Need a Local Dog Host While You Travel?

It’s not like the traditional kennel where you leave Fido locked in a virtual dog prison. A new company has created an online dog hosting service. It matches up local owners with travelers who want their dogs to stay in more natural home settings with just one or two other dogs.

The new website DogVacay.com is sort of a dog online dating service. It lets pet owners look up hosts in their area who’ll care for dogs in their own homes, providing food, exercise and companionship you’d give if you stayed home. The price goes from $25 to $30 per day. DogVacay plans to add other pets, including cats and birds to the service.

Holiday Panhandling Pays Off Big For Pro Street Beggars PDF Print E-mail

Half a century ago, your travel4seniors.com editor lived in a Philly fourth-floor walk-up with three other college students. A first-floor tenant was a legless guy who begged daily at a department store entrance. He wore an Army uniform, but actually never served.

I once asked him how much money he earned by begging. He said at holidays it was up to $900 a day, and at other times only $500. Today’s value would be at least five times those amounts. After holiday seasons, he flew to spend winters in posh Miami Beach hotels.

During your holiday season travels and walks along busy city sidewalks in the U.S. and elsewhere, you’ll encounter beggars. Some will dress poor, while others sing, play music and/or wear gaudy costumes. As with my legless friend, many are total phonies. If you feel generous at holiday time, instead of giving to street beggars, the money will be more effectively helpful if you donate to legitimate organizations, including the Red Cross and Salvation Army.

Protestors Cause Travel Problems in Paris And London PDF Print E-mail

If your travels take you to one of the popular capital cities, be aware of major blockages caused by demonstrations. The latest happened in two of the most popular tourist attractions in London, Westminster and Tower Bridges. The yellow-vested crowds cause traffic problems that disrupt both private and public transportation.

Pane & Vino In Miami Beach Is Best U.S. Eatery PDF Print E-mail


If your winter plans include visiting the Florida city, be sure to stop in for, as the name translates, some bread and wine. And, of course, you’ll have many more happy choices of delicious Italian specialties. According to TripAdvisor’s reader survey, this restaurant tops the list. So, when you go there, it’ll be buon appetito with your carpaccio and pasta alla ruota.

Airport To Downtown: Book Cheapest & Most Direct Way PDF Print E-mail

After landing at a busy terminal and grabbing your luggage, it’s too often an expensive hassle to get to the city. Taxis, limos and other individual auto services can be expensive, with ever-growing prices, more so at holiday season. Before you fly, research and reserve online to book the most efficient and cheapest mode of transportation. Including scheduled public buses and trains, those services are usually less expensive.

Pause In Your Busy Holiday Travels To Help The Homeless PDF Print E-mail

You’ll be hurrying to get to your destination to celebrate the season with family and friends. On the way, you’ll see them in airports, bus terminals, train stations, parks, on city sidewalks and camped along roadways.

They’re homeless and will continue to be ignored by most holiday celebrants during this festive season. Take a moment or two to offer a few dollars. Or before you go on your holiday journey, contribute to organizations that help the homeless, such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army. Your kindness will make your own holiday happier.


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