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San Francisco CA: Beautiful City With Ugly Problems PDF Print E-mail


Your travel4seniors.com editor’s experiences with the city go back to World War 2 Navy days. It was a sparkling clean city way back then, with bright streets, cable cars, theaters, hotels, restaurants and fantastic scenery.

Then, when I visited several decades later, San Francisco was becoming a haven for hippies, many aimless young people living on the streets who refused to conform to traditional behaviors. That attitude has continued and spread, making the formerly beautiful city today a haven for thousands of homeless, clueless wanderers of all ages.   

If your travel plans include San Francisco, be aware of areas where crime, filth and poverty make days and nights out dangerous. Also, you’ll encounter grossly inflated prices for hotels. Keep checking the internet for reasonable rates. For example, instead of paying $400 a night for a dinky hotel room, try Airbnb or other private house renting site. It can be much less expensive, especially if you’re traveling with a group of four or more.

 
Las Vegas NV: Neon Museum Lights Up Vintage Memories PDF Print E-mail


Your travel4seniors.com editor’s memories of early Vegas go back to 1945. Our cross-country Navy troop train stopped briefly in the sleepy little town. It consisted of a few small casinos and greasy-spoon cafés. Senior tourists today can relive memories at the downtown Neon Museum. It displays hundreds of vintage Vegas signs from back as far as the 1930s.

In the museum’s outdoor North Gallery, there are many sound and light exhibits, including videos of famed Las Vegas musical stars of the past: Presley, Sinatra, Liberace, Davis, Dietrich and many others. For more info, schedules and tickets, go to www.neonmuseum.org

 
Budapest, Hungary: Palatinus Baths Celebrate 100th Year PDF Print E-mail


If your travels take you to the beautiful capital city of Hungary, you’ll happily wander the streets enjoying historic sites, parks, restaurants and other destinations. Then, your tired feet and the rest of you will be ready for the baths.

Since 1919, the little island off the coast has been a destination for locals and tourists to enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, summer sunbathing, sports, massage, music and other relaxations. For scheduled events, prices and other info, go to en.palatinusstrand.hu

 
Bus Tour Of Hollywood Visits Famous Movie Sites PDF Print E-mail


Driver: It was at this very street corner of La La Land where Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone danced. And years earlier, where Elvis serenaded Ann Margret. Also, much earlier, it was here where Nelson Eddy sang a love song to Jeanette MacDonald. And next week we’ve scheduled another Hollywood Walk of Fame event featuring angry guys with jack hammers once again chopping up Donald Trump’s star.

 
Hollywood Walk Of Fame Plaques Targeted By Crazies PDF Print E-mail


Tourists who visit the Los Angeles area usually spend at least an hour or two walking along the famed sidewalk. Many times they find their journey violently interrupted by angry people chopping and otherwise attacking one or more the plaques under their feet. The latest is the Donald Trump star. A nutcase has defaced it, this time with an axe, banging the metal star and sidewalk around it into pebbles.

So, next time you wander along Hollywood Boulevard, don’t stand too long over the star of your favorite show biz immortal. You may just find yourself in a dangerous destruction zone.

 
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