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Future Choo Choo Trains At Speeds Of Up To 2,500 MPH


That could mean traveling from NYC to Los Angeles in less than 90 minutes. And if they’ll be able to run across water, NYC to London in the same quick time. Of course, it’s all still in the spec stage for such trackless super trains in the far future.

However, UK’s The Sun reports that engineers at the China Aerospace Science and Tech Corp claim they’ve already started on the plans. Of course, none of the tech beancounters have come up with a simple way to eliminate the two-hour drive through heavy city traffic to get to the train station, followed by another hour of checking in and pre-boarding security body cavity searches.

San Francisco CA: Top Holiday Dining At The Top Of The Mark PDF Print E-mail


The historic restaurant above the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel on Nob Hill is the perfect place to celebrate the season. The Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day and Eve dining ($140) feature all the great holiday foods and drinks.

Some menu examples include delicious fresh seafood, duck, turkey, prime rib, baked ham, local ethnic favorites, fantastic desserts and much, much more. Of course, it all happens with 360-degree views of  the city, San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. www.holidaysatthemark.com

 
Q&A: We Enjoy Las Vegas Airport Casino. Are There Others? PDF Print E-mail


Q: We travel frequently, and find airport waits getting longer and more bothersome. However, whenever we go to and depart from Las Vegas, we spend the delay times at the slot machines. Are there any other airports with similar gambling facilities? Jill, Pasadena CA

A: Yes, Amsterdam, Heathrow London and Reno airports have casinos. There are also others within just a short drive from airports, such as the Hard Rock near Ft. Lauderdale. Many airport operators around the world are considering getting into the gambling racket. With ever-growing flight delays and late arrivals, they can get income while passengers enjoy the waiting time.

 
Senior Travel Guru Rick Steves Pickpocketed In Paris PDF Print E-mail


In a recent USA Today article, the worldly guy you’d least expect to be robbed, admits it happened to him. The thief got Rick’s wallet containing credit cards, cash and driver’s license. Fortunately, he immediately took steps to protect himself by canceling the old IDs and getting new ones. Of course, the cash was gone forever.

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Toronto, Ontario: New Year’s Eve & Canada 150th Birthday PDF Print E-mail


If all the massive holiday goings-on in New York and other U.S. cities are getting old to you, consider enjoying the annual event in beautiful Toronto. This year’s festivities mark the final moments of Canada’s century and a half celebration since it became a British territory.

The programs offer lots of great local food, local beers and other libations, live music, ice skating, fireworks and much, much more. Public transportation and attendance at the downtown outdoor celebration are free! www.seetorontonow.com/annual-events/new-years-eve-in-toronto

 
Las Vegas NV: Barnum & Bailey Gone, But Memories Are Still Alive PDF Print E-mail


After 150 years, the famed circus finally closed its tents this year. However, if you happen to be in Sin City during this festive month and want to relive some of that glitter, spend some hours at Hotel Circus Circus.

Starting just after 11 a.m. every day, the Carnival Midway at Circus Circus in the casino offers free live events. Boasting they’re the world’s largest indoor circus, the program includes clowns, trapeze acts, wire walkers, strongmen, jugglers, acrobats, high-flying cyclists and much more. So, while you’re gambling away your retirement savings in the casino, look up and enjoy the show!

 
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