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Supersonic Flights: New York-London In Just Three Hours!


It may take another decade or two, but the age of super fast air travel is almost here. It will also happen from the West Coast. Imagine taking off from San Francisco at 9 am and lunching in Tokyo at noon.

You’ll also be able to fly from Los Angeles to Singapore at 5 pm to sit down with your Singapore Sling at 8 pm. If you plan to stay for dinner and next-day breakfast and touring, make sure your bag doesn’t take a three-hour trip to Buenos Aires.

New Private Home Rentals For Travelin’ Women Only PDF Print E-mail


With all the private businesses springing up on the ever-growing internet, it was just a matter of time before someone came up with Golightly. A rival of Airbnb, it’s the same except the homeowners rent exclusively to women.

That’s the only difference, although other welcome guests may include men, kids and maybe some well-behaved pets. Also, be aware that a stay at a Golightly doesn’t include Breakfast at Tiffany’s. For more info, go to wegolightly.com
New Private Home Rentals For Travelin’ Women Only
With all the private businesses springing up on the ever-growing internet, it was just a matter of time before someone came up with Golightly. A rival of Airbnb, it’s the same except the homeowners rent exclusively to women.

That’s the only difference, although other welcome guests may include men, kids and maybe some well-behaved pets. Also, be aware that a stay at a Golightly doesn’t include Breakfast at Tiffany’s. For more info, go to wegolightly.com

 
Las Vegas NV: Unadvertised Hotel Resort Fees Sneaking Up PDF Print E-mail


When planning your Sin City trip, you’re attracted by all those hotel and online travel guru ads offering rooms for $49.99, with some listed as low as $19.99. So, first get smart when you see they always take an entire penny off the ridiculous price to lure in the suckers.

Then, after several wild cheap Vegas days and nights, when you check out you get a bigger surprise. The bill has another $50 daily “resort fee” and other charges added to the cost. The innocent explanation at the front desk is that the legally added rip-off is for security, city taxes and/or other dire luxury necessities.

Big bad news! Now Caesars Palace and other Las Vegas hotels are raising their resort fees, and other city hotels will continue to do the same. For example, the new extra nightly fees at Caesars Palace and Nobu Las Vegas are kited to $51.02. So, along with all the family savings you’ll be bringing to Sin City to invest in never-win gambling, be sure you have enough to pay the hidden resort robberies.

 
Long Airport Wait? Get Some Good Exercise PDF Print E-mail


Your connecting flight is late. Or your arrival was too early and family car pick-up won’t be for another hour. Or you got to the airport hours early for your outgoing flight, you’re all checked in and boarding isn’t for another 90 minutes. Or your flight was cancelled and the next one won’t  happen for two more hours. Don’t just sit there and mope.

Get some exercise before spending hours in flight jammed into your narrow cheap seat. Walk and or jog through the airport and safe open areas outside. If you have a suitcase and/or much carry stuff, use a push cart while exercising.

Think of it as resistance training. Airports usually have lockers, so if you're facing a big delay, stash your bags for a little vigorous activity. Whatever ways you keep delayed mind and body working in the airport, it will help with physical health and mental ease.

 
Tourists Make Poo Poo On Peru’s Machu Picchu PDF Print E-mail


Six tourists have been arrested after they allegedly damaged stonework and defecated among the ruins at Machu Picchu. The ancient Incan hilltop city is one of South America’s most renowned tourist attractions. Authorities claim that some tourists, from Chile, Brazil, France and Argentina, sneaked into the ruins to deliberately cause the trouble.

Machu Picchu is a Unesco World Heritage site destination, and visited by more than a million tourists annually. When you're planning to visit, check online for least busy times, transportation, costs and other info. www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/15/tourists-to-be-deported-over-alleged-damage-defecation-at-machu-picchu

 
Hey, Smoker. All On You Stinks, Including Your Attitude PDF Print E-mail


I recently took a non-stop flight from JFK airport in New York to LAX Los Angeles. It was a red eye. and because there was no smoking allowed, I settled down flat in my expensive first class section seat to a pleasant all-snooze, five-hour overnight flight.

No such luck. The rumpled passenger in the nearest seat to me was obviously a heavy smoker. As with most tobacco addicts, his clothing, skin, breath, hair and everything else had the heavily obnoxious odor. I didn't get much sleep on that flight.

Advice to tobacco addict travelers: Before you fly or use other public transportation, shower, wash your hair and wear clean clothes. And if you have to wait in the airport for your flight, don’t smoke before boarding. In other words, be considerate of those who are not addicted to the stinky habit.

 
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