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Paris, France: Ride A Trottinette Along Les Printemps Rues PDF Print E-mail


Scoot along famous avenues, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triumphe, Notre Dame and the rest of the beautiful city on a speedy electric scooter. Enjoy the fun, but obey the rules that restrict the little wheelies to streets and bike paths.

The trottinettes, French for scooters, aren’t abandoned on sidewalks, as they are in many U.S. cities. They’re in racks, serviced each night and set out fresh in the morning. For cost and other info, go to en.parisinfo.com

 
Las Vegas NV: Sip Some Old England At The Waldorf PDF Print E-mail


When in Sin City, take some quiet moments from the noisy casino and musical stages to pause and have a spot of tea. The Waldorf Astoria offers afternoon repast that includes choices from 20 world-famous teas, along with tasty scones.

There are also tasty desserts, including chocolate passion tarts, pistachio macaroons and much more. For reservations, costs and more info, go to bit.ly/waldorfvegastea

 
Beverly Hills CA: Enjoy Some Time In The Elegant City PDF Print E-mail


When travels take you to Los Angeles, in addition to cruising Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, spend an hour or two where those famed stars shop and snack. And be prepared to shell out a dollar or two.

Your travel4seniors.com editor wrote for a newspaper in Beverly Hills more than 60 years ago. Prices since then have risen a teeny bit. For example, city homes just north of the sign sold for $40,000. Today they cost $4,000,000 and up.

If you plan to dine there, restaurant prices are very high at some famed eateries, including the Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge, Spago, Jean-Georges and others. Also be prepared to shell out mucho bucks at iconic apparel shops, such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Chanel, Prada and Harry Winston.

 
Los Angles CA: Airport PUPs Help Passengers To reLAX PDF Print E-mail


Friendly dogs roam as participants in Pets Unstressing Passengers in one of the world’s busiest terminals (LAX). Nearly 100 local volunteers regularly bring their friendly dogs to roam the huge airport to help people deal with the typical anxiety, delays and other troubles. There’s nothing like a happy tail wag and smiling canine face to ease the stress.

 
Seattle WA: Enjoy All The Fun Features At Pike Place Market PDF Print E-mail


Established in 1907, the riverside gathering brought fresh farm produce for city residents. It continues to grow with hundreds of retailers, including bakeries, fresh meat shops, produce stands, crafts and home furnishings. Also bakeries, fish markets, produce stands and specialty food stores.

A favorite of locals and tourists, Pike Place continues to offer fresh foods, as well as scheduled daily and nightly entertainment events, cooking classes and many other attractions. For more info, go to pikeplacemarket.org

 
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