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John C. Jones

John C. Jones
Travel Photojournalist

Las Vegas Remains An Exciting Travel

"Best Buy" for Seniors

A welcome to one of the most exciting cities in the world! You'll find everything you need on lasvegastouristbureau.com to make planning your trip easy, and save you money on your next Las Vegas hotel reservation. We have the best rates on Las Vegas hotel rooms and the best selection of Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and other exciting tours available on any one website.at deeply discounted prices!

Need a Las Vegas hotel room and air package? Please call 800-777-8342 for old-fashioned service at online prices. Our professional travel agents are standing by to help you get the lowest prices at the most convenient times. You may reserve your wedding chapel for a renewal of that event of yesteryear.

So do yourself a favor and check our prices on Las Vegas hotel rooms and more! We know you'll find our prices on Las Vegas hotel rooms, Grand Canyon tours and Hoover Dam tours the best you've seen offered over the internet.

Las Vegas Tourist Board


If you enjoy photographyAdventure Photo Tours’ half-day photo tour of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Breathtaking 3,000-foot tall, multi-colored cliffs (which are ancient sand dunes). Includes "Howard Hughes Ranch" Tour. $89/person.


Other Fantastic Things in Vegas:
Las Vegas Hotel Rooms | Las Vegas Tours | Discounted Las Vegas Hotel Rooms | More Hotel Discounts
Weddings | Maps | Conventions and Groups

Las Vegas Hotel Information Quick Links:
Aladdin | Bally's | Bellagio | Boardwalk | Circus Circus | Excalibur | Flamingo | Four Queens | Golden Nugget
Imperial Palace | Jockey Suites | Las Vegas Club | Las Vegas Hilton | Mandalay Bay | MGM Grand | Frontier
Orleans | Paris | Plaza | Sahara | Stardust | Terrible's | Tropicana | Venetian | Wild Wild West

Air travel hint:

Never sit across from the plane’s toilet again! Check detailed seating plans for 25 airlines at SeatGuru. See what’s to eat at AirlineMeals. For airport terminal and transportation details at 200 airports, check out Worldairportguide.com.

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
Halloween!
-- Last Call!

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!

To sign up for a monthly singles cruise newsletter (and find out what really happens on a singles cruise), click here.

 

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

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

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

 

Travel Discount Links

Orbitz,  Expedia. FlightArrivals Mapquest RoadTripUSA. Hotels.com i.LuxuryLink.  Suddenly Senior Travel Page. Frommer's Budget Travel 50 Plus Expedition, bestfares.com, Travelocity

Looking for a place to compare prices?  Find best buys?  Travel information and ideas for seniors.


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Carry On Baggage Guidelines

Cruise Lines End Fuel Surcharges

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Editor's Choice:  Bestfares.com

Bizrate.com; DealTime.com; Epinions.com; FatWallet.com;

MySimon.com; Nextag.com; Price.com; PriceGrabber.com; PriceScan.com; and StreetPrices.com.

Have Bestfares.com  keep tract of  destination air fares and notify you of low rates

Discount Hotels

Last Minute Deals (Have to act fast)

Latest Airlines and travel information

Car Rental Discounts

Cruise Facts on Cruises For Seniors
Cruises for Seniors

Discounts for Seniors Cruise Trips

Best Cruises for Seniors

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.

Best Cash Cow  BestCashCow provides information on the best CD (certificates of deposit) rates, the best money market rates, the best savings rates, and more - as well as financial information that can help you make better decisions with your money. Bloomers, Life After 50

Mutual Fund Facts About Individual Stocks

The Money Alert

The Living Trust Network,

www.partnershipforcaring.org.

Long Term Disability Claim Information

Quicken

SmartMoney

iMoneyNet.com

Bankrate.com

www.sec.gov

Yahoo! Finance

Retirement Planning

Senior Ark

Everything Political

See what your Congressman takes in legal bribes: http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/

There’s an excellent “Money in Politics” database and MoneyLine sponsored by the Congressional Quarterly: http://www.tray.com/

See how your Congressman voted: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/
POLITICAL SITES OF INTEREST TO SENIORS
Track Legislation Online: http://thomas.loc.gov/

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

Find and e-mail your officials in both Federal and State governments http://capwiz.com/thehill/home/

The Progress Report: Perhaps the best place on the Internet to learn the truth about what’s going on, stuff you won’t see elsewhere. Subscribe!

Everything Seniors Finding Partners and

Senior Beauty, and More

SeniorMatch.com

Welcome to the best and most effective dating network for singles over 50! Many of our members are well-educated, successful, and fresh in mind.

Maybe just broken with a long-term partner or lost someone special forever. Maybe have been without someone special in your life for a long, dry period. Whatever the story is, when you finally get tired of single life, join us! SeniorMatch offers you a great platform to meet activity partners, travel companions and dream lover!

Gorgeous Grandma

GrandmaBetty

Everything Perscription, Medical, and Health Senior Information

DRUG ADVICE/ DRUG CARDS

DRUG ASSISTANCE PAGE.

PhRMA has sites at http://www.ayudandopacientes.org and http://www.helpingpatients.org

Costco / Physician.com

VA Health Benefits & Services  Veteran's Information

RxList

Drug Interactions with Herbs

Hearing Loss

HEALTH GENERAL

Welcome to Aging in the Know: Your Gateway to Health and Aging Resources on the Web. Created by the American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging (FHA), Aging in the Know offers up-to-date information for consumers on health and aging.
Overseen by a team of experts on caring for older adults, Aging in the Know content is based on resources that the American Geriatrics Society has developed for its professional members

HealthCentral.com

Healthoopedia

Health-Beauty-Wellness.com

   Health Care and Social Security

Dr. David Williams

Hospice; Preparing for Death  Hospice Foundation of America , US Living Will Registry; Cornell Medical College Div. of Medical Ethics;

Hospital Compare

International Council on Active Aging

Life Begins at 80

www.agingwithdignity.org.

Medical Emergency Card

Medicare -- The Official US Government Site

Medicare Rights Center

Medicaid: The Basics

Med IDs    Free medical ID cards, etc.

Memory Zine

Mobility-Advisor.com:

Nursing Home Comparisons

Public Citizen

Retirement Homes

Senior Link

Seniors Aging Well, Wisely and Successfully

Today‘s Senior Magazine

Vitamin and Nutrition Center

World Health Network - Longevity, Life Expectancy

Worst Pills

Find Local Nursing Homes Free assistance finding the right Skilled Nursing Facility. www.aplaceformom.com

Seniors and AIDS

How Dangerous is Medication Noncompliance to Seniors

Everything Goverment

FirstGov for Seniors

Official information and services from the U.S. government

Caregivers' Resources
Help providing care, benefits, long-distance caregiving, legal matters, support for caregivers...

Consumer Protection for Seniors
Consumer fraud, elder rights, advocates for nursing home residents...

Education, Jobs, and Volunteerism for Seniors
Adult education, AARP working options, Senior Corps...

End-of-Life Issues
Advance directives, estate planning, hospice...

Federal and State Agencies for Seniors
Administration on Aging, Social Security Administration, Veterans' Health Administration...

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Benefits and assistance, health and safety, state resources...

Health for Seniors
Disease, health care facilities, medicare, nutrition...

Housing for Seniors
Reverse mortgages, eldercare, nursing home comparison...

Laws and Regulations Concerning Seniors
Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Medicare Modernization Act, Social Security Act...

Money and Taxes for Seniors
Investing, tax counseling, estate planning...

Retirement
Pension plans, benefits calculator, retirement ages...

Travel and Recreation for Seniors
Amtrak senior discount, older drivers, travel tips

Everything General Senior Information

The Gutsy Generation - Because it takes guts to get old

Senior Chat Little Brown Jug Senior Forum, Overfifties, Over The Hill ,

Seniors Jokes

Illustrated by Ron Pipkin

Feel free to submit your jokes to:  rhonda@photoandtravel.com


     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