Amsterdam’s Red Light District Is Dimming A Bit

Your travel4seniors.com editor always enjoys wandering thru the steamier parts of Amsterdam. With it’s historic museums, ancient cathedrals, tulip gardens and other wonders, it’s one of the most interesting cities in the world.

However, the city fathers have decided to cool down some of the racy neighborhoods, some of the hooker display windows and sex toy stores still operate. The theme of many of the retail stores is changing from sexy to arty for De Walletjes in the Centrum District. For current info, go to www.amsterdam.info/red-light-district

Los Angeles: 92-Year-Old Man Beaten While On Daily Walk PDF Print E-mail

According to the LA Times, his offense was accidentally brushing into a gang member on a crowded city sidewalk. Hit many times with a brick, he’s now in the hospital with a concussion, broken cheekbone and multiple bruises.

Your travel4seniors.com editor is the same age, and I hike along city streets twice a day. Not beaten yet, but I’ve been confronted by gangbangers, homeless, mentally ill and other potential sudden enemies. My advice to elderly travelers and other walkers is to avoid trouble in your wanderings. Stay in well-traveled areas and avoid after-dark hikes on city streets.

If you’re in a city area, whether New York, Tokyo or Rome, with a reputation for possible attack, protect yourself. Be sure you have a charged smartphone handy and carry a small can of pepper spray. Also, if age is slowing you down, do your walks with at least one younger companion.

Southwest Airlines Stops Serving Peanuts On Flights PDF Print E-mail

Your travel4seniors.com editor has enjoyed flying SW for more than 50 years. And one airborne ritual has always been trying to pry open those little foil bags to get the few peanuts inside.

Now, because of frequent problems by passengers who are allergic to peanuts, SW won’t ever serve them again. Of course, there will be other, allergy-free snacks available, hopefully easier to unwrap.

Striking Sunset View From Our Airbnb Window PDF Print E-mail

So, that’s how the famous street got its name! Your travel4seniors.com was actually pointing his camera toward Hollywood’s famed Sunset Boulevard.

Now that just about everyone has a smartphone-camera, there are unending opportunities to record such dramatic scenes. So, while out for a walk or traveling the world, don't just indulge in your grinning selfies and tourist shots. Be creative and capture moments of Mother Nature’s artistic wonders.

Electric Scooters Multi-Billion $$$ Business PDF Print E-mail

According to CNN, with financial growth, Bird Rides are wheeling along sidewalks in large cities across the USA. The handy electric two-wheelers go up to 15 miles per hour, are rented via a computer app, usually cost $1 to unlock and 15¢ per minute to ride. In your travels, and if your seasoned citizen’s body is in good physical shape, consider giving a scooter a ride as you tour big city streets.

While many enjoy the economy, convenient transport and availability, not all are pleased about scooters scooting along busy city sidewalks. For the elderly, handicapped and families with small kids, there's need to dodge the speedy vehicles, as well as collisions. Also, because the scooters can be left almost anywhere after use, there’s danger, especially at night, of tripping over them on darkened sidewalks.

New Orleans LA: Look And Sip At The Tales Of The Cocktail PDF Print E-mail

From July 17 to 22, bartenders and cocktail creators from Louisiana to London will be on tap in New Orleans to to show their skills in the annual week of events. They’ll compete for honors to be named the best bartenders and concoctors. For info, go to talesofthecocktail.com/events/tales-cocktail-new-orleans


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