26
October
2012

Travel: What are the best ways to get local advice and recommendations when traveling?

I was recently asked this question and I thought of sharing it here in my blog…

What are the best ways to get local advice and recommendations when traveling?

When I talk to people about apps there seems to be a wide range that people use depending on what service they are looking for. Some of the most common apps are “yelp,” “Local,” “Goby,” “Wikihood,” “XE Currency,” and “Tripit.”

For web searches it seems to be more uniform. Almost all the time I get the response that they look up the location or tourist sights, restaurants, hotels, car rental locations, and peoples addresses on google search or google maps. I know I use this all the time.  Here are a couple other websites I use “Trip Advisor,” and the “Weather Channel.”  More and more people are turning to my webshow “Boomer & Senior Travel TV” for information on what to see and do in travel destination as well as hints and tips that make their travel more comfortable and enjoyable.

www.boomerandseniortravel.tv (get a free printable packing list)
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25
October
2012

Summer Road Trip – Traveling Tips

Just a few tips can help a road trip go more smoothly especially if you are traveling with kids. I took my grandkids to Southern Utah this summer. A cooler was definitely a life saver. We could store treats and food so it would stay cold. We froze water bottles 3/4 full then as they melted we had cold water to drink. The new wave of having a video player in the car must be God sent because we sure felt blessed by it. We still took time out for songs, stories and laughter.

27
September
2012

Journey Planner; Cheap Flights 101

How to get a cheap flight? Check dates at least 21 days in advance. Check different days of the week and different airlines as they all can be priced differently.

13
September
2012

Traveling Tips: How Much Should You Tip?

Tipping is always a question you need an answer to before you travel to a new place. You don’t want to underpay and be a cheapskate on the other hand you don’t want to pay too much. Research the place you are traveling to or ask your travel advisor for guidance. There is tipping and gratuities for everything from restaurants to your cab driver or tour guide.

04
September
2012

Backpacking: Traveling Tips and Europe Packing List

I was recently asked this question and I thought of sharing it here in my blog…

Backpacking: What is the best advice you can share about backpacking through Europe?

  • I would use the train system in Europe. You can get passes that can take you though several countries. It is efficient and inexpensive for as much as it allows you to see.
  • Bring money and a credit card.
  • A copy of any medication prescriptions, eyeglass prescription, doctor’s names and phone # or medical information a hospital or doctor might need if you needed medical attention.
  • Have a plan for where you want to go.
  • Leave a copy of your itinerary with someone at home and let them know if you are making any changes to it along the way.
  • Keep your money in two different places. Make sure it is secure. Check out my free printable packing list for tips at www.boomerandseniortravel.tv
  • Spend time getting to know places. Don’t just run from one place to another trying to see everything. Experiencing a place in a little depth will make it more memorable.