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  • Elderhostel -  "Adventures in Lifelong Learning" - America's first and the world's largest educational travel organization (not-for-profit) for adults 55 and over. Has more than 8,000 learning adventures in all 50 states and more than 90 countries abroad. Elderhostel offers in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning experiences for almost every interest and ability. 
  • ElderTrav  - "an information resource on senior alternative vacations as well as a listing of companies that offer senior adventure travel throughout the world. 
  • Eldertreks  - "the world's first adventure travel company designed exclusively for people 50 and over - offers active, off-the-beaten-path, and small-group adventures by both land and sea in over 80 countries". 
  • 50plus Expeditions - "Adventure Travel for People Over 50 - Active off-the-beaten path small group tours around the globe" 
  • Travel With A Challenge Magazine - "Discover the new world of cruise and land vacations for mature travelers, their families and friends" 
    • Amtrak Senior Citizen Discount
    • National Park Service Senior Pass
    • Older Drivers and Aging
    • Travel Tips for Older Americans
  • Sightseeing
  • Singles / Solo
  • Events and Adventures - "An Activities Club for Singles"
  •  - "serves up 'solo dining savvy' for you" - interesting to all solo diners, not necessarily single. 

for Women only -


Spas - (books)

  • SpaFinder -


State travel

Theme Parks


  • VocationVacations® - "enabling you to test-drive your dream job, empowering you to turn your passions into your career" 


  • The Nature Conservancy - volunteer opportunities 
  • Volunteering in the U.S. 
    • USA Freedom Corps - visit this site to search (search engine in upper right-hand corner of their home page) for volunteering opportunities by:
      • interest
      • state
      • zip code
    • US Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Land Management Volunteer Program
    • Take Pride in America - volunteer activities at natural and cultural sites. Check out volunteering opportunities with other US Govt. organizations like the National Park Service, Forest Service, etc. (search engine on bottom of their home page) 
  • Volunteering Internationally 



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Travelers in sheep's clothing / Big Horn Sheep, Glacier N.P., Montana - (c) 2006 Ted Grellner

Wildlife Viewing 

(see also Birding in main section) 

    • to find Recreation Areas with Wildlife Viewing Activities:
      • birdwatching or other nature study
      • view/photograph natural scenery
      • sightseeing




Other Guides to Wine Travel


Women (see Getaways for 'Girls Only')




  • *World Heritage Sites* - that includes 851 properties located throughout the world which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. Once on the site, select by 'country'. Such sites include: 
    • the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu of Peru
    • Borobudur Temple of Indonesia
    • Stonehenge of U.K.
    • Grand Canyon of the U.S.
    • 10 Selection Criteria for W.H.

Travel to Stonehenge / Stonehenge, U.K. (c) 2006 Ted Grellner

  • Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory - "your guide to official tourist information sources: 
    • government tourism offices
    • convention and visitors bureaus
    • chambers of commerce, all that provide free, accurate, and unbiased travel information to the public. Business such as travel agents, tour operators and hotels are not included".



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