Senior Travel Tips

Senior Travel Tips

Just because you’re a senior doesn’t mean that you are finished traveling. In fact, traveling as a senior can be one of the most enjoyable times of your life. If you’re a senior whose retired, your responsibilities are fewer, and you have the time to take that trip. Plus, even if you’re disabled, there are recommendations for you as well.

Great senior travel destinations

Corpus Christi, Texas, Wintertime Retreat

When you think of Texas, the larger cities of Texas may come to mind, such as Austin or Dallas. But, have you considered the city of Corpus Christi? This city was founded in 1519 and makes a beautiful winter destination. The daytime temperatures stay in the comfortable 70-degree range.

Corpus Christi has architectural rich in history plus an assortment of other attractions. Some of these attractions are the History and Nature Museum, the Texas State Aquarium, and The USS Lexington. Plus, there’s the Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. There are many food choices to satisfy any palate such as Tex-Mex and great seafood.

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The New England States during Fall

Driving through New England is one way to see the fall colors, but have you ever considered taking a cruise? Cruises through the New England States can be booked anywhere from six to fourteen days and sometimes even more. Sailing from New York City, it could take you through Boston, Halifax. Novia Scotia, Prince Edward Island and through the Saguenay Fjord National Park, in Quebec,

The Saguenay Fjord National Park is a fun destination of its own. It has different activities, magnificent views, wildlife and camping areas such as campsites, huts, and cabins.

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Williamsburg, VA  

There are a lot of fun things for a senior to do in Williamsburg, VA. There are numerous museums and areas of shops, plus golf. Between Williamsburg and nearby Jamestown, there are activity levels and prices which cover about every level of interest. With reenactments at Colonial Williamsburg to the classic architecture, this vacation is an affordable option for traveling seniors.

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If you’re disabled:

If you’re disabled, there are still options for travel even if you’re traveling with a caregiver. Every disabled person’s needs are different, and many times disabled travelers are given misinformation and even higher prices than a regular traveler. You may face, too, as a handicapped traveler, inadequate facilities, and general hassles. But, with the information below, it may make your trip a little easier.

Tips for disabled traveling

One thing to do is to call ahead at where your reservation is to make necessary arrangements. Call again 24 to 48 hours before you leave to make sure that they followed your requests. Too, when describing your disability, be specific, precise and give as many details as possible. Let the place where you’re staying know what you are or are not capable of doing. The more information they have on their end, the better they can accommodate you.

Discuss your trip with your doctor and get his input. Your doctor can find out what medical facilities there are at your destination. He’ll be to let you know if you’re able to get the prescription drugs you will need if you run of out them. Your doctor can give you advice on how to cope if your flight is unusually long. Also, he can cover any pitfalls you may run into while traveling.

Bring extra medication and carry medical alert information. You could use a specialist travel agent with experience working with disabled travelers. You would have all the necessary information to travel with little or no incidents.

Just because you’re a senior, you don’t have to put your travel plans on hold any longer.

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