Summer is a popular travel time for everyone. For seniors, there are both great opportunites as well as potential hazzards. Getting away to the beach or mountains is great in the summer. Spending time with family is another high point of summer travel. Seniors need to take extra precautions due to the heat and poor air qulity. Here are a few tips
- Make sure hotels have good air conditioning
- Have the car’s air conditioningÂ serviced prior to car travel.
- Seniors often have a need to urinate more frequently and therefore avoid consuming enough fluid while traveling. The combination of high heat and low fluid volume can quickly bring on dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids at all times.
- Don’t be overly active outdoors if the heat is excessive or air quality is poor.
There are some great summer travel sites to check out:
As kids get out of college for the summer, the rooms and classes open up for seniors. Visiting colleges accross the country can be a rewarding and affordable way to travel visit http://www.seniorsummerschool.com/
Elder Hostel provides hostels specifically for seniors. They have fun trips and packages for the over 55 crowd. Visit http://www.elderhostel.org/