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Five Free But Priceless Sr Travel Experiences PDF Print E-mail

When planning your travel schedule, you can expect to pay more for airfare, restaurants and hotel rooms than you did on your last journey. However, there are places in the world where you can enjoy at least part of your visit absolutely free.

We asked some travel-savvy readers for their favorite freebees. Here are some sites you can enjoy without needing to put out cash.

Las Vegas NV: Gambling is the main industry of Sin City, so to lure you to visit the town and into the casinos, there are many freebees. Stroll around on Las Vegas Boulevard and downtown to enjoy the free fun things happening all around you.

Just a few of the free shows include the dancing fountains in front of the Bellagio Resort, the downtown Fremont Street Experience and the Volcano at the Mirage Hotel.

British Museum, London, England: Founded in 1753, it’s the world’s first national public museum, and free to visitors. It contains thousands of historic and art examples from Pre-Historic Africa, Ancient Egypt, Classical Greece, the early Middle East and Renaissance Europe.

Hollywood Forever: Ghostly Tour Of The Famous Dead PDF Print E-mail

If you live in the Los Angeles area or are traveling there during spooky season and beyond, you may want to pay homage to vintage stars of the silver screen in their final resting places. 

Each of three escorted tours costs $15 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA , 90038. Among the many famous grave sites are those of Rudolph Valentino, Jayne Mansfield, Cecil B. DeMille, Tyrone Power, Janet Gaynor,  John Huston, Nelson Eddy, Clifton Webb,  Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel  and many more.

This year-round tour is hosted by Karie Bible, who highlights the various historic tales, scandals and mysteries of Hollywood Forever. The three tours include Cemetery of the Stars, Hidden Hollywood and Jewish Heritage.

Tours occur nearly every Saturday and/or Sunday. For details and reservations, go to cemeterytour.com

Senior Flier: Spread Wings & Lower Landing Gear PDF Print E-mail

Let’s face it. Loooong flights keep you trapped in that aluminum can called an airline seat, especially if you’re flying coach. To fight muscle cramps and other discomfort, next time apply the familiar suggestion: Don’t just sit there; do something!

Every couple of hours, you must walk to the potty in the sky. Use that trip down the aisle to limber up. When in the waiting line, perform simple exercises. Push against a nearby bulkhead to do a minute or two of standing arm stretches. The exercise can relieve tension in shoulders, elbows, wrists and fingers.

Kitty Hawk NC: December 13, 1903, First Manned Flight PDF Print E-mail

On this date, 110 years ago, the Wright Brothers started it all. Fortunately, unlike this year, it was not on a Friday the 13th. Also fortunately for Orville, there was no pre-flight TSA search, baggage fees nor guy in front slamming his seat back into Orville’s knees.

Warsaw, Poland: Rynek Starego Miasta* PDF Print E-mail

*Translation: Old Town Marketplace. Bountiful autumn harvests from throughout the country show up at this colorful and historic city locale.




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