Make Your Next Trip A Volunteer Help Experience PDF Print E-mail

It’s called voluntourism, involving signing up for a trip that combines the pleasure of travel with the satisfaction of helping people. With this year’s terrible record of hurricanes and forest fires, senior travelers can pitch in and help where most needed.

For example, combine a Caribbean cruise or vacation to stay and help rebuild homes in Puerto Rico, Haiti, South Florida and other areas devastated by the hurricanes. Also, with the continuing deadly forest fires in Northern California, volunteers are needed to help those left homeless and other necessary aid.

When making your travel plans, check with the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Intrepid Travel, your hometown travel agency and other organizations. They’ll provide continuously updated info on when and where you’ll be most needed on your next trip.

Super Volcano Under Yellowstone Could Destroy The World PDF Print E-mail

Forget the fat little North Korean dictator, orange-wigged politician and other nutcase world leaders with their itchy fingers on nuclear bomb triggers. According to the National Geographic and other scientific reports, Old Faithful and other spouts are just tiny indications of the huge, rumbling disturbance far below underneath the area.

When they blow sky high, it’s good bye everything and everybody. What can an active senior do until that fearful moment arrives? How about some travel suggestions? Gamble away your life savings at Las Vegas, book a stateroom on a luxury cruise, rent the sky-high penthouse of the ritziest hotel in Manhattan.

Dump the entire Kardashian family into Old Faithful. Send an obscene tweet to Donald Trump, stand on your head at an NFL football game during the National Anthem. What would your final bucket list journey be before the big geyser hits?

For Happier Travels, Book Holiday Flights Now! PDF Print E-mail

First, you’ll find air ticket prices are considerably lower, often as much as 50% if made four weeks early! Also, choices of seating are more available.

For even better prices, be sure to avoid booking daytime flights scheduled during holiday weekends. And finally, after making plans early, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing you won’t have to do the booking when airline phone centers are not overwhelmed with harried customers trying to fly to grandma’s for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Grand Canyon AZ: North Rim Closed Until May PDF Print E-mail

If your autumn or winter travels take you to that magnificent work of art by Mother Nature, be sure to know the schedules. The South Rim is in desert country, with moderate temperatures throughout the year. The North Rim is 220 miles away, and cold and snowy in winter.

USA Today: Cheapest & Rip-Offest US Airports PDF Print E-mail

According to the popular news service, these ten top the lists. The in-airport costs involve food, drinks and other services needed by travelers when in and out of these major terminals.

Most economical in rank order are Ft. Lauderdale, McCarran, Orlando, Phoenix and Tamps. Costliest in rank order are Newark, JFK New York, Washington Dulles, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Los Angeles.

Actually, the most savvy senior travelers can avoid paying the ever-rising prices. If you plan to be waiting in the airport long enough to eat, before leaving home prepare some sandwiches and pack them along with drinks. Or, on the way to the airport, stop at your favorite deli and buy sandwiches, sodas and desserts. On average, you’ll get it all at half the cost of buying eats and drinks at the airport.


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