Specialty Guides

Elderhostel

Elderhostel is a nonprofit group that invites adults age 55 or over to “share new ideas, explore new places and make new friends” while enjoying an educational vacation. Relive your college experience for a week while staying in dormitories of participating colleges across the country and attending classes in any of a multitude of subjects. Choose your adventure by topic, location and/or date using the full catalog which is available online at their web site.

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For the disabled

Accessible Travel is maintained by Bill and Carol Randall, travel lovers who have experienced first hand the difficulties facing the disabled when traveling. They provide this site as a service to fellow disabled travel lovers who also have experienced similar difficulties. It offers information in the following areas: links to relay and TTY numbers, to travel agents who specialize in trips for the disabled, destination information, “Travel Tales” submitted by other travelers, a very useful “Travel Tips” section, discussion forums and much more. Coverage includes worldwide access information and resources.

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Honeymoon planning

This site comes to us from Susan Wagner Associates. Susan has over 15 years of experience in rating honeymoon destinations, including 10 years as editor of the honeymoon section of Modern Bride. This site is perfect for advice in planning to make your honeymoon perfect.

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Resorts

This site is the place for the luxury traveler to access information on 2200+ of the world's top resort hotels. Click on the appropriate icon on their home page to search by resort type (golf, skiing, scuba diving, horseback riding, fishing, spa, marina, casino, safari/eco and beach). Then click on the area of the global map where you would like to vacation. Alternately, you can search by keyword from their homepage. The resorts listed here are described as either the best or the most unique in each area and are selected on that criteria.

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Seniors

Eldertreks – an adventure travel site dedicated to adults age 50 or older. Eldertreks is a tour company which specializes in offering unique itineraries that will take the traveler “beyond the windows of the usual tour bus and 5 star hotels.” It offers more active tours to small groups of people, some of which may be physically challenging, to get them to participate in the cultures of the chosen destination . If you choose the more physically challenging option, you may be doing extended walking, hiking, even camping, all activities geared to a physically fit individual over 50. For something different.

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Spas

Spa finder is a commercial site which provides a comprehensive database of spas worldwide, access to Spa Finder Magazine and toll-free order lines with free vacation spa consultations and reservation service. It also advertises last minute spa deals. It is all aimed at promoting “optimal health and well-being through the spa experience.” Search by spa type, location or by special interest. If you are looking to try a spa vacation, click here.

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Travel & Vacation Packages

An online travel agency for travel and vacation packages around the globe. This includes Resort and Hotel Packages, Adventure and Specialty Travel, such as golf, ski, romance, cruises and more. You can also search by geographic region and link to travel specials. Fill out a user profile, indicating your preferences and have them do the looking and notify you by email when specials arise that match your profile.

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