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Burbank CA: High-priced food dispensers debut

The vending machine is called Beverly Hills Caviar. However, the first one has just been set up in the modest bedroom town of Burbank, about 20 miles and billions of dollars away from the other snooty and grossly wealthy Southern California city.

It’s a digital touch-screen vending machine now in operation on the second floor of the Burbank Towne Shopping Mall at 201 E. Magnolia Blvd. For a high price, you can choose from what the company calls “a large selection of the world’s finest caviar, truffles, escargot, bottarga, blinis, oils, Mother of Pearl plates and spoons, gift boxes and gourmet salts.”

If you happen to be visiting Burbank and in the mall there, take a look at the example of excess that few people can afford these days. According to price listings, the items can each cost anywhere from under $50 up to $500. 

Public dispensing machines have come a long way. How many of us can still remember the penny chewing gum and tiny Hershey bar machines? Back in the 1930s and 1940s, they were on el and subway platforms in Philly, New York, Chicago, Boston and elsewhere.

Norwegian Cruise Line: Check Out Latest Deals PDF Print E-mail

Ready for your season of spectacular senior sailings? Promoted as Norwegian’s Freestyle Choice Spectacular, and it offers all kinds of special promotions for upcoming schedules. Some of the highlights include:

1. Free ultimate dining package
2. Free ultimate beverage package
3. Free spending money up to $300
4. Free gratuities
Plus friends and families sail free

Check with your favorite hometown travel agent for more detailed info, or go to www.ncl.com/promo/wave15?cid=DI_TMA_PRO_PRO__LRN_DIS_WAVE15M_BANNER_300x600_NA_NA

Almighty Buck: Now Time To Book 2015 Travel PDF Print E-mail

The U.S. dollar is at its highest value in a dozen years. Recent comparisons make it worth more than 112 Japanese yen and nearly 12% higher than the Eur0.

By locking in your trips to Europe and Asia now, you’ll get what may the best prices of the year. Once the weather warms and the oil companies get their robbery going again, you’ll have to dig deeper and pay more.

London, UK: Fun Day Trips From The Big City PDF Print E-mail

London offers endless arrays of historic sites, monuments and museums. Once you’ve seen and done it all there, consider day trips out in the English countryside.

Here are five interesting day trips within easy access:

Windsor Castle, 30 miles, is the oldest and largest still-occupied castle in the world. It’s the Queen’s official residence. Windsor city is more than the castle, filled with museums and historic buildings. A tour of the Castle includes the Royal Collection of art masterpieces.

Visitors can climb 200 feet to the top of castle's Round Tower, with great views of the Castle and Windsor Great Park, the Thames River and London skyline. windsor.gov.uk     royalcollection.org.uk

Hey, We Savvy Senior Roamers Already Knew It PDF Print E-mail

London’s Daily Mail recently gave some of the most obvious advice ever. A major study included in the review found men who followed five tips for healthy living had a 36% lower risk of developing cognitive decline and a 36% lower risk of developing dementia than those who did not.

The new findings come from The Disconnected Mind, an Age UK funded research project into how thinking skills alter with age, which suggests that changing lifestyle can result in health benefits.

Manhattan NYC: Free Things To Do In March PDF Print E-mail

The local weather guys claim it was the coldest February in the city in 81 years, averaging lower than 20º a day.

Now that March is here, and hope for warmer weather, senior travelers should consider marching thru Manhattan to enjoy some scheduled free events there. Here are just a few of the hundreds of choices during this month:

SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour, 3/2, 10 am
Juggling Workshop in the Park, 3/2, noon
Public Eye Photo Exhibit, 3/2, 3:30 pm
Tour Downtown, 3/6, 10 am
MS Word For Mac, 3/6, 2:30 pm
Bach at Noon Concert, 3/13, 12:20 pm
Protest Privacy and Security, 3/19, 10:30 am
Brooklyn Bridge Tour, 3/24, 10 am
Trivia Workshop, 3/30, 6:30 pm

For detailed into, go to clubfreetime.com/new-york-city-nyc/free-events-things-to-do/march/2015


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