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Europe: By Train or by Plane?

Posted on 06/3/2014 by |Travel | Comments

TravelI love train travel. If I can choose between a plane and a train, I’ll choose a train whenever I can. It makes the transition from one place to another a gradual one, with plenty of time to watch the world go by (to say nothing of the deep nap the train puts me in). And for some trips the travel time can be about the same, or close enough, once you factor in getting to the airport an hour …

Headed to the Airport? The TSA May Have a Gift for You

Posted on 10/22/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | Travel“You’ve won the lottery today!” a TSA staffer exclaimed to a couple about to board their plane in Portland, Ore., last weekend, as he ushered them to a special, less-invasive screening line. For those who dread fumbling with their jackets, belts and shoes or can’t seem to remember where, exactly, that bag with the 3 oz. liquids is packed, any sensible relaxation of security procedures is certainly an early gift. Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter Elsewhere, the chance …

Escape Endless Airport Security Lines

Posted on 10/24/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TravelI don’t know about you, but we absolutely hate standing in massive TSA airport security lines during busy vacation and holiday seasons. We’re lined up like cattle for slaughter.  People are tired, kids are screaming, and worst of all, the whole thing moves like molasses in Antartica because people refuse to come to these security lines prepared. Come on, you’ve seen the guy who steps up to the security belt and then decides to remove his belt, empty the 15 …