May 15, 2020

A SHORT TRIP TO FORT PICKENS

Fort Pickens Area projected to enter Phase Two on Saturday May, 16. Regular operating hours Restrooms will be limited to Langdon Beach and the restrooms outside of the Discovery Center Lifeguards will be on duty at Langdon Beach Campground, Discovery Center and Bookstore will be closed. Check out more openings in the area via this link. This photo of a cloudy overcast day of Fort Pickens is located on the West end of Santa Rosa Island Florida. Operating Hours March 1 – October 31: 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (last entry at 8:00 p.m.) November 1 – February 28: 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Year-round: Historic Fort: 8:00 a.m. to…

May 2, 2020

FINALLY ABLE TO GET OUT

Ok after nearly six plus weeks since I was able to get out a do a video. They opened up some of the parks in the area today so of course I headed out. This morning I visited Gulf Islands National Seashore located off of Hwy 98 in Gulf Breeze, Florida. I am hoping I will be able to get out to a number of the parks in the area soon and post videos. So check out the video: https://youtu.be/n-Fxja52EIM Remember to give use a TUMBS UP on the video. Also think about subscribing so you will be notified when new videos are posted. Be safe! (Wash Those Hands)

March 15, 2020

ON HIATUS

Hi Travelers!  As everyone is well aware what is going on The Traveling Seniors will be going on hiatus for a while and staying at home. We hope to get back to our travels hopefully in 6 to 8 weeks. In the mean time we will be reposting some our past postings to help you plan for future travels. Best safe, Stu & Barb The Traveling Seniors

March 8, 2020

SEASIDE FLORIDA

A couple of weeks ago, I visited Seaside, Florida. Yes, if you are think is this where The Truman Show was filmed, you are correct. Filming took place in 1997, stared Jim Carrey and was released in 1998. Seaside is located in-between Destin and Panama City, Florida,  off of Hwy 98. I have been visited this seaside community many times over the years. Most weekends, especially during the spring and summer months, there  are many sorts of events happening. Check out the Event Calendar for up-to- date information. For overall information about Seaside check out their main Website. The Website is packed full of up-to-date information that includes Events, Real…

February 23, 2020

Destin, Florida: A Visit To Harborwalk Village

Even though I love to travel all over the US I also enjoy just doing local travel. A couple of weeks ago on a Sunday morning I decided to do just that as I headed just east of where I currently reside in Gulf Breeze, Florida to Destin, Florida and the Harborwalk Village. It’s less than an hour drive, of course it depends on traffic. However this time of year (February) is the off season so traffic was not bad. To get there I drive along Hwy 98 which takes me through another cool place, Fort Walton Beach. Destin is located about a 20 minute drive from Fort Walton Beach….

September 23, 2019

8 LESSONS I LEARNED TRAVELING SOLO AS AN OLDER WOMAN

Readers write us and say they would love to travel more but they are divorced or widowed. Most are women.      Stu is a fabulous travel partner, but I am here to tell you that I love, love, love traveling alone. It is true that I have been on my own quite awhile and traveled for work.  Over time, I got used to eating in restaurants by myself (I always took a book at first), and have experience hailing cabs and negotiating airports. But I am an introvert. I am also about to be 70.     I want to share what I’ve learned by traveling alone in hopes…

September 9, 2019

BIRDS OF THE ALLIGATOR FARM ZOOLOGICAL PARK ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA

BIRDS OF THE ALLIGATOR FARM ZOOLOGICAL PARK ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park This past April, The Traveling Seniors attended the Florida Birding & Photo Fest which was held in St. Augustine, Florida. On a Sunday while Barb was attending a morning workshop, I decided to head over to the Alligator Farm to photograph some of the cool birds that spend time there. I was surprised to see all the different types of birds that make their homes at the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine enduring April. Even though below the trees the area is filled with Alligators the birds seem to have no fear of them….

August 12, 2019

NEW REGULATIONS FOR TRAVEL: CHECK YOUR WALLET !

Heads up, seniors! There are new regulations coming for travel. PULL OUT YOUR WALLET and make certain you are ready.   No, the new regulations won’t make money fly out of your wallet, but your wallet does contain the key to travel beginning in 2020. Look at your drivers’ license. Does it have a yellow star on it? If you don’t have a yellow star on your license, you need to obtain it by 2020!   You MUST have a yellow star in the upper right hand corner of the card or you DON’T HAVE A “REAL ID.” YOU MUST SHOW A REAL ID TO TAKE ANY DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL FLIGHT…

August 5, 2019

GALLERY NIGHT IN PENSACOLA FLORIDA

Gallery Night Each month during the year on the 3rd week of the month, the street along Palafox in downtown Pensacola, Florida becomes a party. The street is filled with people both young and old as vendors display their goods including all sorts of local artists showing off their work. Of course, you can find all sorts of food vendors too. Most of the downtown stores, pubs, and restaurants remain open during the event. And there are folks entertaining you along the street, from music to artists you hear or see it. Each month has a different theme.  The dates and themes for 2019: Jan. 18 — Lunar New Year,…

April 8, 2019

HOW TO PLAN SENIOR TRAVEL

We’ve been getting questions lately about how to put together a travel itinerary. Whether you are recently retired, newly able to travel because finances have improved, or find yourself in some other new life situation, knowing how to put together a travel itinerary is crucial.          We hope this post will help you to learn how we go about setting an itinerary. Over time, you will develop your own process.         BEFORE YOU START PLANNING, YOU NEED TO ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS        QUESTION ONE:  What is the scope of travel you interested in? Do you want to go overseas? Visit North America?…