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Cunard Offers On-Board Credits To U.S. Military

The British-based cruise line now joins others in honoring those who serve with financial incentives. When active-duty members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves book sailings, they can receive up to $250 in on-board spending credits.

That top amount is for cruises of over two weeks. For shorter sailings, the credit may be from $50 to $100. If you’re planning to sail on Cunard with your kids or grandkids who are currently in uniform, now is the time to take advantage of the special offer.

Should This Retired Woman Travel Solo? PDF Print E-mail

Q: After a 24-year Navy career, I spent another decade working in a defense job. I recently retired at 55. I’m in excellent health and plan to backpack travel. I want to do it alone, but family and friends are against it. What’s your advice? P.McJ., Boston MA

A: Our immediate reaction. With world unrest, terrorism and other troubles seeming to get worse every day, our first response is: Don’t do it! Consider joining a group backpacking trip. At least travel with another person. Enlist a friend or check with online websites that offer companion lists.

However, if you insist on going solo, be sure to follow five simple precautions.

San Pedro CA: Battleship USS Iowa Experience PDF Print E-mail

Visitors pose in front of realistic looking combat backdrop of the mighty battlewagon. The historic veteran of World War II, Korea, Vietnam and other campaigns now rests permanently as a museum in its Southern California berth.

For info, go to pacificbattleship.com

Road Scholar: Chautauqua Musical Extravaganza PDF Print E-mail

One of America’s most respected festivals can be a lifetime experience for music-loving seniors. It has been a summer lakeside entertainment tradition for the past 141 years in the western New York state town located about 40 miles east of Erie PA.

One of many Road Scholar programs, this one (#18797RJ) is from Sunday, August 2 through Saturday, August 8. Pricing starts at $1,999, and includes 6 nights hotel, 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners. Planned events are 8 expert-led lectures, 4 field trips and 7 stage performances.

Featured are members of the Chautauqua Opera and Symphony Orchestra. Participants will also observe talented young students in classes and demonstrations of the Music School Festival Orchestra.

For more info, go to www.roadscholar.org//n/program/summary.aspx?id=1-4YP74R&MC

Las Vegas NV: Summer Heat Brings Cooler Hotel Rates PDF Print E-mail

As daytime temperatures on the Strip hit the 100s, Sin City crowds melt away. Many seniors prefer to fly to cooler casinos in Colorado, Minnesota and New England. To attract July visitors, Las Vegas resorts now offer lower room rates, some 50% less than in-season prices. Check online for current quotes with Vegas hotels, or do comparison shopping with travel agencies.

Laguna Beach CA: Annual Pageant of the Masters PDF Print E-mail

If you’re an art lover and travels include the Los Angeles area this summer, be sure to schedule an evening at this beautiful oceanside town about 50 miles down the coast. It will be an experience of a lifetime!


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