New York NY: Hotel Rooms Get Smaller

Hotel costs continue to reach for the sky in popular travel destinations such as Manhattan, Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Paris. Meanwhile, back at HQs, brilliant hotel chain beancounters have come up with an even more money-grabbing plan.

Instead of charging $400 a night for a regular-sized hotel room, cut them in half and rent each as $300 bargains. Result: claustrophobic sardine-canned travelers equal added hotel profits.

Imagine a senior wanderer asking the hotel clerk: Does my $300 room have a closet? Response: Your room IS a closet. For more info on the teenier hotel-room trend, go to www.usatoday.com/story/travel/hotels/2015/09/18/microhotels-tiny-hotel-rooms-expand-across-country/72265080

Could Senior Wanderers Experience Time Travel? PDF Print E-mail

Some futurists insist that some day, time travel will be possible. We asked several brilliant readers of travel4seniors.com if they had fantasies about doing it. And if they did, what would be their first trip back in history?

PLB, Memphis TN: I’d return after 50 years to high school days here in my hometown of Memphis. There was the very special girl I took to the senior prom and ….

Mrs. CNMcR, Boston MA: One memory always haunts me. I was a teenager in Palm Beach, Florida, in May 1963. As I wandered along the ocean front, there was a familiar group tossing a beachball around. As I approached, suddenly two Secret Service guys blocked me from the Kennedy family. Just a few months later, the President was killed. With time travel, I’d go back just to shake his hand.

JRN, Los Angeles CA: I’d go way, way back to visit Gettysburg in 1863 to witness Lincoln’s famous speech. I’d tell him that just months after the bloodiest battle of the Civil War there, his message about freedom for all Americans is as fresh today as it was at that historic moment.

Road Scholar: Philly Art Museum And Other City Wonders PDF Print E-mail

Program No. 20707RJ: The World of Art: From the Barnes Foundation to Rodin and More. Next on schedule is from May 24 to 28 at $999, and includes four nights in a downtown city hotel, seven meals, famous museum visits, expert lectures, small group field trips, tips and much more. www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/20707/a-world-of-art-from-the-barnes-foundation-to-rodin-and-more/dates

Paris, France: Some Bare Facts For Nude Art Lovers PDF Print E-mail

Hey, if so many of those museum paintings and sculptures are of nude people, so why not allow visitors to appreciate the art in the same natural way? As a trial, the Palais du Tokyo museum welcomed nude visitors for just one day, but may make it a regular daily feature.

The very liberal French city already boasts at least one nudist café and clothes-optional park. Therefore, if Paris is on your spring or summertime destination list this year, and you want to shred and join in, you’ll be able to travel with a smaller suitcase. www.nydailynews.com/news/world/paris-museum-welcomes-nude-visitors

Los Angeles CA: Factor’s Deli On Pico Celebrates 80th Year PDF Print E-mail

Your travel4seniors.com editor first visited Factor’s in 1953 after Navy service and just hired as an editor at a daily newspaper in nearby Beverly Hills. While things have changed elsewhere since then, dining at picturesque Factor’s today is a nostalgic and delicious trip back in time. A favorite is the smoked fish brunch for two, with enough tasty ingredients to feed three or four.

New Bridge In China: Eat Your Heart Out, Golden Gate PDF Print E-mail

The famed San Francisco bridge is a mere 1.7 miles long. Spanning 34 miles, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is the world's longest sea-crossing structure ever built.

The new bridge linking those three destinations cuts commute time from three hours to a mere 30 minutes, putting them all within an hour's connection of each other. If your travels take you to the area, enjoy the convenience and scenery along the way. www.cnn.com/2018/05/04/asia/hong-kong-zhuhai-macau-bridge/index


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