Simply Smart Travel

Tips, Trips and Travel Tales For Smart Over-50 Travelers

Welcome Aboard Simply Smart Travel. Whether you travel for business, pleasure, health, love of learning , adventure, the love of others, to explore the open road or to just get there, we know that your primary goal is to travel with as little hassle and the most pleasure possible. We’re here to help you do that.

  • While we focus on providing superb information for travelers over 50 (yep, that includes us) that’s not all. We know we have readers and followers of all ages.
  • We love learning and provide advice on how you can enjoy learning from and about your specific destination, from museums to cultural events and a whole lot more.
  • We also love to explore Florida and report on our explorations so you can benefit from our love affair with this gorgeous state.
  • We also simply adore traveling by train so we including a lot on that subject too. Our goal is to weave together ideas and tips to help make your traveling easier, more enjoyable and help you squeeze more value from your precious time and money.

We invite you to look around, use whatever might be useful and, if you like what you see, to please join our little online travel club (it’s free and always will be) so we can keep you in the loop about what we have learned, pass on any deals and discounts we unearth and number you among our travel friends.

If you have ideas, tips and experiences you want to pass on to others, we invite you to select the Contact Us link above and submit them.

Thanks for traveling the information highway with us. We hope you enjoy the trip.

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Traveling By Eurail Pass Through Europe

October 17, 2018

      We recently toured Sweden, Denmark and Germany by train and it was a wonderful way to travel. […]

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Syndicated Column

April 1, 2018

Recent Columns Here are some of the many Simply Smart Travel columns published in print and on the web. New […]

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Hurricane Irma

Fleeing Hurricane Irma-An Unexpected Find

April 1, 2018

  Fleeing Irma: Planning Pays Off Even When It is Hurried Cedartown, Georgia Fleeing A Hurricane, Finding Southern Hospitality We […]

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   A Spectacular Drive On California Highway 1 From Jenner To Point Lobos

April 1, 2018

   Drive California’s Spectacular Pacific Coast Highway With Jeff and Ginny Orenstein of Simply Smart  Travel California is a gorgeous […]

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Riding In The Cab of Railroad History: Southern 2-8-0 #630

July 6, 2017

It is only three large steps up from the platform to the cab of Number 630, a 114 ton steam […]

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Casa de Suenos

St. Augustine’s Fabulous Casa de Suenos Bed & Breakfast

October 15, 2016

  When respected St. Augustine innkeepers Joe and Margaret Finnegan of the highly-rated St. Francis Inn launch another bed and breakfast […]

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Traveling Like A Railroad Baron: Private Train Across The Cascades

September 6, 2016

Traveling Like A Railroad Baron Uncommon Journeys Private Train Across the Cascades Moira, our tour guide, led us out a […]

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Revisiting Fort Lauderdale: It Still Deserves The Title Of Tourist Magnet Extraordinaire

June 28, 2016

Before our migration from Boca Raton on Florida’s Atlantic coast to Sarasota on the Gulf coast in early 1999, we […]

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Observation car in Jasper

From Toronto to Vancouver By Train: Watching A Continent Unfold From A Luxury Dome Car.

April 14, 2016

VIA Train # 1 From Toronto to Vancouver One of the Finest Train Trips In The World There was a […]

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Photos From Our Recent Trips

March 2, 2016

Scroll down to see some photos we took on our recent trips. Please check this page regularly as we update it […]

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