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Metrobus and subway schedules are available at 202-637-7000 or www.wmata.com.

Shuttle Tour
Tourmobile Sightseeing offers daily narrated shuttle tours to 18 major sites and in Arlington National Cemetery. One ticket allows unlimited free reboarding throughout the day. You will find boarding locations at the White House Visitor Center, at any major monuments and memorials, and at the Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Center. Advance arrangements available through TicketMaster 1-800-551-SEAT (outside DC, Maryland and Virginia). The local number is 202-432-SEAT.

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Travel Tips for Seniors
Extra socks? Check. Toothbrush? Check. Photo ID? Check. What else could you be forgetting?

All travel requires some level of planning, but for seniors taking to the road or sky this summer, a little extra planning can go a long way toward ensuring an enjoyable vacation. Before embarking on your next adventure, consider these tips to make certain you have all your bases covered, from health to happenstance.

1. Keep your health in check: Make sure your doctor checks pre-existing medical conditions before you take extended travels and carefully manage conditions throughout your vacation. Also, pack enough of your medications to last the entire trip and keep them in the original prescription bottles labeled with your name.

Keep in mind that sitting for extended periods of time, whether you are driving or flying, puts you at risk for developing blood clots in the veins of your legs. Be sure to stand up and walk for a few minutes every hour to minimize your slight chance of getting a blood clot...read more »

If you plan on traveling to the West Coast, Getaway Media Corp offers two informative websites: CaliforniaWeekend.com, specializing in California travel, and NorthwestTravelAdvisor.com, focusing on Pacific Northwest travel.