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Airliners of the Future: NYC to London In Minutes!


This could be the entire future flight attendant speech you’ll hear after you’re in your seat:

“Welcome aboard your New York to London flight. Please secure your seat belt. (pause) We’ll be landing in London in a few minutes.”

According to dailymail.co.uk, a future supersonic passenger aircraft will fly between London to New York in less than one hour. The experimental X-51A Waverider is designed to accelerate to as much as five times the speed of sound.

A prototype experimental Waverider was recently launched from a B52 bomber ten miles above the Pacific Ocean in its latest test. If successful, within just a few years, you’ll be able to fly anywhere in the world within an hour.

Of course, that doesn’t include the hours caught in jammed auto traffic on the way to the airport, and then standing in line to be molested by security agents.

Homeless In Hollywood: Inflated Housing Creates Sad Views PDF Print E-mail


When your tourist ventures take you to Hollywood Boulevard, you’ll enjoy all the attractions, including the Walk of Fame, vintage movie theaters, souvenir shops, tours of star homes, costumed characters and all the rest. You may encounter other, less attractive sights.

The street is also a tragic location for many homeless wanderers. When your travel4seniors.com editor worked there in the late 1950s, my one-bedroom apartment rent was $80 a month. In same building it now costs $1,800. With housing grossly expensive and getting worse, the homeless situation throughout the Los Angeles area continues to grow.

The area is still enjoyable to visit, and if a costumed Hollywood character poses with you for a photo, offer a couple of dollars. However, if you don’t want to give money directly to homeless people there, who may be drug and alcohol addicts, you can still help them. Donate to authorized charities, such as Red Cross, Salvation Army and others specializing in offering shelter, rehab and other professional aid to them.

 
Miami FL: South Beach Wine & Food Festival PDF Print E-mail


If your waning winter plans include visiting South Florida during this happening from Wednesday, February 21 through Sunday, the 25th, be sure to add it to your list of things to do.

It features celebrity chefs, happy hours, wine tasting seminars, varieties of exotic dining and demos, live music, dancing and much more. For daily schedules, tickets and other info, go to sobewff.org

 
Q: Are Gay Marriages At Sea Available And Legally Accepted? PDF Print E-mail


My partner and I have been living together for several years, and now that it’s legal in our state, we want to enjoy a wedding ceremony. We believe the most romantic location would be aboard an ocean liner at sea. How can we do it? Janet P, Pasadena CA

A: Understand that many cruise ships are not U.S. territory, so when making plans be sure you’ll be in compliance with the applicable international and state laws where your ceremony takes place. And, of course, enjoy your wedded bliss and cruises for many, many years!

 
Happiest Prices On Earth: Disney Parks Tix Costs Rise Again PDF Print E-mail


As springtime nears and families make their plans to visit the world’s most popular amusement parks, they can expect to be greeted by higher fees. This is getting to be an annual, in-your-face happening, and this year is no exception.

Of course, it isn’t just Disney that does it. Inflation, primarily because of the greedy oil and housing racketeers, has been strangling our economy for each of the past three decades. And Disney must do it to compete in today’s business and entertainment worlds. It all brings back memories of when your travel4seniors.com editor first took his kids to Walt Disney World when it opened in the early 1970s.

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Phoenix AZ: Eat & Drink Hearty At The Devour Culinary Classic PDF Print E-mail


Welcome springtime early in sunny Arizona. It all happens at the city’s beautiful Desert Botanical Garden from February 25 through March 4. Famed Arizona chefs and winemakers will offer demonstrations and delicious samples at the the culinary celebration.

Events include live music, bartending competition and much more. For tickets and info, go to devourphoenix.com/coalition/devour-culinary-classic

 
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