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Nevada: Valley of Fire State Park Is Spectacular Experience! PDF Print E-mail


Take some time from gambling away your grandkids’ inheritances to visit this beautiful creation by Mother Nature. Just an hour’s drive northeast of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert, the Valley of Fire features brilliant red-sandstone spires, arches and other eons-old rock formations.

The Anasazi Native American people flourished there more than 3,000 years ago, and their petroglyphs and other rock art are still visible. Follow the riding and hiking trails through the rock formations with camera and smartphone lens clicking away. Before returning to Las Vegas, spend an hour or two in the beautiful land. And if you’ll be picnicking in a shady spot, be sure to bring plenty of water to drink and cool off.

 
Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: See Snow Top Before It’s Gone PDF Print E-mail


Made famous by the famed Hemingway book and 1952 movie, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, as well as a 2013 screen version, the destination has long been a favorite of amateur mountain climbers.

However, in recent years, the picturesque African snow cap has been disappearing at a rapid rate. Scientists report that it may be completely gone within two years. If one of your ultimate travel plans is to scale the mountain and frolic in the snowy peak, book a trip before it happens.

 
Amsterdam NL: Museum Glorifies Species Felis Cattus PDF Print E-mail


If travels take you to the beautiful city’s Kattenkabinet Museum, in the Centrum canal area, enjoy a unique experience. The four-story building and surrounding gardens are devoted to domestic felines in history, art and culture.

It’s an elegant former private home filled with paintings, posters, sculpture and other creative materials that glorify the species Felis cattus.
Visitors can expect to be surrounded by the many friendly live cats that roam freely throughout the museum. www.kattencabinet.nl

 
Chicago IL: Frank Sinatra Sang About The Great Town PDF Print E-mail


The lyrics sum up what admiring visitors love about the city. The 1964 musical movie starred the Rat Pack, called Robin and the Seven Hoods, sort of a modernized version of Robin Hood.

Each time I leave, Chicago is tuggin' my sleeve.
Chicago is the Wrigley Building;
Chicago is the Union Stockyard;
Chicago is one town that won't let you down:
It's my kind of town!

No matter what the shady reputation these days, senior visitors love Chicago. See the city with the Hop on Hop Off bus. Stroll Navy Pier Amusement Park. Ride a boat on Lake Michigan. Do some great shopping and fine dining along the Loop’s Magnificent Mile.

Joining the restaurant crawl in Lincoln Park on June 13. A ticket to Cravings on Clark gets you samples from 20 Chicago restaurants and discounts at shops on Clark Street and Diversey Parkway, beginning at HopCat.

 
Santa Barbara CA: Recall Old Days In A Classic Airstream PDF Print E-mail


When visiting this beautiful beach town, spend the night in a luxuriously upgraded old-fashioned trailer at AutoCamp. You’ll rest while surrounded by oak, avocado and plum trees.

Bathe in a clawfoot bathtub, join in on a hike and then enjoy your comfy cot while viewing flat-screen TV. The campgrounds are just a short walk or bike ride to the beach, restaurants, shops and downtown Santa Barbara. autocamp.com

 
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