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New York NY: New Marriott Reaches Heavenward


A new Marriott in New York City is claiming to be the tallest single-use hotel building in North America. According to company reports, the Courtyard-Residence Inn Central Park is 750 feet and 68 stories high. There are at least a dozen taller hotels around the world, including another Marriott in Dubai, that soars 1,165 feet and 77 stories.

Opened at the end of 2013 at 1717 Broadway at 54th Street, the Courtyard section has 378 rooms, with an additional 261 suites in the Residence Inn. Quoted rates for the luxury hotel start at about $300 a night. For more information, go to www.marriott.com/.../nycpk-courtyard-new-york-manhattan-central-park

Delta Raises Price Of Airline Booze By A Buck PDF Print E-mail


Not that nickel-and-dime increases in all areas of the flight biz is anything new. However, for frugal senior flyers, this latest of the never-ending airline cost jumps to about $10 a drink can be avoided. The easiest way to do it is no booze in flight.

Also, when allowed by airline check-in, bring a small bottle of beer, wine or other spirits on your flight. Unless you’re a heavy drinker, you’ll save $10 or $20. That money could be invested in a good meal when you get to your destination.

 
Las Vegas NV: New Super Store Biggest Seller Of Marijuana PDF Print E-mail


Sin City now can boast it lives up to its nefarious name. An enormous new pot sales and cultivation location now can get brains and lungs of Vegas visitors high enough to gamble away family fortunes while feeling no pain.

It’s a retail outlet called Planet 13 located in the suburb of Paradise, and the 40,000 square foot complex is open 24 hours daily. Along with displays of many varieties of marijuana products, some grown on the property, Planet 13 offers many varieties of art, history and regular entertainment. For more info, go to www.planet13holdings.com

 
Santa Barbara CA: Courthouse Rooftop Tour Offers Vistas PDF Print E-mail


If you roamings include the beautiful California coastal city, be sure to bask in 360º views of the city, sunny beaches and surrounding ocean. When you take the rooftop tour, you’ll be hosted by local volunteers who offer historical, architectural and other current information. While up there day or night, you may also witness one of the frequent weddings, anniversary celebrations or colorful holiday events.

 
Report: San Francisco Pays Big Salaries To Excrement Experts PDF Print E-mail


There has been lots of negative publicity lately about the homeless situation in popular city tourist areas. One of the most offensive problems is human poop on the sidewalks. So, in your next visits to the City By The Bay, whether walking night or day, always watch your step!

Another bit of news about the dire situation there is that San Francisco has hired clean-up crews to swoop in daily to clean up the poop. And even more shocking, it’s reported that they are paid as much as $185,000 annually to do the dirty deeds! Of course, that info could just be a lot of crap.

 
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

 
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