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Senior Space Traveler: Will You Go For A 2025 Moon Trip? PDF Print E-mail


Jeff Bezos, top guy at Amazon, says he will have space vehicles that take passengers to the Moon. He also claims his project, called Blue Origin, will create a permanent colony on the planet.

Can you imagine spending that first evening at your lunar home? You’ll enjoy a tender moment together on the front porch with your loved one. Then you’ll say those romantic words: You look so lovely in the earthlight.

 
Hollywood CA: Coast Playhouse Has Seen Better Times PDF Print E-mail


The rundown theater serves today as a symbol of our video and smartphone era, when people no longer go out to attend live performances. They prefer to stay home and squint into TV screens and little smartie phones.

The now-lonesome building on Santa Monica Boulevard dates back to 1925, and has just 99 seats. Charlie Chaplin lived just a few blocks away, and managed several productions in the theater. Called the Players' Ring Theatre in the 1940s, it featured live performances by future stars including James Arness, Marlo Thomas and Jack Nicholson. Now the once-busy facade is a rest stop to a homeless wanderer.

 
French Adventurer In His 70s Crosses Atlantic In A Barrel PDF Print E-mail


Hey, senior roamer: This should give us some ideas about our next travel venture! He just arrived from Europe to the Caribbean after spending over four months sailing alone in a home-built floating container shaped like a big barrel. In addition to canned goods and liquids, he caught fish to enhance his meals.

Of course, he’ll write a book about his experience, but the title The Old Man And The Sea is already taken. Does your admiration for this septuagenarian sailor result in action plans? What about a luxury Atlantic cruise, floating along the Danube or Shanghai excursion? Check with your travel agent and internet for attractive offers designed for seagoing seniors.

 
Venice, Italy: Will The Lovely City Soon Sink Into The Sea? PDF Print E-mail


The beautiful tourist attraction is a frequent destination of your travel4seniors.com editor. Several times it was difficult to get around Venice due to seasonal flooding at St. Mark’s Square and other popular tourist sites. In recent years the situation has been getting worse, and there are dire predictions that it could become a disaster.

If you’re planning a visit to Venice, keep up on the latest news about the weather and possible flooding problems. www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/apr/30/sinking-city-how-venice-is-managing-europes-worst-tourism-crisis

 
San Francisco CA: Homeless Spreads From City To Airport PDF Print E-mail


If travels take you to busy SFO, you’ll encounter many people there who have no other place to go. They encamp both outside and within the terminal, adding to crowding, confusion and lack of cleanliness.

San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the US, with high rentals ever rising due to inflation and greedy real estate owners. Many homeless are jobless, mentally ill, addicted and otherwise forced into the streets, and now at the airport.

When encountering beggars, instead of a hand-out, you can better help by giving to agencies equipped to deal with the problem, including the Red Cross and Salvation Army. www.ktvu.com/homeless/increasing-presence-of-homeless-people-seeking-shelter-at-sfo-airport

 
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