Among other travel options for older Americans:
Tours from such companies as:
Grand Circle Travel, (800) 248-3737.
Saga Holidays, (800) 343-0273.
Lazy Bones Tours, Evergreen Travel Service, (206) 776-1184.
RVs, with information from such members' groups as the Good Sam Club, (800) 234-3450 , and the Family Motor Coach Association, (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622 .
Family travel. Grandtravel _ (800) 247-7651 or (301) 986-0790 _ arranges trips for grandparents and their grandchildren.
Retirees considering taking up residence in a new location can consult a number of sources of information, including:
Lifestyle Explorations, Boston, (617) 439-5328, which offers fact-finding tours abroad for retirees.
Barvi Tours, Los Angeles, (800) 824-7102, which offers retirement-in-Mexico tours to several colonial towns.
Such guidebooks as Adventures Abroad: Exploring the Travel Retirement Option, by Allene Symons and Jane Parker (Gateway Books); Where to Retire, by John Howells (Gateway Books); Retirement Places Rated, by David Savageau (Prentice Hall); and 50 Fabulous Places to Retire, by Lee Rosenberg and Saralee H. Rosenberg (Career Press).
Senior coupon books on major airlines
A comparison of discount coupons available to seniors 62 and older for one-way flights anywhere in the United States and to some Caribbean destinations.
Cost of Cost of Coupons Needed for
Airline 4 coupons 8 coupons validity Hawaii Alaska
America West $430 $720 one year NA NA
American $568 $984 one year 2 NA
Continental+ $549 $949 one year 2 2
Delta $568 $984 one year 2 2
Northwest++ $568 $984 one year 2 2
TWA $496 NA one year 2 NA
United $568 $984 one year 2 2
USAir $568 $984 one year NA NA
+ _ Flights to the the U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic require two coupons.
++ _ Flights to Alaska require one coupon when traveling from Seattle.