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Hey, Seniors Love Summer Vacations Too

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Remember when you were a kid, being asked to write a report about what you did on your summer vacation? Writing those reports wasn't any fun, but the vacation was.

Well, that may have been a very long time ago, but the love of a good holiday never gets old. And you are never too old to enjoy a terrific summer vacation.

Your energy level may have changed since you were a kid, but if you still have a strong curiosity about the world around you, then read on. Marketwatch.com has some useful suggestions for seniors looking for a place to go on vacation.

Founder of Grandparents magazine Katrina Hayday Wester recommends Puerto Rico. Spanish is the primary language but English is used everywhere you go.

You won't deal with foreign currency, exchange rates or complications due to immigration because Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States. Temperatures rarely stray from the mid-80s Fahrenheit.

Author of "Life Begins at 50" Leonard Hansen encourages seniors to head to Washington, D.C., especially if they are taking their grandchildren along. The area is rich with historical landmarks, sightseeing and tours.

Touring the Capitol building and the FBI building are impressive and seeing Congress, the Senate, and the House of Representatives, will make visiting Washington, D.C., something children will never forget.

Helena Koenig of Grandtravel suggests that traveling to Scotland and England would be a lovely adventure.

In the Scottish Highlands, where you might see a Highland Fling performed in kilts of tartan. Palaces, castles and cathedrals in Scotland and England are breathtaking pieces of history.

Elderhostel recommends Seattle and Puget Sound. You might take in the Klondike Gold Rush Museum, and Pioneer Square.

Eat seafood in Seattle. Observe it in its natural habitat at the Ballard Locks. Or see it in what surely seems like an unnatural situation, like Pike Place Market's flying fish.

If you're in good shape and ready for adventure, Wilderness Inquiry's Greg Lais recommends a journey along the Missouri River that encompasses the historical Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery from two centuries ago.

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