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Is Las Vegas Haunted By Yesterday’s Superstars? PDF Print E-mail

Your travel4seniors.com editor is very old, and just maybe ready for a visit with Dr. Alzheimer. However, on visits to Sin City, I want to believe I see or hear famous entertainers. And for free!

The best location for the ghostly experiences are the Fountains of Bellagio. They’re 1,200 water spouts in Lake Bellagio in front of the resort. They send water soaring as high as 460 feet into the Vegas sky. Current examples include Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," Faith Hill's "This Kiss" and Elton John's "Your Song.”

However, my fave is Sinatra singing “Luck Be A Lady”. As I stroll along at night by the Bellagio waters, his great classic bursts out of dozens of hidden speakers. Then I know I'm not walking alone.

Washington DC: Museum Of The Bible Is Worth A Visit PDF Print E-mail

Considering the sacrilegious happenings just a few blocks away at the Capitol and White House, it could be a soul-cleansing experience for seniors, whether believers or non. Located at 400 4th Street SW, the museum offers classic religious art, literature collections, scheduled programs, music concerts and other events. For ticket and other info, go to www.museumofthebible.org

San Francisco CA: Beautiful City Of Long-Ago Memories PDF Print E-mail

It maybe was a bit spoiled by the hippie movement in the 1950s and by today’s homeless wanderers. However, your travel4seniors.com editor believes it’s still one of the world’s greatest travel destinations. My memories go way, way back to the 1940s as a teenage Navy sailor, the City By The Bay was a most welcome sight when I returned from World War 2 Pacific campaigns.

And they’re all still there today: The Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Chinatown dining, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf and Nob Hill. No wonder Tony Bennett left his heart there. When planning your next senior travels, consider putting San Francisco on your must-visit list. You’ll take home your own timeless memories.

Visit And Create At The Museum of the Moving Image PDF Print E-mail

MMI is a great place to visit when traveling with grandkids, and it offers many ways to share some fun. It’s located in Astoria, Queens, 25 minutes by subway from Midtown Manhattan. Part of the complex is Kaufman Astoria Studios, where many movies and TV programs are shot, from Orange Is The New Black to Sesame Street.

Experiment and create together with your young companions at ten interactive museum stations with music, video, costumes, animation and all the latest electronics. For tickets, current exhibits and other info, check out Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106,  www.movingimage.us

London GB: Relive History In The Churchill War Rooms PDF Print E-mail

It’s comforting for your elderly travel4seniors.com editor that a couple of World War 2 movies about England were on the list of Academy Awards honorees. “Dunkirk” portrays the disaster when British troops had to escape in 1940 to avoid being overrun by victorious Germans after France had surrendered.

The other, “Darkest Hour” is about Winston Churchill, wartime prime minister. It covers the same historic moments when many English officials were urging Churchill to negotiate with the Germans to save British troops from being wiped out at Dunkirk. He refused, ordered the evacuation and the rest is history.

If your travels take you to London, consider visiting a vivid reminder of those historic moments, the underground bunkers that include the Churchill War Rooms. They’re located at Clive Steps at King Charles Street, near St. James Park. For times, descriptions, fees and other info, go to www.iwm.org.uk/visits/churchill-war-rooms


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