Part III: This is the third of four columns on senior travel. Transportation: Getting there and getting aroundWhile it is tempting to go for the cheapest fare in arranging air transportation, several travelers recommended that a bit extra spent to provide leg room and prevent long stopovers will be well-spent. Nancy Loeffler has found that getting an economy-plus upgrade on her plane ticket has been worth every penny in terms of comfort and convenience.
This is the first of four columns on senior travel. Do you have the urge to travel? It wouldn’t be surprising. A 2014 study from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies showed that 36 percent of Baby Boomers want to travel when they retire, and on average, they spend about $11,000 yearly for their trips. (www.robinspost.com/news/travel-news)Travel may include some risks, but the socialization and stimulation of travel result in positive health benefits.
Ashland, Ore. >> At the opening of the Allen Elizabethan Theatre season of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, June 16-18, old stories were transformed by the alchemy of insightful direction and stage magic into timely tales with modern focus. Director Dawn Monique Williams’ reimagining of Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor” as a musical with an ’80s beat injects light-hearted but bold energy into this production while underscoring the emotional passions of the play.
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