June 8, 2020

PENSACOLA BEACH FLORIDA BACK OPEN

Pensacola Beach Florida Back open After many weeks Pensacola Beach Florida has reopened. Even though I do travel I live in what I call one of the most beautiful areas of the Southeast, Pensacola Beach, Florida. Well, I don’t exactly live on the beach but I just as well since I spend the majority of my time there.  And who wouldn’t want to spend time there. Our beaches are pure white sand, in face when I have visitors they are so surprised how white the beach is. On most days the gulf is a pure emerald in color and that is why it’s called The Emerald Coast. One of the…

June 4, 2020

USS ALABAMA BATTLESHIP MEMORIAL PARK REOPENS

Battleship park reopens Be sure to check Website for current hours as they are subject to change. Living in NW Florida gives you the opportunity to visit and photograph a number of places within a fifty mile range. Meaning some nice short day trips. Just about 50 miles west of where I am located, just outside of Mobile, Alabama, is USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. It’s where the Battleship USS Alabama is docked. But not only is the great ship there, you will also find the submarine, USS Drum along with a museum and military aircraft on the grounds.   Once you arrive at the park there is a $4.00 charge…

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 26, 2020

TIME TO GET YOUR CAMERA/COMPUTER READY FOR NEXT TRIP

Hello Traveling Seniors!  Just like most of you, we are on hold with our travels. Now, since many of you use cameras and computers for your travels it’s a good time to take inventory and do some cleaning. What i mean is: 1) check with your camera manufacturer(Website) to see if there are any firmware updates for your camera and or computer. I am a Mac user and there was an update yesterday. 2) There have also been a number of firmware updates for cameras over the past month. Again, check the manufacturer’s website. 3) In addition to firmware updates, it is a good time to lay out all of…

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….

February 17, 2020

A ROADSIDE WONDER: HISTORY APPEARS ON THE CORNER

As I drove halfway across the country for the holidays, I took backroads.  You all know how Stu and I love backroads! But traffic was heavy and the two-lane highway I was traveling seemed to always have 10 vehicles in front of me due to solid yellow lines on the roadway.   Frustration set in. I had promised to be at my daughter’s on a certain day. “Why did I take THIS road?” I will NEVER get there! You know the feeling.   Backroads shelter surprises and I should have known I would see some in Tennessee. All of a sudden, a sign appeared that said, “Scopes Trial Museum.” Whaaat? THE Scopes…

February 10, 2020

2020 SENIOR DISCOUNTS AT RESTAURANTS

  When we travel, we are always looking for good food at a discount! Saving money on food means more days on the road!   Our friends @theseniorlist reached out to all national restaurant chains to survey about available senior discounts.    Be aware that some of the discounts noted are offered by franchise owners in local markets. As such, the senior discounts can vary and change without notice.   Our thanks to The Senior List for allowing us to reprint their findings. 2020 List of Senior Discounts Restaurants   Applebee’s Senior Discount: 10-15% off (varies by location) MAY require Golden Apple Card (60+) verified Arby’s Senior Discount: 10% off –…