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Senior Seeker: Best Places in the World to See Spring Blossoms PDF Print E-mail

We were visiting Holland at just the right time. It was the first of May, and we took the bus from Amsterdam about 30 miles out to the famed Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse. Even before we got there, many of the fields along the way were blankets of brilliant yellows, whites, reds, blues and purples, giving us a preview of what was in store for us. Every spring, more than a million visitors from all over the world visit Keukenhof during its two-month blossom time, from the last week in April through June. There are hundreds of varieties of flowers, but the big attractions are the tulips. Hundreds of thousands of bulbs of many bright colors are carefully hand-planted in the fall in beds that stretch for 70 acres of the garden grounds. When springtime comes around, so do the admirers. For more information: Keukenhof, Stationsweg 166a, 2161 AM Lisse, The Nethlands. Go on line to: www.keukenhof.nl.

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Senior Sojourn: Great Spring Travel Destinations in Great Britain PDF Print E-mail

O, to be in England now that April's there. Poet Robert Browning wrote it a century or more ago, and it’s still valid for the springtime senior traveler. Since our retirement, we have made frequent pilgrimages to the British Isles, where we visited many areas of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. On several occasions, we've roamed London for several days, then embarked from Dover to visit France and other parts of Europe. But we’ve always considered journeys through the British Isles our favorites, and return again and again.

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Senior Venture: Enjoy Russian White Nights Festival PDF Print E-mail

lBeginning May 1 and on through July, the former royal capital of Imperial Russia celebrates a unique annual event. Because of its location near the Arctic Circle, the spring sun shines for 20 hours a day in the beautiful old city of St. Petersburg. Nowhere else in the world can visitors attend highly professional performances of ballet, classical music, opera and military band music every evening, and then stroll the streets and enjoy the outdoor cafes under the midnight sun until the wee hours of the morning.

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Hotel Review: The Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada PDF Print E-mail

The Flamingo is 62 years old, and may seem like a seasoned Hollywood actress, a lady of a certain age who wears a blonde wig, tight girdle and sloshes on lipstick and rouge to make herself look younger. The Flamingo succeeds very well, and like the experienced Vegas party girl she is, she can still show her guests a real good time.

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Senior Travel Destination: The Historic Hotel del Coronado PDF Print E-mail

We seniors often listen to the stand-up comedy lines that begin with, “You know you’re getting old when ....” Well, here’s the latest for me. You know you’re getting old when you realize that one of your favorite movies of all time celebrates its 50th birthday this year. Was it really that long ago when “Some Like It Hot” had its premiere showing at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood on March 29, 1959? Except for star Tony Curtis, now in his mid-80s, all the stars of the film are gone. The all-star cast also included Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O’Brien and Joe E. Brown, and directed by the multi-Academy Award winner, Billy Wilder.

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