Here are a few steps you should take before traveling

Here are a few steps you should take before traveling

We live in a beautiful world that is worth exploring, and as seniors, many individuals have more time than ever to travel. With children gone and retirement from work, now is the perfect time to plan for a new adventure! Is there a beach you have always wanted to visit? Maybe you would like to see a family member who lives outside the country? There is no better time than the present, so start planning. Traveling is more comfortable and exciting with a good plan. Here are a few tips to help. Contact TSA and apply for a TSA Notification Card for faster wait times  This is for individuals with health conditions, disabilities or a medical device that may affect the screening process. Inquire about senior discounts wherever you book a flight or stay  Many places have senior discounts, which are between 10-15% off. Typically, they are held during weekdays since weekend nights are the most booked and therefore, most expensive. Purchase travel insurance A great...
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A few tips on traveling safely when you’re on vacation

A few tips on traveling safely when you’re on vacation

If you enjoy hitting the road to visit family or friends during a long weekend, we have a few ideas to help you stay safe and healthy wherever you are going:Traveling by carLiving in Florida means we have to travel by car one way or another. Whether it's to go to the airport we are visiting someone within the state, a car is going to be involved. A one to five hour drive is usually easy to do, especially if you are switching driving duties with someone else and making sure to get enough stops in along the way.  If the drive is more than five hours, it is best to stop overnight as you risk being fatigued, and accident rates go up the more tired you are.A few key things to remember no matter how far you are driving:Have your car inspected or serviced before the drivePrepare your home before you leave so make sure it is secure and monitoredPlan...
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How to Travel Anywhere without Airport and Hotel Hassles

How to Travel Anywhere without Airport and Hotel Hassles

Are you dreaming of going on vacation and hiking in the mountains? Or relaxing on a golden-sand beach for a week? There are so many beautiful places in the United States that are within reach. International travel is not the best idea while we are dealing with a pandemic, but a secluded spot near a hiking trail or a campground by the beach is just what the doctor ordered. You may be asking, “That sounds fun, but how do I do that?” Our answer: renting or owning an RV! Before you stop reading because you think an RV is not for you, we want to show you all the options and solutions for any doubt you may have. All you need to do is come up with a list of the comforts you do not want to do without like a queen size bed, a living room area, a washer/dryer, a dishwasher and then come up with how often you would...
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Ideas for vacationing while the weather is nice

Ideas for vacationing while the weather is nice

The weather in Florida right now can’t be beaten. Our northern neighbors have been envying us all winter, but it will soon get hot again and unbearable to be outside. That’s why we think now is a great time to enjoy all the outdoors has to offer and take a small vacation. As Floridians, we have lots of travel options to choose from between beachside hotels and Disney World to golf retreats and more. With the help of our Approved Vendors, we have a few ideas up our sleeves. Go anywhere with Giant Recreation World RV travel exploded this year as people wanted the freedom to travel without worrying about flights and hotels. You can go from sleeping by a lake one day to waking up at a beach town the next. Even just within Florida, there are so many options depending on your interests. The Florida Keys are an ideal destination this time of year and most beach towns have RV parks...
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This is the ideal retirement lifestyle investment for travel lovers

This is the ideal retirement lifestyle investment for travel lovers

Retirement is the perfect time to make dreams of extended travel come true, but it is not always easy on the wallet. Flights, hotels and rental cars can be a headache. More and more retired Americans are looking to owning an RV because of its hassle-free nature but have no idea where to begin with their search. The size and unit type (motor home or travel trailer) can be hard to determine. Plus, there are many considerations for potential RV owners. Who will be doing the driving? What lifestyle features are essential (i.e. multiple beds, bathrooms, washer/dryer, dishwasher, or large screen TV)? How often will it be used—only on weekends, a month or two out of the year or for long periods of driving and touring? Where will the RV be stored when it’s not in use? Thankfully, there is someplace local that can help with all those questions and more—Giant Recreation World. They are a trusted and recommended RV dealer...
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