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 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 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…

March 1, 2020

A SHORT TRIP TO FORT PICKENS

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 sunset Bookstore & Discovery Center: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Campground Registration Office: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Entrance Fees Per person (pedestrian, cyclist, etc.)……………………….$15 Motorcycle…………………………………………………………..$20 Private vehicle (capacity <15)…………………………………$25 Private vehicle (capacity >15)……$7 per person; up to $25 Commercial Groups Per vehicle (capacity 6 or less)….$25 plus; $10 per person Per vehicle (capacity 7 to…

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 –…

February 3, 2020

TUCSON ARIZONA’S REMARKABLE SABINO CANYON

Even in May, it was over 100 degrees. This is the desert, after all. But May also means the desert is in bloom. We found Sabino Canyon unique and gorgeous in every way.    Sabino Canyon is in the Santa Catalina Mountains and has a unique landscape neither of us had ever experienced before. Saguaro Cactus, Palo Verde trees, Cholia and Prickly Pear Cactus are all over the canyon.   Stop first at the Visitors’ Center which is open every day from 8-4:30, except for Christmas and Thanksgiving. There, you can pick up trail maps, books and other information.                  THE TRAM SYSTEM   The Canyon has…

January 27, 2020

THE 2020 BEST TRAVEL DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS

Some think winter is no time to travel. But it IS a GREAT time to do some trip planning!     Once again this year, our close friends @the senior list have gathered the best airline discounts for seniors for 2020.  They annually allow us to reprint their findings. We hope you will check with The Senior List often for valuable information on aging well.   *Please note: Some of the discounts you’ll see below are offered by franchise owners in local markets.  This means that senior discounts may vary by location.   This List of Best Travel Discounts for Seniors is full of verified senior discounts. Senior Discounts that have a verified flag next to…

January 20, 2020

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA: SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA’S MOST PICTURESQUE TOWN

“The real Virginia stops at Roanoke.” “That’s what people around here say.”  I was talking to the friendly ladies at the Abingdon, Virginia Visitor Center. I had to giggle as I had never heard that said in all my 15 years of living in Northern Virginia!   This was our first trip to Southwest Virginia and its small towns amid rolling green hills. We loved the surprises around each corner!         It was high time we visited this corner of Virginia that shares state lines with Kentucky and Tennessee and is a stone’s throw from North Carolina. We cannot wait to go back!   Abingdon, Virginia is…