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Hollywood CA: Be Part Of The TCM Film Festival PDF Print E-mail


It happens from Friday through Sunday, April 11-14, marking the 10th annual Festival, and the 25th anniversary of TCM. The many-faceted program presents events at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Hollywood Boulevard.

Included are an Opening Night Gala, historic movie screenings, meet and greet guest celebrities, wine sessions and much more. There are four levels of passes, with prices from $299 to $2,149. For more detailed info, go to filmfestival.tcm.com

 
Las Vegas NV: Lady Gaga Honored At Bellagio Fountains PDF Print E-mail


When your Sin City wanderings take you close to the famed fountains, you’ll hear Lady Gaga singing her 2009 hit "Bad Romance'' Her voice was added to the music program there to honor her 2019 Oscar for best original song, “Shallow" in the movie, "A Star Is Born".

Your travel4seniors.com editor fondly remembers strolling by the dancing waters’ many electronic speakers while listening to Frank Sinatra sing “Luck Be A Lady”. The sound was so lifelike, I looked back expecting Frank to be walking behind me. Next time you’re in Las Vegas, be sure to spend an evening hour or so to look and listen to a great singer at that magic location.

 
Denver Airport Gargoyle Greets Arriving Passengers PDF Print E-mail


He responds to questions about flights and provides several humorous moments to those who need relief from the stresses of air travel. Of course, some slight artistic additions by your travel4seniors.com editor to the monster’s appearance could give him broader powers, such as spouting long speeches, making world peace and building immigrant-proof border walls.

 
USA Today: Senior Travelers Be Kind To Springbreakers PDF Print E-mail


The online advice covers situations when hyperactive young people in your resort hotel make ear-splitting noise at 3 am. It says don’t get mad, just politely ask them to quiet down.

Then, the report predicts, they’ll comply and be all quiet, sober, friendly and respectful to mature you. This may have been possible a couple of generations ago, but don’t expect it today. The kids now are there to have fun, and are sure to ignore old codgers griping at them.

If you have upcoming travel plans to visit cities notorious for spring break mobs of youngsters, the best thing to do is change them. Do some online research to see if you’ll be in popular party locations, such as Las Vegas, Miami Beach, Padre Island and other destinations for youngsters. Simply make other schedules and fondly remember you were young once. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/advice/2019/03/01/spring-break

 
Retiree Prefers Final Days In Holiday Inn To Nursing Home PDF Print E-mail


Unless we’re hit by a car, catch a fatal disease or drink/eat/smoke ourselves to death at a younger age, we all must face the inevitable decision. Unable to handle daily life, we or our family decide to stash us in a nursing home.

However, in these days of never-ending inflation, a semi-private old folks room there costs an average of $7,500 a month. Just 30 years ago when my mother needed that care, it was $450 a month. Prices have gone up just a teeny bit since then. So recently, when a Texas guy hit his golden years, he priced nursing home vs Holiday Inn living he had experienced in many years of travel. 

Every senior wanderer is familiar with Holiday Inns. Costs for similar accommodations at one are $1,900 a month, plus advantages of private room and bath. When you’re a Holiday Inn resident, there’s another plus. Instead of other old people coughing and rasping in next-door rooms, the motel wall offers more interesting sounds from amorous one-nighter younger customers.

 
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