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San Francisco CA: Epiphyllum Society Annual Flower Show PDF Print E-mail


If you’ll be in the City by the Bay on Saturday, May 25, spend some time enjoying nature. The show is on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Recreation Room at San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Among other colorful flowers and houseplants, the desert Orchid Cacti will be in full bloom.

 
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

 
Hey, Say It Ain’t So! Is Woodstock 50 Cancelled? PDF Print E-mail


All now in their 70s and beyond, many rock music zealots from 50 years ago are planning to relive moments from their 20s by attending the iconic music festival that will celebrate its half-century birthday.

Woodstock 50 is advertised to happen from August 16 to 18 at the original site of Watkins Glen in upstate New York. However, there are rumors and news reports that the event will be cancelled because of the loss of financial backing. If you're considering to be at the festivities, keep up on the news of what may or not happen.

Anyone remember 1969? World events that year included first walk on the moon, gas 35ç a gallon, new Toyota Corolla $1,950, Nixon elected President, NY Mets won World Series and NY Jets won Super Bowl.

 
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

 
New York NY: Attractive Airbnb Bargains In Mid-Manhattan PDF Print E-mail


Just a few years ago, Airbnb rentals were confined in private homes, and few senior travelers knew or cared about them. We preferred the usual hotel stays, even as prices continued to rise.

For example, in just a decade or two, a hotel room in mid-Manhattan went from $50 a night to $500 in 2019. And with oil companies, airlines and other money-grabbers feeding national inflation, expensive hotel costs are likely to continue climbing higher.

In recent online ads, Airbnb offers centrally located Manhattan accommodations, including Rockefeller Center, for as little as $50 a night. For your next trip to the Big Apple to see the latest shows, shop on Fifth Avenue and dine at the best restaurants, consider an Airbnb within walking distance of it all. For prices, availability, location and other info, go to airbnb.com

 
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