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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.

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

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

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.

Profile of Go Ahead Tours
Go Ahead Tours provides good-value travel experiences on six continents. Whether you prefer traditional escorted tours, city stays, land / sea experiences or walking tours, Go Ahead Tours probably has an itinerary to meet your needs.

Germany to Impose Road Tax on Foreign Drivers, Beginning in 2016
Germany's Transport Minister has announced plans to impose a road tax on foreign drivers, beginning in 2016. Find out more about this controversial plan.

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.

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

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

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.

Travel Like a Local: Community Theatres and Arts Centers
To get a feel for the local arts scene, why not include a visit to a community theatre or arts center on your vacation itinerary? Treat yourself to a show or exhibition, or take a drop-in class.

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.

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

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

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

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

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?

What Is a Known Traveler Number, and What Should You Do With It?
A Known Traveler Number can help you obtain PreCheck status for your next flight within the US. Find out how to get a Known Traveler Number.

What Seniors Need to Know About Altitude Sickness
If your travel plans include a stop in a high altitude location, you'll need to know the symptoms of acute mountain sickness, or altitude sickness, as well as treatment options.

Can I Buy Travel Insurance That Covers Financial Default?
Will your travel insurance policy cover you if your cruise line, airline or tour operator shuts down?

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

Fly on Budget European Airlines to Save Money
If you're traveling in Europe, you can choose from dozens of low-cost airlines. Find out if this budget travel option is right for you.

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

Tour Group Pros & Cons for Senior and Baby Boomer Travelers
Take a look at the pros and cons of traveling with a tour group. Page 2.

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

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.

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

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Take Your Grandchild On a Stargazing Adventure
Stargazing is fascinating, fun and free, making it a perfect activity to share with grandchildren. Find the best places to stargaze and plan a skywatching outing with your grandkids.

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.

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 Hookée, Les Trois Pignons, Chéticamp, 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, Chéticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 4.

Tapis Hookée, Trois Pignons, Chéticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Tapis Hookée, Trois Pignons, Chéticamp, 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, Chéticamp, 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, Chéticamp, 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.

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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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

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

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.

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!

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

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

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.

Profile of Sage Traveling
Sage Traveling can help you plan your accessible European vacation or Mediterranean cruise. Learn more about Sage Traveling's accessible travel expertise.

Rent a Mobility Scooter / ECV for Your Vacation
Even if you already own a mobility scooter (also known as an electric convenience vehicle or ECV), you may want to consider renting one for your next trip. Whether you are taking a cruise or traveling independently, renting a mobility scooter can help you get around without assistance and give you access to places and sights you might not otherwise see. Learn more about mobility scooter rentals.

What You Need to Know About Rental Car Fees and Charges
Airlines aren't the only travel providers assessing fees to boost revenues. Rental car companies have come up with ways to charge customers for everything from filling up the gas tank to returning rental cars early. Find out more about rental car fees, how much they'll cost you and what to do if you are billed in error.

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.

Things You Can't Do in Venice, Italy
Venice is one of Italy's most popular tourist destinations, but there are some things you need to know before you visit La Serenissima.

Take a Walking Tour of Annapolis or a Maryland Cruise with Watermark
Historic Annapolis, Maryland is the perfect setting for a walking tour or harbor cruise. Watermark offers both walking tours - with costumed guides - and cruises around Annapolis Harbor, Baltimore's Inner Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. Learn more about Watermark's Annapolis walking tours and Maryland harbor and Chesapeake Bay cruises.

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

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

Civil Unrest and Personal Safety – What You Need to Know
While few travelers plan to get caught up in local demonstrations or protests, sometimes civil unrest flares up in places where vacationers gather. Find out how to prepare for possible civil unrest and learn what to do if you accidentally end up in the midst of a protest.

Is It Safe to Travel to My Destination Country?
How can you find out whether your travel destination is safe? Learn about reliable travel safety information sources and get tips for choosing a safe, enjoyable vacation destination.

Egypt Travel Safety
Terrorists bombed a tourist bus in Taba, Egypt, in February 2014, killing four people. If you're planning a trip to Egypt, you may be wondering whether it is safe to visit the land of the Pharaohs. Learn more about Egypt travel safety, government travel warnings and travel insurance.

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

How to Bring Gifts With You When You Travel
If you plan to bring gifts with you on your next trip, take a look at our tips for safely packing and transporting presents on airplanes, trains, buses and cars.

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

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.

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

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.

Renting a Car in Israel – Information for Seniors and Baby Boomers
While you might not want to drive in Israel's largest cities, renting a car can give you the freedom to explore the countryside. Find out how to rent a car in Israel, read about age limits and learn more about Israeli rental car insurance, fees and policies.

Pet Airways - Shut Down in 2012
Pet Airways, the pet-only airline that began service in July 2009, will fly your furry friends in comfort. Find out about Pet Airways' fares, services and schedule.

Charge Your Electric Vehicle at an Airport
It is easier than ever to charge your electric vehicle at an airport. Airports around the US are installing electric vehicle charging stations in parking lots and garages. Find out how to charge your electric car at the airport.

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.

Adding Another Driver to Your Car Rental Contract
If you're planning to reserve a rental car and want to add another driver to your contract, you might end up paying a fee for the privilege. Find out which U.S. rental car companies charge a fee to add another driver to their rental agreements.

How to Avoid Hitting Deer and Moose With Your Car
Drivers in the US and Canada often read warnings about driving safety and deer, particularly during the fall foliage season. Take deer and moose warnings seriously. Hitting deer or moose with your car can kill you, cause serious injury and smash up your vehicle. If you plan to visit a state or province known for its herds of deer or moose, take some time to learn how to avoid hitting these animals with your car.

How to Avoid Hitting a Moose
Moose and deer are crepuscular herd animals, meaning that they often travel in groups and are most active at dawn and dusk, but the two species do not behave in exactly the same way. Unfortunately, moose are not only much larger, heavier and more aggressive than deer, they are also much less predictable. Learn how to avoid hitting a moose with your car. Page 2.

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.

Montreal's Mont-Royal
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.

Lac aux Castors at Mont-Royal
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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.

Nueva Vida de Ramiro Bungalows, Tulúm, Riviera Maya, Mexico - Photo Tour of Nueva Vida de Ramiro Bungalows
Nueva Vida de Ramiro calls itself a

Sustainable Tourism on the Riviera Maya
Mexico's Riviera Maya is known for its gorgeous beaches, water sports and, of course, for its Mayan cultural heritage. Hotels, tour operators and local attractions are turning to sustainable tourism practices to preserve this unique area. Learn more about sustainable tourism on the Riviera Maya.

Sustainable Tours and Attractions on the Riviera Maya - Find Sustainable Tours and Attractions on the Riviera Maya
Not only can you stay in a Riviera Maya hotel committed to sustainable tourism, you can also plan activities around sustainable travel principles. Find out more about sustainable attractions and tour operators on the Riviera Maya. Page 2.

Profile of Hotel Nueva Vida de Ramiro, Tulúm, Mexico
Hotel Nueva Vida de Ramiro is a low-density ecological hotel on the beach in Tulúm, Mexico. The complex includes bungalows and a central, outdoor lobby and office space. If you're looking for oceanfront tranquility near some of Mexico's finest Mayan ruins and beaches, take a look at Hotel Nueva Vida de Ramiro.

Undiscovered France
While France can hardly be considered an

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

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.

Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska
Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier is one of the most popular attractions in Alaska's capital. Easy to reach by car or bus, Mendenhall Glacier offers visitors the opportunity to learn about glaciers and the Juneau Icefield.

Visitor Center, Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier's Visitor Center features enormous windows that offer a panoramic view of the glacier. Visitors can watch an audio-visual presentation, look at exhibits and learn about the Juneau Icefield.

Photo Point Trail, Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska
Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier is one of the city's most popular attractions. Part of the Juneau Icefield, Mendenhall Glacier lies just 12 miles from downtown Juneau. Take a photo tour of Mendenhall Glacier.

Bergy Bits, Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier frequently

Nugget Falls, Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska
Nugget Falls rushes over the rocks into Mendenhall Lake. The trail to Nugget Falls branches off from Mendenhall Glacier's Photo Point Trail and takes you to the foot of the waterfall.

Bear-Proof Trash Can, Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier may be just outside of Juneau, but it is also in bear country. Visitors will see bear-proof trash containers like this one near the Visitor Center. Using these trash cans for waste disposal helps keep bears away from the Visitor Center.

Chapel Inside French Castle
Old Fort Niagara's Catholic chapel, part of the French Castle, is still an active chapel.

French, British and American Flags Over Old Fort Niagara
Flags of three nations - France, Britain and the United States - fly over Old Fort Niagara.

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.

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.

French Castle
When the French established a permanent military presence where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario, they constructed a large stone

Dauphin Battery
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.

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.

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 Woodman's of Essex, Inventor of the Fried Clam
Massachusetts entrepreneur Lawrence

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.

Visit African-American History Sites in the Northeastern United States
African-American heritage sites abound in the northeastern United States. From Maine to Connecticut, African-American museums, cultural sites and historic buildings abound. Find out more about African-American heritage travel in the northeastern US.

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.

Unusual Urban Attractions
There's more to visiting US cities than museums, shopping and walking tours. Unusual sights, extreme adventures and eclectic tours can make a visit to any city special. We've found seven US cities that offer unexpected, sometimes improbable, attractions, sights and tours.

Duty-Free Shopping and TSA Regulations
Airport duty-free shops sell all kinds of products, everything from cigars to perfume to stuffed toys. And liquor, of course. I was surprised on my last trip

An Outlet Sale Like No Other
If you're a Vera Bradley fan, Fort Wayne, Indiana, is the place to be each April. The Vera Bradley Outlet Sale is so huge that it is held in the Allen County

Just How Long Are Those Airplane Seat Belts?
Last year several airlines revised their policies concerning

Is It Safe to Travel to Acapulco?
Senior Travel.

Medicare and Travel: What You Need to Know
If Medicare is your primary health insurance provider, take a minute to familiarize yourself with the travel medical expenses Medicare will pay for and which expenses aren't covered.

What Not to Wear on Your Overseas Vacation
As you pack your bags for your international vacation, consider leaving these stand-out-in-a-crowd items at home.

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

Should You Pack Souvenirs or Ship Them Home?
Many travelers enjoy shopping for souvenirs, but finding the best way to get them home is another story. Should you pack them in your luggage or find a way to ship them home? Will it be more expensive to pay for an extra checked bag or to mail souvenirs from a local post office or shipping company? Our tips will help you decide whether to ship your souvenirs home or pack them in your suitcase.

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

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

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

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

Medicaid and Travel
If you participate in your state's Medicaid program and need to travel, you'll want to find out what Medicaid does and does not cover before you leave home.

Take Your Grandchildren to an Aquarium - Tips for Taking Your Grandchildren to an Aquarium
Taking your grandchildren to an aquarium is a rewarding, enjoyable experience. At an aquarium, you'll see huge tanks filled with fish from various habitats as well as small tanks that give you close-up views of seahorses, jellies, corals and more. We'll help you plan your aquarium adventure and give you

Take Your Grandchildren to an Aquarium - Tips for Taking Your Grandchildren to an Aquarium
Once you're at the aquarium, it's time to enjoy your day with the marine animals. Take a look at our tips for getting the most out of your aquarium visit. Page 2.

Cold Harbor Battlefield Visitor Center
Cold Harbor Battlefield Visitor Center is the best place to begin your exploration of this Civil War battlefield in Virginia.

Cold Harbor Battlefield
At Cold Harbor, Confederate General Robert E. Lee faced Union General Ulysses S. Grant. Although outnumbered, Lee's troops inflicted heavy casualties on Grant's forces.

Cold Harbor Fortifications
Cold Harbor has some of the best-preserved Civil War fortifications in existence today.

Bloody Run
Although historians disagree on the total number of casualties at Cold Harbor, thousands of Union troops were killed or wounded during the fighting on the morning of June 3, 1864.

Rifle Pit and Trenches at Cold Harbor
Cold Harbor Battlefield and Visitor Center are easy to reach from Interstate 295 in Virginia. There are several other Civil War sites nearby.

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

Bed in Kinderdijk Windmill
Millers in the Netherlands lived inside their windmills, usually in cramped quarters. See a photo of a miller's bed, taken at the Kinderdijk World Heritage Site.

Kinderdijk Windmill Mechanism
Traditional Dutch windmills use sails, cogs and shafts to turn a scoop wheel, which moves water to a higher level. See a photo of the inside of a Dutch windmill.

Kinderdijk Windmill Main Shaft
The main shaft in any windmill is the most essential part of the mechanism. See a photograph of the Kinderdijk Visitors Windmill's main shaft.

Photo of Spoked Wheel at Kinderdijk Windmill
This spoked wheel at the end of a windmill's tail pole enables the miller to turn the mill's cap so that the sails face into the wind.

Main Living Room at Kinderdijk Windmill
Millers were (and are) expected to live in their windmills with their families. See a photograph of the main living area at the Kinderdijk World Heritage Site's Visitors Windmill.

Photo Tour of Kinderdijk Windmill, the Netherlands
Kinderdijk World Heritage Site is one of the best places to learn about the Dutch water management system, which has been so successful over the centuries. At Kinderdijk World Heritage Site, you can view 19 working windmills and tour one of them. Take our photo tour of the Visitors Windmill at Kinderdijk World Heritage Site.

Windmill Scoop Wheel
The scoop wheel takes water from a lower level and moves it up to a reservoir or canal. See a photo of the scoop wheel at the Kinderdijk Visitors Windmill.

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.

Can I Take My Pet Ferret on My Airplane Flight?
Pet ferrets are permitted on some, but not all, airlines. Find out what to do to prepare your pet ferret for air travel and how to look for ferret-friendly destinations and airlines.

Ebola: What Travelers Need to Know
The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has caused some travelers to reconsider their itineraries. Learn more about Ebola and find out whether travel insurance will cover you if you contract it or are worried about Ebola exposure.

Glenora Distillery Photo Tour
Glenora Distillery, on Cape Breton Island's Ceilidh Trail, is North America's only single-malt whisky distillery. You can visit the distillery from late May through mid-October, or you can take our Glenora Distillery photo tour at any time of year.

Glenora Distillery Photo Tour
Glenora Distillery, on Cape Breton Island's Ceilidh Trail, is North America's only single-malt whisky distillery. You can visit the distillery from late May through mid-October, or you can take our Glenora Distillery photo tour at any time of year.

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

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

Fortress of Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, Canada Photos
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site offers a glimpse into life in 18th-century New France. Visiting this historic reconstruction of a fortified town takes you back in time to 1744, just before English forces attacked the fortress. Take a photo tour of the Fortress of Louisbourg

Fortress of Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, Canada Photos
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site offers a glimpse into life in 18th-century New France. Visiting this historic reconstruction of a fortified town takes you back in time to 1744, just before English forces attacked the fortress. Take a photo tour of the Fortress of Louisbourg

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brick Chapel
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.

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.

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.

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

"Jefferson" Cipher Wheel, National Cryptologic Museum, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland


National Cryptologic Museum Photo Tour
The National Cryptologic Museum at Fort George G. Meade chronicles the history of encryption and code-breaking. Visitors can see one-of-a-kind Civil War and World War II cryptology artifacts and learn about the Zimmerman Telegram, Navajo codetalkers, Cold War cryptology and, of course, the infamous German Enigma machine from World War II. This fascinating museum is a must-see for anyone interested in codes, cryptology and espionage. Take a photo tour of the National Cryptologic Museum.

Photo of Yellow Ribbon on Museum Exit Sign - Never Forget Those Who Serve
Any service member will tell you that the thoughts and prayers of loved ones at home make all the difference. The National Museum of the Marine Corps reminds us all through a simple yellow ribbon that those who serve are on duty around the clock.

Photo of Hue City Vietnam War Exhibit, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia
The National Museum of the Marine Corps' exhibits are startlingly realistic. This exhibit depicts the house-to-house conflict at Hue City during the Vietnam War.

Photo of Marine Corps Flag that Flew Inside the Pentagon on September 11, 2001
This flag was on display inside the Pentagon when an airplane slammed into the building on September 11, 2001. It later flew into space onboard Endeavour.

Photo of the World War Two Movie Theater, National Museum of the Marine Corps
This replica of a World War II-era movie theater shows films from the years when the Marine Corps fought in the War of the Pacific.

Photo of American Flag Raised at Iwo Jima, National Museum of the Marine Corps
The National Museum of the Marine Corps' most treasured artifacts include the two American flags raised on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima during the War of the Pacific.

Photo of Leatherneck Gallery, National Museum of the Marine Corps
The stunning Leatherneck Gallery lies at the center of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. It contains aircraft and exhibits commemorating important Marine Corps achievements.

Photo of Derna Plaque, National Museum of the Marine Corps
The Derna Plaque, now part of the National Museum of the Marine Corps' collection, was retrieved in pieces from Tripoli, Libya, in 1989.

Photo of the US Marine Band Exhibit - "The President's Own"
The United States Marine Band, popularly called

National Museum of the Marine Corps Entrance
The National Museum of the Marine Corps entrance features a walkway edged in commemorative bricks, a simple yet elegant doorway, and the soaring, iconic museum spire.

Photo of Timeline Exhibit, National Museum of the Marine Corps
This timeline ties together all the galleries and exhibits at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. It traces the history of the Marine Corps from 1775 to the present day.

Photo of Clear Water at Colt Island, Alaska
The water in Alaska's Auke Bay and Stephens Passage is amazingly clear.

Pulling Away From Auke Bay, Alaska
After you board your whale watching boat, you'll pull away from the pier at Auke Bay and head toward the center of the bay or toward the Lynn Canal.

Photo of Whale Blow in Auke Bay, Alaska
Looking for whale blow is one of the easiest ways to spot humpback whales. The blow of a humpback can be up to ten feet high.

Photo of Humpback Whale and Calf, Auke Bay, Alaska
Whale watchers count themselves fortunate when they spot a mother whale and her calf. In this photo, a mother humpback whale and her calf are swimming in Auke Bay, Alaska.

Photo of Steller Sea Lions on Buoy in Auke Bay, Alaska
Steller sea lions abound in southeastern Alaskan waters. This group is resting in the sun and swimming around a buoy in Auke Bay, near Juneau.

Photo of Steller Sea Lion Rookery, Auke Bay, Alaska
Male Steller sea lions gather on shore in a large group called a rookery. Only the largest, strongest males will mate with female sea lions.

Photo of Beach at Orca Point Lodge, Colt Island, Alaska
This private beach at Allen Marine's Orca Point Lodge on Colt Island showcases the best of southeastern Alaska - mountains, pristine waters and abundant wildlife.

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.

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.

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.

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.