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San Diego CA: Enjoy Luxury At Historic Hotel del Coronado PDF Print E-mail


A scenic drive across the bay from San Diego, the 130-year-old beachfront resort is getting a total makeover. The classic architecture will be preserved, while the latest innovations in style and technical advances are introduced.

Also celebrated this year is the 60th anniversary of “Some Like It Hot”, the legendary movie starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. While the story is about a Miami Beach hotel, it was actually filmed at the Del Coronado. For upcoming events and other info, go to www.hoteldel.com

 
Time Out Index 2019 Names 48 Best Cities In The World PDF Print E-mail


The travel publication based the rankings on surveys of more than 34,000 experienced travelers considering diversity, art, culture, entertainment, food and other positive aspects.

The top 10 in Time Out Index rank order are New York, Melbourne, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Berlin, Glasgow, Paris and Tokyo. Many senior wanderers may be concerned that favorite cities didn’t make the top ten. They include San Francisco (our #1), Boston, Washington DC, Singapore and Hong Kong. What’s your expert opinion?

 
Visitor’s Guide To North Korea Published PDF Print E-mail


A French travel guru just issued info on how to enjoy a trip to one of the most dangerous destinations in the world. Your travel4seniors.com editor can attest to the reputation from experiences in the early 1950s as a member of a reactivated U.S. Navy Carrier Air Group during the Korean War.

They lethally hated Americans then and still do, as tragically proved recently when they imprisoned and tortured young student Otto Warmbier to death. Other jailed American travelers have suffered similar brutal treatment. Yet some, such as that clueless, bejeweled retired basketball pro, still go to North Korea despite U.S. State Department warnings to stay away.

Here’s a suggestion for seniors who insist on traveling to North Korea. When getting off your flight there, just turn around and kiss your butt goodbye.

 
Enjoy Las Vegas For Less Than $90 A Day? Nah! PDF Print E-mail


USA Today and GOBankingRates named 20 travel destinations you can visit for less than $100 daily. Others listed include Singapore, Madrid, Lisbon, Prague, Cancun, and Bali was the cheapest at $24. Las Vegas was #19 on the cheapo list.

The beancounters obviously haven’t been to Sin City lately. And why didn’t they include the expenses of getting there plus additional in-town costs? Round trip U.S. flights range from a cheap $200 and much higher. Also, the famed Vegas buffets now average $35 for breakfast or lunch, and $50 for dinner. Some bait ads quote hotel room rates at $99.99 per night. Then, all add the infamous daily resort fee, usually another $20 and more.

Show tickets are at least another $25 plus booze, food and tips. Finally, of course, there are the greedy Vegas casino bosses. Unless you spend your entire visit at local museums and sightseeing, expect to lose a modest average of $100 day playing the tables and/or slots. Of course, it’s possible you’ll win, but the odds always heavily favor Vegas.

 
Beijing Daxing International Airport To Be One Of World’s Largest PDF Print E-mail


China announces that the $12 billion new facility is expected to open in September. It plans to handle 100 million passengers on 620,000 scheduled worldwide flights annually.

High speed trains, including subways, will whisk passengers to and from the airport to the nation’s capital in Beijing in less than 30 minutes. The sleek new terminal will feature luxury sleep quarters, upscale shops and restaurants, along with childcare and commercial facilities.

 
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