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of your dreams? 1. Deciding on your destination.
2. Learning more about your
3. Booking your fare(s).
4. Finding accommodations. This presentation will help you plan your vacation by focusing on four aspects of planning: Things to consider: How safe is your destination?
What is your budget?
When are you going?
How are you getting there?
Where are you staying?
What activities will you want to do there? http://www.expedia.com/ http://www.priceline.com/ http://www.orbitz.com/ http://www.orbitz.com/ http://www.travelzoo.com/ THE MOST POPULAR TRAVEL WEBSITES ARE: Are there travel websites designed for senior citizens? YES ! The good old days of booking trips with travel agents are mostly gone, and now most bookings are done by travelers themselves online.
There are many travel websites
which offer guidance and booking services, from airplane tickets, to cruises, hotels and tour expeditions. Every one is familiar with printed materials, this guide will provide you with many resources to choose from; such as magazines, travel guides, atlases, encyclopedias and bilingual dictionaries.
If you feel comfortable navigating the internet and creating user accounts in travel websites, you can use your computer to plan, research and book your travel. Don't worry, your personal information will be safe with the websites we recommend here. You will need an email account and may also need a credit card for some of these sites. You have plenty of choices! or print material electronic WHAT TYPES OF MATERIALS WILL YOU USE TO PLAN YOUR TRIP? USEFUL WEBSITES DESIGNED TO HELP SENIORS BOOK THEIR TRAVEL http://www.aarp.org/travel/ http://www.roadscholar.org/ http://seniorjournal.com/Travel.htm Travel Agencies such as Vantage Travel targets senior citizens and may best meet your special travel needs. http://www.vantagetravel.com/ AARP TRAVEL GUIDE ROADSCHOLAR SENIOR JOURNAL Happy Trails!
http://www.evergreenclub.com/ COUCHSURFING https://www.couchsurfing.org/ USEFUL WEBSITES DESIGNED TO HELP SENIORS FIND LODGING AIR B'N'B
https://www.airbnb.com/ https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl State Department's website:
Sign up for STEP program:
CIA World Factbook (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html) BROWSE SOME TRAVEL MAGAZINES http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/ http://www.budgettravel.com/ http://www.travelandleisure.com/ http://www.cntraveler.com/ TRAVEL AGENCIES https://travel.americanexpress.com/home http://www.libertytravel.com/ You prefer in person help of a travel agent? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/travel/are-travel-agents-back.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Make sure you know their fees.
Research their reputation Are Travel Agents Back?
by Michelle Higging,
published April 20, 2012 READ THIS VERY INFORMATIVE NYTIMES ARTICLE: find out what your neighbors need to say about your local travel agency in http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=travel+agency&find_loc=Brooklyn%2C+NY&ns=1 Chinese Cantonese
Phrase Book & Dictionary
CHI 495.1834 C Hindi Phrase Book & Dictionary
491.4383 H Italian Phrase Book
458.3421 I Spanish Phrase Book
BOOK & CD 468.3421 S List of Phrasebooks:
http://brooklyn.bibliocommons.com/list/show/151888051_pinkgreenblack/169187172_702_travel-_phrasebooks and this guide designed
by Anika Paris & Felix Esquivel will HELP YOU! Seniors: LIST OF ATLASES http://brooklyn.bibliocommons.com/list/show/151888051_pinkgreenblack/166416551_702_travel-_atlases LIST OF BOOKS http://brooklyn.bibliocommons.com/list/show/151888051_pinkgreenblack/166453194_702_travel-_guidebooks Print Materials -Traditional source of information most people are comfortable using.
-Books are portable.
-Don’t require electricity or internet access.
-What you see on a book page is permanent.
-Books included in this presentation are available from Brooklyn Public Library at no cost.
-Use this guide as your travel guide shopping list. PROS Print Materials CONS -information can be outdated.
-you may be stuck purchasing materials that the library does not have available Electronic Resources -More up-to-date information.
-Recent visitors to your destination may have posted material or reviews online that can be just as helpful as what is published.
-Information is unlimited and often available for free. Electronic Resources PROS CONS -Need internet and electricity (can be unreliable depending on where you travel).
-Information is not always vetted (but remember that we ensure you that the information included in this presentation is reliable). To find out if you should have any special concerns about your international destination go to: REMEMBER LETTERS IN RED ARE WEBSITES LINKS http://www.ny.aaa.com/Magazine.aspx If planning to travel by car become a member of AAA NY Publication: Car and Travel Magazine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palawan PALAWAN PHILIPPINES note that travel books are call numbers 914-917 in your local library!