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Traveling Senior Discounts: Always Ask For Them PDF Print E-mail


With the ever-expanding internet, competition forces businesses to face heavier competition. It applies to trains, planes, restaurants, museums, theaters and just about everything else that may affect your travel costs. The lower prices for seniors may be in effect for just one day, or always available when you speak up and ask.

Therefore, savvy seniors should always seek discounts, even if you don't see them posted in the ads. Then, you may be surprised how much money you can save. And they may apply beyond the US borders. The British call discounts concessions and pensioner's rates. In French it’s remises senior and Spanish descuentos para personas mayores.

When visiting non-English-speaking countries, memorize the local phrase for requesting senior discounts. Also, write it on a slip of paper and flash it at the hotel front desk, airport counter, store, restaurant and wherever else you want to save some senior moolah.

 
Las Vegas NV: Taxi From Airport To Your Hotel Can Be $$$$ PDF Print E-mail


It’s traditional for Sin City cabbies to take the long highway route to Strip hotels from the airport. A quicker street route takes 10 minutes and costs $25. The money-making highway robbery ride takes 25 minutes and costs a sinful $50.

So, on your next Vegas venture by air, consider renting a car at the airport. Parking is free at hotels, and rental cars are from $15 per day. While in the city, if you’ll be visiting other hotels, Hoover Dam and nearby desert sites, it’s smart to have a rental car. It’s cheaper and more convenient to drive instead of cabbing it expensively everywhere, especially to and from the airport.

 
Senior Flyer: Don’t Drag And Check Big Bags PDF Print E-mail


Holiday travel means mobbed airports, long check-in lines and frustrating delays. You can ease the way and make sure your stuff arrives when you do. Pack like a pro and take only a carry-on bag. Typically, airlines allow for that one soft bag and another small item free, such as purse or laptop.

Also, when you check in and go aboard, wear a jacket with many inside and outside pockets. They can carry much of your gear conveniently. Checking suitcases not only means high fees and waiting in long lines. There’s always a risk of your luggage getting damaged, lost or stolen. Instead, keep all with you to save time and money, to ensure that all travel belongings deplane when and where you do.

 
SmarterTravel.com: Top Ten Most Strollable US Cities PDF Print E-mail


The list in rank order: 1.NYC, 2. San Francisco, 3. Boston,  4. Miami, 5. Philly, 6. Chicago, 7. Washington DC, 8. Seattle, 9. Oakland, 10. Long Beach CA. Of course, if you choose to do your strolling after dark, those cities’ sidewalks may not be so friendly. Be a smart senior, make sure you do your nightly hikes in well-lighted, busy streets and parks, preferably with at least one younger companion. www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/destinations/2019/08/12/walkable-cities-u-s-including-new-york-san-francisco-boston

 
Old Age Problems: Many Fun Ways To Fight Senility PDF Print E-mail


We who make it to our 90s are faced with more than just physical slowdown. The mind may creep slowly into confusion. Recently, a US biotech company, Biogen, offered the first drug with the ability to slow down the development of Alzheimer’s.

Biogen says the so-named Aducanumab will hit the market after it gets US Food and Drug Administration approval. The medication is intended to improve senior memory, orientation, and language. Consider other recommended ways the elderly can fight the aging problem.

Food: Fresh fruit, vegetables and fish are effective. And less consumption of fats, sugar and excessive alcohol use. After each meal, get up and be active to help digestion and mental health.

People Mix: Alzheimer’s often hits those who are always alone. Regular daily conversations simulate the brain. Get away from the TV and endless commercial repeats. Do puzzles and board games, learn a language and participate in music. Do it with other people for best results. Also, get out on the road. Travel frequently to local parks, museums and events, as well as cruise and fly to interesting parts of the US and world.

Physical and mental exercise is probably most effective in keeping mind and body functioning. Get up and get out every day, to connect with the world and enjoy sunshine and sunny people. Hiking on snowy winter streets can be just as much fun as summer strolls.

 
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