Milan, Italy: Senior Tourist Finds Upscale Shopping for Less PDF Print E-mail

Guest Correspondent Michelle F., Newport Beach CA: I've made several shopping trips to the world's fashion capital of Milan, Italy, and always come back with some great finds. There are great designer shops on Milan's ultra-trendy Via della Spiga and Via Sant'Andrea.

Elsewhere in the city are factory outlets and outlet malls that offer budget-conscience shoppers to find good deals on new clothes. Some are official locations run by the brands themselves.

Surprise: We Enjoyed Our Kids-Included Travel Tour PDF Print E-mail

Senior travel correspondent Walter O’D., Memphis TN: We've been on at least a dozen travel tours since our retirement several years ago. They include the US, UK, South America, Russia, Italy, China and France.

While many traveling seniors may disagree, I recommend choosing a tour not restricted to seniors. Our most enjoyable bus tour took a mix of seniors and some young families. We traveled together for a week from California's Marin County south 200 miles to San Diego.

Airport Security Eyes Are Always Watching You PDF Print E-mail

Wandering, sitting, shopping or waiting in line, no matter where you are and what you're doing in most air terminals, you can be assured that at least one camera sees you. On a recent arrival to check in for a flight out of Las Vegas, we stopped just inside the terminal doors to get our bearings.

As we were taking out the necessary documents, we noticed a stack of three or four suitcases just a few feet away. At that instant, two airport cops and a big German Shepherd dog came rushing over. At first we thought they were after us, but they passed and swooped up the unattended bags. Dog and handlers were gone up the nearby escalator before we could say or do anything.

Copenhagen, Denmark: We Tourists Were Exposed To A Nude Beach PDF Print E-mail

Senior Contributing Writer LJN, Little Rock AR: It happened to us without warning. My spouse and I took a guided tour of Copenhagen, Denmark, this past summer.

Everything went well, including a visit to Tivoli Gardens amusement park, tour of the charming city and wonderful dining at cafés. We admired the famous Little Mermaid nude statue in the harbor, not realizing what was to follow.

Then, one morning we were notified we’d sunbathe and have lunch at the beach. The guide, intentionally or not, failed to tell us that swimsuits were optional. As we settled in the sand, along came groups of people, some wearing just shorts and others completely nude.

Grand Canyon Adventure: Our Mule Ride That Never Was PDF Print E-mail

Guest Senior Correspondent ALR, Green Bay WI: We looked forward to the late summer experience as we arrived at Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Usually all hotel rooms, cabins and dorms are sold out weeks in advance throughout the entire Canyon area. We arrived to check in a day earlier than our reservation called for. We were lucky to be put up in a very basic dorm cabin with the communal bathroom down the hall.

The Canyon edge was only about 20 feet out the back door. If we’d been sleepwalkers, it could have been disastrous. Another mistake was that we’d just saunter over to the mule corral at the Bright Angel Trail bright and early the next morning and join the famous Canyon mule ride.


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