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San Diego CA: My Historic Hotel Del Coronado Experience PDF Print E-mail


The beautiful resort has been enjoyed by guests, including kings, queens, presidents, generals, admirals and movie stars, since 1888. My claim to fame there happened in 1959.

I won a TV quiz contest prize that offered two free nights at the classic oceanfront hotel. In those days, the expensive resort charged a sky-high $50 a night. Today, it costs $280 and up. It was my good luck to be there when the iconic movie, Some Like It Hot, was in production.

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Warehouse Tour Of The Jelly Belly Candy Company PDF Print E-mail


Located in in the picturesque town of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, near Racine, the Jelly Belly Visitor Center offers the free Jelly Belly Express Train Tour. Of course, the visit also includes some delicious complimentary Jelly Belly samples. The gourmet treat boasts 100 flavors, including Green Apple, Juicy Pear, Cotton Candy, Lawn Clippings, Chili Mango and many, many more. For more info, go to www.jellybelly.com/wisconsin-warehouse

 
Okinawa, Japan: Island Secrets Of Living Healthy To Age 100 PDF Print E-mail


Guest Traveler PLF, Skokie IL: In April 1945, my Navy troop transport put Marines ashore on the island to fight the final, bloody battle of World War 2. By the time it ended in June, Germany had already surrendered and Japan would quit just a few months later in August.

Horrendous numbers of dead and wounded in the Okinawa campaign were more than 100,000 Japanese, including civilians, and 50,000 American military. As bad as in any battles in European war.

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JFK Airport, NY: Visit Crafty Brooklyn Beer Garden PDF Print E-mail


If travels take you through busy JFK terminal, allow some free moments to sip some hearty craft beer at the Brooklyn Beer Garden. It's located at C Terminal, Gate 68. A bit pricey, but the fresh food menu and frothy suds  make it an enjoyable experience. Several mugs of beer will give you relaxation in the noisy, crowded airport.

Then, if you quickly board a long, non-stop flight to London, Paris, Los Angeles or San Francisco, please don’t sit next to me.

 
New York NY: Famed 21 Club Boasts Fantastic History PDF Print E-mail


Your travel4seniors.com editor recently had the great pleasure of guest dining and wining at what patrons simply call The 21. The club originally operated as a notorious speakeasy during the prohibition 1920s. Then it evolved in the 1930s as the posh hangout for America’s famous actors, musicians, authors, business tycoons, politicians and a few gangsters.

The club’s extensive wine cellar still has vintage private bottles from some of the most famous patrons. They include Presidents Nixon and Ford, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Mae West and Aristotle Onassis.  

In addition to the excellent food and wine, the club’s walls are filled with great art, featuring works of Frederic Remington, McClelland Barclay, James Montgomery Flagg and many others. It’s also famous for its display of cartoons by Walt Disney, Ham Fisher, Peter Arno and others.

For the current menu, wine list, upcoming events and more info about Club 21, go to www.21club.com

 
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