Pew Survey: Do Seniors Yearn To Live More Years?

According to the respected research institute’s recent findings, only 4% of American seniors would want to live to age 120. Euwwww, Pew! We do not agree at all! Those statistical beancounters should take another count! 

Most of our seasoned travelers we’ve talked to recently would cherish those extra years to fulfill some great bucket lists. The first response was that they’d like to spend more time with their loved ones, and then embark on exciting ventures by air, sea and land.

The list could include sticking around long enough to see the Kardashians fade into blessed obscurity, watch the Boston Red Sox win another World Series, be in London to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 100th jubilee and attend Wayne Newton’s 90th annual Las Vegas on-stage performance.

Additionally, even if it seems forever just a dream, some elder voters hope to survive long enough to see the end of war, crime, poverty and disease. And by the way, we’d want to witness the election of honest and intelligent politicians. Of course, that wish may be a total impossibility.

Additionally, to live that long could also cause some heartache. As Mel Brooks’ famous 2,000-year-old man once kvetched: I have children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. And not one of them ever even picks up the phone to call me!

US Says It’s OK Again To Travel To Cuba PDF Print E-mail

After suspicious poisonings of American reps in Havana, travelers to the island nation were warned about dangers there. Now, that warning has been lifted and there are no restrictions. Of course, seniors who order Cuba Libra boozes at Havana bars should limit themselves to four or five per evening, or future sobriety could be threatened.

Visiting NYC, LA Or Vegas, But Hotel Rates Are Sky High! PDF Print E-mail

Your hometown and online travel agency may quote $450 or more for that last-minute reservation for just one night or so in the big city. Before you agree to shell out all that moola for just eight hours in a strange bed, check around the internet for apps that get much better deals.

For example, Hotel-Tonght offers its Daily Drop service. It lists up-to-the-minute room deals that appear and disappear quickly as hotels check out departing guests. That’s when room rates may drop. For more info, go to hoteltonight.com

Venice CA: Memories Of Annette, Muscle Beach & Surfing USA PDF Print E-mail

When your autumn travels include the Los Angeles area, spend at least one day roaming this sunny coastal California town that will take you back to the rock’n’roll 60s, muscle beach, boardwalk beauties and much more. For the latest info, go to www.venicebeach.com

No More Companion Pets On Royal Caribbean Cruises PDF Print E-mail

The new rule restricts animal companions to qualified service dogs with blind and otherwise handicapped passengers. This rule specifically bans so-called emotional support animals. There have been complaints and problems for airlines and cruise ships when people bring aboard untrained cats, birds, hamsters and other animals that cause troubles for other passengers. So, if you’re thinking of bringing Fluffy and/or Fido with you on your next journey, first check the latest restrictions and how they may apply to your plans.

Road Scholar: Fall For Southwest Beauty In Autumn Adventure PDF Print E-mail

Great American Get-Together In Santa Fe is just one of many offers by the popular senior-oriented, small group travel service. The eight-day adventure cost starts at $1,999 per person, and includes luxury hotels, all meals, lectures and free airfare for some lucky participants.

You’ll see up close New Mexico’s natural and historical sites, including Native American villages, events and museums. The next schedule is for November 9 thru 16. Enroll by September 30 for best deals. For complete info: www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/20684/great-american-get-together-in-santa-fe


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