TravelMarch 1, 2016
One of the biggest life regrets for older Americans is ...
Young people, listen to your elders: Travel more now or you might regret it. Thinking back on their lives so far, one in five boomers say that one of their biggest regrets is not traveling enough, according to a survey of 2,000 baby boomers conducted by survey company Censuswide on behalf of British Airways, which has a vested interest in encouraging people to take more trips. Those 65 and up say the same thing: Research into the lives of 1,200 older people over a 10-year period by Karl Pillemer, a professor of human development at Cornell University, found that elders often regretted not traveling more while they were young. “Based on my studies, I can almost guarantee you one thing: If you don’t do it now, you will wish you had traveled more,” Pillemer writes. “To sum up what I learned in a sentence: When your traveling days are over, you will wish you had taken one more trip.”Read the full article
November 11, 2015
A Place In The Sun: Winter Escapes
Before the chill sets in, many of us are making plans to leave for warmer climates for the short or long term. Flying off as a “snowbird” to the tropics is an option for retirees, while a few getaways over the winter fits into your weekly work schedule. My winter "escapes" began in 1973 and have continued on 4 continents, with 40 years of warm weather. For the past 10 years, my winters have been based in Panama which has provided easy access to Central and South America. Be sure to catch my guide of wonderful travel getaways that will take you back to summer!Read more...
September 28, 2015
The Thrill Is Gone
by Barbara Rady Kazdan When I was growing up a plane trip was a big deal. Our family went by car or train when we traveled. So my sister and I were over the moon when Mom told us we were going to fly to California for our vacation! Dad bought our tickets at Trans World Airlines. (They flew all over the world!) The tickets were booklets of carbon copies. We were going to Hollywood! (I was named for a movie star, Barbara Stanwyck.) Newsreels at the movies showed famous stars putting their hand-prints in cement at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Roy Rogers’ horse, Trigger, put his footprints there. I couldn’t wait to see that. Uncle Barry promised a VIP tour of a movie studio (Mom said that meant Very Important People—exciting, right?), and a visit to Schwab’s Drugstore, too, because “that’s where the stars hang out.” Imagine: I could sit at the soda fountain sipping a milkshake right next to Doris Day or Gene Kelly!Read the full article
August 5, 2015
Got the Gang? Destinations for All
These 10 spots are perfect for multigenerational travel.Read the full article
August 5, 2015
Best Travel Deals and Destinations for 2015
Even if the Blizzard of 2015 turned out to be more of a Snor’easter than a Nor’easter (though not in New England), this time of year has many of us dreaming about soothing, intriguing places to travel.Read the full article