Dearborn MI: Ford To Monitor Senior Tickers

Most of we seasoned roadies are still trying to figure out how to use cell phones, online banking and GPS. In another innovation we can hardly understand, the venerable automaker plans an on-the-road driver’s heart monitor with quick-stop safety features .

Ford will have a medical device that records the seated driver’s cardiovascular system for possible irregularities. It includes a camera that measures driver head movement, as well as sensors on the steering-wheel. If the contraption detects symptoms of a heart attack, it will take over steering and brakes. According to news reports, Ford may have the product on the market within five years.

Las Vegas Hotels: More Name Changes Than Zsa Zsa PDF Print E-mail

The late glamor queen married nine times. And, as with many Sin City hotels, it seemed every time she put on a new coat of paint, she took on a new name. The same keeps happening in Sin City. The latest change is the venerable downtown hotel Fitzgeralds, soon to be named the D Las Vegas.

Others have included The Sands to The Venetian, Monte Carlo to Park MGM, Aladdin to Planet Hollywood, San Remo to Hooters, Lady Luck to Downtown Grand, Barbary Coast to Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. So, when making your next Vegas reservation, be sure to check it again while on your way. You may arrive at a newly-named destination.

London, England: Check Out Bargain Airfares From The USA PDF Print E-mail

Now that all the celebrations of the royal marriage are over, you may be thinking of visiting a quieter and more affordable UK. When making your plans, search for price deals along with new and expanding air routes.

For example, consider Primera Air, now offering Boston to London and Birmingham for $99 each way. British Airways flies non-stop economy from Nashville for similar low fares. WOW and Norwegian Air offer flights from US cities for $69 each way.

Venice, Italy: See The Beautiful City Before It’s Too Late! PDF Print E-mail

Your travel4seniors.com editor last visited Venice several years ago. It was an unhappy surprise one afternoon when the popular St. Mark’s Square was suddenly flooded with a foot of water from a tidal surge of the Venetian Canal.

There were raised wooden platforms along one side to allow some walking, but getting around was difficult. Aqua alta days are increasing, from ten in the 1990s to 60 last year. Therefore, if Venice is on your bucket list, book a visit or you may have to come prepared with a bucket.

Longfellow may have predicted the problem in his poem about Venice:
White swan of cities slumbering in thy nest…
White phantom city, whose untrodden streets
Are rivers, and whose pavements are the shifting
Shadows of the palaces and strips of sky.

If Henry VIII Could Text, Would His Love Life Have Improved? PDF Print E-mail

As history books tell, the English king traveled throughout Europe to meet potential wives. Tho he didn’t have today’s electronics, he succeeded six times, with three ending in divorce and two by execution. If you’re a single senior and want to meet people while traveling, check the internet frequently. Look for senior singles group trips, cruises and other journeys that fit your lifestyle. With the right contacts, you’re sure to have a royally great time!

My Almost Andy Warhol-ish View Of The Hollywood Hills PDF Print E-mail

A recent Warhol photo-to-silkscreen painting sold for $37 million. Would any rich art patron pay your travel4seniors.com editor at least a couple million for this almost-abstract photo? I recently pointed my camera north on Olive Street in West Hollywood, Santa Monica Blvd, to Sunset Blvd, Hollywood Blvd and the Hollywood Hills. Next time you travel here, make it a hike challenge and stroll heavenward thru lovely LaLaLand.


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