Home
Samsonite
 

Newsflash

Special Fee-free Days Offered at National Parks


As in previous years, entrance fees are waived on select dates in the nation’s beautiful national parks. In 2013, free days will be January 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), April 22 through 26 (National Park Week), August 25 (National Park Service Birthday), September 28 (National Public Lands Day), and November 9 through 11 (Veterans Day Weekend). Savings could be from $25 to $50 per family.

Delta Tightens Leash On Flying Canines & Felines PDF Print E-mail


Changes are in effect because of many incidents of passenger complaints and in-flight sanitary problems. Tougher rules now apply, including no pet puppies nor kittens allowed in passenger areas, and no emotional support animals on flights lasting over eight hours. So, take heed, Delta flyers. Know when to leave Fido and/or Fluffy at home.

 
Flying Nuns Accused Of Sinning $500,000 Into Sin City PDF Print E-mail


Two senior California nuns are in trouble for absconding with church money in large amounts over ten years of flights to Las Vegas. And the flashy town didn’t earn its evil nickname by holding religious services in its gaudy casinos. Hey, brother, is that a sister sitting at the next slot machine?

Obviously the nuns didn’t wear their habits at the casinos, but did have the bad habit of stealing and betting church money in Sin City. Charges are not yet reported, but you can bet there will be some fervent pleas offered heavenward. Of course, we traveling seniors will continue praying religiously as we invest our pension money at Las Vegas casinos.

 
Q: Should We Take Our First Trip To Sinful Las Vegas? PDF Print E-mail


My spouse and I both retired from teaching last year, and for religious and other reasons have never gambled in a casino. We’re invited to speak at a convention at Caesars Palace next month. We’re tempted, but…. What do you suggest? TRMcD, Ogden UT

A: Unless your religion expressly forbids it, go to the convention. Of course, its called Sin City, but there are countless other things to do in Las Vegas besides gambling, and many are free. For example, check out Fountain Shops and art displays at Caesars, as well as downtown Fremont Street where there are nightly sky-filled lights, music and huge projected images.

There’s the Conservatory at the Bellagio Resort, with beautiful blooming trees and flowers, huge aquarium at the Silverton Resort and interactive art museums at the Cosmopolitan and City Center. And don’t miss the Statue of Liberty at New York New York and Grand Canal at the Venetian. And, if you have the time and interest, there’s much more to enjoy.

 
Treat All Travel-Related Unsolicited And Robo Calls As Scams PDF Print E-mail


When you pick up the phone, there’s a friendly voice, and it frequently begins with: How are you today? For your travel4seniors.com editor, the immediate reply is a loud curse and quick slam of the phone. That’s the safest way to protect yourself from being robbed.

However, if you cluelessly decide to listen, as millions of senior suckers do, the voice offers all kinds of goodies, often including that you’ve just won a free cruise. Of course, you should then realize the wise old saying: there’s no such thing as a free ocean ride.

The next step in the scam is requiring you to send in your credit card and other personal info. That’s when you’ve foolishly set yourself up for online robbery. Whenever you plan a voyage, always deal directly with the cruise line or a trusted travel agency.

 
Driverless Taxis Waymo Introduced On City Streets PDF Print E-mail


It had to happen sooner or later! With all the hoopla about automatic cars on the roads, soon you’ll be able to hail, hop on and hop off a driverless taxi. It could happen in a city wherever your future travel schedule takes you. As with Uber and Lyft, you’ll call with your smartphone app and go for a ride.

And just maybe, the inventors of the new taxis will add familiar features from traditional taxis to ease your ride. Such as: When you tell the automatic driver your destination, you must speak in a foreign language of taxi driver’s origin, such as Brazilian, Swahili or Mogadishu. Also, from the back seat, you’ll smell the automatic driver’s unwashed odor of sweat, flatulence, garlic, wine, chili or week-old fishcakes.

When you enter the Waymo cab, it will automatically take you on the longest and most expensive round-about route. And if you ride on a busy traffic evening to a downtown restaurant or theater, the pumped-up tab will be double the daytime rate. Finally a question: How much do you tip a non-human driver?

 
«StartPrev12345678910NextEnd»

Page 9 of 483
 
Stay in-the-know about the latest Sports, Life, Money, Tech, and Travel stories. You'll get your first 2 months of USA TODAY for $25 (charged monthly). All print subscribers receive the e-Newspaper included with their subscription.