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San Francisco CA: Cost You $5 To Drive Crooked Street


Lombard Street has been a busy tourist attraction for decades. However, residents complain about the constant heavy flow of noisy cars blocking traffic in front of their homes. The new fee is expected to ease the congestion. What’s next? You’ll be charged $5 to drive past the crooked White House?

Remember Guess-Your-Weight Pitches At Carnivals? PDF Print E-mail


If the guess was wrong, you got money. According to the London Sun, soon airlines may require passengers to be weighed before boarding. And if they determine you’re overweight, you’ll have to pay them more money.

The reason is that a plane full of heavy passengers uses up more fuel, thus costing the airline higher expenses. So, unless you’re ok with giving the airline fat cat executives heavier salaries, try to slim down for future flights. For more info, go to www.thesun.co.uk/travel/8895844/passengers-weighed-flights-airlines-save-fuel

 
USA Today Lists Best Museums In Each U.S. State PDF Print E-mail


Of course, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is up there as the top in Pennsylvania. To your travel4seniors.com editor, it’s the very best! Somewhere in a desk drawer is my 1951 bachelor of fine arts diploma from the Philadelphia Museum College of Art, now the University of the Arts. 

If your travels take you to Philly, be sure to plan at least a couple of hours to visit the beautiful destination. Tickets are $20 adults; $18 seniors (65+); $14 students and youth (13-18); free for kids 12 and under. There are nearly a million visitors annually, so choose a less-crowded week day. For permanent and special exhibits, events and more info, go to philamuseum.org

 
Gas Prices Go Higher After Presidential Oil Restrictions PDF Print E-mail


As if the greedy foreign oil sheiks and their American oil company thieves need reasons to hike prices. Trump recently placed restrictions and penalties on buying Iranian crude oil. Facing more of the usual robbery at gas station pumps, ’tis the season when the most Americans get on the road and in the air for spring and summer travel.

Of course, the gas price rise will also empty travelers’ wallets in booking flights, hotels and just about everything else in our constantly inflating economy. Is there anything senior flyers and roadies can do about this year’s rising thievery? Not a hell of a lot, except maybe cancel some overpriced trips and camp out in the back yard.

When planning, daily check the internet for best prices, including where gas is cheapest along your driving route. Consider ride sharing, as well as joining group cruises, bus and train trips. And when your old gas guzzler needs to be replaced, trade it in for an all-electric car.

 
Is Your Airbnb Host Peeking At And/Or Listening To You? PDF Print E-mail


There have been reports of the dirty deed happening. A hidden camera could spy to prevent you from swiping stuff from the honor bar and/or sheets, towels and blankets. And when you undress or take a shower, will you feel like a naked Lady Godiva with sneaky eyes and ears following your every bare move?

For ideas on how you can protect your nakedness and other private activities at the Airbnb you rent, go to www.fastcompany.com/90331449/how-to-find-hidden-cameras-in-your-airbnb-and-anywhere-else

 
Wales: Railroad Station In Alphabet Soup Named Town PDF Print E-mail


Actually the full name is much longer, but when your travel4seniors.com editor and spouse visited, it seems they must have run out of sign paint. We enjoyed our visit, including lunch at a local café and hike along Anglesey Island scenery.

 
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