Senior Citizen Tours and Travel …How are Seniors Viewed?

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?

Are You a Tourist, a Traveler, or a Visitor?

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?

Older Women and Romance Abroad with Hot Younger Men

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

Is Solo Travel or a Tour Better for Older Women?

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?

Airport Security: It’s Really Not That Bad!

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!