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Top Escorted Tour Destinations Worldwide / Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on March 26, 2018

Senior tours are a fantastic way to spend fun, relaxing, and educational time for mature travellers who want to enjoy life and leave the troublesome planning to other people. Escorted tours offer stays at the best hotels and meals at the best of restaurants, as well as visits to castles, palaces, and monuments of great cultural, historical, and religious value. Through this experience, the guests are led by educated and friendly guides.

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Topics: Israel Travel, Senior Travel, World Travel

Jewish life in Portugal throughout history and today

Posted by Gil Travel on December 31, 2017

Throughout history, the Jewish people have gone through successful and wealthy periods, but desperate times as well. Until 1496 there had been 150 Jewish communities in Portugal, each one having its own worship places and institutions. But that year brought an end to their communities, forceful conversion to Christianity and expulsion from Portugal. Many religious sites, walls, carvings and gates were destroyed, but Judaism in Portugal didn’t completely vanish; its traces remained in inscriptions, historic markers, place names and local tales.

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Topics: Jewish Heritage, Senior Travel

Places Seniors Would Enjoy Visiting in Berlin

Posted by Gil Travel on December 15, 2017

This is a time in your life when you can finally visit and explore those places you have only had a chance to dream about and see in pictures. One European city has become a sought after destination for senior tours - Berlin, Germany. While its young population has branded it a hotspot for young travelers, this city offers a lot to its visitors no matter your age. Rich history, plentiful museums, a thriving art scene and wonderful restaurants make it a place you’ll want to visit too.

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Topics: Senior Travel

Seniors Meet Seniors: How To Go About It

Posted by Gil Travel on October 24, 2017

Meeting new people and making friends as a senior can be a challenge.
You might be a little rusty at it as naturally, you have your social circles established.
Finding ways to expand this network and add something new and fresh into your life requires a bit of courage and some determination.
So how do seniors meet seniors? It’s not a silly question, it’s actually quite common to want to make some new friends or acquaintances that fulfill your needs at this point in your life. Here are four questions answered about how to meet other seniors to give your daily lifestyle a new jolt!

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Topics: Senior Travel

The Secret Ingredients of the Best Senior Trip Destinations

Posted by Gil Travel on October 15, 2017

Many factors go into making a particular destination a memorable place to visit. However, some vacations will outlast other trips in our memories. What makes a destination a good senior trip idea? Is it the location’s accessibility? The climate? Its historical attractions? The excitement it offers? Though one may be most important to you, each of these benefits contribute to the success of your destination as a tourist site.

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Topics: Senior Travel

The Senior Activities that will Boost Your Happy Chemicals

Posted by Gil Travel on October 7, 2017

Exercising, regardless of age, is not only necessary, but also beneficial to your health and mind. And it’s a well-known fact that a body in motion tends to stay in motion, while a body at rest tends to stay at rest. The key is to find as many enjoyable exercises that will keep your body in shape, while still not being overly strenuous. Exercise releases endorphins, which are chemicals proven to increase feelings of happiness and joy and to reduce pain and discomfort. Below you will find eight innovative activities that promote a healthy, exciting lifestyle and boost your happy chemicals!

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Topics: Senior Travel

Seniors Meet Seniors: How to go about it

Posted by Gil Travel on October 5, 2017

Meeting new people and making friends as a senior can be a challenge. You might be a little rusty at it as naturally, you have your social circles established. Finding ways to expand this network and add something new and fresh into your life requires a bit of courage and some determination. So how do seniors meet seniors? It’s not a silly question, it’s actually quite common to want to make some new friends or acquaintances that fulfill your needs at this point in your life. Here are four questions answered about how to meet other seniors to give your daily lifestyle a new jolt!

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Topics: Senior Travel

Good Senior Trip Ideas: the List You Can’t Afford Not to Read

Posted by Gil Travel on October 1, 2017

“The three w’s”

For many people, a difficult part of traveling is to determine the “three w’s:” when, where, and why. To help ease this difficulty, I always try to fly for a reason. And if you fly for a reason, you eliminate the why, which lets the when and where fall into place. To help you figure out the why, I’ve compiled a list of potential trip ideas for active seniors that focus on ways to meet each other.

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Topics: Senior Travel

Vacations with Plenty of Seniors Activities: Little Known Ways to Travel at your Pace…

Posted by Gil Travel on September 22, 2017

Whether young or a senior, the magic of a new place never fades. It causes a certain excitement as you get off the plane for the first time in a new county. Just travelling from the airport to your hotel, seeing the myriad of different buildings, hearing the different sounds and smelling the different scents keeps you up and moving. Regardless of the reason, the excitement is magical whether you are in your thirties or an active senior.

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Topics: Senior Travel

How to avoid mistakes on your senior tour

Posted by Gil Travel Team on September 10, 2017

Regardless of life experience, mistakes on your senior tour are bound to happen when traveling because you are out of your comfort zone and region of familiarity. However, knowledge and awareness of the destination and your surroundings can be the keys to avoiding major mistakes when traveling. Below is a list of 10 ways to avoid mistakes for active senior travelers. And although some of them may seem obvious, it’s relatively easy to overlook or simply forget about some of these precautions.

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Topics: Senior Travel