June 7, 2018

BEST 2018 SENIOR TRAVEL DISCOUNTS

Alright. With senior travel, we can’t climb mountains, balance on cliffs or even handle certain small hills like we used to. We do qualify for senior travel discounts! As THE TRAVELING SENIORS explore America, we travel primarily by car because we take everything plus the kitchen sink! We can drive slowly on backroads, and thoroughly enjoy places where tourists don’t congregate. But don’t think we don’t also love crowded cities or other means of travel-we do! Fortunately for all of us, the Senior List has published a list of the best 2018 senior travel discounts.* The Senior List’s Best Senior Travel Discounts is full of verified senior discounts.  Senior Travel Discounts that have…

June 5, 2018

2018 LIST OF SENIOR RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS

On backroads vacations we want to get the biggest bang for our buck. That’s why we are so grateful to our friends at The Senior List for compiling the 2018 List of Senior Restaurant Discounts. (theseniorlist.com/seniordiscounts) Bookmark senior discounts on your phone and you’ll always know where you can enjoy the nearest bargain meal as you explore America. Stu and I will always choose a mom & pop restaurant over a chain, but this information is very useful! Applebee’s Senior Discount: 10-15% off (varies by location) MAY require Golden Apple Card (60+) verified Arby’s Senior Discount: 10% off – Also reports of a free drink (55+) varies by location A&W…

June 1, 2018

TAKE A BACKROADS TRIP: CAMINO REAL de los TEJAS NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL

Take a backroads trip through rolling grassy hills covered with bluebonnets and other wildflowers on The Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail. See nps.gov/elte/planyourvisit/maps.htm. Once a year, my grandmother, in her 80s and 90’s would take a trip from Kansas City to Texas to see her son and the bluebonnets. Now I understand the bluebonnet part.  I don’t think Stu or I expected the beauty of the eastern Texas hill country since neither of us had ever been there. Waving grass, wildflowers, huge skies and curving backroads is the image that comes to mind when someone says, “a perfect spring/summer day.” THAT is the eastern Texas hill country….

May 30, 2018

HOW TO EXPLORE PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

Explore Pensacola! White sugar sand beaches, emerald water and the architectural feel of a tiny New Orleans. Add them together (plus restaurants that would send foodies to heaven), and you have Pensacola, Florida! Who knew? Pensacola is one of those towns where people make you feel like family, the arts and deep sea fishing combine with sandy feet and a laid-back vibe. You have to visit! Park your car downtown and walk! There isn’t heavy traffic but this city is made for strolling! The wrought iron details on the buildings and covered sidewalks beckon you past bakeries, restaurants and unique boutiques. Walk a couple of blocks and you arrive at…

May 30, 2018

EXPLORE THE ALAMO WITH THE TRAVELING SENIORS

Our generation grew up with Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and Jim Travis. These men were our heroes along with baseball players. We were excited to see The Alamo! We felt the moral lessons and action packed episodes from those television shows coming back to us as we arrived. Instead, as adults, the sacrifice and bravery of the men who fought at the Alamo made us reverent and reflective.  Did you know the Alamo is one of the five 18th-century Spanish colonial missions-Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan, Espada and the San Antonio De Valero (the Alamo)-that comprise the only World Heritage Site in Texas?  

May 30, 2018

TAKE BACK ROADS TO EXPLORE AMERICA!

Take Back Roads to Explore America!   The Traveling Seniors ALWAYS travel back roads. Why?  Exploring America and her inspiring people is most rewarding along back roads and scenic byways!   Backroads vacations are so easy in retirement travel!  The pavement is smooth, traffic is sparse and the scenery is breathtaking. We can drive at our own pace. We can pull off the road to take photos or a break at almost any time. Backroads adventures are just waiting for you!   HOW TO FIND BACKROADS   One way to find byways is to visit scenicbyways.info. On that site, search by state or follow the dots on the map provided….