Senior RVers: Autumn Overnight In Enjoyable Surroundings PDF Print E-mail

Similar to the popularity of Airbnb, where travelers stay in private homes, Harvest Hosts offer RVers similar deals. For an annual membership fee of $49, you can click in to park your rig for an evening at a winery, farm, colorful garden, forest, museum, historic estate and other interesting destinations. For info, go to harvesthosts.com

Visiting NYC, LA Or Vegas, But Hotel Rates Are Sky High! PDF Print E-mail

Your hometown and online travel agency may quote $450 or more for that last-minute reservation for just one night or so in the big city. Before you agree to shell out all that moola for just eight hours in a strange bed, check around the internet for apps that get much better deals.

For example, Hotel-Tonght offers its Daily Drop service. It lists up-to-the-minute room deals that appear and disappear quickly as hotels check out departing guests. That’s when room rates may drop. For more info, go to hoteltonight.com

Traveling Seniors: AARP Membership = Restaurant Discounts PDF Print E-mail

While wandering around the USA, you often make quick stops for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When you flash an AARP card, it could take 10% or more off the bill. Many chain eateries offer senior discount deals.

Included among them are Taco Bell, Denny’s, McDonald’s, KFC, Dairy Queen, Dunkin Donuts, IHOP, Jack in the Box and many others. With AARP card or not, when you order food in any restaurant from Miami to Seattle, always ask firmly and politely: Is there a senior discount?

Lonely Planet Lists World’s Best 10 Menu Item Faves PDF Print E-mail

Hey, only one of the items on the list is in the USA; #4 is beef brisket in Texas. I disagree, and here are some of my choices: Corned beef and cabbage at O’Brien’s in NYC, Clam Shack fried clams in Kennebunkport ME, Mabel’s BBQ in Cleveland OH, Nick and Sam’s steak in Dallas TX, and all-you-can-eat crab legs at the fantastic buffet at Wynn’s Las Vegas NV.

If you’re interested in the Lonely Planet list, the top 10 are: 1. Pintxos in San Sebastián, Spain; 2. Curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 3. Sushi in Tokyo, Japan; 4. Beef brisket in Texas, USA; 5. Som tum in Bangkok, Thailand; 6. Smørrebrød in Copenhagen, Denmark; 7. Crayfish in Kaikoura, New Zealand; 8. Bibimbap in Seoul, South Korea; 9. Pizza Margherita in Naples, Italy; and 10. Dim sum in Hong Kong. For more, go to www.cnn.com/travel/article/lonely-planet-500-ultimate-eats/index

HotelTonight App Lists European Bargains For August PDF Print E-mail

With hotel prices skyrocketing during the busy summer season, most advertised deals seem too good to be true. So, before you book one of the bargains, make sure the quoted low, low prices don’t get grossly inflated with taxes, extra fees and other sneaky add-ons. Consider some of HotelTongiht listed prices: Berlin $103, Madrid $81, Paris $112 and London $130. www.hoteltonight.com


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