Posts Tagged ‘ senior travel planning ’

A HOLIDAY WORTH HAVING

Jul 21st, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

We spent last week doing what we hope to do with more frequency. Joined by our son and his darling, we converged in Cabo San Lucas, at the tip of the Bahai in Mexico. It was a blissful holiday, allowing for relaxation, celebration, contemplation on the beach, restoration and reunion.

Its the kind of occasion worthy of intention. It allows for the sheer joy of letting go and simply enjoying the slower passage of time, the indulgences that go with it, just doing simple things.

We can recommend such an escape, for it offers the sheer joy of pleasant pilgrimage and freedom from the ordinary routine of living.

There is something to be said for associating with people never before known; there is joy in struggling to understand



MORE TRAVEL AIDS FOR SENIORS

Aug 23rd, 2012 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors Search for Help Making Travel Easier I enjoy searching for aids that will make any trip more enjoyable for seniors, and easier to be sure that all goes well. Myself, I just booked a flight to Chicago using Hotwire.  I have a long listing of various booking resources however I find Hotwire a little [...]



MAKING BENEFICIAL CHOICES: WHAT SHOULD SENIORS DO?

Feb 10th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The time has come when it is possible to make some choices that have been delayed for years. It was always providing for someone else, taking care of the current demands, doing a project on the house, meeting college tuition, purchasing a car, putting other things above what we really wanted to do.

Finally, enough circumstances are aligned with the stars that we can consider making benefical choices for ourselves. So, what is it we what to do? What, among the myriad of choices we enjoy doing most, will we decide to do? What might we do that would induce or produce the least guilt? Is it really okay to spend money on us, doing exactly what we have always wanted to do? Is it international travel? Is it purchasing a time share where we commit to going once a year? Is it taking a cruise? Is it spending money and time in Las Vegas? Is it



Seniors: Doing What You Can Before You Can’t

Aug 4th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Crowding in everything you want to get done, before limitations create handicaps that may disable your plans is not bad planning. Time comes when those dreamed of excursions may be delayed too long. Certain financial, especially now, physical, unpredictably, and numerous other interferences may create barricades to our being able to do those long hoped for vacations and other long desired activities.

As pointed out previously, with trips there are increasingly numbers of countries that have prohibitive warnings suggesting avoiding their shores. Eliminating those and choosing among the safest will be a first requirement.

Staying up on your health issues, which could, if not well managed, contribute to discouraging your plans. A well



Seniors: Beware ‘All Inclusive’ Cruises

Sep 29th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

To a first-time senior citizen cruiser, their vacation may seem all-inclusive, but it is not.  AOL Travel’s advice is to make a budget before you hand over your credit card and you can beat the spend.  AOL offers further advice to save you some money.  Except on the most upscale lines, cruises are not all-inclusive, and [...]



Seniors Travel to Nova Scotia

Sep 24th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Nova Scotia is one of the friendliest places on earth. Seniors are invited to discover the seven regions of Nova Scotia and all the experiences they have to offer. Whether you’re an urbanite wanting to shop and pamper yourself, a history buff interested in Atlantic Canada’s heritage, a foodie in search of the best seafood, [...]



Seniors Plan Travel on the Internet

Aug 31st, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

The latest Vantage Travel 116-page bulletin outlines dozens of programs that may be of interest to seniors. These include their first announcement of New 2011 Journeys.  It’s easy to find the Vantage Memorable Journey that may be a  perfect fit for you. Simply click the links and they make some great suggestions. Are you dreaming of a [...]



Senior Travel to Ireland

Aug 30th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

I just received a very nice 18-page Insider’s Guide to Ireland’s Great Offers and want to send them along to you.  Here are their latest vacation deals at some “very friendly prices.”  Independent travel deals start at prices form $399 up. Videos called Go Where Ireland takes you have ten beautiful gems including a topical view of [...]



Seniors Fly Around the World

Aug 26th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Many senior citizens look for unusual travel opportunities, and the Internet today makes finding them more accessible.  I recently discovered a super site that can fulfill one of my dreams of flying around the world.  OneWorld.com can help you with those plans.  You must  travel through up to six continents, go around the world in [...]



Seniors Use Maps in Travel Planning

Aug 18th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Maps.com is the world’s largest map store. Browse the web’s largest selection of world, continent or country maps–from the whole globe down to state ZIP Code maps–and everything in between. Find antique, history and satellite maps along with framed maps, pinboard maps and more. Maps.com wall maps are available in paper and laminated finishes, large to [...]