News for the Week

Although you can’t tell in the photo, Donna was having a hard time in Lucerne. Find out how her travel evacuation program helped her through a travel emergency.

From Donna:

Last week, I traveled to Atlanta for a short visit with my mom. I came home with several travel tips for those of you heading that way: 

  • Don’t, I repeat DON’T, plan to drive from Marietta to the airport at 5:00 p.m. on a Friday evening. It took me 2 hours of bumper to bumper traffic.
  • The Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway hotel is just a few minutes train ride from the airport. I highly recommend this Marriott if you need overnight accommodations close to the airport. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Plus there’s a restaurant on site.
  • If you’re looking for breakfast in Terminal E of the Atlanta Airport, try the Sojourners Cafe. The eggs are real—not powdered like the ones at TGI Fridays—and the cheese grits are yummy.

Despite the snow and cold snap—it’s -8 degrees with a foot of snow on the ground as I write this— I’m happy to be back in Montana. Safe travels to all of you this week.

From Nicole:

This month, we’re talking travel tips. Although you will find a wold of great travel advice on the internet, on everything from packing to hacking, nothing is as important as keeping healthy while traveling. Donna had a difficult back issue while traveling in Lucerne and had to use her Medjet evacuation membership to save the day. What can you do to protect yourself while thousands of miles away from home? Check out these tips on how to find the best insurance for your needs:

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This Week’s Articles

I took some time off last week to visit lovely Toro, a wine region in Spain’s Castile and Leon area. Find out all about this beautiful town by reading about my Weekend of Wine and Wandering in Toro.

Since Donna’s taking a few days off from writing (she said something about finishing the decorating and baking cookies), here’s one of her favorites from the archives: Seeing the Light in Antarctica.

More Travel News for Boomers

You’ll enjoy Donna’s interview at iExplore where she shares one of the most important things that you can do on a trip. Read: Just a Number. Why Donna Hull Says Age Shouldn’t Stop Your Itchy Travel Feet.

Are you driving in the U.S. over the holidays? Check road conditions here.

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