Carnival Cruise Lines: You Can Give Up The Ship

Unhappy passengers won’t be forced to walk the plank if they do, but Carnival Cruise Lines now offers an opt-out. Unsatisfied, ill or frightened passengers can get off their cruise ship for free within one day of leaving port.

Carnival's "Great Vacation Guarantee," was recently established to assure passengers they don’t have to endure a troubled cruise, including when the ship has unexpected repair problems. If it happens, passengers must notify the ship's guest services desk that they want to end their cruise during its first 24 hours. If properly alerted, Carnival promises to return their money and send them home with free transportation.

For more information, go to http://www.carnival.com/about-carnival/vacation-guarantee.aspx

Sequoia National Park CA: Marvel At World’s Biggest Trees PDF Print E-mail

Among the forest of enormous trees, walk thru the enormous General Sherman, named for the Civil War leader who captured Atlanta. Alert: It gets crowded on summer weekends, so be there on a very early weekday morning, or wait until mid-September when all the big and little non-seniors are back at work or school.

Make Your Next Vacation A Memorable Volunteer Experience PDF Print E-mail

Tired of just hanging around and taking selfies in front of the Eiffel Tower and Trevi Fountain? Consider spending your next trip helping others in need of your experience and skills in teaching, construction and other services. IVHQ offers meaningful volunteer experiences around the world.

Their programs involve over 40 destinations in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific. Before you make the new plans to travel the world, check current people-helping schedules at www.volunteerhq.org

Hey, Selfie Shooting Seniors: Hawaii Has Best Rainbows PDF Print E-mail

High humidity, enormous puffy clouds and lots of summer rain storms make the island state perfect for photos. So bring your camera and smartphone to enjoy choice sky views on Oahu, Maui and the other islands.

Be sure to point and shoot on Kauai’s Valley of the Rainbows. Also, very senior seniors recall this summer is the 80th anniversary of the movie The Wizard of Oz, when Judy sang about blue skies and rainbows.

Hollywood CA: Enjoy Hotel Stay With Your Best Friend PDF Print E-mail

Dogs are welcome at the Kimpton Everly Hotel, just a short stroll from Hollywood Boulevard. The pet-friendly oasis offers rooftop dining with your pet. The Klimpton tops its pro-dog attitude with an in-residence canine host to greet and socialize with guests. For rates and other info, go to www.everlyhotelhollywood.com

Hollyweed CA: New Museum Of Weed And Cannabis Cafe PDF Print E-mail

Puff, puff! It seems the nation’s Movieland is aiming to become the legal marijuana capital of the nation. Weedmaps presents its Museum of Weed. The facility offers hands-on exhibits, art, planted samples, historical artifacts, political attitudes and much more

Located at 720 North Cahuenga Boulevard, the museum is just a short stroll from the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame. For fees and other info, go to: themuseumofweed.com.

Just a short distance away, the Cannabis Café in West Hollywood is scheduled to open soon. The menu includes dishes with examples of the cannabis plant. However, state law prohibits consumption of cannabis and alcohol on the same site, so no booze is served. For info, go to patch.com/california/westhollywood/west-hollywood-approves-nations-first-cannabis-cafe


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