1. Escorted tours for Seniors

    Mon 01 August 2016 By Vaughn

    When it comes to having a great family escorted tour, then a seniors escorted tour can be a fantastic thing to do. It is a long distance to drive to France but its well worth doing. Do you want to accomplish more than just visit Paris points of interest? Do you want to discover their history and their effect on culture? If that's the case, guided tours are recommended. When on a tour, you happen to be paired with a knowledgeable as well as experienced tour guide who cannot wait to share with you the history of the city that they really like. Cross on the Green. Origins unknown, but thought to have been brought from the green in the nearby village of Old Hunstanton at the time when the Golden Lion Hotel was built. It may once have been the old village cross from Snettisham. Location: The Green, Hunstanton. Based in Lynbrook, New York and founded in 1981, Sceptre Tours is a family-owned and operated company with a philosophy of providing travelers an incredible experience to Ireland, Britain, Italy, as well as River Cruising, at the best value and with the best customer service. Sceptre specializes in offering completely customizable vacations which are bookable online in real time and offers escorted tours to Ireland, Britain, and Italy as well as river cruises, plus golf tours, walking tours, activities and group programs. Another luxury amenity we are seeing more of is indoor golf greens and onsite courses. This is an ideal way to practice your golf game (no matter the weather) and of course, it helps to liven up the atmosphere as well. Many times, several seniors will be gathered around the green, joking or perhaps coaching each other. No matter what else you think of this, it beats the old image of the lonely solitaire player. At the airport, aim to spot some fellow travellers (peek at the luggage tags) from your tour company. If you're not ready to chat to others yet, at least you will have someone to look out for at your destination. Well, there were a couple of issues with the noise. You don't know whether it was the noise or you were jumping offsides because the guy across from you is getting ready to get off the ball; you better be ready or he is going to run you over. But the noise did have a factor as in the touchdown that was called back. They were trying to communicate with each other on who is on and off the ball and they can't hear each other and they are standing 10 yards away from each other. So it was very loud. Many people don't have the equipment for Dwellingup (including canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, hiking gear, camping gear and various other bits and pieces). There are a number of places that you can go to hire these things, but a great one can be found on the main road, called Dwellingup Adventures. You can get a bike for about $20 a day and a 3 person canoe for about $40. They will even deliver and pick them up as you need, and give you escorted travel if you want to pay extra. The first time I ever did any freshwater fishing was in the Murray River, in Dwellingup. We hired out some canoes, took the rods and just drifted for fish. If you know much about fly fishing, there are some good places to try it. We managed to get a few Red Fin Perch (which are a pest and are not allowed back into the water, regardless of their size) which cook up very well. You can get a number of trout too, but patience is the key. I found it very relaxing as well; it's quiet and very enjoyable. If you have a Marron license (and it's the right season) you can try your luck for these too. There are a lot in the river, and it's not hard to get a good feed. Friendly Planet is offering a special discount on tours to Thailand in September 2011. For $1199, spend a total of 9 nights in Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi & the River Kwai. This is an escorted tour with English-speaking tour guides, and includes airfare and fuel surcharges from Los Angeles, full buffet American breakfast daily, 1 hosted dinner, all transfers and some sightseeing tours. Stay longer and buy the Angor Wat and the Phuket Island extensions. Book by July 20. Flights between Denver and Los Angeles for September dates are around $215.

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  2. 3 Fun Things To Do With A Group In Downtown Houston

    Tue 21 June 2016 By Vaughn

    "I love Activities on the Water!" With all the beaches, rivers and tidal creeks that lie in the Beaufort area, we often have to ask clients what kind of water activities they're looking for. Beachgoers love Hunting Island State Park for it's beautifully secluded beaches and picnic areas. If you're looking for seclusion, then maybe private beaches like Fripp Island or Harbor Island. Boaters who love to cruise or fish beware. Beaufort has so many inlet rivers and tidal creeks, you could have trouble exploring them all in a lifetime. Make Careful destination choices: Perhaps this is the single most important tip. Remember that seniors might not be treated as well at some vacation destinations, therefore do some research. If you are planning to take a cruise, then find out all the information you can about the intended ports of call. It is possible that some destinations are more welcoming to seniors, than others. Don't throw caution to the wind because you are finally able to visit the exotic location you have always dreamed of. Like the Munda Biddi Trail, the Bibbulmun track meanders through the bushland of Western Australia, and is freely accessible to the public. It starts in Kalamunda (a small suburb in the hills of Perth) and ends in Albany, on the south coast of Western Australia. It is almost 1000km's long, and has over 48 huts that you can sleep in. The track passes through a huge number of towns, and some scenery which will blow your mind (make sure you take your camera!). Russell Shortt is a travel consultant with Exploring Ireland, the leading specialists in customised, private escorted tours, escorted coach tours and independent self drive tours of Ireland. Dog sledding is a great adventure! You probably think that dog sledding is something that only professionals do. This is true for the Iditarod race. If you just want to explore the sport a little bit and have some fun, Alaskan Husky Adventures is what you need. You can have two and three day adventures with this group. Simply take up a few days worth of groceries and relax--during the day you'll be taught the basics of sledding with dogs and go on escorted travel offered by professional sledders. Fountain pens were not only writing instruments, they were status symbols. There was an entire ritual to filling and preparing the pen to write, much like filling a pipe with tobacco. Neither of which are seen today. There are elderly hygiene products for people who cannot bath themselves. They have the option of using no rinse bathing wipes, which make it easier to clean yourself without having to get into the tub. There also is a sponge on a stick for those who still can bath but cannot reach well enough. The handle is long enough so they can reach everywhere they need to reach without straining themselves. There are shampoo and shower basins for seniors who cannot leave their bed. We can help you with our full line of senior products.

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  3. Rome: The Ancient City Of Art, Food And Religion

    Mon 23 May 2016 By Vaughn

    Tour Operators negotiate a low group rate based on the past, present and future bookings with hotels, airlines, sightseeing, meals and even shopping. They can then pass the savings on to a group. But the largest benefit of self guided biking tours is the expense. The price will ordinarily be about half that of a similar guided tour. In these days of the weak U.S. greenback, that is a large benefit, as some guided bike tours charge upwards of $5,000 for each particular person or even a great deal additional. With self escorted travel you can keep in the same high end lodges, eat the identical good meals, and see the same sights. If an adventurous family vacation experience seems attractive, self guided bike tours are price considering.

     

    The White Inn An area landmark originally built in 1868, the White Inn was acquired by new owners in January, 2011 and has undergone renovations. The Inn is now open for business and can offer some special romance packages for Clevelanders visiting the area. Prices for the rooms range from $149 a night to $249 per night, depending on the date. The Deluxe Romance package can be purchased for an $125 upgrade and includes accommodations, a bottle of wine/ champagne, gourmet chocolate truffles and a dozen red roses. We were scheduled to disembark at St. Maarten, Barbados and Martinique. At the first, we were introduced to a fantastic rum flavored with vanilla, coconut or pineapple. This light run, "Splash", on the rocks went down oh so smoothly. I never enjoyed rum; I am now a convert! Several bottles purchased, much shopping by the wives, and we were back on the ship. Joan and I had been to St. Maarten and decided to forgo escorted tours. Another luxury amenity we are seeing more of is indoor golf greens and onsite courses. This is an ideal way to practice your golf game (no matter the weather) and of course, it helps to liven up the atmosphere as well. Many times, several seniors will be gathered around the green, joking or perhaps coaching each other. No matter what else you think of this, it beats the old image of the lonely solitaire player. The Grand Autumn New England tour will include a stay at the Trapp Family Lodge, passage through the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. A wonderful stretch of road that will do its best to take your breath away is the scenic Kancamagus Byway. This extension of road passes along small falls, gorges and beautiful water over rocks scenery all set against the exquisite fall foliage backdrop. People come from miles away just to ride along this roadway. It's all part of your package and you don't have to watch the road. Imagine walking through the vineyards of Tuscany, enjoying great food and wine along the way. Or experience the sights and sounds of Morocco, sleeping in desert tents or a restored palace and interacting with people of the Berber tribes. Walk the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal or nature trails in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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  4. Plan A Visit To Ottawa, A Great Family Friendly City

    Tue 05 April 2016 By Vaughn

    Our goal was the little town of Lachine, a few miles outside of Montreal. Lachine was an old trading town on the St Lawrence River with many historical buildings. It is near the famous Rapids of the St Lawrence, which you can ride in rubber rafts. Everyone on board wears rainwear, but get soaked anyway. Caters want plenty of supplies to carry out their job effectively. It is a distinctive business and requires some particular items that no other entrepreneur will ever need. Moreover, the work area will change primarily based on the job. In the future you could be serving a luncheon for a group of enterprise males on an excessive ground in an workplace building. Another day you may be serving a multi-course dinner for a wedding. You might possibly be planning an outdoor occasion at an area park for a bunch of seniors. 'Tis the season for family viewings of the holiday classic A Christmas Story, but how about a quick trip to Cleveland, Ohio to visit the original hosue? A Christmas Story House is located at 3159 W. 11th St. in Cleveland, with the Museum and gift shop located right across the street. Tours of Ireland: There are a number of travel companies offering escorted tours of Ireland. We sometimes tend to forget that some of Europe's most beautiful scenery is just across the Irish Sea. If you don't mind mischievous monkeys on your car, pulling at the trim, then a drive through the monkey enclosure should be on your agenda. Those that don't want to risk their vehicles can get an escorted travel. It is worth the detour to see the pesky primates staring at you through the car window although it's difficult to tell who's more interested in who - the monkeys or the humans. There is a network of brilliant cycle ways that are called the 'voies vertes', which means 'green ways', and they are what make French cycling holidays so good. Do you want to try something different? Great! Embark on an escorted tour and get the knowledge and comfort of a guided, interactive tour as well as luxury travel at an affordable price.

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  5. 5 Common Travel Myths And The Truth Behind Them

    Wed 24 February 2016 By Vaughn

    Many people feel that travel tours are not for them. They prefer to just be totally independent and wander off the beaten path, so to speak. Fine - but there are, in fact, a number of different types of tours. Avoid escorted travel. Unless you are travel timid, or disabled or have special requirements, they make no sense. With so much available on the internet, you should become an expert at designing your own trip. And as to tour operators getting you the cheapest fare---the difference these days is not material, since airlines will give you the same deal. The one area it makes sense is to explore if they can get you business class seats for much less than what the airline is charging. Riley will get his chance to make amends to the Cal faithful this Saturday when he starts the game against the Beavers in Corvallis, Oregon. Ironically, it's Oregon State with much to lose/gain this weekend and they'll be at home like the Bears were last season. Is a year long enough for the saying, "revenge is a dish best served cold?" Hopefully, for Cal, that dish is freezing. Create a familiar environment when away from home. Structure is very important to someone who has ADD. For example, if you hang your keys from a hanger by the front door, do so in your hotel room, too. If you go to see a site, but know nothing about it, well, it kind of defeats the purpose. Part of the luxury of holiday escorted tours is that you don't have to worry about whether or not you know everything you need to about the history of the area-a tour guide will help to fill you in. Festival hours: Fri. (5-11 p.m.), Sat. 12-11 p.m., Sun. 12-11 p.m. and Mon. 12-10 p.m. Admission is $7; $5 for seniors (65 & over); kids under 12 are admitted free. Some companies run forums so it's possible to 'meet' fellow travellers before departure, and it's certainly a good way to learn about the world of solo travel, even if you just read the posts and comments. We also walked around the aquatic pavilion, which now is open to the public and has not only the Olympic size pool, but also diving pool and a warm up pool. One thing they do not show on television is the elevator at the rear of the diving platform, which takes the divers up to their level.

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  6. An Exciting Adventure Travel Is Design To Challenge Yourself While Still Having Fun

    Tue 09 February 2016 By Vaughn

    "Anybody else in addition to your husband?" The nurse wanted next-of-kin information. She nearly dropped her clipboard at the mention of a 30-year-old daughter. Tower Bridge - Often called London Bridge by those who don't know better. This iconic bridge is recognisable anywhere in the world. Now you can take a tour around its innermost workings too. Based in Lynbrook, New York and founded in 1981, Sceptre Tours is a family-owned and operated company with a philosophy of providing travelers an incredible experience to Ireland, Britain, Italy, as well as River Cruising, at the best value and with the best customer service. Sceptre specializes in offering completely customizable vacations which are bookable online in real time and offers escorted tours to Ireland, Britain, and Italy as well as river cruises, plus golf tours, walking tours, activities and group programs. When at the destination, do what the locals do---eat at local restaurants, take the public transport, visit a local pub etc. Your experience will be much more enhanced. We often go to Europe and one of our favorite pastimes---cheap and priceless--is to walk the city or village we are in, and explore local shops, and drink coffee or wine at the roadside cafe. Hampton Court Palace is the oldest Tudor palace in England. Set in magnificent gardens, it was one of Henry VIII's favourite places. While some of the property has been refurbished, much of it remains in its original state, including the kitchens, tennis courts, maze, and both state and King's apartments. Costume escorted travel are a fun and educational way to visit this historical site. He wasn't made your average goat either, he lost a game with national title implications and you could make a strong case that had the Bears won that game, their season may have ended up differently. Alright, I'm going to weigh in on that question: I don't think that it's possible. I'm not saying anyone is lying, but I don't see how he doesn't go to sleep thinking of that play from time to time. I still have a few plays from my childhood that run through my mind here and there. This is one of the high end brunches but their desserts are fabulous, the menu is wonderful, the food good, and the restaurant capable of seating large groups in a quiet atmosphere. Prices are high with adults paying $29.99, seniors three dollars less, and children $13.99. On the other hand, you're served Baron of Beef, crab and other seafood, pork tenderloin and the usual breakfast goodies. You can reserve your party now and it's a good thing to do since this restaurant is often very busy. Breakfast is served on Mother's Day from 8:30 until 2:30. The only time you can have more fun being responsible than not being responsible is travelling. Giving back to people who welcome you to their country is a responsible thing to do. How can we do this? We can use operators that take us to eat in a good local restaurants, that use family run hotels, that use local businesses to help run their trips, we could buy some souvenirs from the markets or visit some sight that is away from the crowds. We could also use operators that have different community projects help those that need help the most. We can even get involved in those projects by donations or spending a couple of days helping out on a volunteer holiday. This, I hope, clears some of the haze surrounding small group adventures. There are many other questions to be answered I'm sure so you can contact me on the address below.

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  7. Here Are Some Of Your Guide To Adventure Travels

    Wed 13 January 2016 By Vaughn

    If you do stay in a hotel room, utilize the small refrigerator in your room, store milk for cereal,sandwich fixings for lunch, beer for happy hour, & fruit for snacks. If you have an in-room coffee maker, heat the water to mix up instant oatmeal for breakfast. If you are a savvy sightseer or traveler and know some Italian, you may be able to arrange to see all these sights for yourself. But you may want to consider having everything arranged by someone else because you don't want to miss any of the important places and you will benefit greatly from a guided tour. There are several sightseeing companies that offer tours for visitors. escorted travel will usually follow a pre-set route through a city or town during your Italy vacation. Not only are the guides fluent in English, but they also have a wealth of information on the historical sights and there are opportunities to ask questions. Some tours on your Italian vacation will allow you to get off the tour vehicle to explore and then catch another tour vehicle from the same company later on. As the travel industry gets fiercely competitive, travel agencies are tightening their margins to attract more customers. It is not uncommon for travelers to find too-good-to-be-true travel deals with a little extra time and effort researching online. However, what you see is not always what you get. For a bus tour, transportation and accommodation are almost always included. Other factors you might want to take into account include: Does the tour provide airport/hotel pick-up? Which attractions are paid for and which ones are optional (admission fees not included)? Is the travel insurance included? What hotels are you staying in? "All the Festivals." You name it, we have a festival for it here. Among these are the Water, Soft Shell Crab, Shrimp, Gullah, Sea Music, and Film Festivals to name a few. The most famous is the Water Festival, which attracts tens of thousands. In a smaller town, it is great to have constant city organized events to go to. seniors, families, and young love birds can all be seen in attendance. Got any more? Feel free to expand the list with additional entries. Judging by the previews from next week's show, pint-sized Kourtney has an economy-sized attitude and the entire clan seems to be on her s&*! list. Looks like it's gonna be a good one. Until then... If you have come with your family, this is certainly the ultimate location. Alaska is a land of adventures. You can book a family car rental and start with your discovery voyage. Self-drive tours are extremely popular and allow you to discover place according to your own pace and comfort. Long drives, outdoor excursions and great food simply make you fall in love with the place. If required, you can also opt for escorted tours. The guide handles everything and provides you with the desired information about different places. It is a great way to find out what all it has to offer. Then, factor in the location of the hotels and accommodations. Some tours use centrally located or downtown hotels while others offer stays that are closer to the outskirts of town or even in more outlying areas. That's where most of the chateaus are located. To save money, some tour operators may put you in the outer areas. While the rooms may be less expensive in these more rustic areas, that lower price should be balanced against travel distance, time and expense in getting to your sightseeing destinations. Now that you know the facts, the time has come to make a decision. Looking at the definitions, a tour and a luxury travel vacation package each offer something different. They are each priced a bit differently, and have different inclusions. So it comes down to you and where you are going. Chances are your travel agent can steer towards the best choice for your travel needs, but now you know why and you can make the decision for yourself.

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  8. Taking A Guided Tour In Saint Thomas

    Tue 12 January 2016 By Vaughn

    On this vacation, if you want to experience some of the world famous sites then Peru can be the ultimate destination for you. This is the very well know tourist destination. Huge number of tourists from all over the world comes to visit this place. Beside interesting sites, this place gives the opportunity for performing many of the adventurous activities. If you are unknown to Peru or not familiar with the routes, then it will be good to take the touring package. You can book it from the various available options on the internet. Another alternative that is very cost effective and offers a complete workout are a stability ball and resistance bands. There are a number of books that explain how to use these items together to get a comprehensive workout. These items are portable and can be purchased for less than $100. These two pieces of equipment are ideal for seniors and for people that need a program that offer rehabilitation. Point Sebago Resort is there with accommodations that will satisfy your tastes and not overly cramp your budget. Available are vacation homes , resort cottages, park homes on the lake and also wooded RV sites. You pick the time, the number of days you can spend and what you can afford and don't miss out on a fall foliage trip in New England. We were scheduled to disembark at St. Maarten, Barbados and Martinique. At the first, we were introduced to a fantastic rum flavored with vanilla, coconut or pineapple. This light run, "Splash", on the rocks went down oh so smoothly. I never enjoyed rum; I am now a convert! Several bottles purchased, much shopping by the wives, and we were back on the ship. Joan and I had been to St. Maarten and decided to forgo escorted tours. Companies that offered escorted travel cycling in Europe and have many planned routes to pick from. Popular trips last for about a week with overnight lodging, meal and luggage transportation provided. It is also possible to take a day trip with a guide. escorted travel can be a great option for those who are not confidant in their navigation skills or are new to cycling. Day tours are also offered and can be a great way to incorporate cycling into ones vacation. We were in the main shopping area and I needed a rest room, quickly and urgently. I have a cane and was making my way down the street when I spotted a familiar sign, the Golden Arches of McDonald's. I went into the restaurant and saw a familiar sign, the international sign for handicapped restrooms. The door was locked and a sign said, in French, (I think) that the facility was out of order. I asked the manager, who was obvious in his reluctance to speak English, and was directed to a narrow spiral examples. I made my way upstairs only to find a men's room and ladies' room with the latter broken and a line of about four women waiting for the men's facility. When I finally got in the door, the facility was dirty, paper towels on the floor and one of two light bulbs burned out. All levels of experience can enjoy cycling in Europe. There are tours offered for sight seeing or that will challenge ones biking abilities. Choosing to go biking in Europe is a great way to add physical activity to a vacation.

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