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Find Other Singles (Singles Cruises):
|7-night Mediterranean cruise departs Sep 19th
||Sail from Venice on Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas, visiting Split, Croatia and Corfu, Athens, Mykonos and Olympia in Greece, starting from $1,073 Greek Isles! -- Last Call!
|7-night Mexican Riviera cruise departs Oct 25th
||Sail from Los Angeles on Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas, visiting Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, starting from $544 Halloween! -- Last Call!
|7-night Caribbean cruise departs Oct 25th
||Sail from Fort Lauderdale on the Emerald Princess, visiting Princess Cays, St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Grand Turk, starting from $675
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|7-night Caribbean cruise departs Dec 13th
||Sail from Fort Lauderdale on the Celebrity Solstice, visiting San Juan, St. Kitts and St. Maarten, starting from $872
For 40+ Singles!
|5-night Caribbean cruise departs Dec 28th
||Sail from Miami on Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas, visiting Cozumel and Belize City, starting from $955 New Year's Eve!
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Singles Solo Travel
Singles Travel International offers trips and cruises for all age ranges. They offer cruises for singles ages 50 and over several times each year. Most of Singles Travel International’s trips and cruises are open to singles of all ages. You can go on safari, get away for a weekend or explore Italy, and you choose either a room sharing option or higher-cost private room.
Tip: Some trips take you far from medical assistance. Carefully review the itinerary details before you book your tour. When you book a tour or cruise, you normally pay a “per-person, double occupancy” price. If you’re traveling alone, you are charged a higher price, normally called a “single supplement.”. Fortunately, some tour operators recognize that many seniors are solo travelers and now offer "single-friendly" trips.
O Solo Mio
O Solo Mio offers international tours for singles 35 and older. Some trips are combined with non-single tour groups. While O Solo Mio will accept singles of any age, most of their tour participants are in their late 40’s and 50’s. If older travelers inquire about O Solo Mio’s trips, the sales representatives will “explain to them that it will be likely that they will be the oldest person on the trip and if that makes them uncomfortable perhaps they should reconsider traveling with O Solo Mio.” (Quote taken from O Solo Mio’s website.)
Silversea is a luxury cruise line that offers reduced single supplements on some of its cruises. Condé Nast Traveller chose Silversea as the “World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line” in 2007. Silversea also has a Gentlemen Hosts program on some cruises; single women who want to eat or dance with someone can enjoy the companionship of a polite, polished gentleman.
Solo’s Holidays offers international trips and activity trips for singles in three different age ranges, 25 – 45, 30 – 59 and 45+, as well as tours for singles of all ages. Because this tour operator is based in the U. K., trips depart from London and are priced in British pounds. They offer single rooms and
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The Smartest Seniors, Get A City Pass
In a handful of US cities, you can save big by buying a CityPass which provides admission to many attractions for one price.
For instance, the New York City CityPass is $53 and includes tickets to six attractions including the Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum and the Empire State Building observatory deck. Other CityPass cites are Chicago, Hollywood, Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle, and San Francisco. Prices vary and most passes are valid for nine days. Call 1-888.330.5008 or go to www.citypass.com.
SENIOR TRAVEL DISCOUNTS UP TO 50%... For Real !!!
Starwood Hotels (Sheraton, Four Points, W Hotels, Westin Hotels and Resorts): Though they caution that the discount can be withheld during periods of peak business, and is not applicable to minimum-rate rooms, virtually all Sheratons give a 50 percent senior travel discount to those 60 and older. Phone toll free 800/325-3535. Web site: starwood.com/.
Marriott Hotels: At more than 2000 Marriott Hotels in the United States, senior travelers (62 and older) save at least 15 percent off normal rates. This includes Marriott's Fairfield Inns and Courtyards by Marriott (two subsidiary chains), and Marriott's Residence Inns. Phone Marriott itself at 888/236-2427, Web site: marriott.com/.
Days Inns: AARP members receive 15 percent off at participating Days Inns, and all Days Inns offer 10 percent off to senior travelers over 60 with proof of age. Reservations: 800/329-7466. Visit daysinn.com/ for more information and online reservations.
Howard Johnson's: Twenty percent off for AARP members, at all the nation's Hojos. Phone toll free 800/IGOHOJO. Web site: hojo.com/.
Ramada Inn: AARP members get 20 percent off normal rates. Phone toll free 800/2-RAMADA. Web site: ramada.com/.
Radisson Hotels: Begun in September of 1997, the "Senior Travel Breaks" program allows persons 50 or older to stay at any Radisson Hotel Worldwide (there are 427 in 300 countries) at a discount of 15-40 percent off the regular rate. For more information, call 800/333-3333. Web site: radisson.com/.
Choice Hotels (Clarion Hotels, Quality Inns, Sleep Inns, Friendship Inns, Rodeway Inns and Econo Lodges): offer 20-30 percent discounts to senior travelers over the age of 60, and 10% for people 50+. AARP members get 15 percent off. Reservations must be made through the chains toll free number (800/4-CHOICE), so check first with the local hotels to make sure the "discounted" price you're getting from the nationwide reservations center beats any local discounts (sometimes it won't). Web site: choicehotels.com/.
B&B Bargains for Seniors. Consider a bed-and-breakfast club paying only $10 to $20 a night, breakfast included, to stay in the homes of travelers like you. In return, you offer your spare room for others. Members of the Evergreen Club (800.962.2392) must be 50-plus.
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See what your Congressman takes in legal bribes: http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/
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See how your Congressman voted: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/
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Holding Power Accountable: http://www.commoncause.org/
National Taxpayers Union: http://www.ntu.org/main/
What you pay for Congress: http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/congbenefits.html
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Walking can Add minutes to Your Life!
Importance of Walking (sent in by some nurses who smoke and don’t exercise)
Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7000 per month.
My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60. Now he's 97 years old
and we don't know where he is.
I like long walks especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
The only reason I would take up walking is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
I have to walk early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I'm doing… I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. I haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there.
Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise' - I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
I do have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.
The advantage of exercising every day is so when you die, they'll say, 'Well, she looks good doesn't she.'
If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.
I know I got a lot of exercise the last few years.....just getting over the hill.
We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our heads.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Like all the health magazines suggest - You could run this over to your friends, but I’d just e-mail it to them!
Milton sends these in:
A man told his friend, “The doctor told me I’d be dead in a week if I didn’t stop chasing women.”
“Why would he say that?”
“Well…his wife was one of the women I was chasing!”
A man tried to board a city bus with a Saint Bernard. The driver refused to allow him entry.
The man said, “Buddy, do you know what you can do with your bus?”
The driver said, “If you can do the same thing with your Saint Bernard, you can get on!”
Keep on walking – feel the burn! Happy Traveling