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Increasing Wildfires May Affect Your California Travel Plans PDF Print E-mail

As midsummer advances, record-breaking fires are devastating popular travel destinations throughout the state. Many are affecting the most visited areas, including Yosemite National Park, highways, forests, mountains and resort cities. When your travel schedule nears, be sure to check frequently for the latest news and possible restrictions and dangers that may change or cancel your plans.

New Orleans Celebrates 300th Birthday All This Year PDF Print E-mail

And she’s just as beautiful today as she was way back when some French explorers came ashore and founded Bourbon Street and much more. If your travel plans include visiting the iconic city, keep checking out the many scheduled food, music, tours and other events. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2018/07/25/new-orleans-tricentennial

China Warns Its Travelers About Violence In The USA PDF Print E-mail

You see Chinese tourists everywhere, Broadway, Hollywood, San Francisco, the Las Vegas Strip and many other tourist locations. According to The New York Times, the Chinese government is now officially warning its ocean-hopping citizens about dangers of traveling in the USA.

In addition to smoggy air, the report says gun violence kills as many people in America as car accidents. Also, muggings, robberies and burglaries happen frequently, and often to foreign visitors. The Chinese government warnings give advice about personal safety and ways to get police help. Now, about safety for American tourists in China….

Digital Face Recognition To Speed Up Hotel Check-In Times PDF Print E-mail

The process is being introduced at check-in for Marriott International hotels in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The usual minutes-long process at the front desk may be cut down to a few digital seconds. It’s not only more convenient for arriving guests, it also enhances the hotel’s security and safety systems. Of course, what hotel clerk wouldn’t be thrilled to see this handsome senior traveler face checking in?

San Francisco CA: Today’s High Prices And Low Opinions PDF Print E-mail

Your travel4seniors.com editor’s memories of the City By The Bay go way, way back to even before Tony Bennett memorialized it in song. During my WW2 Navy days, I roamed the beautiful streets while on troopship duty in the Pacific campaigns. It was a fantastic experience in every way.

However, these days we get frequent complaints from senior travelers that the city is now a dangerous and dirty place. Additionally, because of runaway inflation, prices for hotels, restaurants and everything else in town are insanely high. Worse, San Francisco’s formerly beautiful sidewalks are now crowded with squatting homeless people, along with their trash, pee and poop.

If your travel plans include this and any other big city, be aware of the conditions, and take steps to assure your personal safety and sanitary health.


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