A Visit To Amman and Petra in Jordan

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Brit Hotel Survey Only One US Hotel On It’s Best In The World List PDF Print E-mail

According to the Daily Mail report, “over 1.19 million genuine hotel reviews have been submitted by Travel Republic customers since 2006, with customers scoring the hotel based on location, quality of room and service.”

Nine of the listed 34 hotels are in Spain. The lone US one is the Hard Rock in Orlando FL. Also only one in England, the 30 James Street Hotel, Liverpool, and one in Ireland, Riu Plaza The Gresham in Dublin. Hmmm. It seems none of those genuine reviewers have ever been to New York City, San Francisco nor Las Vegas. Source: Travel Republic Hotel Awards 2018dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-5634049/Best-hotel-UK-named-30-James-Street-Liverpool

Q: Why Are Overhead Bins Always Full When I Board My Flight? PDF Print E-mail

A frequent flyer with my own business, I travel only with a small wheeled bag that fits in the overhead. Won’t pay for upper class nor baggage charges. So, unless I fly Southwest and get to my seat early, I too often find no bin space. Suggestion? PLR, Reno NV

A: If you don’t want to check your bag or find the overhead bins too packed, lighten and compress the load. Get a smaller soft bag that fits under the seat, and wear a jacket with many large inside and outside pockets.

Venice, Italy: Problems With Too Many Tourists PDF Print E-mail

Your travel4seniors.com has visited the beautiful city several times, and always found it enjoyable. However, recent news reports declare it’s just too crowded, and the citizens demand restrictions. So, if you’ll be there during the next several months, be aware of new laws that could affect your visit. www.express.co.uk/news/world/951345/italy-news-venice-tourism-visit-bank-holiday-may

When The Hotel Clerk Says You Have No Reservation PDF Print E-mail

And, of course, all rooms are booked solid, and you're kicked out to seek another place to stay. There are ways to prevent this panic situation from happening. Just think and communicate ahead.

Call the hotel several days before your expected arrival and confirm the reservation number and dates you’ll require a room. Ask and write down the name of the hotel clerk who confirms you. After you have all the info and numbers, make a hard copy printout and have it with you at check-in.

Didn’t Another Forbidden Fruit Case Happen Way Back When? PDF Print E-mail

A woman passenger on a Delta flight from Paris put an apple she saved from the in-flight lunch into her bag. When she went through customs, the illegal apple was confiscated and she was fined $500. She had committed the crime of bringing forbidden foreign fruit into the USA.

The lesson for senior travelers, other than suffering the punishment of Adam and Eve, is to make sure you comply with all customs regulations when re-entering the country.


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