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Here are the top ten articles for the Senior Travel Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Cherry Blossom Time in Traverse City
Traverse City, Michigan bills itself as the “Cherry Capital of the World.” With 75% of the world’s tart cherries, used for pies, pastries and jams, produced in the area, they have good reason to make such a claim. Read on for a great Quick 'n' Cherry Chicken recipe.
2. The Bluebonnets of Washington County Texas
Each spring about mid March through May, East Texas becomes a wildflower lovers dream come true. Lovely little towns such as Brenham, Chappell Hill, Independence, Bellville, and Burton, in Washington County, become the backdrop for a spectacular show of flower power.
3. Traverse City Chocolate Festival & Recipe
The 2014 Traverse City Chocolate Festival will be held on Sunday, May 4th, 1:00 to 4:00 PM, at the historic Traverse City Opera House. Chocolatiers and chefs will be on hand with trays of decadent chocolate creations for sampling. Also, Katharine Hepburn’s favorite brownie recipe.
4. Alexandria, Virginia’s Old Town
Across the Potomac River from Washington, DC lies the town of Alexandria, Virginia. In addition to offering great deals for thrifty travelers, the city’s historic heart provides a unique opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the men and women who helped “create” the United States of America.
5. BC Ferries - Free Fares for Seniors
BC Ferries has great mid-week fares for seniors. In fact, seniors travel for free Mon to Thurs. What a great reason to travel!
6. The Sea Turtles of St. George Island Florida
Each year along the beaches of St. George Island, in Franklin County, endangered female loggerhead sea turtles, and an occasional leatherback, are driven by their natural instinct to return home again, to lay their cache of 80-100 eggs and start the next generation.
7. Amtrak's USA Rail Pass
If going by train is something you’ve always wanted to try, maybe its time to look into what Amtrak has to offer, including its USA Rail Pass.
8. America The Beautiful Senior Pass Only $10.00
If you’re 62 or over, a U. S. citizen, or permanent resident, the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is a super bargain at just $10.00 and is good for life. This is one of the best deals around.
9. Renew Passport Six Months Before It Expires
When it comes to passports, some countries require that your U.S. passport be valid not only for the duration of your visit, but also for three to six months after your entry or return from their country.
10. Greyhound Travel Discounts
Greyhound is still offering the "Wild West" discount. Fares as low as $49.00 each way to cities out west. Also a variety of discounted fares including advance purchase fares that might get you as much as 50% off the regular price. Some restrictions apply. Also new, the Veterans Advantage Card.
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