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
I just read this article in The Daily Mail about older women falling in love (and sex) with young men in middle eastern countries and knew exactly what the author was talking about. No, thankfully, I am not one of those women; as a criminal profiler and a level-headed female, I don’t fall for these roadside Romeos. But, I have been propositioned by them and … Continue reading Older Women and Romance Abroad with Hot Younger Men
As older women, one thing is for sure; we are very intent on making the right choices when we plan our international travels. I have listened to older women express their views on solo travel and traveling with a tour group and I have some thoughts on both for those women who are undecided as to which is a better choice for them. If you … Continue reading Is Solo Travel or a Tour Better for Older Women?
Have your ever been about to embark on a trip and you suddenly feel freaked out because you won’t be at home in your comfy little bed for the next number of days or weeks? Do you wish you would never have to leave your house ever again? Does the thought of leaving home keep you from traveling? You are not alone. The older we … Continue reading Fear of Leaving Home
I can’t quite understand all the anger concerning airport security. The problem I find with flying these days are those blasted hubs that make one’s trip so ungodly long and those miserable coach seats that make the flight so uncomfortable. Airport security? No big problem. Not in my experience. Most of the time I think the issue comes down to arriving early for your flight. … Continue reading Airport Security: It’s Really Not That Bad!