When I tell women that an Older Women, Cheap Travel tour we only travel with a daypack (small backpack), some get a bit nonplussed…why do we have to take so little? There are two main reasons: freedom and mobility. A daypack is a thing of beauty, like a small friend that hugs your back, stays right with you, and has just what you need. Luggage … Continue reading Why You Will LOVE Traveling with a Daypack!
For all of you considering going on one of my Older Women, Cheap Travel tours and wondering how I actually manage them, if you are curious as to what you might get to see and do on one of my tours, or if you want to do a cheap trip yourself and wondering how that works, I thought I would share with you how my … Continue reading My Costa Rica Trip on the Cheap
I always have a $50 (you can choose any amount) “no worries” travel fund set aside (not literally, but in my head) every time I travel. A “no worries” fund is money you expect might disappear while you are traveling and you have already factored that in as part of your expenses. The purpose of the fund is to keep you from losing your mind … Continue reading The $5o “No Worries” Travel Fund
I had a funny experience recently while arranging the Mongolian portion of my summer tour to Mongolia and China! I was in communications with a woman to whom I sent the itinerary I wanted for the land portion of the Mongolian tour and I mentioned that we were older women, so I didn’t want to have miserable days of eight to ten hours travel. I … Continue reading Senior Citizen Tours and Travel …How are Seniors Viewed?
Some people don’t make much of a distinction between these words, but I think what we call ourselves influences how we behave on a visit to another country and what we expect to experience. The word “tourist” often conjures up a picture of a polyester-clad overweight, loud, privileged American who looks down her nose at the poor locals and spend an inordinate amount of money … Continue reading Are You a Tourist, a Traveler, or a Visitor?
I think it is important for all travelers, whether you are young or old, solo traveling or on a tour, to carry an emergency bag and emergency instructions. Strangely, few of us do this and it is so helpful to have because…..well, you never know. So what is this bag? I use a small simple ziplock bag that can be stuffed into a pocket or … Continue reading Your Emergency Travel Bag