To cut the story short, I flew to Aberdeen for ten days to rest and relax under the watchful eyes of my son and my friend. After the ten days, we flew to Aberdeen and from there, we visited another three countries, all on our own! I give all credit to my son who has planned from A to Z, flights, transport, accommodation and places to visit. He has done a lot of "travel homework" before the trip and everything has gone on very smoothly. I did not do anything at all, just sit back and relax and be "pushed" on wheels.
How to use Metro Planner? Just log into their website, there is more info here. Briefly on how to use, keep these information tips in mind.
Be as detailed as possible, for example, enter the address of the place we are going to, input it in the planner. We can also choose landmark categories such as the name of the malls or beaches so that we know which station is near our destination. We can also choose the mode of travel, either the rail or bus systems, just key in what we opt for. And not only that, we can also decide which fare class we belong to, there are appropriate discounts to be given accordingly.
There are a lot more of details and information written in their website which I find rather useful for avid travellers like you and me. Trips which we like to plan on our own without following those guided tours which used to stress me up especially during the morning calls. I like to travel on my own pleasure and leisure these days especially now at my age. In fact a lot of people love to travel on their own time and going to places where guided tours never take us before. Blend in with the locals, go to places where locals go, eat at the places where locals eat, this is what I call a Real Holiday!