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Letting Go of Emotional Baggage when Traveling with your Parents

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On April 1, 2014 2 Comments

When I tell people how much I’ve traveled with my mom (300,000+ miles so far—and counting!), I usually hear a shocked response along the lines of “How could… 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 »

Reader Question: Cell Phones for Seniors

In Gadgets, Reader Questions On March 23, 2014 1 Comment

One of my readers, Richard, recently sent me this question regarding cell phones for seniors via the “Contact Me” form on my website: I want to get a… Read More »

Transportation Discounts for Seniors

In Senior Discounts, Travel Prep Resources On March 19, 2014 0 Comments

Because of the positive response my last post on travel discounts generated, I’ve done some more digging to find transportation discounts for seniors that can save you money… Read More »

Reader Question: Traveling with a Chronic Disease

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On March 18, 2014 12 Comments

Fusun Dulger Charles posted this question on the Facebook page for Travel with Aging Parents: “How can people travel when they have a chronic disease and really don’t… Read More »

Val’s Top 6 Safety Recommendations While Traveling

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions, Travel Prep Resources On March 11, 2014 0 Comments

I’ve read a lot of posts recently on how to protect yourself while traveling and decided to compile my Top 6 recommendations.  There are of course a myriad… Read More »

Reader Question: How much Luggage should I Bring on a Trip?

In Packing Suggestions, Travel Prep Resources On March 6, 2014 1 Comment

Carla de la Tour posted this question on the Facebook page for Travel with Aging Parents, “How much luggage do you take on a week-long trip, and what do you pack… Read More »

Vacationing with Smart Phones and Cell Phones: Staying in Touch without Going Broke, Part 2

In Gadgets, Travel Prep Resources On February 26, 2014 0 Comments

I hope that after reading yesterday’s post in this series, you’re feeling more confident about using a smart phone or cell phone abroad without coming home to a… Read More »