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Luxor, Egypt: Balloon Rides Start Up Again


According to CNN, hot air balloon rides are going up again at Egypt's Luxor site. The popular tourist feature was closed down six weeks ago after a horrendous accident that resulted in the loss of 19 lives. The rides feature aerial views of the Great Pyramids and other historic sites.

While some tourist balloon companies are still shut down while investigations continue, others may now resume their flights. The government reports that more effective inspections, safety measures and crew training will greatly reduce the dangers in future flights. Additionally, passengers now must sign liability documents accepting the risk of balloon flights.

Senior Skinny Dip: 4 Nude U.S. Vacation Spots PDF Print E-mail


The 2012 movie, “Wanderlust”, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Paul Rudd, may have stirred up renewed interest in nudism. The story is about a couple fed up with the cold, uptight New York social scene, and they join a hip nudist colony in the relaxed, sunny South.

For seniors who may want to emulate the movie couple and experience life in the all-together, consider the bare facts about these naturist locations:

Sea Mountain Ranch Resort and Spa, 66540 San Marcos Road, Palm Springs CA 92240, 877-928-2827, www.seamountaininn.com. From $250 per night. With hot daytime desert temperatures all year round, being nude here is the way to go. It’s very intimate, with adults-only visitors limited to 100 during sunlight, and only 15 rooms for overnighters. There are many activities, including pilate exercises, whirlpool, massage, swimming, volleyball and social dancing.

Cypress Cove Nudist Resort and Spa, 4425 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee, Florida, 34746, 407-933-5870, www.cypresscoveresort.com. Rate from $79 a night, also weekly and monthly villa and RV accommodations. If you think Walt Disney World is the happiest place on Earth, you’ve never been to this bare-it-all paradise just down the highway.

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Berlin, Germany: 4 Funkiest Budget Hotels PDF Print E-mail


If you’re an uptight senior visiting Berlin, and demand the usual uncool hotel accommodations, these aren’t for you. However, if you still remember your student days, when you prefer fun over fastidiousness, consider four fabulous Berlin accommodations.

Another advantage is that when you check in, you may be surrounded by young backpackers. If mingling with them doesn’t bring back fond memories of your wild youth, nothing can.

Pension Funk, Fasanenstrasse 69, Kurfürstendamm, +49 30 882 7193, hotel-pensionfunk.de, from $80 includes breakfast. The name fits perfectly. This ornate hotel was built 90 years ago as a retreat and secret love nest for Europe’s trendiest Berlin cafe artists and silent film stars.

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Cambodia: Famed Angkor Wat Temple Complex PDF Print E-mail


Your travel4seniors.com editor caught this beautiful image of the World Heritage Site religious monument and a perfect reflection. Nearly a thousand years old, it’s one of the most visited destinations in Asia.

 
Many Ways to Meet Other Single Seniors PDF Print E-mail


You’ve winter in your hair, but lots of summer in your heart. If you’re single, widowed or divorced, it’s time to get out of the house and into the single senior scene.

Of course, there are plenty of lonely heart websites for meeting new people on line. However, if you’d rather make more meaningful face-to-face connections, it’s time to turn off your computer and start mingling.

Here are some suggestions about ways to meet other like-minded single seniors:

Group Travel: Sign up for a seniors-only cruise or other trip. Choose from many varieties, including art, music, church, ethnic, orientation, education level or other specific interests.

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Road Scholar: Enchanting Cities: Budapest To Venice PDF Print E-mail


The October 26 to November 6 all-inclusive program (#21620RJ) price has been reduced from $4,300 to $3,999 per senior traveler. Starting in the Hungarian capital, it includes Vienna, the Bavarian Alps, the Danube, Innsbruck and ends in the enchanting Italian canal city of Venice.

Enjoy meeting local people, visits to castles, lectures, field trips and entertainment. For more info, go to www.roadscholar.org/n/program/summary.aspx?DId=1-789KUR&MC=

 
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