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Las Vegas NV: Fun With Bulldozers & Bullets

Here’s a twist on the old gambler’s lament: When fate hands you lemons, make lemonade. The new one in Las Vegas can be: When your slot machine comes up lemons, make like a bulldozer!

The theme may also apply these days to Vegas construction companies. When the building boom slows down, invite tourists to pay to play with your bulldozers!

Instead of letting all that equipment sit around waiting for the economy to recover, builders have created another fun Las Vegas tourist activity. It’s called Dig This. Visitors can now try it along with the usual comedians, singers, dancers, helicopter rides to the Grand Canyon, ogling Boulder Dam and, of course gambling.

Q: Got Any Singles Travel Info For Senior Guys? PDF Print E-mail

Hey, your website runs frequent articles advising senior women about making new connections on singles cruises and other travels. How about some info for retired bachelors, divorced guys and widowers who want to get back into the travel social scene? PRMc, USMC (Retired) Waco TX

A: We at travel4seniors.com weren’t aware that we excluded male readers on affairs of the wandering senior’s heart. If guilty, we’ll try to make amends here with a few quick hints.

1. Cruises: Do some digging. Cruise lines, internet and travel agencies offer countless listings about upcoming sailings and other travel deals that fit your request. In fact, by signing up for a cruise exclusively for senior singles, you’ll be happy with the statistics in guy vs gal favor. The average percentage aboard can be 30 males to every 70 females. For example, check out singles-only river cruises in interesting parts of the world at www.vikingrivercruises.com

West Hollywood CA City Hall Halloween Window Scene PDF Print E-mail

With both election time and Halloween happening, you can create your own political and/or holiday descriptions to this photo . Could they be plastic Halloween dummies glaring out from reflecting City Hall’s Santa Monica Avenue office windows? Or are they even more spooky local politicians looking for votes?

Las Vegas NV: 2nd Annual Life Is Beautiful Weekend PDF Print E-mail

In downtown Las Vegas, along historic Fremont Street, the festival spans Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 24, 25 and 26. It features scores of music groups, contests, Penn and Teller magic, art exhibit and unique foods. There will also be inspirational speakers, including ex-Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, and much more on the program.

Performances range from soul to rock to classical, as well as dancers. Among the stars are Lionel Richie, Kanye West, Foo Fighters,  Girl Talk, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Dancetronauts and the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra.

For events tickets, schedules, parking and other info, go to lifeisbeautiful.com

Coping When Flying Confuses Your Internal Clock PDF Print E-mail

We’ve read all kinds of theories about how traveling seniors can regulate their sleep-wake cycles. Long night flights can disrupt normal habits, and there are ways to deal with the problem.

Some medical gurus recommend special prescriptions. For example, they advise you to take sleeping pills if flying at night. Too often, the prime benefit of the pills is to keep overpaid pharmaceutical company execs happy.

Of course, flying does affect you when it goes against regular sleep/wake habits. However, unless you have a real medical condition, there are natural ways to combat the problem. Here are some suggestions:

Prepare: Your body says sleep when you’re tired at the end of an active dozen hours. On the day of your flight, be sure to hike, jog, swim or hit the gym. Also, your body craves sunlight, so give it plenty before you fly.

Paris, France: Eiffel Tower New See-Thru Glass Floors PDF Print E-mail

Many of our senior career women readers are too familiar with glass ceilings. Now, travels can take them to sky-high places where they’ll enjoy glass floors and breathtaking views.

The venerable Eiffel Tower, celebrating its 125th anniversary, now offers visitors a high floor with a clear glass bottom that reveals the city of Paris 200 feet below. The millions of visitors who flock to the landmark each year can now stand and look down on the beautiful city. www.toureiffel.paris/en

Here are several other glass-bottomed attractions around the world:  CN Tower, Toronto, Canada: The see-thru walkway vision is 1,122 feet high, and first opened 20 years ago. www.cntower.ca

Skytree, Tokyo, Japan: At nearly a half-mile high, the world’s highest freestanding broadcast tower offers the glass-bottom Tembo Deck at its 1,148 feet level, surrounded by 360-degree views from huge window panels. www.tokyo-skytree.jp


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