Just because a person gets older doesn't mean that they no longer have the desire to travel. In fact there many seniors traveling all over the place. They enjoy the experiences and the different cultures that other countries have no less than those who are younger. No matter what anyone might think, the more active you are as a senior the longer you will stay young. When planning for a trip you need to make sure that you don't leave home without any of your important things. If you plan your trip well you should run into no problems and should have a stress free traveling experience.
If you go through a travel agency you might discover that they do offer a variety of different discounts for seniors who are traveling. Some agencies even specialize in designing trips for seniors so they are better at picking trips that are more age specific. The itinerary they make up will probably have it planned out to where they will accommodate for the senior traveler to be able to take time out to rest during their different sightseeing excursions. Even if you have a mobility problem there can be arranged a variety of different tours that will accommodate for that.
You should make sure that when planning for your trip that you give yourself a lot of time to enjoy whatever it is you are doing or visiting. Make sure that your sightseeing is planned out in different stages. You should make a lot of stops and give yourself plenty of time to relax. Your breaks should be about 30 minutes each so that you not only are rested but gives you the chance to just soak in your surroundings.
Most seniors as much as they hate it are often on a variety of different medicines so it's really important that you make sure that your doctor gives you enough medication that will cover you for the whole time you will be gone plus a little extra just in case. Never wait to get the medicine at your destination there are a lot of countries that may not have the medications that you need.
If you really want to bring your dog on your trip you really should research the regulations that the countries you are visiting with regards to any vaccinations that they might require that may not be required here at home.
If you wear glasses or use reading glasses, it's a very good idea that you have at least one extra pair in case you lose a pair. There's nothing like not being able to read interesting or important information you might need to read while traveling.
Don't carry very much cash with you if any at all. You can always use credit cards or ATM cards in most countries you might be traveling to. Always keep your your card information on a separate piece of paper and keep that in a safe place in case you lose your cards or they are stolen.
If you prepare for your trip well in advance you will have a far safer and more exciting trip than if you were to be unprepared for the journey.