Frequent flyer gives tips for seniors

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120407/LIVING/704079975

    Evelyn Hannon has been traveling solo for 30 years, and has learned a thing or two about senior travel.

    At 72, she tackles travel adventures many would hesitate to embrace. In three decades, Hannon has weathered a three-month Semester at Sea voyage with 750 students, performed as a film extra in Hong Kong, interviewed an African chief in Ghana and herded cows in Gruyere.

    Here are her top tips for affordable senior travel.

    Discounts: Hannon celebrates her seniority by enjoying all of the discounts it brings her way. A major source of these discounts is her AARP membership. That's right, folks. Retirement discounts aren't just for Denny's anymore.


    http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120407/LIVING/704079975
     
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    Well, many hotel chains (at least the ones I patronize) have their own senior discount program that doesn't require me to pay an insurance salesman (AARP) an annual membership fee. Both Marriott and Starwood offer frequent senior discounts, you just need to look for them.

    Good article, though. I liked the observation
    but would note this applies to Scotch, too. :D
     
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    She can join our 70+ geezer group on the Mega Dos.
     
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    Agree !
     
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    I've also gotten senior discounts without an AARP card at hotel chains.
    Of course, I prefer the discount of staying for free with points. :)
     
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