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National Harbor MD: Will There Be an MGM Casino?

Other than what Congress does with our tax dollars, is the Washington DC area ready for gambling? It’s still very early in the approval stage, but MGM has proposed a casino resort development in the Maryland town of National Harbor. It’s just eight miles and across the Potomac River from the White House.

The Beltway location is very popular, and a year or so ago, Disney seriously proposed a theme park there. Although it never happened, the urge to develop the riverside area is still alive, and this MGM project is just as ambitious.

We thought and thought about it, and now suggest some not-too-sane ideas for appropriate features for that proposed gambling mecca facing Washington DC:

Capitol City One-Armed-Bandits: You bet U.S. Treasury money with Congress and never see it again.

Plush Pentagon Resort: Here you get to play with drones. Not the flying kind. You’ll frolic with real drones, the Pentagon’s armchair generals and admirals.

Smithsonian Casino: Visitors will see now extinct objects, such as an honest politician, vintage gas pump showing the price of $1.50 a gallon and an ancient airline ticket without the 50% add ons. The exhibit would include Barack Obama’s actual birth certificate, and Mitt Romney’s Book of Mormon. The one he carried door-to-door to convert heathens and independent voters.

Hillary’s Pillory: If you gamble against the Secretary of State running for President in 2016, you could end up in stocks. Not the wooden torture kind. Much worse, you’re forced to buy Wall Street stocks from Bernie Madoff.

Finally, visit the Clinton Oval Office and Bingo Palace on Halloween night. Write your own disturbing description for Bill’s trick or treat surprise.

Seoul, South Korea: Watching Intense Game Of Janggi PDF Print E-mail


Your travel4seniors.com editor captures this bucolic scene on the streets of the South Korean capital city. The intensity of the local chess-type of board game seems to attract both live and stone kibitzers.

 
Brexit: How Will It Affect Senior Travel Plans? PDF Print E-mail


There is considerable financial turmoil caused by the United Kingdom’s sudden quitting of the European Union. It’s having a very negative effect on stock markets around the world.

However, according to Yahoo and other news sources, there may be a bright light for seniors in the economic gloom. Because of market response to the UK action, the American dollar is gaining more value against the British pound. It’s also affecting  the euro money system in other continental nations.

For American senior travelers, this may result in lower prices on Europe-based airlines, hotels and other travel costs. If you’re considering a trip to the UK and/or other continental nations, now’s the time to do heavy research. Keep in daily info touch for the best bargains with your favorite airline, as well as online and/or hometown travel agency.

 
Uber & Lyft: Airports Allowing Non-Taxi Service PDF Print E-mail


With the growing acceptance of private drivers in cities, it’s just a matter of time before they’re permitted to compete with traditional taxis in major airports.

When they first started several years ago, ride-share charges were considerably less than cab fares. For example, a year or so ago a Uber charge from Los Angeles International (LAX) to downtown was $10, compared to taxi cost of $40.

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Hot Happens In Vegas: Beware Of Scorching Summer PDF Print E-mail


With recent daytime temperatures in the gambling city hitting 115, and little to no relief expected in coming months, senior visitors beware!

Even a brief daytime stroll along the Vegas Strip can cause heat exhaustion, sunstroke or worse. Plan your outside wandering, casino hopping and sightseeing to after dark. In addition to overexposure, other factors can make sunstroke worse.

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Sr Traveler Advice: Exercise While Away From Home PDF Print E-mail


Many seasoned citizens feel they’re just too busy to do daily exercises when traveling. Some justify it by believing all the running around to meet tight schedules, catch flights and grab cabs are enough exercise. However, that kind of stress isn’t a substitute for regular, fat-fighting, controlled daily workouts.

Another factor that makes exercise necessary is typical overeating while traveling. Have you been on cruises, to Vegas or other buffet-crazed vacation locations lately? When all-you-can-eat meals are handy, you can go so far off normal dining habits, you could add up to a pound of blubber daily.

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