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Travel Tips from Samantha Brown at the AARP Ideas@50+ Conference

In Interviews w. Interesting People, Need to Know, Random Thoughts On September 13, 2014 0 Comments

I’ve always enjoyed watching Samantha Brown on the Travel Channel as she’s one of the few TV hosts that feels authentic and real. She comes across as someone… Read More »

Adventure + Learning with Road Scholar = A Great Combination

In Interviews w. Interesting People On April 10, 2014 14 Comments

INTERVIEW: Ruth Schick, Road Scholar (Part 2) Established as Elderhostel in 1975, Road Scholar has been offering learning and travel programs for nearly four decades! This is a… Read More »

Featured Traveler: A Lifelong Learner recommends Road Scholar

In Interviews w. Interesting People On April 8, 2014 0 Comments

INTERVIEW: Ruth Schick, Lifelong Learning with Road Scholar (Part 1) Last December I wrote about Road Scholar, a travel program that has “Lifelong Learning” as its motto and… Read More »

Special Considerations when Traveling with Aging Parents

In Interviews w. Interesting People On March 27, 2014 2 Comments

INTERVIEW: Jeannette Franks, Gerontologist (Part 3) Drawing on her professional experience as a gerontologist and on her personal experience traveling with her father, Jeannette Franks has plenty of… Read More »

The Rewards of Traveling

In Interviews w. Interesting People On March 26, 2014 0 Comments

INTERVIEW: Jeannette Franks, Gerontologist (Part 2) Jeannette Franks has been working with aging populations for many years. Her approach emphasizes treating seniors with respect and compassion—and not underestimating… Read More »

“It’s a badge of honor to have grey hair!”

In Interviews w. Interesting People On March 25, 2014 0 Comments

INTERVIEW: Jeannette Franks, Gerontologist (Part 1) Last September I published a guest post by Jeannette Franks, a gerontologist in Washington State, in which she wrote about traveling with… Read More »

Interview: Rick Steves and the Washington Post

In Interviews w. Interesting People On March 15, 2014 0 Comments

During an interview with the Washington Post, travel author and host Rick Steves talks about taking his mother out to concerts and other social events even after she… Read More »

Assisted Vacation

INTERVIEW: Thomas Stern of Assisted Vacation (Part 2)

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People, Mobility Challenges, Travel Prep Resources On February 20, 2014 0 Comments

As our family members age, mobility limitations and health issues can present new challenges to traveling. That’s not to say that travel with aging parents is impossible under… Read More »

Assisted Vacation

INTERVIEW: Thomas Stern of Assisted Vacation (Part 1)

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People, Mobility Challenges, Travel Prep Resources On February 19, 2014 0 Comments

INTERVIEW (Part 1): Thomas Stern of Assisted Vacation I’ve been traveling around the world with my mom for two decades. During that time we’ve visited Australia, England, China,… Read More »

Stay Active, Seniors!

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People On December 19, 2013 0 Comments

Earlier this week, I shared my conversations with Jeanne Kelly and Jeffrey Dokken about their experiences conducting for Encore Creativity for Older Adults. This inspiring chorus program welcomes… Read More »