Senior Travel Sitemap - Page 2 2014-09-20

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.

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.

How to Use the Airport's Self-Service Check-In Kiosks
Checking in for your flight is often a do-it-yourself process. Here are some tips to help you check in for your next flight.

Should You Hire a House Sitter? - Resources & Information
Hiring a house sitter is a good way to make sure your home remains safe during your absence. Leaving your home unoccupied may be less expensive in the short term, but you might just return from your trip to discover a leaky pipe, dead lawn or other costly issue. Find out whether hiring a house sitter during your next vacation is a good option for you.

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

One Way Car Rentals in Europe
While renting a car in one European city and dropping it off in another might be the most convenient way to explore several countries, you are likely to encounter dropoff fees. Find out about one way car rentals in Europe, look at a cost comparison example and read tips for reducing your European rental car costs.

Travel Photo of the Week: Piazza Motta, Orta San Giulio
Two years ago this month, I visited Orta San Giulio for the first time. This delightful town is on the eastern shore of Lago d'Orta, one of Italy's northern

Travel Like a Local: Food Trucks
Once upon a time, food trucks were things you avoided on your high school campus, but no longer. Today, food truck chefs serve up tasty meals in a wide

When Is the Best Time to Visit?
Most people know where they'd like to travel, given time and money enough to do so. What they don't know is when they should go there. For example, Venice is

The Best Time to Visit
Sometimes the big travel question isn't,

Travel Photo of the Week: Red Rock Canyon, California
It's raining like crazy where I live, and on days like today I long to be in the California desert. Some people see scrubby little plants and brown rocks when

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

Just How Long Are Those Airplane Seat Belts?
Last year several airlines revised their policies concerning passengers of size or passengers requiring extra space - namely, those of us who do not fit

Maple Syrup Festivals in the U.S. and Canada
Maple syrup festivals are a North American tradition. Today, these celebrations take the form of organized maple syrup festivals, complete with tours of sugar houses (also called sugar shacks or sugarbushes), contests, dances, activities and every maple-flavored food you can possibly imagine, even maple cotton candy.

Lightning and Thunderstorm Safety for Senior Travelers
Lightning kills. Most people are aware of this, but how many of us take shelter when we hear thunder or see a lightning bolt, especially when we are on vacation? Learn more about lighting safety and find out what to do if you are caught in a thunderstorm.

How to Find Pet-Friendly Hotels, Vacation Rentals and Inns
Over half of all U. S. households include at least one pet, and one-third of dog owners bring their canine companions with them when they travel. If you're considering bringing your pet with you on your next vacation, you'll have little trouble finding pet-friendly accommodations. Let us help you find the perfect place to vacation with your pet.

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.

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.

Wine Travel in France
French wines are famous around the world, and with good reason. Wherever you go in France, you can find vineyards and a well-established winemaking tradition.

Burgundy Wine Travel
Burgundy's wines are diverse and complex. Find out more about wine travel in Burgundy. Page 2.

Wine Travel in Alsace
Alsace, in eastern France, is famous for white wines. Visit Alsace and experience its wines and distinctive culture for yourself. Page 3.

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.

Frontier Airlines to Cut Fares, Charge for Carry-Ons
According to the Denver Post, Frontier Airlines will slash its fares and begin charging for carry-on bags, beginning today. Frontier is calling its new fare

Sculpture With a Purpose
This is a bike rack. And a sculpture. And a celebration. In fact, this piece of public art is one of 50 unique sculptures commissioned by Indiana

Plan Your Weekend Getaway to Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fort Wayne, in northeastern Indiana, is a perfect weekend getaway destination. Whatever your interest, you'll find places - and plates - that please in Fort Wayne.

Buy Senior Travel Insurance for Your Next Trip
Find out whether purchasing travel insurance will give you the coverage you need.

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

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 U.S. by air, there are some things you need to know. Find out more about bringing duty-free liquids into the U.S. as carry-on baggage.

Tour a Glass Studio and Learn the Basics of Glass Working in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Discover the magic of glass art at The Glass Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Take a studio tour or sign up for a semi-private Introduction to Glass course and learn to make formed glass objects.

Profile of the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fort Wayne's Embassy Theatre showcases the best features of a classic movie palace and vaudeville hall, while continuing to attract top talent. See a show or take a theatre tour.

Discover a New Interest or Hobby Through Travel
Travel and learning go hand in hand. Whether you’re just learning a new skill or looking for a way to increase your expertise, you can probably find a travel opportunity to help you add to your knowledge base.

Profile of Rascals in Paradise
Rascals in Paradise creates customized travel experiences for families and for grandparents traveling with their grandchildren.

Interview with Singles Travel Expert Diane Redfern
Singles travel expert Diane Redfern of Connecting: Solo Travel Network shares her insights and solo travel tips in this exclusive interview.

Top Tips for Speeding Your Way Through Customs
Traveling abroad is typically a wonderful experience, but returning from your overseas trip involves one last scheduled stop – at the Customs and Border Protection booth. Going through Customs does not have to be a terrible experience. If you know what to expect and how to prepare in advance, your meeting with a Customs and Border Protection agent will be brief and businesslike.

What to Expect at the Lifeboat Drill
Many cruise passengers dread the lifeboat drill, thinking they will spend hours standing in hot sun wearing uncomfortable life jackets. This may happen, of course, but if all cruise passengers understand what to expect during the passenger muster drill, the process will not take very long at all. Find out what happens at a lifeboat drill, who must attend and what to do in special circumstances.

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

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

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

Staunton, Virginia - Visit Staunton, Virginia, in the Heart of the Shenandoah Valley
Staunton, Virginia is known for its historic downtown area, excellent museums, thriving arts scene and commitment to regional foods, wines and music. Our visitors' guide to Staunton takes you to the heart of Virginia's historic Shenandoah Valley.

Senior Train Travel Discounts in Europe
Senior discounts on European train travel are available in several countries. Each rail system has different terms and conditions for senior discounts. Find out more about senior train travel discounts in Europe.

Escape to Maryland's Kent and Queen Anne's Counties
Maryland's Eastern Shore is a great weekend getaway. You can find country tranquility, natural beauty and waterfront fun in Queen Anne's and Kent Counties. Best of all, you can reach the area from Washington, D.C., Baltimore or Philadelphia by car in less than two hours.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travel Photo of the Week: Trooping the Colour, London
Visitors to London enjoy seeing the pageantry of royal ceremonies, such as the Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace. If you're lucky enough to be

Senior Bus and Motorcoach Tours 101
Learn about bus and motorcoach tours. Find out what questions to ask your bus tour operator before you choose an itinerary.

Travel Photo of the Week: Genealogy Library Stacks in Fort Wayne, Indiana
My love of travel began with books and family stories. Long before I was old enough to plan trips of my own, I met relatives who drove from Wisconsin and

American Airlines Changes Checked Baggage Policies
According to an email I received yesterday, American Airlines has updated its checked baggage policies. I took a look at the airline's website and noticed

What Is a Single Supplement?
What is a single supplement, and why do hotels and cruise lines charge extra for single occupancy?

Profile of Conner 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.

How Much Is Customs Duty on Alcoholic Beverages?
In the US, adults over age 21 may bring one liter of alcoholic into the U. S. duty-free, regardless of whether or not it was purchased in a duty-free shop.

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

Travel Photo of the Week: Amsterdam's Canal Bridges
You, too, can take photos like this one if you take an Amsterdam canal tour. Amsterdam's canals are arranged in concentric rings (or partial rings),

Travel Photo of the Week: Science On a Sphere
This image of the Earth from space is actually projected onto a sphere, using a data set from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),

Are Third-Party Car Rental Websites Your Best Option?
It depends. Third-party websites such as Orbitz, Auto Europe and offer quick and easy price comparisons, and most of us want to compare prices

Should You Join a Hotel Rewards Program?
Hotel rewards programs promise free stays, extra services, member perks and more. Are these enticing offers worth your time? Learn more about the pros and cons of hotel rewards programs.

Rental Cars - Rental Cars for Senior and Boomer Travelers
Renting a car is a complex process. There are so many fees, taxes and surcharges involved that it can take hours to find the best rental car deal. Let us take you through the complicated world of car rentals.

Should You Book Your Rental Car Through a Third-Party Car Rental Website?
Third-party car rental websites can save you money, but are the savings worth the possibility of inconvenience? Find out more about third-party car rental websites and damage waiver considerations, take a look at our tips for minimizing problems and learn about third-party car rental policies and procedures.

Visit African-American History Sites in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia
The history of the African-American community, both free and enslaved, in the United States is an integral part of the history of a nation devoted to freedom and democracy. Today, African-Americans and peoples of all races visit places where events important to the Civil Rights struggle took place; those events date back to the earliest days of colonial North America. If your travels take you to Virginia, Maryland or Washington, DC, consider including one or more of these African-American history and heritage sites to your itinerary.

Travel Fees 101
New travel fees seem to pop up every month. Airlines, cruise lines, hotel chains and car rental companies have found creative ways to charge travelers for services and transactions. Arm yourself with travel fee knowledge and find out which travel fees you may be able to avoid.

The Best of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Prince Edward Island may be Canada's smallest province, but there's plenty to do and see here. Sparkling, warm-water beaches, hiking and cycling trails, a delightful provincial capital and Anne of Green Gables country attract Canadians and international visitors alike.

Italy's Undiscovered Towns - Visit the Untouristed Italy
Italy's famous sights have attracted tourists for centuries. There's much more to Italy than art museums and churches, and it's easier to find the

Top Charlottesville Attractions - Things to Do in Charlottesville, Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia, best known as the home of President Thomas Jefferson, makes 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.

The Best of Virginia - Senior-Friendly Attractions in Virginia
Virginia's attractions, national parks and museums are extremely senior-friendly. Whether you enjoy colonial America, Civil War history, presidential homes or nature's beauty, you'll find plenty to do and see in Virginia. Find out more about Virginia's senior-friendly attractions.

The Best of Newfoundland - Top Attractions in Newfoundland, Canada
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.

Undiscovered France
While France can hardly be considered an

Undiscovered Ireland - Visit Ireland's Towns and Villages
Ireland is known for its natural beauty, friendly people and Celtic heritage. Even in this relatively small country, you can still visit places that many tourists ignore. Find out more about five places in Ireland that will take you off the tourist trail.

Visit African-American History Sites in the Southern United States
Throughout the southern United States, particularly in the Deep South, you can visit sites where the course of United States history changed because African-Americans stood up for their civil rights. Voting, education, military service and even the right to protest were in contention from the Revolutionary War to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. There is no better way to learn about these contentious times and important issues than to visit African-American history sites in the southern US.

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.

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.

Foreign Travel Checklist – Prepare for Overseas Travel
Once you've decided to visit another country, the travel planning begins in earnest. In addition to choosing which places to visit, you will need to learn about travel documents, travel money, etiquette and even electrical current. Our handy foreign travel checklist will help you through the process of researching and planning for your overseas travel adventure.

Travel Etiquette 101
Travel etiquette tips help you enjoy your vacation more, because you know what's expected in specific vacation situations. Whether you're staying in a hotel, bunking in with friends or overnighting in a bed and breakfast inn, our travel etiquette tips will replace your vacation worries with confidence.

Infectious Diseases, Travel and You
BBC News is reporting that an Ebola outbreak in Guinea has killed 83 people. This hemorrhagic disease has no cure, which is why health officials are carefully

What Should You Do if Your Rental Car Breaks Down?
A couple of weeks ago, I rented a car and began a 375-mile drive. All went well until I was on a New York State parkway outside of New York City and my oil

Lufthansa, Germanwings Pilots to Strike April 1
BBC News is reporting that the union representing Lufthansa and Germanwings pilots has voted to strike on April 1, effective at 10:00 p. m. Greenwich Mean Time.

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

Renting a Car in Romania: Helpful Information for Seniors and Baby Boomers
Many visitors to Romania explore the countryside in rental cars. Find out about rental car age restrictions and car rental policies in Romania.

United Kingdom Car Rental Information for Seniors and Baby Boomers
If you are planning to rent a car in the United Kingdom, you'll want to familiarize yourself with UK car rental terminology and policies. Drivers over age 75 may not be able to rent cars from every company.

German Airport Workers Plan to Strike Tomorrow
Deutsche Welle is reporting that Ver.di, the union that represents several classifications of airport workers, plans to go on strike tomorrow, Thursday, March

Winter Driving Regulations: Do You Need Tire Chains or Snow Tires for Your Trip?
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.

Travel Photo of the Week:Washington Monument
Travel Photo of the Week:Washington Monument

World's Largest Bat
I was doing errands in yesterday's snowstorm when I overheard a woman say to her companion, I don't care what the weather does now, just as long as it's nice

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

Travel Photo of the Week: Oria Castle
Italy is a wonderful spring travel destination. The weather is pleasant during the day and the mosquitoes, which are the bane of summer visitors, are nearly

Oria Castle and Historic Court, Oria, Apulia, Italy
Emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen built Oria Castle, in Italy's Apulia region, in 1227 A.D., as part of his system of defensive fortresses in the area around Bari and Brindisi. Although you won't find Oria Castle in very many guidebooks, it is worth a visit, particularly if you are in Apulia during the second weekend of August. On this weekend each year, Oria presents its Historical Parade of Frederic II and the Tournament of Regions. Take our photo tour of Oria's castle and tournament.

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

Profile of Oria Castle, Oria, Italy
Oria Castle, half way between Taranto and Brindisi in Italy's Puglia region, is open for tours on a limited basis. Oria is best known for its annual Historical Parade of Frederick II and Tournament of the Districts, held in August, but the castle's square and round towers draw visitors throughout the year. Get the latest information on how you can visit Oria Castle.

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. Italy's castles, built to protect towns and strategic routes, can be a welcome change from paintings, statues and arches. Here, we present some of our favorite Italian castles.

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. Italy's castles, built to protect towns and strategic routes, can be a welcome change from paintings, statues and arches. Here, we present some of our favorite Italian castles.

Car Rentals in Ireland - Helpful Tips for Seniors and Baby Boomers
When I was an exchange student in Ireland, I lived a few miles from this sign. When I revisited Ireland as an adult, I discovered that driving in Ireland is

Air Canada Suspends Service to Venezuela
According to BBC News, Air Canada has suspended its flights to Caracas, Venezuela, due to the safety situation in the country. Protests in Caracas and other

Renting a Car in Ireland – What Seniors and Baby Boomers Need to Know
Renting a car in Ireland isn't for the faint of heart. Learn about damage waivers, insurance options, fees, taxes and cancellation charges, and find out which extra documents you'll need to bring to the rental car office if you are age 75 or over.

US State Department Issues Travel Alert for Russian Federation
The US Department of State issued a Travel Alert for Russia on Friday, warning citizens that they might encounter demonstrations and anti-American actions in

6 Things Boomers and Seniors Want Travel Providers to Know
When I think of senior and Baby Boomer travel, I think not only of cruise ships and golf courses, but also of bike tours and road trips. I know from my own

Tips for Traveling With Prescription Medications
Most of the people I travel with must take some type of prescription medication every day. When we get to our destination, we haul out an assortment of

Travel Photo of the Week: La Brea Tar Pits
Travel Photo of the Week: La Brea Tar Pits

The Best of Rome, Italy
Rome's art, churches and ancient buildings draw thousands of visitors every year. If you're headed to Rome, Italy, for your vacation, take a look at our list of favorite sights and attractions in the Eternal City.

Top US Budget Travel Destinations
Budget travel is popular again, and with good reason. Travelers want to maximize value, whether they're heading out for a month or escaping for a weekend. Vacation bargains abound in the U.S., especially for senior travelers. While most airlines discontinued senior discounts long ago, seniors can still find discounts at hotels, museums and other attractions. Take a look at our top picks for U.S. budget travel.

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

The Best of Maryland - Senior-Friendly Attractions in Maryland
With its rich history, miles of coastline, western mountains and distinctive culinary heritage, Maryland has something to offer for everyone. The Old Line State is filled with senior-friendly attractions and things to do. Take a look at our list of top Maryland attractions.

Top Sights in New Brunswick, Canada
New Brunswick is Canada's only officially bilingual province, and you'll find evidence of the area's French heritage wherever you go. New Brunswick is home to warm beaches, outstanding living history museums and the world-famous Bay of Fundy. Take a look at New Brunswick's top attractions, both natural and man-made.

Spiritual Travel
Spiritual travel refreshes the body, mind and soul. Find out about different types of pilgrimages and spiritual vacations and plan your spiritual travel experience.

Travel With Grandchildren - Plan a Vacation or Day Trip With Your Grandchildren
There's nothing quite as special as sharing memorable experiences with your grandchildren. Taking a vacation with grandchildren gives you the perfect opportunity to spend time together making memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you're planning a week-long adventure or a special day trip for your grandchild, our trip ideas and travel tips will help you make the most of those precious hours.

Senior-Friendly Museums in Los Angeles - See L.A.'s Senior-Friendly Museums
The Los Angeles area is home to many senior-friendly museums. From world-class art collections to presidential memorabilia to gorgeous gardens, there's something here for every museum-lover. While you're visiting L.A., take the time to visit one or more of these senior-friendly, wheelchair-accessible museums.

The Best of West Virginia - Best Things to Do and See in West Virginia
There's a lot more to West Virginia than the mountains which give the state its nickname. Whether you're a sports fanatic, railroad enthusiast or science buff, you'll find plenty to do in the Mountain State. Our list of West Virginia's best activities and adventures will help you plan your mountain adventure.

Where to Stay - Places to Stay - Choose Your Accommodations
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.

A Year of American Festivals - Local Cultural, Music and Film Festivals Around the USA - Find a Festival
Attending a festival is a great way to immerse yourself in local culture. You can find festivals all over the U.S., with themes ranging from art to food to wildlife watching. To showcase the variety of festivals you can visit, we've selected 12 annual events.

The Best of Paris, France
Paris, France, is a city filled with world-famous monuments, top attractions and impressive museums. We've made a list of the top sights in Paris to help you plan your Parisian vacation.

US Department of State Again Updates Ukraine Travel Warning
The United States Department of State has once again updated its Travel Warning for Ukraine. In this update, US citizens are again urged to avoid traveling to

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

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

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.

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

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.

Terrorism Safety for Senior and Baby Boomer Travelers
Knowing what to do if terrorists attack can improve your chances of survival. Read our terrorism safety tips and make a travel safety plan for your next trip.

Hotel Fails vs. Hotel Reality
What's the difference between hotel fails and hotel realities? Is the existence of a used toilet paper bin a true hotel fail, or just the way things work? Take a closer look at some typical hotel realities and decide for yourself.

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.

What to Do if a Strike Affects Your Travel Plans
When a labor union votes to strike, could this action affect your travel plans? Find out how to plan ahead for strikes and get information about airline, railway, ground transportation and other labor unions' action. Learn what to do if a strike alters your vacation itinerary.

Mosquito-Borne Disease Prevention Tips for Seniors and Baby Boomers
Mosquito bites are itchy annoyances, but mosquito-borne diseases are much more serious. Find out how to prevent mosquito bites and learn what to do if a mosquito bites you.

Travel Like a Local: People Watching
The time-honored art of people watching is alive and well in many parts of the world, and you can experience it on your next trip. Take a look at our people watching tips, which include best places to people watch and benefits of people watching.

Travel Like a Local: Weekend Getaway Destinations
If you're looking for a truly authentic travel experience, why not go where the locals vacation? Spend a few days at a local weekend getaway spot and discover its appeal for yourself.

Review of Tracey Ingram's Disabled World Travels E-Book
Tracey Ingram's Disabled World Travels, published in e-book format, offers helpful tips for persons with disabilities. While this e-book isn't perfect, it does contain useful information for travelers with disabilities and their companions.

Getting to the Airport
How will you get to the airport? In most cases, you have several options. Learn about shuttles, paratransit, taxis and other ways to get from your home to the airport.

Winter Weather Safety Tips for Senior Travelers
If you plan to travel during the winter months, you will need to pay close attention to safety issues. Learn more about winter travel safety and find out about a free winter survival smartphone app.

Fall Proof Your Vacation
One of every three people over age 65 will fall during any given year. It's easy to stay safe at home, but our tips for making your vacation fall proof will also help you avoid injury when you're on a trip.

Train Travel Etiquette
Train travel is much more enjoyable if everyone aboard considers the comfort of others. Read our train travel etiquette tips to learn more.

How to Get Help When Things Go Wrong During Your Trip
When things go wrong at home, we know where to go for help. But on a trip, whom should you contact for emergency assistance? Find out what to do when illness, natural disasters and other serious issues interrupt your trip.

Desert Travel Safety for Seniors and Baby Boomers
If your travels take you to or through a desert, you'll want to read our desert travel safety tips. Find out what you should pack, how to plan for emergencies and what to do if you get lost in the desert.

Hacienda Tres Ríos - Profile of Hacienda Tres Ríos, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Hacienda Tres Ríos is a luxury all-inclusive resort on Mexico's Riviera Maya that was conceived and built with sustainable tourism in mind. Amenities include a private cenote, four restaurants, a nature park and a private beach.

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

Find Your Best Rental Car Deal
Find your best rental car deal using our road-tested bargain hunting tips. Learn to search for a rental car bargain and discover how to find car rental discounts.

Find Good Deals on Rental Car
Renting a car doesn't have to break the bank. If you're planning to rent a car on your next trip, learn how to look for the best rental car discounts, deals and rates. Page 2.

Tarmac Delays, Flight Cancellations and You - What to Do if Your Flight is Delayed or Canceled
Flight cancellations and tarmac delays have many causes, including weather conditions, gate issues and even transportation regulations. Find out more about tarmac delays and flight cancellations and learn what to do if your own flight is canceled. Page 2.

Birth Certificate Requirements for US Passport Applications - US State Department Requirements for Birth Certificates Used as Proof of Citizenship
On April 1, 2011, the US Department of State changed the requirements for birth certificates used as proof of citizenship for purposes of applying for a passport. Learn about these new birth certificate requirements and read about work-arounds if your own birth certificate does not meet them.

Themed Travel - Theme Cruises, Themed Tours, Conventions and More
Leaving home for a vacation does not mean you need to leave your favorite pastimes and passions behind. Many vacationers are choosing themed cruises or tours that match their interests. Whether you enjoy cruising, guided tours, conventions or do-it-yourself vacations, building a trip around an activity, performing artist or time period you enjoy can make your next journey one you'll always remember. Let's take a closer look at themed travel.

Profile of Peter Sommer Travels
Peter Sommer Travels offers small-group archaeological tours and gulet cruises to Turkey, Greece and Sicily.

Travel Photo of the Week: Church of St. Jacques-le-Majeur, Hunawihr
This French church and the adjacent town of Hunawihr are surrounded by vineyards. Hunawihr lies on the Alsatian Wine route, and it's perfect for strolling -

Tour Operator Reviews - Reader Reviews of Tour Operators
Submit a review of your tour operator. Share your experiences with other Senior Travel readers and let us know what your tour experience was like. You can also upload a photograph from your trip.

Tour Operator Reviews - Reader Reviews of Tour Operators
Submit a review of your tour operator. Share your experiences with other Senior Travel readers and let us know what your tour experience was like. You can also upload a photograph from your trip.

Tour Operator Reviews - Reader Reviews of Tour Operators
Submit a review of your tour operator. Share your experiences with other Senior Travel readers and let us know what your tour experience was like. You can also upload a photograph from your trip.

Tour Operator Reviews - Reader Reviews of Tour Operators
Submit a review of your tour operator. Share your experiences with other Senior Travel readers and let us know what your tour experience was like. You can also upload a photograph from your trip.

Tour Operator Reviews - Reader Reviews of Tour Operators
Submit a review of your tour operator. Share your experiences with other Senior Travel readers and let us know what your tour experience was like. You can also upload a photograph from your trip.

Tour Operator Reviews - Reader Reviews of Tour Operators
Submit a review of your tour operator. Share your experiences with other Senior Travel readers and let us know what your tour experience was like. You can also upload a photograph from your trip.

Nova Scotia - Nova Scotia for Senior Travelers
Nova Scotia is home to many cultures - Scottish / Gaelic, of course, but also Acadian, French and even German. The province's centuries-old maritime and defense traditions add to the charm of Nova Scotia's coastlines and towns. Wherever you go in Nova Scotia, you'll discover its rich and varied heritage.

The Thrombolites of Flower's Cove - See Thrombolites in Flower's Cove, Newfoundland
Flower's Cove, located on Route 430 in western Newfoundland, is an pretty but unassuming coastal town with a very special attraction – thrombolites. Find out how to see the thrombolites of Flower's Cove.

Maryland Travel - Maryland Travel for Seniors and Baby Boomers
If you're planning a trip to Maryland, you'll find plenty to do and see. Choose from parks, historic sites, museums, intriguing downtowns and, of course, the Chesapeake Bay. Learn more about Maryland travel for seniors and Baby Boomers.

Virginia Travel - Virginia Travel for Seniors and Baby Boomers
If you're planning a trip to Virginia, you can experience the best of nature and US history. From Colonial Williamsburg to the Blue Ridge Parkway to modern museums and cultural venues, Virginia has something for everyone.

West Virginia Travel - West Virginia Travel for Seniors and Baby Boomers
If you're planning a trip to West Virginia, you're headed to a sportsman's paradise. West Virginia boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the Mid-Atlantic region. Whether you enjoy hiking, fishing, skiing, glass factory tours, craft festivals or military museums, you'll find something to do in West Virginia during every season of the year.

Budget Travel by U.S. City for Senior Travelers - See U.S. Cities on a Budget
Plan an enjoyable trip to one or more U.S. cities using our budget travel information. Whether you want to see the lights of New York City's Broadway or visit Graceland, Elvis Presley's legendary home, our city-by-city budget travel information can help you plan a vacation to remember.

Mexico Travel - Travel in Mexico
Mexico offers ancient history and culture, sparkling beaches and welcoming people. Best of all, your travel budget goes a long way in Mexico.

New Brunswick
New Brunswick, Canada, is the nation's only officially bilingual province. New Brunswick's warm beaches, Bay of Fundy tides and Acadian and maritime heritage sites draw thousands of visitors each year.

Newfoundland, Canada - Visit Newfoundland, Canada
Newfoundland, Canada, is home to the oldest European settlement in North America, L'Anse aux Meadows, and St. John's, the oldest large city in North America. Newfoundland is famous for its music, fishing villages, ruggedly beautiful scenery and welcoming people.

Prince Edward Island - Visit Canada's Prince Edward Island
Canada's Prince Edward Island, setting of the famous Anne of Green Gables novels, is also known for its beaches, excellent seafood and friendly people. Let us help you plan your trip to Prince Edward Island.

Travel Insurance Glossary
Buying travel insurance can be a confusing experience. With many policies and coverage types to choose from, even experienced travelers can become dizzy. Find the definitions of key travel insurance terms in our travel insurance glossary.

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

Bus and Motorcoach Travel for Seniors - Bus and Motorcoach Travel Tips
Long-distance bus travel is an excellent option for the budget-conscious senior traveler. It takes longer to get to your destination, but you can save a lot of money by traveling by bus. Find out if bus travel is a good transportation option for you.

Train Travel for Seniors - Senior Train Travel Tips and Deals
Train travel is a great way to get from place to place, especially for seniors who prefer not to drive. Find out how to decide if train travel is right for you, take advantage of our train travel tips and learn about senior train travel discounts.

Pet Birds and Air Travel: What You Need to Know
Bird owners may wonder whether they can travel by air with their feathered friends. Find out which US airlines accept birds in the airplane cabin or in the baggage hold.

What Is a Department of Homeland Security Redress Control Number - Definition of Redress Number
Travelers who experience difficulties obtaining air travel boarding passes, crossing US borders or clearing TSA security screenings each time they fly should consider filing a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security. Filing a DHS TRIP complaint will give them a redress control number and, hopefully, reduce or eliminate future travel problems. Learn more about redress numbers and find out how to file a DHS TRIP complaint.

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

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

International Travel - International Travel for Seniors
If you enjoy exotic locations, new experiences and fascinating foods, South America, Asia and Africa are great travel choices. As you plan your international vacation, learn about overseas destinations, explore cultural travel opportunities and check out our trip planning tips.

Australia / New Zealand Travel - Australia / New Zealand Trips and Vacations
Are you planning a trip Down Under? Find out about attractions and accommodations in Australia and New Zealand.

Passports and Travel Documents - Applying for Passports and Travel Documents
Find out how to apply for a passport, renew an existing passport and expedite your passport application. Learn about the new U.S. passport card and how to get one.

Senior Travel - Cruises
Many mature travelers enjoy cruise vacations. Learn how to choose a cruise line and read our tips for making the most of your cruise.

Grandparent / Grandchild Road Trip Survival Kit – What to Take on Your Grandparent / Grandchild Road Trip
If you're planning a special road trip adventure with your grandkids, are you prepared? What should you bring along to make hours in the car go by quickly? We'll help you decide what to bring on your grandparent / grandchild road trip –and what to leave behind.

Youth Hostel Etiquette for Senior Travelers
Hostellers have developed their own etiquette, because staying at a youth hostel is different from staying in a hotel or B&B. Learn more about youth hostel etiquette and read our tips for getting along with your fellow hostellers.

Baggage Loss Insurance - Should I Buy Baggage Loss Insurance
Baggage and personal effects loss coverage is a standard feature of many travel insurance policies. What does baggage loss insurance really cover?

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

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

Japanese Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai "George", National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio
Japanese Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai

North American F-86D Sabre Aircraft Named Dennis the Menace, National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio
North American F-86D Sabre Aircraft Named Dennis the Menace, National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio. Page 14.

Photo Tour of Rotterdam Harbor, the Netherlands
Rotterdam is one of the world's busiest ports. Taking a harbor cruise is a great way to learn about Rotterdam and the shipping industry. Along the way, you'll see many fascinating sights, including Rotterdam's famous bridges. Take our photo tour of Rotterdam Harbor.

De Brug Building, Rotterdam
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Willemsbrug, Rotterdam
Rotterdam's red-painted Willemsbrug was built in 1878. Named after King William III of the Netherlands, the bridge has a span of approximately 1,043 feet. Page 3.

De Hef Lift Bridge, Rotterdam
The De Hef Lift Bridge was built to connect rail lines in northern and southern Rotterdam. Originally a swing bridge, De Hef was rebuilt in 1927. Today, no longer in use as a railroad bridge, De Hef is a monument. Page 4.

Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam
The Erasmus Bridge, built in 1996, is one of the iconic sights of Rotterdam. This immense bridge features a 456-foot pylon and is 2,625 feet long. Page 5.

De Delft, Rotterdam
De Delft, when complete, will be an authentic reconstruction of an 18th-century warship. The original ship De Delft sank in the North Sea after a naval battle. This replica is being built by students and volunteers. Page 6.

SS Rotterdam
Once the pride of Holland America Line, the cruise ship SS Rotterdam is now a hotel, museum, restaurant and convention space. Page 7.

The Euromast observation tower rises 607 feet (185 meters) above the city of Rotterdam. Here you can take in the entire city from above, enjoy a meal or even spend the night. Page 8.

Photo Tour of Laws Railroad Museum, Bishop, California
Although many California ghost towns are associated with the Gold Rush, Laws, located near Bishop, California, began as a railroad town and died away when railroad operations were shut down. Happily, Laws and its locomotive, the Slim Princess, were preserved as the Laws Railroad Museum. Take a photo tour of the Laws Railroad Museum.

The Slim Princess, Locomotive No. 9

Laws Depot
The historic Laws Depot, built in 1883, was deeded to the city of Bishop and Inyo County in 1960. Today it is part of the Laws Railroad Museum. Page 3.

Agent's House
The 1883 Agent's House at the Laws Railroad Museum is one of the few original structures on the museum site. The Southern Pacific gave the Agent's House, Laws Depot, Locomotive No. 9 and some rolling stock to Inyo County and the city of Bishop for use as a museum after the rail line to Keeler shut down in 1960. Page 4.

Whatchamacallit Machine
This contraption was built to fulfill several mining functions, including air compressor and winch. It is on display at the Laws Railroad Museum. Page 5.

Beauty Shop in Textile Building
Ladies in late 19th and early 20th century California wanted to look their best. This display shows a permanent wave machine and other hair styling tools on display at the Laws Railroad Museum. Page 6.

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. Page 10.

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. Page 2.

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. Page 3.

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. Page 4.

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. Page 5.

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. Page 6.

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. Page 7.