined castle, river views, a charming pedestrian zone and excellent cakes and pastries. What further reasons do you need to visit Heidelberg, Germany?

Why You Should Visit Pisa, Italy
The iconic Leaning Tower put Pisa, Italy on the map and gave the city enduring fame. There's a lot more to Pisa than the Leaning Tower. Find out why you should visit Pisa, Italy, in spite of the plethora of souvenir vendors.

Does Paris, France Deserve Its Reputation
Paris, France, appears on most lists of overrated travel destinations. It can't be due to the high-quality museums or impressive monuments. Has Paris, France earned its lackluster reputation?

Reasons to Visit San Francisco, California
San Francisco, California, seems to represent tacky tourism - in the form of Fisherman's Wharf - and outrageous lifestyles to many people. The City's real personality is far more complex. San Francisco, California is a truly unique travel destination.

Is Stonehenge Worth a Visit
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Harvest Hosts – Agri-Tourism for North American RV Owners
Harvest Hosts is a membership club for North American RVers who would like to dry-camp at farms, orchards, wineries and outdoor attractions. Members agree to purchase a bottle of wine, jug of cider, small basket of fruit or something else from their Host; in return, the Host offers them a place to boondock (dry-camp) overnight for free. Learn more about Harvest Hosts.

Profile of Flying Wheels Travel
Flying Wheels Travel plans tours and cruises for travelers with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Find out how Flying Wheels Travel can help you put together your next trip.

The Best of Newfoundland
The Canadian island of Newfoundland offers visitors many unique experiences. From icebergs to Norse settlements, historic radio transmission stations to freshwater fjords, you'll find plenty to do and see in Newfoundland. Find out more about Newfoundland's top attractions.

Halifax Harbour Photo Tour
The Halifax Harbour area is packed with shops, restaurants and attractions. You can tour ships and take a sailboat tour. On busy weekends, you can listen to street musicians and people-watch to your heart's content. Take a photo tour of Halifax's bustling harbour area.

Driving the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
The Cabot Trail is a road, not a hiking path, that takes visitors on a scenic drive along Cape Breton Island's stunningly beautiful coastline. If you plan to visit Nova Scotia and drive the Cabot Trail, our useful, road-tested tips will help you make the most of your experience.

More About Driving the Cabot Trail
The Cabot Trail is a road, not a hiking path, that takes visitors on a scenic drive along Cape Breton Island's stunningly beautiful coastline. In this section of our Cabot Trail overview, we'll tell you about Cape Breton Highlands National Park and offer our personally-tested Cabot Trail travel tips. Page 2.

Profile of Women Traveling Together
Women Traveling Together offers women opportunities to take the trip of their dreams with like-minded travelers. Their women-only tours range from traditional land tours to rail journeys, cruises and retreats.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kirkenes, Norway
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.

Vadsø, Norway
Vads, on Norway's Varangerfjord, was settled long ago by Finnish immigrants.

Overseas Adventure Travel Company Profile
Overseas Adventure Travel specializes in small-group adventure travel experiences for vacationers aged 50 and up.

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.

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.

Musket Demonstration at Fort George National Historic Site, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Musket demonstrations always draw a crowd at Fort George National Historic Site.

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.

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.

Which Countries Require Drivers to Use Winter Tires or Snow Chains?
Many countries, particularly in Europe, mandate use of winter tires or snow chains at certain times of the year. Before you rent a car during the winter, find out whether you'll need tire chains or snow tires.

How to Avoid Traffic Jams On Your Next Vacation
If you are on a road trip, how will you locate and avoid traffic jams? Read our road-tested tips for deciphering traffic reports, planning routes and staying away from traffic disasters.

Airport Parking Tips for the Holiday Season
Airport parking is every holiday traveler's worst nightmare, but it doesn't have to be. Getting information, planning for delays and investigating alternatives will help you get to your departure gate on time. Our holiday airport parking tips will take you through this planning process, step by step.

6 Things Seniors and Baby Boomers Want Travel Providers to Know
Senior and Baby Boomer travelers don't see themselves as old, and they don't all travel the same way or visit the same places. Find out what not to say to seniors and Baby Boomers who love to travel.

Photo Tour of Viking River Cruises Longship Viking Odin
Viking River Cruises christened the Viking Odin and three sister Longships on March 21, 2012. The Viking Longships will sail the rivers of Europe, taking Viking River Cruises passengers on 8- to 23-day vacations. Take a photo tour of Viking River Cruises Longship Viking Odin.

Viking Odin Sun Deck
Viking Odin's Sun Deck features deck chairs, a sun shade that can accommodate many of those deck chairs, shuffleboard, chess, two putting greens, a walking track and an organic herb garden. See a photo of the Sun Deck onboard Viking Odin.

Viking Odin Full-Size Room With Full Veranda
See a photo of a full-size room with full veranda aboard Viking River Cruises' Viking Odin Longship.

Viking Odin Full-Size Room Veranda
See a photo of the veranda on a full-size Viking Odin stateroom. It will be one of your favorite spots during your Viking River Cruises vacation.

Photo of Washroom in Viking Odin Full-Size Room
Full-size staterooms onboard Viking River Cruises' Viking Odin Longship come with a bathroom / washroom that includes a walk-in shower and heated floors.

Viking Odin Explorer Suite
Viking Odin's Explorer Suite offers true luxury and privacy. This two-room suite features a wrap-around veranda and plenty of windows.

Viking Odin Explorer Suite Veranda
The Explorer Suite's veranda on Viking Odin wraps around two corners of the suite, providing a 270-degree view. See a photo of the Explorer Suite's beautiful veranda.

Viking Odin Foyer
The public areas of Viking Odin are both elegant and functional. The foyer is a place to meet friends, gather for shore excursions and move between decks.

Viking Odin Aquavit Terrace
The Aquavit Terrace on Viking Odin offers outdoor and indoor seating. Breakfast and lunch are served here, buffet style, each day. Glass panels can be moved into place to shelter passengers from wind and cold.

Viking Odin's Viking Restaurant
The Viking Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard Viking Odin. Scandinavian decor and floor-to-ceiling windows offer an elegant yet comfortable dining experience.

Profile of Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel and Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum
Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel is the oldest church in Montreal. Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, who founded the Congregation de Notre-Dame, spearheaded the chapel-building project when Montreal was just a tiny, struggling colony. Find out how you can visit Marguerite Bourgeoys' chapel and the museum dedicated to telling her story.

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.