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Top 10 US Hotels: Orbitz (So Do We) List Survey Results


While all are certainly excellent, our most experienced senior travelers vote some others into the heavenly hotel best of the best.

Here is the Orbitz line-up: Las Vegas Bellagio, New York JW Marriott Essex House, Chicago The Peninsula, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Washington, D.C.: The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Rosen Shingle Creek, Denver Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Grand Hyatt, The Ritz-Carlton Maui Kapalua, EPIC Miami.

Travel4seniors.com voters: San Francisco Fairmont, Beverly Hills Peninsula, Chicago Peninsula, Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom Lodge, Las Vegas Mandarin Oriental, New York Casablanca Times Square, Washington DC Ritz-Carlton, Miami Beach Metropolitan by COMO, St. Louis Four Seasons, Honolulu Royal Hawaiian.

San Francisco CA: Ya Just Gotta Do Lombard Street Selfies PDF Print E-mail


When your wanderings take you to the beautiful City By The Bay, be sure to spend some moments on this winding lane that takes you through eight hairpin turns while surrounded above and beyond by the great landscape of Russian Hill.

Lombard is the most crooked street in the world, except for any time a politician walks the pavement in Washington DC. When visiting the San Francisco scene, bring camera and/or smartphone to record your wonderful winding wandering walk or drive thru.

 
Washington DC: Founding Father Tribute Open Again PDF Print E-mail


The Washington Monument has been a tourist favorite for more than a century. The 555-foot obelisk in the US capital reopened recently after nearly three years of renovation and repairs to the 1884 structure.

The improved monument facility features a new blast-proof, glass and steel security screening and a new elevator system. The renovations followed another long period of repair after a 2011 magnitude 5.8 earthquake caused extensive damage to the structure. If your tourist wanderings include the nation’s capital city, spend some time at the towering tribute to our first president.

 
Cruise Critic: Annual Choice As Best For Solo Travelers PDF Print E-mail


The review site and members of its online cruise community name the winner of its 12th annual Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards for seagoing singles. It recommends Norwegian Cruise Line. Consider sailing with the ocean line whether you’re newly widowed, divorced or otherwise alone. Or just want to single mingle at sea and on river voyages. www.cruisecritic.com/editors-picks

 
Q: New Divorcee: Will Travel Help Me Deal With It? PDF Print E-mail


My marriage ended just a year ago. Now friends and family are advising me to get out and meet new people. I’ve always enjoyed traveling, and hope seeing sights will help me deal with being single again. Advice? MMJ, Atlanta GA

A: To ease loneliness, cruising can be an effective way to adjust to your situation. Check with a reliable travel agency and/or online services that specialize in single senior travel. Example: www.cnn.com/travel/article/breakup-tours-travel

 
Rome, Italy: No Ifs, Butts Nor Squats On The Spanish Steps PDF Print E-mail


When sightseeing around the Eternal City, know the rules that apply to tourists. No matter how tired you are, do not sit down on the Spanish Steps. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck did it charmingly in the 1953 film “Roman Holiday”. However, anyone who commits the dastardly crime these days is subject to a fine of 400 euros ($450).

 
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