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5 Tips For Finding The Perfect Cruise

Dave Austin | Posted 03.30.2017 | Fifty
Dave Austin

As spring kicks into high gear, many adults 50 and over are celebrating by hitting the high seas for some rest and relaxation. However, because there are so many options out there, finding the perfect cruise to fit your needs can be overwhelming.

Providing Bathroom Assistance for a Travel Companion of the Opposite Sex

Valerie M. Grubb | Posted 01.14.2017 | Travel
Valerie M. Grubb

What can you do if you're traveling with an aging parent who's of the opposite sex and needs assistance in the bathroom? Here a few strategies that can help you and your parent navigate these challenges when you travel together.

12 Tips for Holiday Road-Trippin' With Your Parents

Valerie M. Grubb | Posted 12.21.2016 | Travel
Valerie M. Grubb

If your holiday plans include a long car trip with your parents, keep in mind that their needs may differ from yours. With a little advance planning and some open communication, though, you can ensure that everyone's needs are met during your drive and avoid the tension that can ruin a trip.

Giving Thanks for the People Who Drive Us Nuts

Valerie M. Grubb | Posted 11.24.2016 | Travel
Valerie M. Grubb

Here's the thing: these people are still family. You didn't get to choose them--and they didn't get to choose you. No matter where you live or what job you have or how old you are, your family will always be your family (the good, the bad and every variation in between).

7 Tips for Surviving a Multigenerational Trip

Valerie M. Grubb | Posted 11.12.2016 | Travel
Valerie M. Grubb

The appeal of multigenerational travel can't be denied: these shared experiences provide many opportunities to connect with family members. But traveling with both your kids and your aging parents at the same time poses unique challenges.

Top Five, Lowest Priced Airfares Today

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 10.14.2015 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

Blog by Anne Z. Cooke Photos courtesy of SteveHaggerty/ColorWorld Have you seen some of the rock-bottom airf...

5 Simple Money-Saving Tips for Senior Travelers | Posted 05.19.2016 | Travel

Avoid school holidays, spring break, and summer peak season (usually the month of July), and you could not only save a bundle on flights, hotels, and attractions but you may just have them to yourself!

What We Learned Living In 20 Different Homes In 3 Years

Lynne Martin | Posted 09.04.2014 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

Imagine learning to cook in 20 different kitchens, operate 20 different washing machines and TVs, find the 20 best bus stops, subway stations, ferries or taxi stands, all without speaking the native language!

Tips to Ensure a Smooth Summer Vacation

Dave Austin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Dave Austin

On average, Americans 50 and over spend 31 percent more on travel related items than younger travelers. With that kind of spending, travel needs to be as perfect as possible. There are a few things travelers can do to ensure a smooth trip is enjoyed by everyone in the travel party.

Pack a Spice Rack in Your Suitcase!

Lynne Martin | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Lynne Martin

I might chime as he points out the excellent storage and wide hallway, refreshing changes from other establishments we have inhabited in our three years living internationally without a home base.

The Check-In List: Don't Leave Home Without It!

Lynne Martin | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

We never dreamed that one day we'd be living full-time internationally in short-term vacation rentals without a home base.

Travel Perks When You're 50 or Over

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 02.06.2017 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Feeling down in the dumps about an approaching milestone birthday? It may buoy your spirits to know you may now be eligible for a spate of age-related "senior" travel discounts and perks, ranging from A to Z (Airlines to Zoos).

5 Rules For Choosing A Fantastic Vacation Rental

Lynne Martin | Posted 12.24.2013 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

All furnished rentals are NOT created equal. I say this with authority because my husband and I have been living internationally in other people's rented spaces for almost three years; from Portugal to Turkey, from Paris to Morocco, in Mexico, Berlin, London, Italy, Ireland, California, and Buenos Aires.

How To Pursue Your Passions Even In Faraway Places

Next Avenue | Stephanie Oswald | Posted 09.29.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Stephanie Oswald Tuscan cooking classes? Check. Bicycle tours through French wine country? Check. After your l...

Too Old To Travel?

Leyla Giray Alyanak | Posted 03.30.2013 | Travel
Leyla Giray Alyanak

There's a lot of physical work involved in travel -- walking up and down subway and station stairs, dragging your luggage across terminals and airports or climbing several flights to your room.