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Osmonds Mark 50 Years In Las Vegas With Full 2018 Schedule


Would’ja believe it? Young Donnie celebrated his 60th birthday this month. And former teeniebopper Marie is 58. Donnie has five sons, Marie has eight kids, with both boasting scads of grandkids. Marie, ever youthful and beautiful, still makes those TV weight-loss Nutrisystem commercials.

Their show, most likely containing A Little Bit Country. A Little Bit Rock n' Roll, offers tickets starting at $95.

Seeking Best Low-Cost European Springtime Destination? PDF Print E-mail


CNN Travel quotes London experts who list their annual City Costs Barometer. The most economical is Vilnius, Lithuania. The nation’s capital boasts medieval architecture, art galleries, lively music, celebrations, quaint eateries and centuries of vivid history at bargain rates.

The dad of your travel4seniors.com editor came to America from there as a teen more than a century ago. And except for endless wars and religious persecution, he had fond memories. In Lithuania’s capital today you can get to or from the city airport for less than $3, and a night in a three-star hotel for two adults at $50. A delicious native Vilnius meal is $12.

According to the experts, the most expensive European visit is not to Paris nor London, but Reykjavik, Iceland. There you’ll need to shell out about $300 a night and $50 for airport rides. And if you have to ask the price of dinner, you can’t afford it.

 
Planning April In Paris? Beware Of Yellow Vest Street Violence PDF Print E-mail


Along with somewhat peaceful protests over the past few months, there are a growing number of dangerous ones. If your schedule includes visits to the traditional tourist attractions, including the Arc de Triomphe and other areas along the Champs Elysees, be extra careful.

Many of the protesters wear yellow vests. Savvy senior tourists should safely stay far away from groups of them when they see loud, potentially violent demonstrations. The dangers may include police confrontations, stone throwing, looting stores and breaking windows.

 
Orange County CA: Rainy Year Brings Flying Painted Ladies PDF Print E-mail


Way back a century or two ago, when the West was rootin’ and tootin’, painted ladies were not high society. However, there’s a breed of butterflies today with the same name. And they’re just as pretty as their historic human counterparts, and maybe a bit more flighty.

Because of the region’s unusually wet season this year, millions of the colorful insects now swarm over meadows, gardens, parks and deserts of Southern California. If your travels take you to destinations in Orange County and nearby, be sure to bring your camera and smartphone for capturing great selfies and other creative images.

 
Q: OK For Retired Widower To Look For Travel Companion? PDF Print E-mail


Starting with Navy service, I’ve always enjoyed wandering the world. Unfortunately my wife passed away last year, and I need to hit the road again. What’s the best way to find a compatible person for the next trip? JLL, Tampa FL

A: If you’re looking for a male pal, check with familiar relatives and friends your age who may agree to join you. It’s more complicated with women companions because of commitment and other adult situations. You can try searching senior singles websites to see if you can match up for a journey together.

Another good way to get started is to sign with a single seniors trip or cruise. During that experience you’ll be able to spend time to observe potential companions for future journeys together. Good luck in your efforts!

 
STEP Keeps Family Informed While You Travel Overseas PDF Print E-mail


It happens to all senior wanders. No longer as smart and spry as we were in younger traveling days? If you want your family to know you’re okay while away, before your trip register with the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.

The application allows you to register travel schedules, check-in times and other plans. Then, in case you have an emergency, the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate will deal with your on-site problems and family contact.

 
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