Senior Travel Sitemap - Page 2 2014-11-22

Photo Tour of Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site, Ontario, Canada
Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site is not only a Canadian heritage canal, it is an active recreational lock that boaters can use. The Sault Ste. Marine Canal connects Lake Superior and Lake Huron. Parks Canada operates the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site, which showcases the historic lock and its emergency swing dam, the only example of this kind of emergency dam in existence. Take a photo tour of Ontario's Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site.

Photo of Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site Visitor Centre and Administration Building
As the Sault Ste. Marie Canal was built, the sandstone excavated by construction crews was used to build this Administration Building, the Powerhouse and the Superintendent's Residence. The Administration Building still contains offices, but is best known as the Visitor Centre for the National Historic Site.

Emergency Swing Dam at Sault Ste. Marie Canal
This Emergency Swing Dam was used to temporarily stop the flow of water in case of damage to the lock gates. Today it is the last surviving example of this kind of emergency dam. During the winter months, the Emergency Swing Dam is rotated so that it stretches across the river.

Emergency Swing Dam Turntable and Steel Rollers at Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site
This closeup photo of the steel rollers and turntable that support the Emergency Swing Dam at Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site shows how the dam can be swung into position quite quickly. When the Emergency Swing Dam was fully operational, it was the first line of defense against catastrophic flooding.

Photo of Maid of the Mist Embarkation Area and Elevator Tower, Niagara Falls, New York
Visitors to the American side of Niagara Falls can walk out onto the platform atop the Maid of the Mist elevator for a spectacular view of Horseshoe Falls, then head down to the embarkation area on the banks of the Niagara River

Photo of Maid of the Mist Landing, Niagara Falls, Canada
The famed Maid of the Mist boats have carried tourists to the foot of Canada's Horseshoe Falls since 1846. Passengers can embark from the American side or the Canadian side of the Falls.

Photo of Journey Behind the Falls Taken From the Maid of the Mist,Niagara Falls, Canada
As the Maid of the Mist approaches Horseshoe Falls, passengers can see Journey Behind the Falls, a popular attraction on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

Photo of Horseshoe Falls and Maid of the Mist Passengers, Niagara Falls, Canada
Passengers on the Maid of the Mist wear colorful plastic ponchos to protect themselves from the mist and spray at Horseshoe Falls.

Photo of Horseshoe Falls and Mist Plume From the Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls, Canada
The best view of Canada's Horseshoe Falls is from the deck of the Maid of the Mist, which is why this popular Niagara Falls attraction has been in business since 1846.

Photo of Passengers Waiting in Line for the Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls, Canada
Waiting in line to ride the Maid of the Mist boat to Niagara Falls is an experience in itself. People from all over the world come to Niagara Falls and take a trip on the Maid of the Mist.

Woodland Indian Hamlet, Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland
The Yaocomaco people lived in what is now Historic St. Mary's City when English colonists arrived in 1634. The colonists traded goods for land and got along with their Yaocomaco neighbors. Historic St. Mary's City's Woodland Indian Hamlet shows visitors how the native people lived and worked.

Mathias de Sousa Marker, Historic St. Mary's City
Mathias de Sousa is believed to be the first person of African descent to serve in a legislative assembly in British North America. De Sousa came to Maryland as an indentured servant in 1634. A marker at Historic St. Mary's City tells his story.

Van Sweringen's Inn, Historic St. Mary's City
Garrett Van Sweringen came to St. Mary's City, capital of the Maryland Colony, in 1664 or 1665. An innkeeper by trade, Van Sweringen opened an elite private lodging house in St. Mary's city in 1677. Visitors to Historic St. Mary's City can visit a replica of Van Sweringen's inn.

Photo Tour of Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland
Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland, is a living history museum built on the site of St. Mary's City, the fourth-oldest permanent English settlement in North America. Here, settlers passed Maryland's Toleration Act in 1649, guaranteeing religious freedom to residents who worshiped the Holy Trinity and outlawing hate speech directed against any Christian in the colony. Take a photo tour of Historic St. Mary's City.

Brick Chapel
The latest addition to Historic St. Mary's City is the Brick Chapel, which was built on the site of the first Catholic church in Maryland.

Costumed Interpreter Onboard Maryland Dove, Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland
One of the highlights of a trip to Historic St. Mary's City is a visit to the Maryland Dove, a re-creation of a 17th-century trading ship. The Dove, which sailed to St. Mary's City in 1634, stayed at the new colony for trading purposes, while the Ark, which carried the colonists, returned to England.

State House of 1676
Maryland's first State House was built in St. Mary's City in 1676. A replica of the original building was constructed in 1934.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Portico at the White House, Washington, DC
The North Portico of the White House faces Pennsylvania Avenue. If you take a tour of the White House, you will leave the Executive Mansion through this doorway.

Holiday Gingerbread and Marzipan Replica of White House
If you are able, try to visit the White House during the holiday season. The towering Christmas trees, table decorations and window wreaths give the Executive Mansion a festive air. The gingerbread, marzipan, and white chocolate replica of the White House lends an elegant touch to the State Dining Room.

Tourists Photographing the White House, Washington, DC
Tourists typically photograph the White House from this distance. With advance planning, you might be able to take a self-guided White House tour - without photos, but with happy memories of a very special experience. Find out how to take a White House tour and see this view from within the Executive Mansion itself.

Springtime White House Garden Tour
If your travels take you to Washington, DC in the spring, find out when the annual White House Garden Tour weekend will take place. Find out how to get tickets for the annual White House Garden Tour, held each spring.

Photo Tour of The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, attracts thousands of visitors each month. They come to learn about D-Day, to find out about World War II from the American perspective and to experience the Museum's exhibits, 4D movie, oral histories and special events. Take a photo tour of The National WWII Museum.

Louisiana Memorial Pavilion at The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The National WWII Museum's Louisiana Memorial Pavilion displays large artifacts from World War II, including a Sherman Tank, two Higgins Industries landing craft and four airplanes.

D-Day Diorama, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisisana
The United States and its Allies invaded France's Normandy coast on June 6, 1944, D-Day. The National WWII Museum's diorama vividly shows how many ships, aircraft and landing craft were used during the invasion.

United States Weapons and Uniforms, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The National WWII Museum's D-Day Planning Gallery includes a collection of U. S. and German weapons and uniforms.

D-Days in the Pacific Exhibits, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
During World War II, American and Allied forces had to retake island after island from Japan. The National WWII Museum's D-Days in the Pacific gallery shows how the Allies struggled against Japanese forces and used naval and airborne forces to turn the tide of the war in the Pacific.

Oral History Exhibit at The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The collections at The National World War II Museum include personal histories of people who fought in World War II or worked on the home front. Some of these oral histories have become part of the Museum's multimedia exhibits.

Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The National World War II Museum's Stage Door Canteen showcases live musical performers, including Big Band sounds and the vocal trio The Victory Belles. Reservations are recommended.

John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion at The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
At the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, artifacts from The National WWII Museum are restored in a glass-walled area so that visitors can watch the process. Currently, a torpedo boat, PT-305, is under restoration.

Senior Travel - Senior Travel Basics
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Use Walk Score to Choose Where to Stay on Your Next Vacation
Walk Score, a website and app designed to help people find walkable neighborhoods to live in, is a helpful trip planning tool, too. Discover Walk Score's features and learn how to use them to decide where to stay on your next trip.

Photo Tour of Clyde Peeling's Reptiland, Allenwood, Pennsylvania
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland, an accredited zoo on Pennsylvania's Route 15 in Allenwood, is a great place to stop, stretch your legs and learn about reptiles of all kinds. Take a photo tour of Clyde Peeling's Reptiland.

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

Laurel Swallowtail at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland has offered a butterfly garden exhibit since 2009. From the end of April to Halloween, you can stroll through the butterfly garden and watch these fragile creatures flit from flower to flower.

Galápagos Tortoise at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
There are now only 10 subspecies of the Galápagos tortoise left in the world; when Charles Darwin visited the Galápagos Islands, there were 15 subspecies. You can see a Galápagos tortoise at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland

Photo of Tyrannosaurus Rex at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
This Tyrannosaurus Rex is part of the Dinosaurs Come to Life exhibit at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland. Prepare to be frightened!

Photo of Salmon Statue at Ketchikan Creek, Alaska
This salmon statue stands next to Ketchikan Creek in the city's popular Creek Street neighborhood.

Photo of Cape Fox Hill-Creek Street Funicular and Creek Street Shops
Creek Street, once Ketchikan's red light district, is one of Ketchikan's most popular attractions. The funicular takes you to the Cape Fox Lodge, at the top of Cape Fox Hill.

Photo of Creek Street Shops, Ketchikan
Creek Street's many shops are popular with tourists. You can buy a wide range of locally-made items, ranging from Native American art to hunting knives to candles.

Photo of Raven Stealing the Sun Totem Pole, Ketchikan, Alaska
Totem poles abound in Ketchikan. This totem pole, carved in 1983 by Dempsey Bob and Stanley Bevan, shows Raven stealing the sun, moon and stars from a tribal chief.

Photo of Chief Johnson Totem Pole, Ketchikan
This Ketchikan totem pole, carved by Tlingit carver Israel Shotridge, is a replica of the original Chief Johnson totem pole. It was raised in a traditional ceremony in 1989.

Photo of Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, Ketchikan, Alaska
The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in downtown Ketchikan offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the ecosystems and Native culture of Ketchikan and the Tongass National Forest.

The Arrival of the Conventual Franciscans and Completion of the Basilica's Interior
The Conventual Franciscans, who work in urban areas, rescued Saint Josaphat Parish from certain bankruptcy; their arrival ensured the completion of the church.

Restoration of the Basilica and Construction of the Pope John Paul II Pavilion and Visitor Center
Today's Basilica of Saint Josaphat has been lovingly restored and is considered one of Milwaukee's top sights.

Who Was Saint Josaphat?
Milwaukee's beautiful Basilica of Saint Josaphat is one of Brew City's (or Cream City's, if you prefer) top attractions. It's also a thriving Catholic parish. Take a photo tour of the Basilica of Saint Josaphat.

History of Milwaukee's Basilica of Saint Josaphat
Find out how Saint Josaphat Parish in Milwaukee began and grew.

Recycling the Chicago Post Office and Customs House - Into a Church?
The Basilica of Saint Josaphat was built of repurposed materials, salvaged from the Chicago Post Office and Customs House.

Construction of the Basilica of Saint Josaphat
Not every church is built with sweat equity, but parishioners and even the pastor helped construct the Basilica of Saint Josaphat in Milwaukee.

Visit the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson Museum pays tribute to an iconic motorcycle brand. Whether you're new to motorcycles or own your own Harley-Davidson, you're sure to find something of interest in the Harley-Davidson Museum.

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.

Get to Downtown Attractions Using Local Circulator Buses
Circulator buses take passengers on a fixed, downtown route in a US city. Fares, if any, are low. Learn more about circulator buses and find out how to get information on circulator bus routes, schedules and fares.

Discount Bus Travel
Since the advent of Chinatown buses, discount bus lines have become a low-cost alternative to rail and air travel in the northeastern, western and midwestern United States. Discount bus lines advertise ultra-low fares, but are the savings worth the inconvenience? Find out more about discount bus lines in the United States.

Profile of the Milwaukee Art Museum
The Milwaukee Art Museum is a family-friendly museum on the shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. Whether you go on your own or take your grandkids, the Milwaukee Art Museum is a wonderful destination for art and architecture lovers.

Fraser Depot, Fraser, British Columbia, Canada
Fraser Depot, Fraser, British Columbia, Canada

GE Diesel Engine, White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad
GE Diesel Engine, White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad

Skagway River From White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad
Skagway River From White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad

White Pass and Yukon Route Historic Train
White Pass and Yukon Route Historic Train

Trestle Bridge on White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad
Trestle Bridge on White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad

Alaska' Sawtooth Range
Alaska' Sawtooth Range. Senior Travel.

White Pass Summit, Alaska
White Pass Summit, Alaska. Senior Travel.

US - Canada Border at White Pass Summit
US - Canada Border at White Pass Summit

View From Alaska's Klondike Highway
View From Alaska's Klondike Highway

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.

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

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.

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.

How Much Time Do You Need to Get to Your Connecting Flight?
When booking airline tickets, how much time should you allow between connecting flights?

Photo of Palace of the Community / Broletto, Orta San Giulio, Italy
The Palace of the Community was the center of government in Orta San Giulio until it became part of the Kingdom of Savoy in the mid-18th century. This frescoed building is one of the highlights of a visit to Orta San Giulio's Piazza Mario Motta.

Photo of Café at Piazza Motta, Orta San Giulio, Italy
Aside from the passeggiata, there's no activity more Italian than sitting at a sidewalk café with friends. Orta San Giulio has its fair share of sidewalk seating, including this café in Piazza Motta.

Photo Tour of Lake Orta (Lago d'Orta), Italy
Lake Orta (Lago d'Orta in Italian) is said to be Italy's most romantic lake. While the nearby lakes - Garda, Como and Maggiore - are larger and more famous, Lake Orta has an almost undiscovered air. Orta San Giulio, one of the cities on Lake Orta, offers beautiful views, a walkable historic center and plenty of hotel and restaurant options. Take our photo tour of Orta San Giulio.

Photo of Hillside Villa and Garden, Orta San Giulio, Italy
Lake Orta is one of Italy's lesser-known lakes, yet Italians have been visiting Orta San Giulio for many, many years. Villas and apartments cling to the hillside near the lake.

Photo of San Giulio Island, Orta San Giulio, Italy
San Giulio Island is about 1,300 feet from Lake Orta's shore. The island is clearly visible from Orto San Giulio. The Basilica of St. Julius (Basilica San Giulio) and a Benedictine convent are two of the island's most important buildings.

Photo of Piazza Mario Motta, Orta San Giulio, Italy
Piazza Mario Motta, on the shore of Lake Orta, is in the heart of the historic center of Orta San Giulio. Here you will find restaurants, cafés, shops and charming streets to wander.

Take Your Grandchildren to a Fan Convention
Fan conventions aren't just for teens. If you and your grandchild share an interest in SciFi, comics or another entertainment genre, consider attending a con together. We'll help you plan your fan convention experience.

Wine Travel in France
The first time I visited France, I fell in love - with the entire country. Subsequent visits just deepened my passion for all things French, particularly

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

HMS Victory Guns and Gangplank, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
HMS Victory was designed as a First Rate, 100-gun ship. In this photo you can see several of the ship's guns as well as the gangplank where visitors enter the ship.

Peter the Great Plaque at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Russian emperor Peter the Great visited the Portsmouth naval base in 1698. This plaque commemorates his visit.

HMS Warrior 1860
HMS Warrior 1860 was the first iron-hulled, steam- and sail-powered warship built for the Royal Navy. Today, this historic ship is one of the many attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
HMS Victory is the world's oldest active naval ship. This famous naval vessel was Lord Nelson's flagship in 1805, when he engaged Napoleon's forces at the Battle of Trafalgar. Today, HMS Victory is the flagship of the Second Sea Lord and Commander in Chief Naval Home Command as well as a popular tourist attraction.

HMS Trafalgar Figurehead of Lord Nelson, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, England
HMS Trafalgar, commissioned in 1841, featured this figurehead of Admiral Lord Nelson.

Restoration Worker Onboard HMS Victory
In 2011, major restoration of HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship in the Battle of Trafalgar, began. This five-year project includes the addition of a fire suppression system and restoration of deck sections.

Photo Tour of Kinderdijk World Heritage Site
Kinderdijk's windmill area was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The site encompasses not only Kinderdijk's 19 working windmills but also the surrounding canals, holding basins and pumping stations. If you want to learn more about how Dutch water management works, take our photo tour of the Kinderdijk World Heritage Site.

Stone Windmill at Kinderdijk World Heritate Site
The Dutch used windmills to pump water out of polders and to manage floodwaters. In 1738, the Nederwaard water management district built eight windmills at Kinderdijk for these purposes.

Thatched Windmill at Kinderdijk World Heritage Site
The Overwaard water management district built eight windmills in 1740, right across the canal from the eight windmills of the Nederwaard. These 16 windmills, together with three polder windmills, make up the Kinderdijk windmill area in the Netherlands.

Canal and Pumping Stations at Kinderdijk
Modern pumping stations have replaced the windmills at Kinderdijk, and the first of these, the Wisboom station, is now a museum.

J. U. Smit Pumping Station at Kinderdijk
The J. U. Smit pumping station was built in 1971 and renovated in 2005. This impressive facility can move over 1,300 cubic meters of water per minute.

Bicyclists at Kinderdijk World Heritage Site
Kinderdijk World Heritage Site is popular with tourists and locals alike. Walking paths and bicycle paths at Kinderdijk get plenty of use.

Travel Photo of the Week: Vaduz Castle
Do you know where Vaduz is located? If you guessed Liechtenstein, you're correct. The Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein and his family live in Vaduz Castle,

Canal Bridge in Edam
Several canals wind through Edam; residents use drawbridges like this one to cross them. The center part of the bridge lifts to permit boats to pass.

The Edam Museum
The Edam Museum opened in 1895. It is housed in a step-gabled building that dates back to 1540. Exhibits include information about the town's history, antique furniture and a

Cheese Weighing House, Edam
The Kaaswaag, or Cheese Weighing House, was and is the focus of Edam's cheese markets. The building was constructed in 1778 and is still in use as a cheese shop and market headquarters.

Cheeses in Edam
Edam's famous cheeses are on display in shop windows.

Canal and Locks in Edam
Edam is a delightful little town in the Netherlands, long known for its famous cheese. Edam is close enough to Amsterdam to make a great day trip destination. Take our photo tour of Edam.

Photo Tour of Edam, the Netherlands
Edam is a delightful little town in the Netherlands, long known for its famous cheese. Edam is close enough to Amsterdam to make a great day trip destination. Take our photo tour of Edam.

Edam Town Hall, the Netherlands
Edam's Town Hall dominates the main square, or Damplein. The Town Hall contains the tourist information office, part of the city museum and the marriage office.

Arched Doorways in the Temple of Jupiter Anxur, Terracina, Italy
Underneath the Temple of Jupiter Anxur in Terracina, visitors will find a series of rooms connected by short, arched corridors.

Temple of Jupiter Anxur, Terracina, Italy
The Temple of Jupiter Anxur dominates the hill that overlooks the port city of Terracina in Italy's Lazio region. Built in the first century B. C., this temple was dedicated to the young god Jupiter. Visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the sea and explore the ruins of the temple. Take a photo tour of Terracina's Temple of Jupiter Anxur.

Terracina and San Felice Circeo From the Temple of Jupiter Anxur
Many people visit the Temple of Jupiter Anxur for the sweeping views. In one direction (pictured), you can see the city of Terracina and follow the coast all the way to San Felice Circeo. In the other, you can see to Gaeta and beyond.

Temple of Jupiter Anxur and Viewing Platform
If you visit the Temple of Jupiter Anxur in Terracina, you can climb up to the viewing platform and explore the corridors under the building's main floor.

Corridor in the Temple of Jupiter Anxur
Underneath the Temple of Jupiter Anxur, visitors will find this long corridor. It's still in very good condition after 2,000 years.

View of Wall and Pathway at the Temple of Jupiter Anxur, Terracina, Italy
Visitors to the Temple of Jupiter Anxur will find well-maintained paths and stairways as well as a few signs that explain how the temple was built and used.

Lunch in Liechtenstein
Many visitors to Europe drive right past Liechtenstein, perhaps because they are trying to get to their destination or because they simply don't realize how close they are to the world's sixth-smallest country. With a bit of advance planning, it's relatively easy to stop for lunch in Liechtenstein and learn something about this tiny landlocked nation.

Photo Tour of Amsterdam's Canals
No trip to Amsterdam would be complete without a boat tour of the city's many canals. The canals are so important to Amsterdam's history and economic development that they were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Take a photo tour of Amsterdam's canals.

Amsterdam Bridge and Bicycles
Many people in Amsterdam travel by bicycle. The city's bike lanes and bicycle lots are very busy on weekdays. On a canal tour of Amsterdam, you can watch cyclists navigate the streets and see where hundreds of locals park their bikes.

Amsterdam's Concentric Canals
Nearly every Amsterdam canal tour boat will stop in a place where you can photograph a series of bridges. Amsterdam's historic canal district encompasses a series of concentric canals that form ever-wider arcs through the old city.

Amsterdam Houseboats
Houseboats line Amsterdam's canals. Visitors can learn about life on houseboats at the Houseboat Museum or even stay in a houseboat themselves.

Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
Your Amsterdam canal tour will probably include a glimpse of the Anne Frank House, where the famous World War II teen diarist and her family hid from the Nazis.

Prepare For Your International Road Trip
If you are planning to take an international road trip, you will want to spend a little extra time preparing for border crossings and getting your travel documents together. Learn which items you will need to pack for your international driving trip and find out whether you will need to make special arrangements if you are driving a rental car across an international border.

Undiscovered Ireland
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.

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.

Visit Italy's Via Appia Antica, the Ancient Appian Way
The ancient Appian Way connected Rome with the city of Capua and, later, the eastern port city of Brindisi. Parts of this historic Roman road have lasted for 2,300 years. Find out how to visit the Via Appia Antica and see photos of this famous road.

Ancient Roman Mile Marker on the Appian Way, Formia, Italy
The ancient Romans erected mile markers along their roads so that travelers would know how far it was to the next town or place to stay. This Roman milestone is on the outskirts of Formia, in the Lazio region of Italy.

Ancient Appian Way Near Itri, Lazio, Italy
The Monti Aurunci Natural Park, which encompasses areas in and around Itri, Fondi, Formia and Gaeta in Italy's Lazio region, includes a large section of the ancient Appian Way. If you visit the park, you can hike or bike along Rome's most famous ancient road, the Via Appia Antica, or Appian Way.

The Appian Way in Rome and Beyond
The Appian Way begins in Rome, at Porta San Sebastiano. Drive through this historic gate to begin your journey along the Appian Way, and follow the modern S. S. 7, the Via Appia Nuova, to Capua.

Serapo Beach, Gaeta
Gaeta's Serapo Beach draws visitors from all over Italy. During the summer, the roads into Gaeta are jammed with day-trippers eager to spend the day relaxing on the sand.

Gaeta and the Gulf of Gaeta
Gaeta's beautiful beaches, historic churches and delightful historic center make this southern Italian town stopover-worthy. Take a photo tour of Gaeta, Italy.

Historic Gaeta
Gaeta's historic city center is a delightful place to explore. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants as well as a road that runs along the shore, perfect for walking.

Church of Saint Francis, Gaeta
Frederick II of Hohenstaufen built the Church of Saint Francis in Gaeta, Italy. The church is one of the most noticeable buildings in Gaeta's historic district.

Church of the Holy Annunciation
The Church of the Holy Annunciation (Santuario Della Santissima Annunziata) dates from the 14th century. It is the site where Pope Pius IX determined to formally promulgate the Roman Catholic dogma of the Immaculate Conception

Gaeta Alley, Italy
Gaeta's historic center includes many buildings that date back to medieval times. The tiny alleys that separate them are a delight to explore.

Italy's Undiscovered Towns
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

Visit Myanmar, Formerly Known as Burma
Mysterious Myanmar, formerly called Burma, which was ruled by a military junta for many years, is quickly becoming a hot tourist destination. Myanmar's unspoiled landscapes, rich Buddhist heritage and welcoming people make this country an ideal vacation spot for travelers looking beyond the tried-and-true travel itineraries. Find out more about traveling to Myanmar.

Profile of the Illinois Railway Museum
The Illinois Railway Museum, the largest museum of its kind in the United States, showcases historic trains, trolley buses and electric cars. With a focus on Chicago / Midwestern railway history, the Illinois Railway Museum brings the past to life with historic train rides, special events and an amazing array of rolling stock, historic signs and railway equipment. Plan your trip to the Illinois Railway Museum.

Profile of Midway Village Museum, Rockford, Illinois
Midway Village Museum in Rockford, Illinois, gives visitors a glimpse into Illinois' past. Find out about the history of the sock monkey, the Rockford Peaches and Rockford's aviation pioneers, and visit the Victorian Village. Plan your trip to the Midway Village Museum.

Profile of Anderson Japanese Gardens, Rockford, Illinois
Anderson Japanese Gardens is a must-see destination for visitors to Rockford, Illinois. This oasis of natural beauty offers authentic Japanese landscapes, meandering pathways and benches for rest or meditation. Special events and classes are held throughout the visiting season. Learn more about Rockford's Anderson Japanese Gardens.

Profile of Erlander Home Museum, Rockford, Illinois
The Erlander Home Museum, housed in Rockford, Illinois' first brick home, is the headquarters of the Swedish Historical Society of Rockford. The museum's collections include Swedish and Swedish-American furniture belonging to the Erlander family, tools, decorations and useful objects brought by Swedish immigrants to the New World and 46 Charlotte Weibull dolls. When you visit the Erlander Home Museum, you will learn about late 19th and early 20th century Rockford and see how a prosperous immigrant family lived.

Vought F4U Corsair, The National WWII Museum Large Artifact Storage Building
The Vought F4U Corsair was one of the most famous aircraft used during World War II. At The National World War II Museum, you can see an F4U Corsair in the Boeing Center in the new US Freedom Pavilion, scheduled to open in January 2013.

Higgins Industries PT-305 Under Restoration at the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
Visitors can look through windows to see the Higgins Industries PT-305's restoration team at work.

M4A3E9 "Sherman" Tank wwii armored vehiclesman" Tank at The National WWII Museum, New Orleans
The National WWII Museum's M4A3E9

Interior of M4A3E9 "Sherman" Tank, National WWII Museum, New Orleans
One of the highlights of the National WWII Museum's

M3 Halftrack Personnel Carrier
The White Motor Company M3 halftrack was used to transport United States Army personnel during World War II.

National World War II Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans' National World War II Museum offers a

Profile of The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is the official National World War II Museum of the United States. It preserves artifacts and written and oral histories and presents exhibits documenting U. S. involvement in World War II. Most importantly, the Museum shows visitors how the War impacted Americans in the past and how that impact continues to the present day. Learn more about The National WWII Museum.

Profile of Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin is a living history museum that focuses on late 19th century life in rural Wisconsin. Get trip planning tips and find out what there is to see and do at Old World Wisconsin.

Profile of the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans' Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is a family-friendly attraction that is sure to please visitors of all ages. Plan your visit to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, Louisiana.

ESPN Truck Arriving for 2011 Brickyard 400
Race fans enjoy watching the events leading up to one of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's famous races. In this photo, the ESPN truck pulls in to prepare for the 2011 Brickyard 400 NASCAR race.

Brickyard 400 Trophy
The Brickyard 400, a NASCAR race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has drawn racing fans to the speedway since 1994. The trophy is on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.

Rings of Indy Champions Dan Wheldon and Jamie McMurray
Dan Wheldon, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2011, and Jamie McMurray, who won the Brickyard 400 in 2010, received championship rings to commemorate their achievements. The rings are on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.

Track Tour Bus at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana
For a small fee, you can take a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track. Board a shuttle bus outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum and tour the Brickyard with your fellow race fans.

Grandstands and Pagoda, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
If you take a track tour at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you will drive past grandstands that can seat 250,000 people. You will also see the Pagoda, which contains the race timing, safety and control facilities as well as broadcasting booths.

Gateway to Gasoline Alley, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Gasoline Alley, or Garage Area, is the part of the Speedway where race cars are housed prior to races, is open to the Bronze Badge ticket-holding public for two weeks before the Indianapolis 500.

1991 Indianapolis 500 Winning Car
Rick Mears drove this Marlboro-sponsored IndyCar to victory in the 1991 Indianapolis 500.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, located just outside of downtown Indianapolis, showcases over 100 years of racing history.

Winning IndyCar From 1971 Indianapolis 500
This car, driven by Al Unser, crossed the finish line first in the 1971 Indianapolis 500.

Louis Chevrolet Memorial, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Louis Chevrolet, who co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Car Company, was also a race car driver. His brother, Gaston, won the 1920 Indianapolis 500 in a Chevrolet-built car. A memorial to Louis Chevrolet's achievements stands outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.

Find Bargains Galore at the Annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale
Fort Wayne's annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale draws tens of thousands of shoppers to Indiana each year. The five-day sale, featuring Vera Bradley quilted bags, luggage and accessories, attracts visitors from every state in the US. If you're a Vera addict, consider planning an April trip to Fort Wayne. Our tips for shopping the sale will help you make the most of your Vera Bradley Outlet Sale experience.

Indiana House Chamber
Indiana's House Chamber is rich with symbolism, particularly in the mural titled

Indiana State Supreme Court Chamber
Learn about the Indiana Supreme Court Chamber in the Statehouse and get detailed tour and parking information.

Stained Glass Rotunda
The Statehouse Rotunda, with its colorful stained glass skylight, is an excellent place to get your bearings and begin your Statehouse tour.

Tour the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis
Indiana's Statehouse stands in the heart of Indianapolis. Visitors can view the House and Senate Chambers, an executive office and, depending on the date of their visit, the Supreme Court Chamber.

The Best of Indiana
Indiana has much to offer the traveler. Whether you're driving cross-country and looking for a place to take a break or planning a weekend getaway from Chicago or Louisville, you'll find plenty to do and see in Indiana. Find out more about Indiana's top attractions and museums.

Photo Tour of the Cherokee Heritage Center, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
The Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, offers visitors a chance to explore the history of the Cherokee Nation through living history experiences, museum exhibits and genealogical research. Find out more about the Cherokee Heritage Center and take our photo tour.

Photo Tour of Murrell Home, Oklahoma's Only Antebellum Plantation
The Murrell Home, Oklahoma's only surviving antebellum plantation, was occupied by both Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War. Today, you can tour this stately home and historic outbuildings. Take a quick photo tour of Oklahoma's Murrell Home.

Take a Photo Tour of the Belvidere Mansion in Claremore, Oklahoma
Businessman John Bayless built Belvidere Mansion for his family in the early 1900s. He died before the home was finished in 1907. Today, you can tour the Belvidere, enjoy refreshments in the tea room or browse in the gift shop. Take a photo tour of the Belvidere Mansion in Claremore, Oklahoma.

J. M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum, Claremore, Oklahoma
The J. M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma boasts the largest private gun collection in the world, with over 13,000 firearms on display. In addition to this amazing gun exhibit, you'll find outlaw memorabilia, World War I posters, beer steins, musical instruments and much, much more. The J. M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum is a must-see for firearms aficionados. Even if you don't like guns, you'll probably find something interesting to see here.

Photo Tour of the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah, Oklahoma
Legendary humorist, author and film star Will Rogers was born on his father's ranch in Oologah, Oklahoma. It was here that Rogers first fell in love with riding, ranching and the outdoors. Today you can visit the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, nicknamed the Dog Iron Ranch after the cattle brand Rogers himself selected. You can tour the home where Will Rogers was born and explore the ranch - watch out for the Texas longhorns!

Photo Tour of Lynn Riggs Memorial, Claremore, Oklahoma
Lynn Riggs is one of Oklahoma's best-loved native sons. This part-Cherokee writer and poet created a play, Green Grow the Lilacs, which formed the basis of the script for the hit Broadway musical Oklahoma! and the 1955 film version. The Lynn Riggs Memorial Museum is filled with local history, not only about the stage play and film but about Riggs himself. Take a photo tour of the Lynn Riggs Memorial in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Photo Tour of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum, dedicated to the memory of legendary entertainer, writer, film star and humorist Will Rogers, overlooks Oklahoma's Tiawah Valley. If you're planning a trip to Tulsa or the Cherokee Nation, the Will Rogers Memorial Museum is a must-see. Take a photo tour of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.

Sequoyah and the Cherokee Syllabary
Sequoyah created the Cherokee syllabary and gave his nation the gift of literacy. Learn more about Sequoyah and how he developed a writing system for the Cherokees.

What to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag
Choosing the right carry-on bag and filling it with essential travel items can make or break your trip. Find out which items should go in your carry-on bag on your next airplane trip.

Should You Bring Your Own Bed Linens on Your Next Trip?
Bringing bed linens from home to your hotel or cruise ship isn't necessarily paranoid behavior. There are several good reasons to pack bed linens in your luggage. Find out when and how to bring bed linens on your next trip and read about alternatives to packing heavy bed sheets.

Review of Swany Fortuno Walkin'Bag
Swany's Walkin'Bag line offers many useful features, including a handle that you can lean on and four fully-swiveling wheels. The lightweight Fortuno Walkin'Bag is designed for both shopping and travel. Read a review of Swany's Fortuno Walkin'Bag.

Review of Swany Jet Cart Walkin'Bag
Swany's Walkin'Bag line of rolling carry-on bags feature a handle that you can lean on and four fully-swiveling wheels. The Jet Cart Walkin'Bag comes with or without a fold-down seat. Read a review of Swany's Jet Cart Walkin'Bag.

Review of Swany Zipcart2 Walkin'Bag With Seat
Swany's Walkin'Bag line offers many useful features, including a handle that you can lean on and four fully-swiveling wheels. The Zipcart2 Walkin'Bag comes with a fold-down seat. Read a review of Swany's Zipcart2 Walkin'Bag.

Muyil, Mexico Mayan Ruins and Float Tour - Photo Tour of Muyil, Mexico Mayan Ruins
Mexico's Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to hundreds of plant and animal species as well as Mayan ruins, two sparkling-clear lagoons and Asencion Bay. Take a photo tour of the Muyil forest, lagoons and canals.

Muyil, Mexico Mayan Ruins and Float Tour - Photo Tour of Muyil, Mexico Mayan Ruins
Mexico's Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to hundreds of plant and animal species as well as Mayan ruins, two sparkling-clear lagoons and Asencion Bay. Take a photo tour of the Muyil forest, lagoons and canals.

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, 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.

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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An index of categories in the

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.

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.

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.

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
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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.