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What’s That Familiar Looking Landmark In The Background? PDF Print E-mail

Your roaming travel4seniors.com editor recently enjoyed a selfie bird’s eye view of the famed Colosseum from his hotel balcony in Rome. It’s where ancient charioteers raced and gladiators fought. One of the world’s most historic and picturesque cities, be sure to put Italy’s capital on your future senior travel destination plans.

Autumn Travels In California’s Beautiful Napa Valley PDF Print E-mail

How many wandering seniors remember the 1956 Broadway musical, Most Happy Fella? It was a hit then, and including a later movie, it has been revived many times throughout the country. The next line of the song is “in the whole Napa Valley”, sung by Tony after his successful grape harvest and courting of a local girl.

You can be most happy, too, if you visit the Napa Valley during the autumn grape harvest and many celebrations of the season, including grape stomping competitions. Sadly, the California wildfires earlier in the year made travel in nearby areas dangerous. However, everything is safe this autumn, and wineries offer many special events for those senior travelers who crave the fruit of the vine. For current info, go to www.visitnapavalley.com

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM: Batty And Bottomless PDF Print E-mail

For a great autumn experience, join up in an exploration of an underground cave. Carlsbad Caverns descend to down a quarter of a mile, one of the deepest limestone caves in the U.S. The humorist Will Rogers named it “the Grand Canyon with a roof over it.”

Tours are available for every skill level, from expert spelunker to ranger escorted. Be sure to be at the entrance at sunset with your camera when thousands of Brazilian free-tailed bats fly out to seek delicious desert bugs. For more info, go to www.nps.gov/cave

Santa Monica CA: Enjoy Farmers Market With Ocean Breezes PDF Print E-mail

Now that autumn is here, open-air markets throughout the country will be bursting with fresh-picked produce and other farm goodies. If you happen to be in the popular California beach city area on Wednesdays, spend a couple of enjoyable hours at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. It’s open on Arizona Avenue from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Along with the fresh produce, there are cooking demonstrations, music and other entertainment. For more info, go to www.smgov.net/portals/farmersmarket

Stopover For The Weary: Ohio Brewery’s Cheery Beery Hotel PDF Print E-mail

If your autumn travels take you to Columbus, Ohio, consider spending some fun time in the new Columbus DogHouse. It’s attached to the BrewDog, a vintage Scottish brewery. Overnight visitors enjoy in-room beer taps and in-shower stall beer coolers. They’re also invited to tour the brewery as well as roam the touchy-feely museum of beer history. For info, go to www.brewdog.com/usa/doghouse


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