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Survey Sez New Yawkers Are Baddest Tempered In The USA PDF Print E-mail


A Business Insider survey claims 34.3 percent of the senior travelers who voted believe Big Apple residents are the meanest. The study asked 2,000 adults online to name the rudest city in the country.

The Big Bad Apple residents finished first by far, with Los Angeles a distant second with 19.7 percent. Next in the nasty cities were Washington, DC, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Buffalo, Baltimore, Philadelphia and San Francisco.  The opinion about NYC isn’t new.

When John Adams visited New York in 1774, he wrote in his diary: “With all the opulence and splendor of this city, there is very little good breeding to be found. “I have not seen one real gentleman, one well-bred man, since I came to town,” he griped, according to the New York Times.

 
U.S. News & World Report: Best Hotels In The U.S.A. PDF Print E-mail


According to those famed travel experts, you’ll get your finest luxuries and accommodations at the following, in rank order: 1. Four Seasons Resort Lanai in Hawaii,  2. The Langham, Chicago, 3. The Peninsula Chicago, 4. Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach in Miami Beach, Florida, and 5. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Of course, some seasoned senior travelers have other ideas on the best hotels. How about the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, California, The Peninsula and Beverly Hills Hotels, Beverly Hills, California, and the Fairmont, San Francisco, California? In other words, if you want to find the top American hotels, but not necessarily at the best prices, travel to the Sunshine State. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/hotels/2020/02/04/best-hotels-us-mexico-canada-per-us-news-world-report

 
Uber Drivers At Airports May Now Charge Taxi Fares PDF Print E-mail


Uber calls it "Project Luigi." The company planners claim it allows Uber drivers more control control over their income as independent contractors. So far, the system is being tried at California airports in Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Sacramento.

Uber drivers there can set fares up to five times greater than Uber's original price, in increments of 10%. In other words, now Uber drivers can rip off riders for typical cabbie high charges, especially in busy airports. Ten years ago, newly-introduced Uber charges averaged less than half of taxi fares.

Them wuzz the days! So, whenever you book a Uber ride at those three airports, and soon everywhere else, be prepared to pay as much as you would for a taxi.

 
Coronavirus Continues To Upset World Travel Plans PDF Print E-mail


Seniors are particularly vulnerable to the flood of flight, cruise, tour and other cancellations. To insure the latest word on personal schedules, please keep in daily touch with all aspects of your travel plans, especially those that involve the Far East and other most affected areas of the world. Example: www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/01/29/coronavirus-british-airways-lion-seoul-air-suspend-flights-china

 
Amsterdam, Holland: No More Tours Of Hooker ‘hood PDF Print E-mail


The Netherlands government no longer promotes the capital city as a tourist destination, while touting other Dutch cities and towns. This year, Amsterdam city tours are limited to 15 visitors.

Sadly, for eager male visitors, tours of the infamous Amsterdam Red Light neighborhood are forbidden entirely. Also, to earn the city more tax income, all hotel room tax charges have gone higher, as are extra taxes on museums, boat trips and other tourist attractions. In other words, as with Las Vegas and other rip-off travel destinations, the bargain prices you see for Amsterdam are just the beginning you’ll pay for your visit.

 
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