Joining AARP is a great way for people over the age of 55 to get discounts on travel packages. Many cruise lines, car rental agencies and tour operators offer discounts to members. Individual hotels do as well. No matter what kind of traveling you do, you can find discounts with a membership here. Restaurants also often offer AARP discounts. AARP also offers tours at various times with discounts involved. The cost of AARP membership is quickly make up if you travel very much. If you have the membership card, always ask if there is an AARP discount.