New U.S. Travel Restrictions Apply To Nine Countries

For many reasons, including personal danger to American travelers, don’t plan to visit Libya, Chad, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and North Korea. There’s no info about when the restrictions will be lifted on any of the countries listed.

There’s a rumor that after President Trump issued the orders, dozens of angry NFL football jocks immediately got off their knees and signed up to visit all nine countries. OK, just a lame joke, but senior travelers, except for almost 60-year-old Dennis Rodman, are urged to take the restrictions very seriously.

Top five inexpensive vacations for single women PDF Print E-mail

Las Vegas at night

Las Vegas nights and days offer bargain adventures for women

There are an almost unlimited number of attractive destinations throughout the world where mature women can seek out inexpensive vacations. An informed and frugal visitor can find bargains even at the most luxurious of them. It’s just a matter of taking advantage of the opportunities to enjoy it all without paying high prices. Here are some examples:

1. Las Vegas: Glittering and glamorous Sin City can be one of the most expensive vacation destinations of the world if you do what you’re expected to do. That’s gamble your life savings away in the casinos. However, a savvy woman can enjoy everything Vegas has to offer ... luxury rooms, gourmet dining, Broadway entertainment and great night clubs ... at bargain prices. For example, The Rio All-Suite Resort’s Sunday Champagne Brunch costs $30, and includes all-you-can-eat custom cooking of dishes from ten ethnic sources, dozens of desserts and endless champagne. Luxury two-room suites that would cost from $500 and up in New York, London or Paris go for as low as $45 a night. www.riolasvegas.com.

Happy Thanksgiving to our senior travelers PDF Print E-mail

Thanksgiving scene

Enjoy this wonderful holiday with family and friends

Our cruise log: RCL's Radiance of the Seas PDF Print E-mail

NCL's Radiance of the Seas

Radiance of the Seas approaches Ensenada harbor

We recently returned from a five-day Royal Caribben Line Mexican Riviera cruise out of San Diego, including port stops at Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas. In the days before the cruise, we considered cancellation because of a big tropical storm with 120+ mph winds heading straight for Cabo, and due to hit on our arrival day.

When we called our travel agent, we were assured that the ship’s captain would never sail within 100 miles of any storm, and the route would be changed if there were any possibility of danger. With some misgivings, we boarded the ship in San Diego. We could have left our worries at home. The storm suddenly veered far south of Cabo, and the cruise was absolutely smooth and a total pleasure.

Is it OK to bid on an online vacation auction? PDF Print E-mail


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Watch out for phony offers at online auctions

Q: We’ve seen many ads and websites offering resorts, cruises and other travel deals at auction. We’re not gamblers nor experienced auction attendees, and have always booked our trips the regular way. However, now that we’re retired and can go anywhere at any time almost on a moment’s notice, we’d like to take a shot at an online vacation auction. How do we go about it?

Palace Guard on parade, London, England PDF Print E-mail

Palace Guard, London, England

British tradition: bearskin hats and scarlet coats


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