QE2 to retire to Dubai, or maybe South Africa

QE2 to retire to Dubai, or maybe South Africa
No, no, not the real QE2, who’s still very active with her corgies in Buckingham Palace. Vacations To Go reports Cunard's legendary ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 was retired from service last fall, and originally scheduled to be permanently settled at a Dubai United Arab Emirates dockside.

As with the old Queen Mary 1 in Long Beach CA, she was to be fitted out as a floating luxury hotel. However, the Cunard executives who make such decisions may change their minds and dock the QE2 in Durban or Cape Town, South Africa, where she’ll be a floating hotel there. South Africa is scheduled to host the World Cup Football (soccer) event next year in Cape Town. Stay tuned to find out what will happen to the old girl. No, no, not THAT old girl.

Yee Ha! USA Today Names Best U.S. Dude Ranch PDF Print E-mail

If your senior summer travel plans include some time on a classic dude ranch, consider this year’s voted top gun. Cherokee Park Ranch in Livermore, Colorado, may be your destination.

Located high in the Rockies, the ranch is located between Fort Collins, Colorado, and Laramie, Wyoming. It features all kinds of activities including riding in the gorgeous mountain scenery, fishing, river rafting, swimming, art lessons, dancing around the campfire and many, many more.

For dates, rates and other info, go to www.cherokeeparkranch.com

Tips For Less Stressful 4th of July Travel PDF Print E-mail

There are many options for holiday travel plans. Some seniors get out on the road and head for a favorite beach, forest, park or mountain trail. Others with more ambitious plans book flights to exotic lands, posh resorts, sunny isles and other distant destinations.

If you plan to do the busy 4th of July travel routine, a few tips may ease the way. You can enjoy the holiday with less trouble, and possibly experience some savings.

Yulin, China: Annual Dog Meat Festival PDF Print E-mail

Despite heavy protests from around the world, the ten-day event is scheduled to begin June 21. Many people in China, Korea and other Asian nations consider dog meat dining as normal as eating fish, chickens, pigs, sheep and cattle.

It also follows ancient legends that eating dog meat brings physical health and good luck. Yulin is on the southeast coast of China, near the border with Vietnam.

New Orleans LA: The National WWII Museum PDF Print E-mail

Formerly named the D-Day Museum, it has featured battle stories and examples about American fighting men.  It has covered the war on land, sea and air from the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to the surrender aboard the battleship USS Missouri in 1945.

A new museum section just opened at the downtown New Orleans location. It’s called “Salute To the Home Front”. It honors those patriotic men and women who worked long hours through the war years. They were the loyal Americans who provided the food, tanks, aircraft and weapons to help win the war.

For the latest on exhibits, special programs, ticket costs and other info, go to www.nationalww2museum.org

Travel + Leisure Reports Worst Airports In The USA PDF Print E-mail

Topping the annual list of bottom-ranked terminals is Newark Liberty International. Chicago O’Hare and New York JFK tied for next most miserable. Your travel4seniors.com editor has frequently experienced those airports, and must sadly agree with the opinion.

Actually, your worst airport is always the most recent one you've experienced where you were plagued by flight cancellations, lost luggage, crowds, dirty bathrooms and long lines. Of course, even the worst airports may sometimes give a positive experience to lucky senior travelers.


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