Posts Tagged ‘ senior travel ’

SENIORS DECIDE TO TAKE A TRIP

Aug 9th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Because it has been several years since taking an international trip, we have been evaluating, considering and shopping for one that appeals to our needs and interests.

Prompting this undertaking has been a barrage of circumstances that have overwhelmed our attention, energy and emotional frame of mind. Sometimes it is just time to change life’s agenda to favor yourself. We have spent our lives caring for and attending to others. That has been a professional and conscience choice. It required huge helpings of emotional and physical energy and commitment.

So, now with Sharon having just celebrated her 70th birthday and our 38th wedding anniversary coming



NECESSITIES FOR SENIOR AIR TRAVEL

Jul 3rd, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Many seniors are planning travel in the next two to three months to escape summer heat. Some of that travel includes flights, and some seniors need reminders of what to take with them on the flight.

Here is the list of ‘necessities’ for that plane ride you have planned:

Medications: Be sure you have all your medications, both prescribed and over-the-counter, with you on the plane. On a recent trip, we put our prescribed-pill containers and over-the-counter meds (such as laxatives, anti-diarrheal, allergy, anti-inflammatory and dry-eye drops) in a bag that was easily accessible on the flight.
Blanket/throw/sweater/jacket: Take that particular item along



Mediterranean Cruises: Where Do They Go?

Jun 26th, 2013 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Travel

The jury’s still out, but most people will tell you the best way to experience the Mediterranean is definitely by sea. Out of the 14 million people who took a cruise in 2010, 14 percent said the Mediterranean was their favorite destination, according to StatisticBrain.com.// So if you’re daydreaming about setting sail, palm trees and [...]



Your Next American Road Trip: From the East to the West, Explore

May 13th, 2013 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors Explore American Roads There’s nothing that can reveal the vastness of the great American landscape better than a road trip. Seeing the geography and history firsthand is better education than any classroom. The thing is there’s a lot of country out there, and it would take months to see it all at once.// Choose [...]



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 [...]



SENIOR CHOICES: SPENDING YOUR TRAVEL TIME AND MONEY

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Senior Citizen Journal travel editor, Jim Becker, does such a first class job offering travel and exploratory adventures. His world wide knowledge and personal experience at leading tours, traveling abroad, and teaching all have enabled well informed articles for exciting travel options. He guides you through stimulating places to go, marvelous sites to see and ways to cut overhead while doing so.

We recommend Jim as a resource, which many of you have already discovered. We also invite you to share his knowledge and experience with others who are looking for exotic adventures. Jim, you might be surprised, is my brother-in-law. I hold him in high respect and envy his ability to make a choice and follow through with wise planning for memorable trips. He and his youngest daughter are in the process of planning their next trip. What



SENIOR LIVING FOR BABY BOOMERS

May 16th, 2012 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Baby Boomers today are beginning to consider downsizing their homes and the complications in their lives. Homes require a great deal of responsibility, care, and attention. Boomers today want to travel, explore, and play. The tiring responsibility of a large home and upkeep may no longer be appealing. Constant care and attention to lawn maintenance, house maintenance and high home tax is draining. That is one reason that senior living communities are becoming such attractive options for Boomers who are not ready to sit quietly in the corner knitting away their golden years. This leads many baby boomers to the question of what they should look for in a senior living community.



SENIORS DISCOVER THE ITALIAN RIVIERA

Dec 5th, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Liguria Beckons Senior Travelers Liguria is one of Italy‘s smallest regions, a mountainous sliver of moon on Italy’s northern coast known as the Italian Riviera. The Italian Riviera, or Ligurian Riviera is the narrow coastal strip which lies between the Ligurian Sea and the mountain chain formed by the Alps and the Apennines. It extends [...]



AIRPORT MAKE-OVERS FOR SENIORS

Nov 17th, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors Interested in Airports So why a blog about airports?  It seems like there has been a lot of activity going on to make life more enjoyable for seniors passing through terminals on their way to various destinations.  Several major airports and a couple of smaller ones have turned to art, architecture and food to [...]



SENIOR CITIZENS VISIT ZAMBIA

Sep 2nd, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors Are Attracted to Victoria Falls Why Zambia?  Well…Victoria Falls is in Zambia and it’s got to be on many seniors “bucket list.” Described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘the Smoke that Thunders’ and in more modern terms as ‘the greatest known curtain of falling water’, [...]