By Bobbie Green

Holiday River Expeditions is helping seniors to fulfill an item on their bucket list. They are offering modified river rafting vacation trips, in Utah and Idaho, with seniors in mind. Along with a discounted senior price (over 65) the guides will accommodate some of your physical limitations like such as cherry picking your camping spot, setting up your tent, etc. Check them out at 800-624-6323 or

The hot travel trend this year is cruising the U.S. Rivers with the American Queen Steamboat Company. They Cruise the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Columbia rivers. They have special offer: Veterans sail free when accompanied by a full fare paying guest in the same cabin. Offer good on the American Empress November 12 or 19th sailing. 888-749-5280 or

Cave Lake State Park just outside of Ely Nevada will hold Cocktails and Cannons –Great Bathtub Races. June 24-25, 2016. 11:a.m races will begin. The Rubber Ducky, Canoe and Kayak races begin shortly after the Bathtub race. Bring your own Kayak if you wish to participate. For more information call 800-496-9350.


Cool off in Elko Nevada July 7-10 and enjoy The Silver State Rodeo, Nevada’s oldest rodeo.


Durango, Colorado Wine & Rails Trains are operational between June 11- October 1.2016, beer & wine sampling food and fun.

The 43rd annual Telluride, Colorado’s Blue Grass Festival June 16th through June 19th also provides heat relief to enjoy, along with the music, at a higher altitude and cooler weather.

Still trendy, are resort weddings, especially in Mexico and the Caribbean. They are combining family vacations, reunions with a celebration.

Luggage Forward provides a valuable service to many travelers with door to door delivery of your luggage. I have used them a few times. They pick-up my luggage or golf clubs from my home and deliver to my cabin on a cruise ship, they delivery to your hotel or vacation home in or out of the country. No checking bags at the airport. What a convenience! My bags arrived safely back at my door the day after I arrived home.