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How to Support Locals When Traveling



One of the greatest gifts of travel is that it allows us to connect with people. Strangers from around the world become friends. Experiences we never imagined become cherished memories. We are exposed to different ways of life, expanding our minds and wandering exuberantly outside our comfort zones.

Supporting locals is a big part of authentic travel. That can mean choosing a hole in the wall restaurant instead of your favorite chain, shopping at small stores, or educating yourself on a region’s cultures and traditions before you arrive. 

Supporting locals is as positive for you as it is the people you’re visiting. It’s an important part of travel and helps you to connect with the region you're visiting.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Senior Travel


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


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


Kiwi Slang phrases Every Traveler to New Zealand Should Know



New Zealanders—Kiwis for those in the know—are famous for speaking in their own unique dialect. Not convinced? Just listen to any local conversation. Fast and sometimes quite thickly accented, the regional speech is packed with Kiwi slang that often requires a translator.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Senior Travel, Australia & New Zealand


Travel Quotes to Satiate Your Wanderlust



The only thing better than traveling is reminiscing about an amazing trip. We can always flip through our own photo albums, but it’s fun to hear about the experiences others. Part of what makes travel so special is experiencing new places and cultures. Lucky for us, there are several incredible quotes highlighting the value of travel.




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Topics: Senior Travel, Solo Travel


Benefits of Taking More Vacations




There are a million reasons why a vacation is important. Stepping out of your comfort zone and experiencing the world is good for the soul, but did you know it’s good for your health, too? That’s right, the next time you ponder your dream vacation, you might want to think about how taking that vacation can actually improve your physical and mental health.

To make sure you get the full benefits of taking a vacation, don’t be afraid to book an extended trip. The longer the getaway, the better. Some time away is just what the doctor ordered.




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Topics: Senior Travel, Travel Inspiration


6 of the Best Places to Visit in 2020




Begin the year with an incredible adventure that will set an exciting tone for the new decade. Discover a different country or return to an old favorite with our list of the best places to visit in 2020.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips, Senior Travel, Solo Travel, International Travel, Travel Inspiration


How to Plan for Vacation without Breaking Your Retirement Budget




Exploring the world is a common dream, but without a solid retirement travel budget, it may seem unattainable. Luckily, it’s much easier to start crossing countries off your bucket list if you figure out how to save for a vacation.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips, Senior Travel


How to Save On Your Phone Bill When Traveling




Staying connected during your trip allows family and friends to know where you are at all times. It also gives you the ability to send updates about the wonderful sights you are seeing on your guided tour. It also provides a level of reassurance in the event of an emergency. But using a cellphone while abroad will result in an exorbitant bill at the end of your trip, unless you plan ahead.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips, Senior Travel, International Travel


5 Destinations To Visit As Soon As You Retire



Retirement is the ideal time to travel. Say goodbye to days spent packed with meetings, phone calls, and paperwork. Say hello to a leisurely lifestyle doing things you love and taking up hobbies that capture your interest! Retirement travel is the most desirable activity for baby boomers, and it’s time for you to take advantage of an open schedule to go wherever and whenever you want, for as long as you want.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Senior Travel, Travel Inspiration


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