reflections: quotes for getting through the days; part 3

1)Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
-From a headstone in Ireland

2)Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.
-William Shakespeare

3)If you're going through hell, keep going.
-Winston Churchill

4)When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
-Author Unknown

5)Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.
-Emily Dickinson


vacation options for men and/or multigenerations

In Vacationing Without Your Spouse/Partner, we covered the emotional issues that arise when planning a vacation without your late spouse/partner. In Tips for Women Travelers, we explored some travel options for women travelers.

Now we’ll offer some travel experiences that include men travelers and situations where you may want to bring along your kids or grandkids.

Men Travelers

While some men are comfortable traveling on their own, others may prefer not to. One option is to ask a friend or relative to share the experience.

A less conventional option, if you’re a man between 40 and 68 who enjoys dancing and socializing, is travel on a cruise ship as a “Gentleman Host”. With greater numbers of single women taking cruises, there’s a steady demand for eligible single men to provide dance partners. Aside from the opportunities to see the world at little cost, being a Gentleman Host offers numerous on-board benefits. For more information, visit the Gentlemen Hosts Page on the Compass Speakers site. .

Some Great Vacation Experiences for Everyone

Road Scholar Educational Adventures is program through the non-profit organization Elderhostel that combines learning with travel. Tours throughout the U.S. and the world are conducted by experts knowledgeable in the subjects you’re studying. Road Scholar offers numerious tours that can selected according to interests, geography and activity level.

Smithsonian Journeys , is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and also offers a wide range of worldwide educational travel experiences. They have several tours for specially designed for families. Once on the site, look for the 'Find A Tour' menu, go to 'Types of Tours' , and navigate to 'Family Programs'. There you'll discover a wide rang of local and international adventures.

Discovered other travel ideas? Please share them with us.

Bon Voyage!