Travel Tips for Seniors

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In this episode, the old codgers offer a few travel tips for seniors they learned during their recent adventures on the road, in the air, and while in Europe. While the news reports about the challenges of air travel can seem overwhelming at times, we suggest a few travel tips that can make it a bit easier on the body and soul. Travel in our golden years can be exciting, frequently fun, and almost always memorable. Folks who follow our travel tips for seniors may find their trips less hectic and more relaxing by not trying to cram too much into their sojourns.

As a special treat in this episode, Randy delivers a little ditty he composed to help senior citizens remember what to take with them when they head out to run errands. Randy titled it An Old Codger Leaves the House. Be forewarned, after listening to Randy sing his masterpiece, the lyrics have the potential to become a first-class earworm. On a positive note, you will never leave your glasses, wallet, keys, or phone behind again.

Glasses, wallet, keys, and phone. Keys and phone.
Glasses, wallet, keys, and phone. Keys and phone.
These are the things we find before we roam.
Glasses, wallet, keys, and phone. Keys and phone.

© 2022 Randy Schultz
Randy gives you royalty-free permission to sing or record this song anywhere as long as you mention the Camp Codger podcast.

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8 comments on “Travel Tips for Seniors

  1. Kate Connors says:

    Thanks for nothing, fellow codgers. “Glasses, wallet, keys & phone” is my new earworm!
    (No, really, fun episode. . .)

    1. Gary Ebersole says:

      Kate! Really nice to hear from you. Thanks for the comment and, now that you mention it, Randy’s little memory ditty is an earworm! Curses!

  2. Iris says:

    On all my international trips, the first thing I research is whether they offer a “Hop on Hop Off” bus tour so I can get the lay of the land. I then decide what to revisit or spend more time doing. I’ve also decided that economy plus and business class is a must for any international travel. Honestly, I upgrade domestically now to economy plus where I can. I’ve earned the right to be comfortable while traveling. Great to hear your voice Gary!

    1. Gary Ebersole says:

      Thanks, Iris. I think all of us old folks are lined up behind a quick bus tour to get the lay of the land and to treat ourselves to a bit of comfort with a seat upgrade.

  3. David S Zeidberg says:

    Two comments:
    1. We always travel light with carry-on only and have followed the tip of being near laundry. You don’t run the risk of lost luggage, which can crimp the first day/s at your destination.
    2. We’re at a point where comfortable traveling is essential. Either we spend the money or our kids get it. There’s a line from one of Harry Chapin’s songs: “Got to be the goin’ , not just the gettin’ there that’s good.

    1. Gary Ebersole says:

      Thanks, David. Only a true codger can quote Harry Chapin lyrics! And with spot-on accuracy for this topic. Safe travels!

  4. Susan Zollo says:

    So, my husband and I love to cook. At home, we buy all our herbs and spices wholesale from a nearby Amish community. When we travel, we like to eat out sometimes, but we also like to sample what is in season in the locale where we have our AIrBNB or VRBO. Discovering the fresh catch of the day, you might say. So, we started buying those tiny little cannisters of spices to take along in a quart bag. You know, the little orange and white containers? Just the basics, basil, oregano, thyme, dill, cumin and of course cinnamon for our morning French toast.


    Signed Susan from Iowa

    1. Gary Ebersole says:

      Thanks, Sue. Trying seasonal and local foods you cook at your temporary Airbnb home is a great idea!

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