If you're an older adventuress,
this is an absolutely wonderful time in your life to be travelling.
In most cultures, your age brings respect. Children will gravitate
to you. Local women will be protective, you'll suffer less from
pesky unsolicited male advances, and your travel budget absolutely
expands with all the lovely discounts your age group is offered.
The possibilities are endless. Take advantage, ladies. You've
earned the right.
more, spend less...
you're already retired and not concerned about job demands,
you can travel wherever and whenever you choose. There's
no longer any reason for you to fight the crowds that
must travel at peak holiday times. Going to Europe?
Wait until all the students return and then do your
meandering in the shoulder season of late Fall when
London, Paris and Rome are not nearly as crowded. Book
your flights for Mondays to Thursdays and your tickets
will generally be less expensive than if you had to
fly on the weekends.
And remember, even
if you can only travel at peak times, most hotels, airlines,
buses and trains offer discounts to older passengers.
They won't necessarily tell you about these savings;
you have to ask for them when making your bookings.
Companies also vary on their definition of 'an older
adult.' For example, a recent chat with Air Canada confirmed
a 10% saving for travellers over 60, while Amtrak will
deduct 15% for anyone over 62. Greyhound calls anybody
55 plus a senior.
your family members to travel with you...
women move into their fifties and sixties their adult
children are generally building careers, rushing headlong
into marriage, and raising their own families. Often
times they choose to settle in other cities or countries
completely. Travel for mom then becomes almost a necessity
-- one more opportunity for family reunions and interesting
holidays have become a destination of choice for many
mothers and their daughters. The list of fabulous spa
facilities offering opportunities for rest, relaxation,
pampering and getting into shape continues to grow worldwide.
Some places even offer grandmother-mother-daughter weeks
designed to please each generation. Members of the family
get the opportunity to go to workshops and play at the
level that pleases them. At mealtimes everybody convenes
to report on their experiences and give each other support.
Good for the body and the soul!
get to know your grandchildren better with a GrandTravel
summer holiday excursion designed just for you and junior.
This unique travel company specializing in inter-generational
adventures uses professional teachers as guides and
offers such diverse goodies as a visit to Washington,
D.C. or checking out big game on an African safari.
Call 800-247-7651 for further details. Your grandkiddies
will love their grandma for it and will probably never
forget the 'cool' adventure you took them on.
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