Travel Tip: Packing for a Long Vacation

Travel Packing Tips

How we use travel packing cubes and folders to keep our suitcases organized on the road. Read on…

How to Avoid Travelers’ Diarrhea

Travelers' Diarrhea

We’re about to bop off to French Polynesia and explore Tahiti, Bora Bora, and the Society Islands. We’ve learned the hard way that the quality of the world’s water is not equal, and that a savvy baby boomer world traveler will pay attention to these matters or they’ll wind up spending their vacation to exotic […]

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program for Overseas Travelers

Travel Documents US Passport

We just completed the online application enrolling us in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) for those traveling overseas. While a few might object to “big brother” knowing their travel plans, the U.S. Department of State recommends that all U.S. overseas travelers enroll. Here’s the scoop from the U.S. Department of State: Stay Informed. Sign […]

Currency Conversion App for World Travelers

iPhone Currency Converter

When international travel comes into play, currency conversion is an important matter to understand. We are about to make a trip across the pond to London, England, and I decided that I wanted to assign this task to my iPhone. In looking for a currency conversion application, I had a few things in mind: It needs […]

How to Avoid a Total Meltdown in the Airport

Aiport Anger

Getting through today’s airports can be a very stressful experience. Think about it; there are thousands of hurried people shuffled through confined spaces, long lines, and an ever increasing list of evasive security procedures. With all of the pushing and shoving, and the worry that some TSA agent might need to grope your crotch, it’s […]

Historic Hotels of America on our Boomer Bucket List

Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

Exploring America’s grand hotels with Historic Hotels of America®. Read on…

How Safe Are Your Electronics in England?

MacBook Air

What you need to know before you bring expensive electronic gear to London, and the UK. Read on…

The Ultimate Electricity Guide for World Travelers

International Travel Electrical Adapters

Learn how to power up, instead of blowing up, your electrical devices when traveling internationally. Read on…

Luxury Travel With No Planning

Tubing in the Sun

How to experience luxury travel, with no planning, for roughly the same cost as doing it yourself. Read on…