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AAA Awards Five Diamonds To Six Luxurious Hotels PDF Print E-mail

Great places to stay for luxury-loving seniors. Of course, when you book them, the already-high prices of the snooty hotels will now soar into the heavens. For example, $895 and up for a night at Four Seasons in Manhattan.

The additions to the Five Diamond list are: Esperanza An Auberge Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Four Seasons New York Downtown, New York, N.Y.;    Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya, Mexico; Grand Velas Los Cabos, Mexico; Kimpton Seafire Resort, Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands; The Langham Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.; The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas; Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg, Va.

Amsterdam, Holland: Ogling At Hooker Windows To Be Illegal PDF Print E-mail

One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Dutch city is visiting Amsterdam’s Red Light District. They get a kick at the lighted windows where prostitutes display their wares.

The sex business is legal in Amsterdam, but must be marketed from the large windows. The new laws require tourists to turn their backs from prostitutes while in the district. They’re also not permitted to take photos of ladies of the evening. A more restrictive law will forbid all street-walking prostitutes. So, when in Amsterdam, senior travelers, look away!

London GB: Save $$ When You Visit Most Popular Sites PDF Print E-mail

If your springtime London wanderings will include Big Ben, Piccadilly Square, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, on-off bus and elevator to the top of the Shard skyscraper, it could cost over $200.  You can get them all and more for $97 with a London Pass for the day. www.londonpass.com

Face Recognition Will Speed You Thru Airport Check-In PDF Print E-mail

New biometric advancements have already been tested, and soon make boarding your flight quicker. Several major airlines are testing advanced security check-ins with special electronic kiosks.

When in general use, you won’t need printed tickets nor passports to freely get through security without the usual slow inspections. Just pre-registration, a pleasant smile and pre-recorded image should do the trick.

Las Vegas NV: Hotels And Parking Fees Keep Rising PDF Print E-mail

Forget the phony ads hawking $49.99 a night rooms. In the slightly-less luxury hotels just off the Strip, you may see that charge at the top of your bill. However, added to it will be resort fee, parking, local taxes and a few other add-ons. Expect to pay another 40 to 50% above advertised price quotes when you check out.

Of course, charges don’t include tips to bellhops and garage attendants. A few suggestions on avoiding some of those piled-on extra costs. Leave your car at home. Airline prices are often cheaper than gassing up and daily parking fees. Many Strip hotels are within walking distance of each other. There are also cheap buses, Uber and short taxi rides, all available at your hotel front door.


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