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Las Vegas NV: Lo Mejor De Los Burritos Mexicanos PDF Print E-mail


Take some time from grooving and gambling away your family fortune to enjoy a South of the Border feast at Pink Taco in the Hard Rock Hotel. Order the Ultimate Burrito, deliciously stuffed with over three pounds of pulled chicken, pork, beef, refried beans, rice, queso, guacamole, crema, pico de gallo and lettuce. Cost: $24, but unless you’re a cerdo, it’ll feed at least three family members, your dog and cat.

 
Opinion: Enjoyable Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) PDF Print E-mail


Your travel4seniors.com editor recently spent some time in one of the most enjoyable airports in the world. For savvy senior wanderers, the words enjoyable and airport rarely go together.

Most terminal experiences are filled with frustration, delays, incompetence, bad food, scowling security, unruly mobs, dirty waiting areas and other annoyances. Happily, I found Hong Kong to be totally different. My fave European airport is Amsterdam’s Schipol, but as good as it is compared to US terminals, Hong Kong is one step closer to perfect.

Wandering among  the upscale shops, bright outdoor plazas, welcoming eateries and comfortable resting areas is pleasant. Security check-in is efficiently quick, as well as picking up bags after flights. Management brains at US airports should take some lessons from HKG.

 
Las Vegas NV: Some Of The Best Chinese Restaurants In The U.S. PDF Print E-mail


Of course, senior travelers go to Sin City for the glitter, shows and casinos. However, these days many hungry customers also happily pause in their play for a few hours a day to enjoy some traditional Chinese specialties. The tasty dishes rival those served in Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Consider a few of the most popular Las Vegas Chinese dining in hotels along the Strip: China Poblano, Cosmopolitan; Wicked Spoon, Cosmopolitan; Blossom, Aria; Beijing Noodle, Caesars Palace; Buffets of Buffets, Caesars Palace; A.Y.C.E. Buffet, Palms; The Buffet, Wynn; Chin Chin, New York New York.

Of course, not all of the best Chinese restaurants in Las Vegas are limited to the luxury hotels along the Strip. Next time you’re in town, ask hotel people and cabbies where their favorite neighborhood zhōng cānguǎn is located.

 
Maldives: New Underwater Hotel Suite Costs $50,000 A Night! PDF Print E-mail


OK, I’d take it for a week, but I’m a senior on very limited Social Security. Can I get it for $49,999.99 a night? The modern marvel is just off shore at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort. And way down 16.5 feet into the Indian Ocean.

Of course, the super sea bottom suite comes with luxury features. Its glass walls allow guests to trade gawks with sharks, turtles, squid and every other creature that comes by for an external visit. The bargain price also includes full-time serving staff, special wining and dining, private boat, as well as many other luxury privileges. For more info, go to www.conradmaldives.com

 
Hearst Castle: History Along California Coastal Highway PDF Print E-mail


If your dreams include winning and spending a billion-dollar sweepstakes, you may want to visit the majestic estate of the late billionaire William Randolph Hearst. It can give you ideas on how to build a comfy little home.

He wasn’t happy about being portrayed in Orson Welles’ historic movie, Citizen Kane, but his reputation for showy wealth still lingers in Hearst Castle. Constructed in the 1920s, the enormous estate is located inland of the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

During Hearst’s occupancy until the 1950s, his visitor list included Hollywood stars, business tycoons and political leaders. The buildings, pools and grounds contain many historic artifacts from all over the world. However, senior movie history buffs won’t find the sled Rosebud there. For visiting hours, fees and other info, hearstcastle.org/tour-hearst-castle/daily-tours

 
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