Senior Travel Sitemap - Page 2 2016-05-11

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.

Countries That Require a US Passport Valid for at Least Six Months
Many countries require US travelers to present passports valid at least six months past their date of entry. Find out which countries require you to have a passport valid for at least six months.

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

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

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

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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An index of categories in the

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
Pulpit in Aachen Cathedral, Germany. Page 10.

Aachen Cathedral, Germany
Aachen Cathedral, Germany. Senior Travel.

Altar in Aachen Cathedral, Germany
Altar in Aachen Cathedral, Germany. Page 5.

Aachen Cathedral Altar and Pipe Organ, Germany
Aachen Cathedral Altar and Pipe Organ. Page 6.

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.

Road Trip Pros and Cons
Taking a road trip is a great way to see the countryside. Road trips offer flexibility and freedom of choice. Consider the pros and cons of road trips before deciding how to get to your destination.

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
Communications Shaft Inside Fort Douaumont, France. Page 3.

Fort Douaumont, France
Fort Douaumont, France. Senior Travel. Page 4.

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?

How to Charge Your Electronic Devices on Your Overseas Vacation
Learn about plug adapters and voltage converters and find out what to do if you are having difficulty charging your electronic devices during your trip.

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.

How to Pack for Air Travel
Packing smart and planning ahead for the possibility of lost baggage can minimize difficulty if your suitcase does get misplaced. If an airplane trip is in your future, take a look at our packing tips.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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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.

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 Galpagos tortoise left in the world; when Charles Darwin visited the Galpagos Islands, there were 15 subspecies. You can see a Galpagos 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Undiscovered France
While France can hardly be considered an

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.