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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.

 
Welcome Springtime And Annual Gas Price Robbery PDF Print E-mail


As usual, it starts with the same old tactics of pleading need for more money to dig for oil. Of course, the plan is to dig their dirty claws deeper into your pocket. You can expect all the crooks, including foreign oil barons, American oil companies and your friendly neighborhood gas station owner, to do the annual thievery.

It began back in the 1970s when they discovered they could fake artificial shortages and hike prices sky high to grab more loot. They also started the ever-rising inflation in our entire economy that still plagues us today.

What can senior travelers do about the current scam? Not much on the prices, but we can try personal savings actions. Walk more, share rides with neighbors, use public transportation and/or car hailing services. When it’s time to buy a new car, go partially or totally electric. And finally, although it won’t save you money, when filling up, let the greedy station owner know your anger at being robbed.

 
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