21
January
2012

Couple Vacations; Delft and Schiedam Holland Netherlands; Boomer & Senior Travel TV #11; by Debbie Gerber

Show #11 A visit to beautiful Delft and Schiedam Holland Netherlands. Debbie Gerber takes you to a Delft Blue Pottery Factory “Delftse Pauw” to watch them hand paint the pottery in the original style. In Delft we see “New Church, Delft Square, Blue Glass Heart, rising of the draw bridge, Delft restaurants, Billy Bear restaurant, and the Hotel De Koophandel pictures.  In Schiedam do the walking tour of the 5 tallest Windmills in the world. “De Walvisch (whale) De Noord (the north) De Palmboom (The Palmtree) (De Drie Koombloemen (The Three Cornflowers) and De Vrijheid (The Freedom.) My favorite thing to do is have ice cream and Freeze (fries)

 

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19
January
2012

Seat Picking Art

There is an art to picking airplane seats. Make sure the size of your bag will fit in the overhead. Different sizes of planes hold different sizes of bags. I have been on planes where they take all but the smallest bags and check them at the gate. If there are things you want with you on the plane in the cabin make sure they are in your purse or small baggage item.
Have you ever sat in the seats next to the bath rooms? Not such good seats. People standing over you, bumping you and then there can be smells. I stay away from that area.
The bulkhead seats offer a little more leg room for those with long legs but you can’t put your bag under the seat in front of you. It will be in the bin overhead.
Aisle seats let you get out to the bathroom without having to ask people get out. Be careful of the people and carts going up and down the aisle. You can get bumped.
Window seats give you not only a view out the window you also get a place to rest your head to sleep.
The back row of seats generally do not recline so they can be uncomfortable. In some planes the seats get closer together the further back in the plane you get.
If you don’t like the seats you get when you check in go to the gate counter to see if they can change your seats. Try to pick your seating when you book them. You can do it online or view the seats available online and then call and have an agent assign them.

18
January
2012

Exploring Your Hotel; Boomer & Senior Travel TV; Quick Tip #10b by Debbie Gerber

Quick Tip #10b Video of couple travel hotel amenities closets and the safe.

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17
January
2012

Don’t Let the Media Coverage of Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Sink Your Vacation Dreams

The Costa Concordia cruise ship sinking was a terrible tragedy for the passengers, cruise line and could be for you too. Don’t go running for the mountains because the ocean now feels unsafe. The statistics show that cruise ship travel is still one of the safest modes of vacationing.

If you allow the images and stories from the media to activate your fear and over ride your good sense then you will never travel. You won’t be able to watch movies, TV, the news or read a newspaper without coming unglued about all types of vacation disasters.

I just watched “When Vacations Attack” yesterday. It was showing a fishing charter in Alaska that had an explosion in the engine room and sank. The people survived but just barely. I am planning on going on that very fishing trip in Alaska this summer. Even though I am a seasoned traveler it still unnerved me.

15
January
2012

Couple Vacations; Maduradam Scheveningen Holland Netherlands; Boomer & Senior Travel TV #10 by Debbie Gerber

Show #10 Video of couple travel to Madurodam & Scheveningen Holland, Netherlands. This couples vacation show highlights sightseeing things to see and do in Madurodam and Scheveningen such as the yearly Sand Sculpture Festival the Scheveningen Beach and Boardwalk and the of course all of Holland in miniature.

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