My Roving Camera Shows A Tragic, All-Too-Familiar Scene PDF Print E-mail

This was shot by your travel4seniors.com editor just a few days ago near glamorous Hollywood Boulevard, Of course, the same scene could be in Manhattan, Chicago, San Francisco or dozens of other tourist destinations in the USA.

If you want to help those unfortunate wanderers, there are more effective ways than just handing them a few dollars. Seek info on programs for the homeless by familiar agencies, such as the Salvation Army, Red Cross, Volunteers of America, National Coalition For The Homeless and others in your hometown. Make contributions to one or more organizations that provide professional help for those in need.

Volunteer Vacations: Be Helpful As You Wander PDF Print E-mail

Recent news about an American hunter who killed a rare giraffe just for the sport of it can be disturbing. To respond to such tragic happenings, senior travelers have alternatives by signing up for trips that feature improving the lives of animals.

Just one example involves an orangutan sanctuary in Borneo. The species of ape closest to humans is in danger of extinction. Some scientists predict that if current negative conditions continue, the species could be gone within 50 years. For more info, go to www.volunteerworld.com

All The $99.99 & 99¢ Ads Attract Stupid Buyers PDF Print E-mail

The endlessly-repeated TV medical and auto commercials are not the only way your money is being stolen. Greedy gas station owners: Hey, brain-challenged driver, fill up on my bargain $4.99 a gallon gas. Of course, you’re not supposed to realize that’s just a penny less than $5.

And jump on that cruise line bargain! You can sail for a week around Hawaii or Bermuda for only $1,999.99 per person. Of course, with taxes, port charges and other unmentioned ad-ons, be prepared to shell out at least another $599.99 for your bargain cruise.

The phony advertising 99 dollar and cents practice continues to hit us daily. Hey, didja know Uncle John bought that used car for a mere $9,999.99? If the crooked dealer had listed it for a much more expensive $10,000, duh, no sale!

Need a home for your family? Just saw an ad for a California beach house, and priced at only $9,999,999.99. Watta bargain! All the nearby luxury abodes sell for as high as $10 million!

Avoid That Loooong Baggage Carousel Wait After Your Flight PDF Print E-mail

You rush off the flight to get to the pick-up area quickly. Then, too often, as that big merry-go-round circles endlessly, all other travelers get their bags. And it could be even worse than the long wait. Your bag doesn’t arrive at all.

You find out later from luggage claim that it was mistakenly loaded aboard another flight. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to pick it up at the airport in only two or three days. How do you avoid the problem? Simply do your flying without checking bags. Stuff everything possible into a carry-on bag and backpack, and if necessary, all else into a coat with many inside and outside pockets.

Domestic Dog And Cat Eaten In Some Parts Of The World PDF Print E-mail

In your worldwide restaurant wanderings, you’ll encounter many different menus. Some may delight, while others offend. Realize that people eat different menu items than yours, and they won’t welcome your criticism.

The French enjoy horse meat. Russians chomp on whale steaks. Italians love baby calamari octopus. In China, Korea, Vietnam and other Asian nations, they eat relatives of our beloved Fluffy and Fido. Unless you’re willing to join in on the pet feast, don’t make a big fuss about it. Just look for an eatery that serves your favorite, snails on the half shell.


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