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Boston MA: Sentence Yourself To The Historic Liberty Hotel PDF Print E-mail

Formerly the Charles Street Jail, book some days and nights at the Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel. Built in 1851, the former imposing prison is now a first-class hotel and a national historic landmark. Instead of guys in striped uniforms, those confined inside these days are welcomed guests in regal surroundings, accommodations and dining.

The nearly 300 rooms and suites display the city skyline and Charles River through vintage wrought-iron window bars. Exteriors, interiors and raised catwalks where guards once strolled still entice guests to wander and sight-see the former stone buttresses. thelibertyhotel.com

Amsterdam, Holland: Visit And Sample Tasty Fockink Booze PDF Print E-mail

I know I can get in Dutch for using that distorted f-word. However, if your travels take you to the capital city of the Netherlands, be sure to add the Wynand Fockink distillery on your fantastic visit schedule.

The popular destination has been producing excellent beers, liqueurs, wines and other drinking products for nearly three and a half centuries. For Fockink prices, hours and other info, go to wynand-fockink.nl

San Francisco CA: Ya Just Gotta Do Lombard Street Selfies PDF Print E-mail

When your wanderings take you to the beautiful City By The Bay, be sure to spend some moments on this winding lane that takes you through eight hairpin turns while surrounded above and beyond by the great landscape of Russian Hill.

Lombard is the most crooked street in the world, except for any time a politician walks the pavement in Washington DC. When visiting the San Francisco scene, bring camera and/or smartphone to record your wonderful winding wandering walk or drive thru.

Miami, FL: Haul Yer Nekkid Old Butt To Haulover Beach Park PDF Print E-mail

Winter has long been the time when seniors seek warmth and sunshine in Florida. And Haulover, where you can get the most exposure to the balmy weather, is the most popular public clothing-optional stretch of oceanfront beach in the U.S.

Haulover attracts more than 1.3 million undressed people to its white sands and warm water annually. It’s enclosed at either end by picket fences, and offers beach chairs and umbrellas for rent. Lifeguards protect bathers from water hazards and peepers who may attempt to sneak in to observe the nude bathers. Haulover Beach, 10800 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33154; + (305) 944-3040

Washington DC: Founding Father Tribute Open Again PDF Print E-mail

The Washington Monument has been a tourist favorite for more than a century. The 555-foot obelisk in the US capital reopened recently after nearly three years of renovation and repairs to the 1884 structure.

The improved monument facility features a new blast-proof, glass and steel security screening and a new elevator system. The renovations followed another long period of repair after a 2011 magnitude 5.8 earthquake caused extensive damage to the structure. If your tourist wanderings include the nation’s capital city, spend some time at the towering tribute to our first president.


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