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8 Tips for Senior Travelers

You can have as much fun traveling as a senior as you did when you were young. The joy of experiencing different scenery and cultures doesn’t dull as you age. If anything, the older you get the more you can enjoy travelling. You’ve lived more, learned more, and might finally have the time and patience to really treasure journeys away from home. Historical sites, welcoming locals, and glorious natural beauty are somehow easier to appreciate than when you were younger. Travel is magical, no matter your age.

There are also considerations to take into account for mature travelers. You need to be aware of what to expect, honest about your needs, and diligent about how you manage medications and other essential items.

We’ve been leading mature travelers on guided tours for decades, and here are 8 of our top senior travel tips.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Senior Travel

2023 Rose Parade Guide

If you’re one of the lucky revelers to descend on Pasadena for the 134th annual Tournament of Roses Parade—which features a spectacular procession of flower-covered floats, spirited marching bands, and high-stepping equestrian units—you will want to come prepared.

Whether you’re going to sit in the grandstands, camp out for free curbside spots, view the floats up close at a pre- or post-parade event, or simply watch all the fun from home, this handy guide will help you plan and enjoy America’s New Year Celebration!

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Topics: Rose Parade

10 Powerful Memorial Sites Everyone Should See

Paying respects to those who have passed away is one of our strongest natural human instincts. It is said that if we remember someone they are never really gone.

There are some incredible memorials to see across the world. They honor both fighters and civilians that have been impacted by war and conflict. These memorials are painful yet important reminders for us to be grateful for every moment, and to truly cherish those we love.

Here are ten of the most powerful memorials found in the Unites States, Europe, and Vietnam.

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Topics: Senior Travel, Travel Inspiration

Top Things to Do in Cody, Wyoming

Saddle up for a visit to the Wild West capital of Cody, Wyoming. Founded by Buffalo Bill Cody, this quintessential frontier town is home to art, history, and one of America’s most legendary rodeos. Here are the top five things to do and see in this Rocky Mountain mecca!

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Topics: Americas

8 Best National Parks in Canada You Need to Visit

The Canadian National Park system contains some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet. This world-renowned collection of 37 parks and 10 park preserves represents the best of what Canada has to offer. From beaches to the Rocky Mountains and everything in between, these national parks in Canada are full of dazzling natural beauty you will never forget.

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Topics: Americas, Travel Inspiration

Best Things to Do in Santorini, Greece

Santorini is as dramatically beautiful as any Mediterranean island. Located in the middle of the sapphire Aegean Sea, Santorini is the rim of the massive crater of a long-dormant volcano. Steep cliffs rise all around this volcanic caldera, countless whitewashed buildings lining its rocky face.

Santorini is one of the most popular Greek Islands thanks to its dazzling beauty, unique history, and irresistible atmosphere of fun and magic.

Visitors to Santorini are spoiled for choice. Regardless of your interests, there is sure to be something that catches your eye on this queen of the Greek islands.

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Topics: Europe, Travel Inspiration

The Immigration of Flavor: The History of Beignets

It’s easy to spot someone who has just enjoyed their first New Orleans beignet. Covered in powdered sugar and grinning from ear to ear, they just tasted the official state doughnut of Louisiana. Just remember, the proper beignet pronunciation is ben-yay!

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Topics: Food and Dining

How to Prep for Your Flight If You’re Worried About Running Late

Before your vacation can begin, you must first catch your flight. While that sounds simple, making it to the airport on time and navigating the terminal is easier said than done. You may have several questions: Can I check in for my flight online? How late can I check in for my flight? What happens if I miss my flight?

You must check in for domestic flights 60 minutes before boarding time. For international flights, you must check in 90 minutes beforehand. To avoid running late for your flight, take the following precautions to keep your travel plans as seamless as possible.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Airlines

Top 4 European Rivers to Experience on a River Cruise

A river cruise is one of the best ways to see a lot of Europe’s most stunning scenery on one easy and fun trip. Much like an ocean cruise, you get the benefit of living aboard a comfortable floating hotel. All your needs are taken care of on the water, and you get to enjoy port stops at the most iconic destinations along your route.

European river cruises enable you to get the most out of your time in Europe. They take travelers from great city to great city, past lush countryside, towering castles, ancient villages, and climbing vineyards. You will be able to see countless landmarks in style and comfort. River cruising is an exceptional way to travel.

Four of the best rivers to cruise in Europe are the Danube, the Rhone, the Rhine, and the Douro. Learn about these rivers, including what you can see as you cruise down them with YMT Vacations.

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Topics: River Cruises, Travel Inspiration

Travel Trivia Quiz with YMT Vacations

Put your travel trivia knowledge to the test with this fun, interactive quiz!

Our world is full of landscapes, creatures, and vistas just waiting to be experienced. Delve into the quiz and discover facts about places near and far — and maybe even get inspired to plan your next global getaway!

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Topics: Quizzes, Travel Inspiration

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