Senior Travel Sitemap - Page 2 2014-10-25

Scam Detector: Website and Smartphone App for Travelers and Consumers
Scam Detector is a free smartphone app that helps you recognize and avoid over 600 different scams, ranging from travel scams to housing and property scams. Scam Detector has a companion website that includes scam information, a scam forum and the opportunity to report scams.

Accessible Niagara Interview With Linda Crabtree
Accessible travel advocate Linda Crabtree, CEO of AccessibleNiagara.com, offers tips for planning a trip to Canada's Niagara region and shares some of her favorite places to visit in our exclusive interview.

Find Worship Services When You're on the Road
Use the Internet to find worship service times and locations when you travel. We've compiled a list of online worship service locators for the world's major religions.

How to Help Your Fellow Travelers
Most people want to be helpful, but don't always know how. If you are traveling and see someone who needs assistance, here are some specific, practical ways you can offer help.

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

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

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

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

Budget Newport, Rhode Island, for Senior Travelers
Newport, Rhode Island, the famous Gilded Age summer getaway spot, is still a popular vacation destination. While upscale lodging and dining choices predominate, you can visit Newport without breaking the bank. Our Newport travel guide will tell you how.

Profile of the New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
The New England Aquarium attracts visitors from the Boston area and from around the world. While the Aquarium's penguins are probably its most popular residents, sea turtles, seals, colorful fish and pulsing jellies corner their fair share of attention. Plan your trip to Boston's New England Aquarium.

Ship Framing, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Massachusetts
Wooden fishing ships were framed by a team of skilled shipbuilders. This large model of the beginning of the framing process, which stands in the former Arthur D. Story Shipyard, is used for educational demonstrations at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Essex, Massachusetts
The Essex Shipbuilding Museum showcases the shipbuilding heritage of Essex, Massachusetts. Located in a former shipyard, the museum offers self-guided and guided tours from mid-May through October. Learn about the shipbuilding history of this Massachusetts town and take a photo tour of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

Fishing Schooner Evelina M. Goulart
The Evelina M. Goulart, built at the A. D. Story Shipyard in Essex, Massachusetts, sailed from 1927 to 1985. She is now on display at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, one of only seven existing wooden fishing schooners built in Essex.

Heat Shed, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Massachusetts
The heat shed at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum was originally used to bend pieces of wood into curved shapes for use in the schooner construction process. Today it serves as a museum building and educational activity center.

Chebacco Boat Lewis H. Story, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Massachusetts
The Essex Shipbuilding Museum's collection includes the Lewis H. Story, a replica of a Chebacco boat of the type built in Essex, Massachusetts during the early 1800s.

Explore Cape Ann's Maritime Heritage in Historic Gloucester
Gloucester, Massachusetts, is one of the oldest working seaports in the United States. For centuries, Gloucester fishermen have plied their trade here on Cape Ann. Visitors to Gloucester can explore beaches, sail on schooners, watch for whales and discover the artists of Rocky Neck. Learn more about historic Gloucester and plan your trip to this welcoming New England city.

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

Take Your Grandchildren to a State Capitol
Touring a state capitol with your grandchildren will give you the opportunity to learn about state government and state history together. Find out more about state capitol security screenings and tour opportunities.

Visit a State Capitol With Your Grandchildren
If you're looking for an educational place to visit with your grandchildren, but can't stand the thought of yet another museum, consider touring a state capitol.

Delve Into the Past at The Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana
The Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a treasure trove of genealogy resources that anyone can use for free. Experienced genealogy librarians are ready to help you begin your family history research or find that elusive fact that will break down your genealogical

Take Your Grandchildren to a Science Festival
In recent years, science festivals have come into their own. These celebrations of science, technology, engineering and mathematics bring adults and children together to meet scientists, watch demonstrations and try hands-on science activities. If you want to foster an interest in science in children or grandchildren, there is no better place to begin than a science festival. Find out more about taking your grandchildren to a science festival.

Walk the World by Combining Travel and Volksmarching
Volksmarching is popular around the world. If you enjoy walking and meeting new people, consider combining a volksmarch event with a visit to another state, region or country.

Take Your Grandchildren to an Outdoor Concert
During your next summer trip with your grandchildren, why not expand their musical horizons by taking them to an outdoor concert? Our outdoor concert tips can help you choose a concert, pack for the event and prepare for rainy weather.

Take Your Grandchildren to an Arboretum
When considering places to spend time with your grandchildren, remember to add arboretums to the list. Arboretums are much more than large areas set aside for trees to grow. Arboretums offer tours, kid-friendly activities, special programs and tree-related exhibits. Learn more about taking your grandchildren to an arboretum.

Share a Travel Adventure With Your Teenage Grandchild
Your teenage grandchild might be the perfect person to travel with on your next trip. Our suggestions for planning a memorable vacation with your teen grandchild can help you find the best destination and organize your trip.

Wine Travel in Europe
Wine travel can take you to some of Europe's most historic, beautiful destinations. If wine tours, wine tastings and winery visits appeal to you, you'll want to learn more about wine travel in Europe.

Senior-Friendly Travel Study Programs
If you have always wanted to travel, but don't want to put an itinerary together yourself, consider going back to school for your next vacation. Community colleges and universities all over North America offer noncredit continuing education courses with local, regional or international travel components. Find out more about senior-friendly noncredit travel study opportunities.

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

Living History Museum Travel Tips
When you visit a living history museum, you're catapulted into the past. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of people who lived long ago and show you how they worked and played. As you plan your visit to a living history museum, use our travel tips to ensure you have the best possible experience.

Add to Your Travel Experience by Eating at Local Restaurants
Find out how to locate neighborhood restaurants on your next trip, and get information about some of our local favorites in cities we've visited.

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Take Your Grandchildren to a Water Park - What to Expect From Your Water Park Experience
Taking your grandchildren to a water park can be one part of a wonderful vacation or the cornerstone of a staycation experience. If you have never been to a water park, you'll want to read our tips for making the most of your experience. Page 2.

Use Webcam Feeds to Plan Your Next Vacation
Webcam feeds show you real-time conditions at specific locations. As you plan your next trip, look at webcam feeds to find out about traffic and weather issues, ski and surf conditions, places to stay and things to do.

How to Find Travel Companions
Many mature travelers want to see the world, but are held back by the high cost of solo travel. Finding a travel companion is the obvious solution, but how, exactly, does one do this? Learn about places to meet like-minded travelers, both in person and online.

Unlikely Places to Hear Local Music
If immersion travel interests you, consider attending a local music performance. You can find local musicians in many places besides festivals, concert venues and bars. Find out more about unlikely places to hear local music.

How Convention and Visitors Bureaus Can Help You Plan Your Next Trip
Convention and visitors bureaus, or CVBs, aren't just there to help meeting planners. They offer a wealth of information to individual travelers. Find out how you can use convention and visitors bureaus to plan your next trip.

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

Cell Phone Etiquette for Train, Bus and Airplane Travelers
Cell phones are useful tools, but when travelers use them without considering people nearby, they risk ruining someone else's travel experience. Learn more about cell phone etiquette for train, bus and, perhaps, future air travelers, and find out what to do if you are seated near a rude cell phone user.

Beat High Gas Prices While On Vacation
With gas prices nearing $4 per gallon in many US states, travelers are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of fuel costs on their vacation budgets. Find out how to save money on gas when you travel.

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

Learn to Ride a Bicycle in an Adult Cycling Class
If you have always wanted to take a bicycle tour or ride a bike trail, but do not know how to ride a bicycle, you are not alone. Adult cycling classes are both extremely popular and widely available. Learn more about adult Learn to Ride classes and find out how to register for a class near you.

September 11 Memorials and Events
Travelers can find memorials to the victims and first responders of September 11, 2001 in many parts of the US. Each year, on or near the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, you can attend ceremonies and special events that commemorate that terrible day. Find out more about September 11 memorials and events around the US.

8 Reasons You Should Visit Atlantic City
Atlantic City is New Jersey's gambling capital, but there's more to

Review of 22 Accessible Road Trips: Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers by Candy B. Harrington
Accessible travel expert Candy B. Harrington's latest book, 22 Accessible Road Trips: Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, takes all the worry out of planning accessible vacations. With 22 road trips to choose from and plenty of detail about accessibility, best times to visit and sightseeing options, wheelers and slow walkers can find a vacation that suits their interests, traveling style and budget. Read a review of 22 Accessible Road Trips: Driving Vacations for Wheelers and Slow Walkers by Candy B. Harrington.

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

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

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

Travel Like a Local: City Parks
If you're looking for ways to fit in with locals during your travels, head to a public park. Whether you hike, bike, people watch or soak up sunshine, you will be doing what the locals do.

Travel Like a Local: Places of Worship
Places of worship bring people from all walks of life together. Visiting a church, temple, synagogue or mosque on your next trip can help you connect to the local community.

Travel Like a Local: Grocery Stores
Grocery shopping in another country can be a real adventure. There's no better way to get that local feel than to head for the nearest grocery store or hypermarket and start looking for new foods to try. Find out how to grocery shop like a local.

Travel Like a Local: Parades
What could be more authentic than a parade? Whether you watch a large, famous parade or a smaller one, you'll see community groups, local marching bands and floats, all pulling together to create a fun experience for everyone. Read our tips for attending parades and find out how to get parade information when you plan your next trip.

Travel Like a Local: Food Trucks
Food trucks are no longer places to get cheap food near tourist sites or school campuses; today, food truck owners create and sell a mind-boggling array of dishes. Learn more about food trucks, where to find them and what to expect from your food truck experience.

Travel Like a Local: Festivals
We sometimes think of festivals as touristy places. In reality, festivals celebrate the best of local food, traditions and cultures. Find out how to plan and pack for a wonderful festival experience.

Will My Credit Card Work Overseas?
Learn about the chip-and-PIN credit cards now used in much of Europe and elsewhere, and how and when to use your magnetic stripe cards in those countries.

Will My Travel Insurance Cover Me During a Strike?
A well-planned vacation may fall apart if a labor strike is planned during your trip. It is possible to protect yourself from cancellation or delay of your trip, but only if you buy travel insurance at the right time. Find out what type of travel insurance to buy - and when to buy it - in order to protect yourself from the effects of a labor strike.

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

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

What to Do When Your Flight Is Diverted
If unruly passengers or weather problems cause your flight to be diverted to another airport, what should you do? Read our tips for coping with flight diversions and find out whether you might be eligible for compensation.

Local Music, Unlikely Venues
You can find places to listen to local music almost anywhere you look, particularly on sunny weekend days.

How to Find Cool Small Towns to Visit
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Use Convention and Visitors Bureaus to Plan Your Next Trip
I used to think that Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) helped people plan, well, conventions. It turns out that they are great places to get travel information.

Find Travel Companions in the Senior Travel Forum
Looking for a travel companion? Consider posting a message in our Senior Travel Forum.

5 Reasons Why You Should Take Day Trips
Day trips are one-day travel experiences that begin either from your home or from the place you are staying. They're great for travelers who are short on time, who can't get away overnight or who are looking for ways to explore a particular area. Take a look at 5 reasons why you should consider taking a day trip.

What Is an Authentic Travel Experience?
We hear a lot about authentic travel experiences, but what are they, actually, and how can you find them? Authentic travel has several aspects; learn what they are and find out how to incorporate them into your next trip.

Webcam Feeds Can Help You Plan Your Next Trip
It's taken me a very long time to get used to using new technologies as trip planning tools. I love books and reading, so it's been a challenge to accustom

Use Google Maps to Plan Your Next Trip
Google Maps is far more than a direction-finding tool. It is also a vacation-planning tool. You can use Google Maps to learn about your hotel's surroundings, check traffic conditions, look at hiking and cycling options and much more. Learn how to use Google Maps to plan your next trip.

Travel Like a Local: Outdoor Markets
Shopping at an outdoor market is a great way to experience a new culture. Outdoor markets sell an amazing variety of items and are usually well-patronized by shoppers from the local community. Learn about the different types of outdoor markets and take a look at our tips for shopping at them.

Eight Ways to Connect With Locals on Your Overseas Vacation
Immersion travel is all the rage. It's no longer enough to see famous places. Travel is enriched through conversations with locals and beyond-the-tour-bus experiences. Connecting with locals might seem challenging, but there are several easy ways to strike up conversations and learn more about the places you're visiting.

Visit American Military Cemeteries in Europe, Mexico, Panama and the Philippines
The American Battle Monuments Commission operates and maintains the 24 American military cemeteries located in Europe, Mexico, Panama and the Philippines. Many people visit American military cemeteries each year to visit a loved one's gravesite, learn more about a particular conflict or just gain a sense of history and perspective. Learn more about American military cemeteries around the world.

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

Fresnel Lens, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Fresnel Lens, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 3.

Timber and Stanchion from HMS Victory, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Timber and Stanchion from HMS Victory, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 5.

Small Craft Gallery, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Small Craft Gallery, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 4.

Shoes of Unknown Titanic Child, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Shoes of Unknown Titanic Child, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 6.

Viking Ship Detail, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Viking Ship Detail, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Page 2.

Viking Ship Freydis Joanna Replica, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Viking Ship Freydis Joanna Replica, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Hotel Discounts for Senior Travelers
The senior discount is alive and well in the hotel industry. Hotel chains throughout the US offer discounts to seniors. Find out more about hotel discounts for senior travelers and view a list of discounts offered by hotel chains.

Senior Travel and Vacations Guide
Senior travelers are healthier and more active than ever before. Whether you're cruising the Caribbean, joining a tour of ancient Roman excavations or taking your RV to a national park, you'll find senior travel deals, travel discounts, information and news here, courtesy of your About.com Guide to Senior Travel, Nancy Parode.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beach Safety for Senior Travelers
Beach vacations can be very relaxing, but you do need to pay attention to safety while you're splashing in the ocean.

Share Your Skype Experiences - Discuss the Pros and Cons of Using Skype
Do you use Skype to make telephone calls from your computer? Does VoIP technology work for you, or do you have problems with it? Share your Skype experiences, both good and bad, with your fellow travelers.

Animatronic Chicken at the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcascieu
Get the scoop on the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu's hours, admission fees and location, and find out what animatronic chickens have to do with Mardi Gras.

See the World's Largest Mardi Gras Costume Collection
See the World's Largest Mardi Gras Costume Collection at the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu. Prepare to be dazzled.

Go Behind the Scenes at the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu
Mardi Gras costume planning begins on Ash Wednesday every year. It takes a full year to create a theme, design costumes and take the individual costumes from the drawing board to the Mardi Gras float.

Elaborate Mardi Gras Costumes Dazzle and Delight
The Mardi Gras costumes on display at the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcascieu showcase the attention to thematic detail and pageantry that seem to contradict each other, but, in fact, embody the spirit of Mardi Gras. Look closely and ask questions.

Meet King Gator at the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu
You can enjoy the pageantry of Mardi Gras all year long at the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu. This museum in Lake Charles, Louisiana, features the world's biggest collection of Mardi Gras costumes. Take a photo tour of the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu.

How to Get an Airport Escort Pass
If a family member or friend needs extra help getting to or from the airport gate, consider requesting an escort pass. Find out how to get an escort pass from an airline and learn where it can and cannot be used.

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

How to Request Airport Wheelchair Assistance
If getting around the airport is difficult for you, it's time to call your airline and request wheelchair assistance. Find out how to prepare for your flights, work with your wheelchair attendant and deal with problems at the airport.

How to Cope With Common International Travel Annoyances
Traveling overseas may be the opportunity of a lifetime, but it can also be an opportunity to experience travel annoyances and frustrations. Travel annoyances, particularly those caused by cultural differences, don't have to ruin your trip. Take a look at some common travel annoyances and learn how to cope with them.

Profile of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Maritime Museum celebrates Wisconsin's long relationship with its rivers, lakes and even the oceans. During World War II, the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company built and launched 28 submarines. Learn more about the

Will Travel Insurance Cover You During War or Civil Unrest?
If you are planning a trip to an area known to be politically unstable, buying travel insurance might sound like a good idea. Find out whether your travel insurance policy will cover you if a riot or war breaks out.

Will My Travel Insurance Cover a Volcanic Eruption?
The spring 2010 eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull threw European air travel into unforeseen chaos. An enormous volcanic ash cloud grounded flights for days, stranding travelers in several countries. Will travel insurance protect you if another volcano erupts? Learn more about volcanic eruptions, volcanic ash events and travel insurance.

Hotel Etiquette
Hotel etiquette involves more than just knowing how much to tip the housekeeping staff. Treating your fellow guests and hotel employees with respect will help ensure a pleasant stay. Learn more about hotel etiquette.

Viking River Cruises Longships Christening, March 21, 2012
On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Viking River Cruises christened four of its new Viking Longships in a lavish ceremony in Amsterdam. View photos of the ceremony and learn about the ships' godmothers, who were on hand to break the ceremonial bottle of champagne on each Longship's bow.

Fireworks Sparkle Over the Viking Longships
Fireworks shot up from behind the stage as the final Viking River Cruises Longship was christened.

Viking Longships Christening Ceremony Comes to a Musical Close
The christening of Viking River Cruises' four new Longships concluded with a magnificent rendition of

Electric Violins Play at Viking Longships Christening Ceremony
Two talented violinists played from a floating stage as Viking Longships christening ceremony guests moved down to the pier.

Guests Watch Viking Longships Christening From Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam
Some of the guests at the Viking Longships christening ceremony watched the proceedings from a gallery at Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam, while others watched from pierside.

The Viking Longships Christening Ceremony Begins
Viking River Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen greeted christening ceremony guests as the Viking Longships christening began.

Neptune Shipyard Workers Watch Christenings Via Live Feed
Workers from Neptun Werft (Neptune Shipyard) in Rostock, Germany, watched via live feed as the Viking River Cruises Longships they have built were christened at a ceremony in Amsterdam.

Rebecca Eaton Christens Viking Freya
PBS television producer Rebecca Eaton christened the Viking Freya, one of four Viking River Cruises Longships christened on March 21, 2012.

Gail Wiswedel Christens Viking Njord
Gail Wiswedel, Viking River Cruises' most-traveled customer, christened the Viking Njord, one of four Viking River Cruises Longships christened on March 21, 2012.

Dr. Lisa Randall Christens Viking Idun
Renowned theoretical physicist and Harvard professor Dr. Lisa Randall christened the Viking Idun, one of four Viking River Cruises Longships christened on March 21, 2012.

Joanna Lumley Christens Viking Odin
Acclaimed actress Joanna Lumley christened the Viking Freya, one of four Viking River Cruises Longships christened on March 21, 2012.

: Write a Review of a Senior-Friendly Cruise Line - Readers Review Senior-Friendly Cruise Lines>
Many cruise lines advertise themselves as senior-friendly, but which cruise ships and itineraries are truly best for seniors? Write a review of your cruise experience and share your opinion with your fellow senior travelers.

Write a Review of a Senior-Friendly Cruise Line - Readers Review Senior-Friendly Cruise Lines
Many cruise lines advertise themselves as senior-friendly, but which cruise ships and itineraries are truly best for seniors? Write a review of your cruise experience and share your opinion with your fellow senior travelers.

L'Auberge Casino Resort, Lake Charles, Louisiana
L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana, offers casino gambling, golf, poolside relaxation and evening entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Trip Planning Tips for Persons With Disabilities
Learn how to plan a successful, accessible vacation. AccessibleNiagara.com CEO Linda Crabtree shares her travel planning tips for persons with disabilities in an interview with Senior Travel Guide Nancy Parode.

Free Travel Apps from the US Government and American Red Cross
United States government agencies and nonprofits are embracing new technologies and creating apps to bring travel and safety information straight to your smartphone. Learn more about free travel apps, which are available now from government agencies and the American Red Cross.

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 The War of 1812: A Guide to Battlefields and Historic Sites
The War of 1812: A Guide to Battlefields and Historic Sites is the companion book to the PBS film The War of 1812, produced by WNED-TV and Florentine Films / Hott Production, Inc., in association with WETA. John Grant and Ray Jones, the authors, take readers to all the significant battlefields and historic sites associated with the War of 1812. Read a review of The War of 1812: A Guide to Battlefields and Historic Sites.

Review of Ginger Warder's Fido's Virginia
Dog lovers who are planning to visit Virginia will want to read Fido's Virginia. This travel guide for dogs and their humans is filled with pooch-pleasing recommendations and tips. Read our review of Fido's Virginia.

Rental Cars 101
Renting a car on your vacation may provide freedom of movement, but it can also be a frustrating, confusing experience. Learn more about the car rental process and discover how to find cheap rental cars, navigate your rental car contract and make sense of rental car fees.

Tips for Traveling With Prescription Drugs
Traveling with prescription drugs requires advance planning. If you take prescription medications regularly, you will need to consider how you will store and take them each day. Our tips for traveling with prescription drugs will help you stay organized and stick to your dosage schedule.

Government House, Annapolis, Maryland - Government House, Maryland's Governor's Mansion
Maryland's governors have lived in Government House since 1870. This distinctive brick mansion is just across the street from the Maryland State House.

Ogle Hall / Alumni House - The U. S. Naval Academy Alumni Association's Ogle Hall / Alumni House, Annapolis, Maryland
Ogle Hall belongs to the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association. Also known as Alumni House, this Annapolis home was sold to the Association in 1944 and serves as a gathering place for Naval Academy alumni. Learn more about Annapolis' Ogle Hall / Alumni House.

Chase-Lloyd House, Annapolis, Maryland -
Chase-Lloyd House in Annapolis, Maryland, was built by Samuel Chase, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Edward Lloyd IV, who bought the unfinished building from Chase in 1771. Today you can tour the ground floor and gardens of Chase-Lloyd House. Find out more about Chase-Lloyd House.

Hammond-Harwood House, Annapolis, Maryland - Exterior of Hammond-Harwood House
Hammond-Harwood House is one of the finest examples of Anglo-Palladian architecture in the United States. This pre-Revolutionary War Annapolis home was built in 1774 for Matthias Hammond; the house was designed by William Buckland and patterned after a villa designed by Andrea Palladio. Find out more about Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis, Maryland.

Visit an Engineering Marvel
The world is filled with engineering marvels, structures that changed people's lives for the better. From aqueducts to windmills, you can see some of these engineering marvels just about anywhere you travel.

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

Take Your Grandchildren to a Renaissance Festival
Taking your grandchildren to a Renaissance festival or faire can be a great way to introduce them to folk music, Shakespeare, falconry and even jousting. Learn more about Renaissance festivals and read our tips for visiting one with your grandchildren.

Discover Majestic Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
With over 375 climbing routes, a modern Discovery Center, historic homestead and hiking trails, Seneca Rocks is one of West Virginia's best-known, most popular destinations. Plan your trip to Seneca Rocks, West Virginia.

Who Decides Whether Airspace Is Safe?
Who can order airlines to avoid certain areas in airspace? The answer is a lot more complicated than you might expect.

Should You Wear a Medical ID on Your Trip?
Wearing a medical ID tells doctors and emergency responders that you have health issues that could affect your treatment plan. Find out more about medical IDs and learn about alternatives to medical ID jewelry.

Travel Like a Local: State and County Fairs
You can't get more local than a state or county fair. Find out what you can see and do at a county or state fair and read our tips for making the most of your visit to the fair.

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.

Why You 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.

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.

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Senior Travel News
Read the latest information on travel warnings, transportation strikes, travel-related legislation and travel provider policies.

Chikungunya – What Is It, and How Can You Avoid Getting It?
Chikungunya, the painful, mosquito-borne viral illness, has spread to the Caribbean. Travel-related cases are now being reported in North America and Europe. Learn how to avoid contracting chikungunya, wherever your travels take you.

Beyond the Tour Group – Alternatives for Gentle Walkers
What do you do when traveling with a tour group becomes too hard? For travelers with mobility issues, some tour itineraries are simply too fast-paced.

See the World's Highest Inclined Tower in Montreal
The Montreal Tower is the world's highest inclined tower. You can ascend it via a funicular and get a great view of the Olympic Park and surrounding area.

Ride the Funicular to the Montreal Tower Observatory
The Montreal Tower's funicular is wheelchair-accessible. It takes you to the Observatory level quickly and smoothly.

Enjoy the View as You Ascend the Montreal Tower
As you glide up the Montreal Tower on the funicular, keep your camera out. You can take photos of the rails, Tower base and the Olympic Park.

Panoramic Views From the Montreal Tower
From the Montreal Tower's Observatory, you can see the Oympic Park, the St. Lawrence River and, in the distance, downtown Montreal.

Marvel at the Montreal Tower's Unique Design
No matter how many towers you have climbed, you've never ascended one quite like the Montreal Tower.

Visit the Battleship Massachusetts (BB-59) at Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts
The battleship USS Massachusetts is the star attraction at Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts. Learn about

Photo of Front Parlor, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis, Indiana
Benjamin Harrison, his wife, Caroline, and his children, Russell and Mary, moved into this home in 1874. Visitors to the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site can see furniture and household items used by the Harrison family.

Photo of Dining Room at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis
President Benjamin Harrison ate in his formal dining room every day. Today, visitors can see the Harrisons' silver service and examples of the china pattern Caroline Harrison created for use in the White House during her husband's presidency.

Benjamin Harrison Home, Indianapolis
President Benjamin Harrison built a home in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1874. He lived there with his family until he died, except for the years he served as a senator and as President of the United States. Today, visitors can tour the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and learn about life in late 19th-century Indiana.

Photo of President Benjamin Harrison's Library, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis
President Benjamin Harrison's first floor library includes a large collection of books, displays of the President's walking sticks, campaign memorabilia and presidential souvenirs, and the desk and chair he used each day.

Photo of Elizabeth Harrison's Bedroom at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis
President Benjamin Harrison's third child, Elizabeth, was only four years old when her father died. She lived in the Benjamin Harrison Home until she went away to college. The room includes a portrait of Elizabeth, photographs, her bed and some of her toys.

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.

Budget Los Angeles for Senior Travelers
Los Angeles, California, home of Hollywood Boulevard, Universal Studios, the La Brea Tar Pits and the Getty Center, is a great senior destination. Although L.A.'s most famous hotels and attractions command big-city prices, you can visit the City of Angels without needing divine help to pay for your trip. Find out more about senior-friendly Los Angeles.

Senior-Friendly Budget Attractions in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is popular with senior travelers because the city's attractions are very senior-friendly and the weather is nearly rain-free. Find out more about senior-friendly attractions, events and festivals in Los Angeles. Page 2.

Register Your Trip With the US Department of State
If you are a US citizen, consider registering your next overseas trip via the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Registering your trip will help the State Department find and help you if an emergency occurs. Learn how to register your trip using the State Department's STEP process.

What Is a Hotel Resort Fee, and Do I Have to Pay It?
In today's world, travelers are increasingly aware of the fees that air carriers are adding to the price of an airline ticket. But did you know that this trend is spreading through the hotel community as well?

Senior Discounts for Train Travel in North America
Senior travel discounts are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Fortunately, senior train travel discounts are alive and well in North America, at least in the U.S. and Canada. Our guide to North American senior train travel discounts will help you start planning your next rail journey.

Keep Your Home Safe While You Are on Vacation
Traveling is truly an enjoyable experience, but it's important to remember to keep your home secure while you're away. Follow our home security tips to protect your home from thieves and burglars. Find out how to keep your home safe while you are on vacation.

Oregon Judge Rules No-Fly List Redress Procedures Violate Due Process Rights
US District Court Judge Anna Brown ruled that the processes for seeking No--Fly List redress and judicial review are unconstitutional.

Youth Hostel Pros & Cons - Advantages of Youth Hostels
Most travelers know that youth hostels are inexpensive. Hostels aren't just cheap places to stay; they also offer leisure activities and social interaction. Find out why some travelers return to hostels again and again. Page 2.

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

Things You Can't Do in US National Parks
The US National Park system gives visitors access to an amazing array of natural, historic and cultural treasures. You can't just run wild on park lands, however. Find out which activities are prohibited in national parks.

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

New Visa Application Process for Turkey
Turkey has long required tourists from most countries to obtain a visa and present a passport valid for at least six months past their entry date. Find out about Turkey's new online e-Visa application process.

Turnpike Travel Tips
Turnpikes, or toll highways, have been part of the traveler's landscape for centuries. Modern turnpikes are multi-lane toll roads with sophisticated payment options and amenities for travelers. Find out more about traveling on a turnpike.

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

Travel Like a Local: Take a Class
Taking a class can be a great way to meet locals and learn something new - and we're not talking about algebra. You can take cooking, improv comedy, music, art and wine tasting classes while you're on vacation.

Pros and Cons of International Travel
Visiting another country can be the experience of a lifetime. If you're feeling intimidated by the challenges of language barriers and unfamiliar customs, take a look at some of the pros and cons of international travel.

Visit the Battleship USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia
Visiting a battleship leaves an impression that lasts a lifetime. The battleship's sleek lines disguise the immense size of the vessel. If your travels take you to Norfolk, Virginia, you can tour the main deck of USS Wisconsin (BB 64), one of four Iowa-class battleships built for the U.S. Navy, and learn about the history of this amazing, beloved battleship.

Emergency Supplies for Road Trips
Hitting the road? Don't forget to pack emergency supplies for your trip. Prepare for a roadside disaster before it happens with our list of emergency supplies.

Visit Germany's Undiscovered Towns
Visitors often overlook Germany's small, lesser-known towns. You'll find plenty of history, interesting museums and wide-open town squares in Germany's

Train Travel 101
As fuel prices skyrocket and airfares climb accordingly, train travel looks better than ever. Take a look at the pros and cons of train travel and find out if rail travel is a good transportation option for you.

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

Tips for Packing Your Carry-On Luggage
The TSA's new rules for international flights state that passengers may only bring one piece of carry-on luggage with them. If you're used to packing both a carry-on bag and a personal item, it's time to rethink your packing strategy. Our tips for packing carry-on luggage will help you decide what to take on the airplane and what to put in your checked bags.

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

7 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Vacation Rental Scams
Don't let your vacation rental dream turn into a nightmare. Before you rent a vacation cottage or apartment, take a look at our 7 tips for avoiding vacation rental fraud.

Traveling by Car Ferry - What You Need to Know
Traveling by car ferry is a great way to get both you and your vehicle from one place to another relatively quickly. While some ferry boat trips are fairly short, others may last overnight or longer. Our car ferry travel tips will help you plan your next ferry boat trip.

Is Pet Boarding Your Best Vacation Option?
Pet owners planning vacations need to carefully consider their pet care options. Pet boarding is one of the most popular options; your pet stays at a professionally-run pet kennel while you travel. Find out more about pet boarding kennels and other pet boarding options.

Which Countries Require Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination?
Many countries require US travelers to prove they have been vaccinated for yellow fever. Find out whether you will need to get a yellow fever shot before you travel.

Can Women Travel Safely in India?
News stories about rape in India have many women wondering whether they should travel to the country at all. Since early 2013, these news stories have included information about attacks on foreign visitors to India.

Local Laws and You: What You Need to Know Before and During Your Trip
If you break a law while traveling in another country, you will have to face the consequences. How do you find out which laws you should worry about before you pack and leave home? Read our tips for looking up local laws and planning around legal restrictions.

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

Youth Hostels 101
Many of today's seniors and baby boomers discovered youth hostels in their student days. Today, youth hostels offer low-cost lodgings in over 80 countries. You can stay in one-, two- or four-person rooms. Staying in hostels is a great way to save money and meet people from around the world. Find out if a youth hostel stay is a good option for you.

Youth Hostel Pros and Cons - Disadvantages
Youth hostels definitely have some disadvantages. Before you reserve a youth hostel room, find out what could go wrong. Page 3.

How to Reserve Your Youth Hostel Room
You've decided to stay at a youth hostel. What happens next? Find out how to book a youth hostel room, what to pack and how the hostel checkin process works. Page 4.

Should You Use Your Hotel Room's Safe?
Learn about hotel room safes, loss liability limitations and other issues that could affect your decision to use an in-room safe. Find out whether our alternatives to in-room safes could work for you.

Take Your Wheelchair, Walker, Cane or Scooter Through Airport Security
It's easier than ever to travel by air these days, even if you use a wheelchair, walker, cane or scooter. Going through airport security with your wheelchair or other mobility device is a simple process. Here's what you need to know about taking your wheelchair, walker, scooter or cane through airport security.

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.

Charge Your Electronic Devices on an Overseas Vacation
Many travelers today bring cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices with them on vacation. Keeping those devices charged and ready to use can be a challenge. 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.

What Is an International Driving Permit?
If you're planning to drive in another country, you may need to obtain an International Driving Permit before you travel. Some rental car companies require you to have one. Learn about the IDP application process and find out where to acquire an international driving permit.

Profile of Collette Vacations
Collette Vacations offers 150 different itineraries, including river cruises, train journeys and escorted tours. This family-owned company, founded in 1918, can take you to Alaska, Antartica, and many places in between.

Top 10 Travel Essentials
As you pack for your next trip, take a look at our list of 10 essential travel items you won't want to leave behind.

Rental Cars, Parking Tickets, Speeding Tickets and Red Light Cameras
What happens when you break traffic laws while driving a rental car? Find out how your rental car company handles parking tickets, speed camera notifications and red light violations.

Attend a Flag Day Celebration
Flag Day, June 14, is more than just a day to fly the American flag. Many communities in the US celebrate Flag Day with parades, concerts and special programs. Learn more about this special day and find out how you can be part of the Flag Day fun.

Profile of Grand Circle Travel
Grand Circle Travel offers affordable tours and excellent service, whether you plan to take a land tour, river cruise or ocean cruise.

Should You Pay for Your Rental Car With a Credit Card or a Debit Card?
When you rent a car, should you pay with your credit card or your debit card? Find out whether rental car companies accept debit cards and learn about deposits, holds and restrictions associated with debit card and credit card payments.

Vistor Centre, Bell Homestead, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
The Bell Homestead property includes a Visitor Centre, which features a popular café, a gift shop, restrooms and outdoor picnic area.

Henderson Home at the Bell Homestead, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
The Henderson Home served as Canada's first commercial telephone office. Today you can visit the Henderson Home at the Bell Homestead, where it has stood since 1969.

Parlor at the Bell Homestead, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Visitors to the Bell Homestead can see how the Bell family lived. The elegant Victorian parlor includes furniture and paintings owned by the Bell Family.

Washing Machine at Bell Homestead, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Alexander Graham Bell's parents were wealthy enough to afford some modern conveniences. On the back porch of the Bell Homestead, you can see the family washing machine.

Table With Inventions at Bell Homestead, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Alexander Graham Bell liked to work on his inventions and experiments during his visits to his family. This table stands in his bedroom at the Bell Homestead.

Great Front Room, Henderson Home, Bell Homestead, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
The great front room at the Henderson Home served as a used bookstore as well as a parlor and telephone business office. Originally located in Brantford, the Henderson Home was moved to the Bell Homestead in 1969.

Bell Homestead - "Melville House"
Alexander Graham Bell moved from Scotland with his family for the sake of his health. In 1870, Bell's parents bought this home and the surrounding farmland and settled in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

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

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

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

Visit Frank Lloyd Wright's The Kenneth & Phyllis Laurent House in Rockford, Illinois
The Kenneth & Phyllis Laurent House in Rockford, Illinois, opens to the public in June 2014. Frank Lloyd Wright designed this accessible home for Kenneth Laurent, a paraplegic, in 1949. Guided tours of Laurent House are offered on select weekends each month.

Can I Carry Liquids in My Checked Baggage?
TSA rules allow only a few small containers of liquid in carry-on luggage. If you need to bring larger bottles of liquid with you on your trip, what is the best way to pack them? Find out how to bring liquids in your checked baggage and learn how to pack them properly.

Airplane Seat Belt Lengths
All airline passengers must wear seat belts when directed to do so by the flight crew. But just how long is that airline seat belt? What happens if it is too short? Learn about your airline's seat belts and seat belt extenders.

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

Which Travel Money Should You Use?
An important part of travel planning is deciding how you will pay for day-to-day travel expenses. Senior travelers can choose from several travel money options. Find out which one is best for you.

Long-Distance Bus Travel in the U.S. And Canada
You can travel economically by long-distance bus across the United States and Canada. Learn about bus travel, and Greyhound Lines in particular, and decide if long-distance bus trips will work for you.

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

Take Your Own Food on Your Next Airplane Flight
Food options are very limited on domestic US flights. Packing your own airplane meal is a healthy and affordable option, particularly for travelers who follow special diets. Our tips for preparing and carrying airplane travel meals will help you choose the best foods to take.

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

US State Department Issues Thailand Travel Alert
The US Department of State issued a Travel Alert for Thailand yesterday, urging citizens to avoid nonessential travel to Thailand in light of this week's

Travel Like a Local: Explore a College Campus
There's something special about a college town. Every one I've visited has a unique atmosphere, and I've always been able to find interesting, affordable

Travel Photo of the Week: Lambeau Field
If you're a football fan and are feeling the pain of the off-season, consider adding a NFL stadium tour to your next travel itinerary. Many of the NFL's

Travel Like a Local: Free Concerts
If you are looking for ways to connect with local culture during your vacation, consider taking in a concert or two. It's relatively easy to find free local concerts, especially if you begin searching before you leave home. Find out how you can find free concerts to attend on your next trip.

Tips for Touring a Historic Ship
Touring historic ships, whether they be Navy ships or tall ships, can really bring history to life. I had no interest in the Spanish-American war until I

Travel Photo of the Week: Gulaschsuppe
For me, trying new foods is part of the fun of travel. This particular bowl of brown liquid is actually gulaschsuppe (goulasch soup in English), as served

How Long Before Expiration Should I Renew My Passport?
All passports have an expiration date, but you probably need to renew your passport well before it expires. You may have to renew your passport as much as eight months in advance of its expiration date. Find out when you should renew your passport.

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

Tips for Touring Historic Ships
Many travelers enjoy touring historic ships, but there are some things you need to know when you plan your visit. Learn about ship's ladders, knee-knockers and decks so that your ship tour will be safe and enjoyable.

Remember
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer in the United States. Families and friends gather to relax and enjoy time together or to take a short

Travel Like a Local: College Campuses
College towns have a magic all their own. They're eclectic and fascinating because they draw students and faculty from all parts of the globe. If your travels take you to a college town, be sure to stop by the campus. You'll discover museums, architectural gems, gardens and much more.

5 Ways to Avoid Travel Regrets
We'd all love to travel without any regrets, but how? Take a look at five common travel regrets and read our tips for avoiding those regrets on your next trip.

5 Ways to Avoid Travel Regrets
We all make choices when we travel. We choose one destination over another, one restaurant rather than the eatery next door. On occasion, we end up

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

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

How to Choose a Motel
When you're faced with a list of motels, how do you choose the one that best meets your needs? These tips can help you select the right motel for your next trip.

Airport Observation Parks - Plane Spotting Fun for the Young and Young at Heart
Airport Observation Parks - Plane Spotting Fun for the Young and Young at Heart

Can You Buy Travel Insurance That Covers MERS?
As of now, yes. Travel insurance providers have not yet declared MERS-CoV a known event. Should a regional epidemic or a pandemic be declared for MERS, the

3 UK Travel Firms Cancel Trips to Kenya, Evacuate Vacationers
UK tour operators First Choice and Thomson flew approximately 400 vacationers back to the UK amidst travel warnings from the UK, US and Australia. According to

Protect Yourself Against Vacation Rental Scams
This blog post begins with a sad story. I recently learned about several families who were scammed by a group calling itself London Holiday Renters. They

Travel Photo of the Week: Mount Vesuvius at Dusk
Travel Photo of the Week: Mount Vesuvius at Dusk

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.

Find Your Local Passport Office
If you are a first-time US passport applicant, or if you applied for your last passport more than 15 years ago, we'll help you find a passport office.

How to Renew Your Passport
If your U.S. passport is about to expire or has expired within the last five years, you can easily renew it by mail. Find out how to renew your passport by mail or in person.

Tours and Cruises for Single Seniors
Single senior travelers don't have to pay high single supplements on tours and cruises. Learn about single-friendly tour operators and cruise lines.

Take Your Prescription Drugs through Airport Security
Flying with your prescription drugs doesn't have to be complicated. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations aren't as restrictive as you might think. Find out how to take your prescription drugs through airport security.

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

Do I Need to Purchase CDW Insurance for My Rental Car?
Deciding whether or not to pay for Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) coverage is one of the most confusing and stressful parts of renting a car. Find out more about the CDW and learn about possible alternatives to paying for Collision Damage Waiver coverage.

How to Protect Yourself and Avoid Taxi Scams
We've all heard about taxi scams, whether from friends, articles or guidebooks. Find out about common taxi scams and learn how to protect yourself from them.

How Do I Add More Pages to My Passport?
Some travelers are faced with a happy problem - their passport pages are filled with visa stamps. If you have only a few pages left in your U.S. passport book, you can have extra pages added. Find out how to add extra visa pages to your U.S. passport.

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

MERS Virus Reaches US; Second Case Confirmed
According to CNN, a second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been confirmed in the US, this time in Florida. The first case was confirmed in

What Is a U.S. Passport Card? - How to Apply
The wallet-sized U.S. passport card is an alternative to the traditional passport book. The passport card can only be used for certain types of travel. Find out where and how to get a passport card and decide whether it's the right option for you.

Road Scholar Tour Groups Review - Hostels for Seniors
Road Scholar, founded as Eldherhostel in 1975, is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable learning adventures in 90 countries.

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

Travel Like a Local: Newspapers and Radio Stations
When friends visit Washington, DC, I always tell them to listen to WTOP, my favorite local radio station. There's no better place to get traffic updates,

Travel Like a Local: Radio Stations and Newspapers
Local newspapers and radio stations offer travelers up-to-date tips on weekend happenings, transportation issues and special events. Learn how to find and use information from local radio stations and newspapers, both online and during your trip.

Where Can I Get Vaccinated Against Yellow Fever?
According to the World Health Organization, yellow fever is endemic in 45 countries. If your itinerary takes you to or through any of these nations, you will need to be vaccinated against yellow fever before you leave home. Find out where you can get the yellow fever vaccine.

Am I Safe From Pirate Attacks on My Cruise Ship?
Pirate attacks on cruise ships and cargo ships are becoming more frequent. Find out which waters are known for pirate attacks and learn how to get information on recent piracy activity.

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

E-ZPass Tips for Car Travelers - Save Time & Money
The E-ZPass® automatic toll collection system isn't just for commuters. If you travel to the Northeast, Midwest or mid-Atlantic U.S. fairly frequently, using an E-ZPass® can save you time and money. Our E-ZPass® tips will tell you how the E-ZPass® works and where you can use it.