Senior Citizen Road Travel in the United States

Dec 21st, 2009 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

If you enjoy taking off cross-country in your RV or your own automobile, check out some of America’s coolest small towns.  Budget Travel has a listing of the most popular cities.  They are:  CAYUCOS, CALIFORNIA (pop. 3,000), LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA (pop. 6,867, BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA (pop. 8,200),  TUBAC, ARIZONA (pop. 1,900),  WALLACE, IDAHO (pop. 1,000),  SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (pop. 5,000),  MOUNT VERNON, IOWA (pop. 4,671),   JACKSONVILLE, OREGON (pop. 2,750),  ROCKLAND, MAINE (pop. 7,680) and  WHITEFISH, MONTANA (pop. 7,723).  Fifty Drives of a Lifetime can provide you with even more possibilities.

 

To help insure your safety as you work your way across the country enjoying each of these small towns I suggest that you carry a portable air pump that plugs into a cigarette lighter.  They are relatively inexpensive and can save you tons of grief.  Another must travel aid is a can of tire sealant that will plug a hole and put pressure back into a flat tire.  Both are available at any good automobile supply store such as Auto Zone, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Advance Auto Parts.  If you ever have a flat tire in a desolate area you will be glad that you have both in your trunk.  A spotlight flashlight with a 12v cigarette charge, halogen bulb and 1M candle is also a super addition in your trunk for any night emergency.  Additional travel aids are available through a National Geographic online shopping catalog.  

 

Before setting out on your trip, it is wise to check the weather where you will be traveling.  My preference is to use http://www.weather.com/.  It is easy to use by ZIP or US/World City and will better prepare you for the journey.  You will know how to pack more efficiently and which clothing will best fit your needs.

National Geographic Travel & Cultures is a great place to search for quality travel gear.  If you are a world traveler try taking a quiz on a major city in the world at http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/places-of-a-lifetime/hongkong-quiz.html.   These are fun and well done.  Even if you have not visited some of these cities, challenge your brain a bit and do some guessing. 

JEB



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