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US State Dept Warns Of Travel Danger Nations PDF Print E-mail


The long list includes 88 countries around the world, with some already familiar to senior wanderers as extremely hazardous for Americans. Of course, they name North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Libya. However, the list also contains popular, and usually peaceful destinations, including France, Italy, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

The top of the official list starts with the most violent, and urges Americans to just stay away. For most of the more popular countries, the advice is to practice ordinary daily caution. In summary, especially for physically-challenged senior travelers venturing abroad, be constantly aware of potential dangers.

For detailed info, go to www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/destinations/2019/07/17/travel-advisory-list-country-us-department-state

 
Airbnb Now Offers Private Luxury For Wealthy Wanderers PDF Print E-mail


As Max Bialistok once said in The Producers: If you got it, flaunt it! So, for a thousand bucks a night or more, you can briefly live like a king, queen, emperor, mafia boss, Trumpish business tycoon, pro athlete or movie star.

Consider a British royal castle, French oceanside Riviera retreat, California luxury estate or a private Pacific island mansion. Airbnb Luxe now offers more than 2,000 upscale destinations, with luxury locations in the Far East, America, Europe and other desirable world sites. For deals, photos and more info, go to  www.engadget.com/2019/06/25/airbnb-luxe-high-end-home-villa-rentals

 
New York NY: Fly Uber Copter From Manhattan To JFK PDF Print E-mail


If you’re enrolled in the Uber Platinum or Diamond plans, and have the cash or business expense account, you can book it. That way you’ll avoid the slow two-hour ground traffic to and from the John F. Kennedy Airport.

Of course, it’ll cost a bit more than a cab ride, from $200 to $225 each way, and more during the busiest hours. The choppers are owned and operated by HeliFlite, based in Newark, N.J., each with a two-pilot crew. For more info, go to www.uber.com/blog/new-york-city/uber-copter

 
Las Vegas NV: Newly-Single Fun Recovery Packages PDF Print E-mail


If you’ve recently lost your partner due to divorce or other sad happening that left you lonely, consider this happy deal. Virgin Holidays has created several different 'divorce holiday' four-night packages in Sin City at Caesars Palace and other luxury hotels on the famous Vegas Strip. The cost, based on three other lonely travel mates with you, is about $1,000.

The promotion is centered on women (and maybe men, too) dealing with painful marriage or other romance break-ups.  The unique Las Vegas schedule includes pool parties, personal styling sessions, photo shoots, nightly entertainment and shopping sprees. The party packages also feature excursions,  including helicopter rides over the Las Vegas Strip.

For more info, go to www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-7235987/Virgin-Holidays-launches-divorce-holidays-Las-Vegas

 
San Francisco CA: Robbery Housing Costs Keeps Rising PDF Print E-mail


The City by the Bay becomes more and more infamous for its grossly overpriced rentals and real estate prices. Spurred originally by high salaries at tech companies, the average one-bedroom apartment rent now is $5k a month, and a small row home in the city sells for a million bucks.

Of course, at the same time and for the same greed-inflated reasons, San Francisco has one of the fastest growing homeless populations in the nation. It’s a daily problem for those paying the sky-high rental and home purchase prices to live there. Walking on city sidewalks requires stepping around or over many people, their belongings, trash and bodily droppings.

If your travel plans include San Francisco, expect very high prices for restaurant, hotel and airbnb private home rentals. Also, when you stroll down the street, expect to encounter many very high addicts and their very low lifestyles.

 
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