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Six Tips for Mature Travelers


According to the U.S. Travel Association, mature travelers represented 21 percent of all leisure travelers in 2010. More and more seniors are joining tour groups in Europe, or living out dreams in far-flung adventure destinations and that's why staying safe and being prepared when traveling is now more important than ever. Robert Wheeler, in-house chief medical officer at On Call International has some tips to ensure mature travelers stay safe and are prepared for their next trip.

Research: Whether going to the library or searching the web, it is important for mature travelers to research the destination prior to the trip. Consumers should be up to date on information regarding health and safety risks (such as traveler's diarrhea and dengue fever), the availability of appropriate medical services should the need arise, suitable modes of transportation (ground, sea, air) and accommodations for the disabled traveler.
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Accommodations
Just in time for summer, LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels is rolling out its new kids program called ScoutAbout at nine iconic, family-friendly hotels and resorts throughout Florida and the Caribbean. Beginning this month, parents seeking a summer vacation that is fun and memorable can book a stay at any of the participating ScoutAbout properties and enjoy a uniquely-designed, scavenger-like tour, chock-full of fun-filled learning experiences. | More...
PGA National Resort & Spa - home of the PGA TOUR Honda Classic - announces its "Ultimate Father's Day Package," June 15 - 17. With a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Surfrider Foundation Palm Beach County Chapter, the "Craft Beer Festival & Burger Bash" is also taking place "on campus" June 16. | More...
Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch in central Idaho will offer its annual Wine Weekend Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2012 along with a "Warm-up to the Weekend" the preceding Sunday and Wednesday. The Wine Weekend will feature respected wine educator John Alongé - the "Wine Heretic" - who subscribes to the philosophy that sharing a bottle of wine is an enjoyable way to relax with old and new friends. | More...
Destinations
Much to the delight of food and wine lovers in the tri-county region and beyond, an exciting new culinary event will make its South Florida debut November 8-11, 2012. Event organizers and their supporting partner, the Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District, today announced Flavors of Fort Lauderdale - a four-day showcase of the destination's culinary lifestyle. | More...
Events
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Caribbean's newest destination, the $65 million Amber Cove Cruise Center, were held yesterday in the Dominican Republic at the project site on the Bay of Maimon located near Puerto Plata in the country's North Coast. | More...
Do you love beach music, shag-dancing, and good old-fashioned summer fun? Are you in the mood for an original beach experience? Then boogie on down to Carolina Beach on Saturday June 2nd for the 27th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival. Held on the beach strand at the Beach Stage at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, the annual summer music extravaganza features the best in beach music, a laid-back style of rhythm & blues with roots on the Carolina coast. | More...
An international parade of ships will sail into Baltimore on June 13 for Star-Spangled Sailabration, the national launch of the three-year commemoration by the U.S. Navy and the State of Maryland of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Star-Spangled Sailabration features seven days of free entertainment including ship tours, a Blue Angels air show, patriotic fireworks, memorial ceremonies and much more. | More...
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Cruise Tip #6. Cruise Ship Stateroom Selection
By Paul Motter
When it comes to cabin selection there are two main considerations - what kind of stateroom you want, (the category) and where it is located. Let's look at finding the best price and how location determines the smoothest ride.

There are four basic types of staterooms:
Inside - these rooms are usually on the inner side of the hallways, across from the outside of the ship. An inside cabin will not have any windows at all. When you shut the door and turn off the lights it will be pitch black inside. These are the most affordable cabins onboard, but there are usually not that many of them on modern ships. | More...
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