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Mount Everest, Nepal: Oldest Woman Climber


Considering that people have died while trying to climb Mount Everest, a positive story about scaling the heights can be welcome at this time.

According to the Associate Press, a Japanese 73-year-old just climbed to Mount Everest's peak to win the title of the oldest woman to achieve that lofty goal.

Tamae Watanabe, an experienced mountaineer with several Mount Everest climbing experiences, made it up the almost six miles to the summit. Fortunately, she did the successful climb with no serious problems.

So, traveling seniors, next time your feet hurt while climbing steps in the airport, cruise ship or hotel, think of Tamae’s amazing feat.

Boston, MA: Spend The Night In The Hoosegow PDF Print E-mail


For a unique Halloween, marriage, divorce, retirement or any other celebration while in Beantown, consider sleeping in a spooky former city jail. From the 1850s until a couple of decades ago, the imposing building complex, now the Liberty Hotel, was definitely not the place to spend any nights, days or years.

However, today the old jail is totally remodeled into fantastic interiors, 208 comfy rooms with luxury bathrooms, along with four fine dining and drinking (including the Clink) facilities. Those guests with creative cameras can book one of 19 rooms that still retain their cell block and iron bar facades.

Rates from $299, Liberty Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel,  165 Charles St., Boston MA 02114, www.libertyhotel.com

 
MSC Cruises: Check Out Super Two-Fer Offer PDF Print E-mail


If you book by Friday, October 31, you can get a great deal from the Italian-Swiss line. Aboard the MSC Divina from Rome or Barcelona, book a cruise for as low as $1,899 for 10 nights, including some air fare routes and hotel stays.

This deal is in effect for cruises during the upcoming season from May 16 through September 19, 2015. By booking a 2015 sailing, you qualify for a free cruise to Caribbean destinations scheduled during November 2014. For schedules, prices and other info, consult your travel agent or go to www.msccruises.com

 
Q: Got Any Singles Travel Info For Senior Guys? PDF Print E-mail


Hey, your website runs frequent articles advising senior women about making new connections on singles cruises and other travels. How about some info for retired bachelors, divorced guys and widowers who want to get back into the travel social scene? PRMc, USMC (Retired) Waco TX

A: We at travel4seniors.com weren’t aware that we excluded male readers on affairs of the wandering senior’s heart. If guilty, we’ll try to make amends here with a few quick hints.

1. Cruises: Do some digging. Cruise lines, internet and travel agencies offer countless listings about upcoming sailings and other travel deals that fit your request. In fact, by signing up for a cruise exclusively for senior singles, you’ll be happy with the statistics in guy vs gal favor. The average percentage aboard can be 30 males to every 70 females. For example, check out singles-only river cruises in interesting parts of the world at www.vikingrivercruises.com

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West Hollywood CA City Hall Halloween Window Scene PDF Print E-mail


With both election time and Halloween happening, you can create your own political and/or holiday descriptions to this photo . Could they be plastic Halloween dummies glaring out from reflecting City Hall’s Santa Monica Avenue office windows? Or are they even more spooky local politicians looking for votes?

 
Las Vegas NV: 2nd Annual Life Is Beautiful Weekend PDF Print E-mail


In downtown Las Vegas, along historic Fremont Street, the festival spans Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 24, 25 and 26. It features scores of music groups, contests, Penn and Teller magic, art exhibit and unique foods. There will also be inspirational speakers, including ex-Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, and much more on the program.

Performances range from soul to rock to classical, as well as dancers. Among the stars are Lionel Richie, Kanye West, Foo Fighters,  Girl Talk, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Dancetronauts and the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra.

For events tickets, schedules, parking and other info, go to lifeisbeautiful.com

 
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