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Scooters Are Sidewalk Dangers To Strolling Senior Travelers PDF Print E-mail


This unposed photo by your travel4seniors.com editor illustrates how the no scooters on sidewalk sign is ignored by thoughtless riders of the grown-up kiddie toys. While adult and child walkers are trying to avoid racing scooters, they may stumble over a stack of abandoned ones spread across the sidewalk waiting for new reckless riders.

City scooters are supposed to be limited to 15 mph on the street, but single racers and mindless groups of them go much faster illegally on sidewalks. So, in your city travels, if you’re an elderly and physically challenged hiker, be alert for speeding scooters racing illegally on sidewalks and busy street intersections.

 
Old Sailor: Cruises Today Just Ain’t What They Used To Be PDF Print E-mail


Your travel4seniors.com editor remembers my first cruise. It was on a Navy transport APA during WW2 in 1944. Slightly different from today’s sailings with private cabins, shuffleboard and elegant dining. Back then, I snoozed with 100 other guys in four-high bunks, and lined up for chow slopped on tin trays. And when not swabbing the deck or standing watch, I was on the crew of a 20-millimeter anti-aircraft gun.

Since retirement, your travel4seniors.com editor has sailed on dozens of cruises, including USA rivers and oceans in Asia, Europe and the Americas. And not once did I have to swab the deck nor load anti-aircraft guns. If you’re thinking of cruising, whether a first sailing or 100th, scan today’s attractive ads online and in Sunday newspapers. Shake your landlubber legs and enjoy traveling the winding rivers and  ocean blue.

 
If You’re Stranded In Dulles The Night Before Christmas… PDF Print E-mail


Or at any other time. The Washington DC airport now offers comfy beddy-bye roomlets to passengers who must spend time there during the holidays and beyond.  The Sleepbox area is available for booking from a one-hour nap to overnight sleep.

The Sleepbox site is between airport gates A6 and A14, containing 16 small, stand-alone sound-proofed rooms, with access to public bathrooms. They can be reserved by Sleepbox website or app. Hourly rates are from $25 and $35 per hour. All through the nights are from $120 and $150, depending on size and upscale features. Of course, there’s no charge for snoozing on an empty bench or quiet hallway in the airport waiting area. For reservations and more info, go to www.sleepbox.com

 
Be Aware Of Those ƒ∑®†ß∂§ Resort And Other Sneaky Fees! PDF Print E-mail


Thrill to the attractive hotel ads for bargain rooms, where destinations like Las Vegas advertise at $30 a night. You book and stay several nights, and then at check-out time, your total bill is for $70 a night. In Sin City, they call it resort fees, but it’s add-on robbery.

Be aware, too often even in hectic holiday seasons, when airlines and hotels advertise many attractive bargain prices. Then, when you get the total bill, you actually pay another 25 to 50% for unadvertised extra fees and services.

 
Shoot Creative Photos & Videos On Your Next Trip PDF Print E-mail


If Warhol and other so-called artists can make millions of bucks on soup can photo copies, you can shoot niftier scenes while wandering the world. Remember the good old days when you had to buy film and reload your camera after 36 shots? Now there’s no film, more sophisticated cameras and endless opportunities for creative photo results.

Do a few selfies, but mostly seek out interesting moments you’ll treasure for many years. While wandering through Zanzibar markets, Grand Canyon rocks or Paris boulevards, scenic opportunities are endless. Capture candid travel scenes that happen once and never again. Then, long after you return home, you’ll look at your photos and videos and repeat what Bogart said to Bacall: We’ll always have Paris.

 
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