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Venice, Italy: See The Beautiful City Before It’s Too Late! PDF Print E-mail


Your travel4seniors.com editor last visited Venice several years ago. It was an unhappy surprise one afternoon when the popular St. Mark’s Square was suddenly flooded with a foot of water from a tidal surge of the Venetian Canal.

There were raised wooden platforms along one side to allow some walking, but getting around was difficult. Aqua alta days are increasing, from ten in the 1990s to 60 last year. Therefore, if Venice is on your bucket list, book a visit or you may have to come prepared with a bucket.

Longfellow may have predicted the problem in his poem about Venice:
White swan of cities slumbering in thy nest…
White phantom city, whose untrodden streets
Are rivers, and whose pavements are the shifting
Shadows of the palaces and strips of sky.

 
Dublin, Ireland: Wander Where The Whiffenpoofs Serenaded PDF Print E-mail


While in the Irish capital, enjoy a Saturday afternoon and evening with a stroll along Dublin's Cultural Quarter at Temple Bar. See the open air-market where displays include produce, cheese, and baked goods.

Be sure you linger at the stall selling hot cider with a shot of Irish whiskey. The Temple Bar also hosts free festivals, music, film screenings and much more! And you may just recall Bing and bar room buddies singing the old ballad:
To the tables down at Mory’s,
To the place where Louie dwells,
To the dear old Temple Bar we love so well;
Sing the Whiffenpoofs assembled
With their glasses raised on high…

 
Dublin, Ireland: See Oscar The Famed Rock-Reclining Poet PDF Print E-mail


While touring the friendly town, pay your respects with a free visit to Dublin's favorite son, Oscar Wilde, in Merrion Square’s beautiful Iveagh Gardens. He’s facing across from his former home at 1 Merrion Square. Be sure to get there in daylight, because the park’s iron gates slam shut at dusk.

 
Los Angeles CA: Factor’s Deli On Pico Celebrates 80th Year PDF Print E-mail


Your travel4seniors.com editor first visited Factor’s in 1953 after Navy service and just hired as an editor at a daily newspaper in nearby Beverly Hills. While things have changed elsewhere since then, dining at picturesque Factor’s today is a nostalgic and delicious trip back in time. A favorite is the smoked fish brunch for two, with enough tasty ingredients to feed three or four.

 
New York NY: Turner Classic Movies Hop On Film Tour PDF Print E-mail


It’s a bus excursion that visits famous Manhattan locations where many of the most memorable movie scenes were shot. Remember Miracle On 34th Street, Saturday Night Fever, Home Alone, The Godfather, Midnight Cowboy, Taxi Driver and scores of other masterpieces filmed in the Big Apple.

On Location Tours offer behind-the-scenes peeks at favorite classic filming locations in New York City. Your savvy guide gabs and quizzes as you experience more than 60 famous sites. For schedules, prices and other info: onlocationtours.com/tour/tcm-classic-film

 
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