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Bloomberg Report: June Gas Prices Actually Lower! PDF Print E-mail


What has happened to those greedy foreign oil cartels and their money-grubbing U.S. gas station owners? Since the mid-1970s, the price at the pump traditionally goes sky-high as drivers gas up for summer road trips.

However, according to Bloomberg, June pump prices have dropped an average of 16 cents a gallon. So, when ready for your summer journey over the river and through the hills to grandmother’s house you go, gas up at almost reasonable prices.

 
Downtown LA Homeless : Reconsider Visiting In Travel Plans PDF Print E-mail


Possibly worse than the same problem in San Francisco, Los Angeles street-living population figures are a staggering 59,000. The obstructed once-beautiful streets and parks make walking difficult, and at times dangerous to residents and visitors.

Over the last decade, the city’s homeless growth has been a steady 10% annually. The reasons, other than the traditional mental and addiction illnesses, include lack of job opportunities and grossly overpriced apartments and homes.

So, if your travels require you to walk through the homeless streets of downtown Los Angeles, be careful. Also, if you want to help the unfortunate people, instead of handouts, it’s best to donate to agencies set up for the job, including the Red Cross and Salvation Army.

 
Prepare For Crowded, Frustrating Summer Air And Road Travel PDF Print E-mail


Shakespeare’s Richard III could’ve said it: Now is the summer of our discontent. According to news reports, this season could be the busiest in years. There are not too many options for senior travelers to do about the situations, but be prepared to deal intelligently with them.

First, get your electronics up to max effectiveness. Stock your smartphone with the latest services, including hourly flight info, alternative travel routings, government regs and med emergency sources. Schedule at least crowded times, such as red eye flights and post-midnight highway driving.

 
Make Your Next Vacation A Fun Bicycle Adventure PDF Print E-mail


If your senior legs and heart are still pumping youthfully, consider an economical and healthful way to enjoy the views. For example, check out the Senior Cycling Wisconsin Trails. It goes from June 21 to 27, priced at $1690 per person.

From Madison, enjoy the fascinating state’s farms, forests, rivers and famed Wisconsin cheeses and other fresh farm foods. Go through the beautiful Driftless Region around Viroqua and explore the Root River and La Crosse. End with Devils Lake State Park. For complete info on this and other bike programs: seniorcycling.com/bike-tours/tour-schedule/wisconsin-trails-2019

 
Senior Gambler: Are Greedy Slot Machines Flooring You? PDF Print E-mail


Actually it’s a recent sneaky photo by your travel4seniors.com of a casino repairman busy at work. Security guards grabbed me a moment later. Fortunately, I was let go with a warning. So, you can take this warning.

Despite all the stories and publicity showing happy winners, your chances of winning in a casino, whether at the wheel, cards, craps table or slot machine, are just about nil. Of course, rarely a few gamblers will go home with money. But the real average is that for every dollar you gamble at a casino, the return averages about 60 to 70¢.

Therefore, when the winnings are inevitably gambled back into the games for several hours and days, the results are empty pockets. Of course, along with the gambling, casino hotels offer luxury rooms, endless buffets, free booze, popular entertainment and more glitzy temptations to get you there.

When you visit a glamorous casino, do it with the determination that you’re there to have fun, no matter what the odds stacked against you. And you’re willing to gamble away the inheritance money your ungrateful kids and grandkids are greedily anticipating.

 
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