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China Warns Its Travelers About Violence In The USA

You see Chinese tourists everywhere, Broadway, Hollywood, San Francisco, the Las Vegas Strip and many other tourist locations. According to The New York Times, the Chinese government is now officially warning its ocean-hopping citizens about dangers of traveling in the USA.

In addition to smoggy air, the report says gun violence kills as many people in America as car accidents. Also, muggings, robberies and burglaries happen frequently, and often to foreign visitors. The Chinese government warnings give advice about personal safety and ways to get police help. Now, about safety for American tourists in China….

Amsterdam, Holland: Marry A Local For A Day PDF Print E-mail


Realistic, but totally fake wedding ceremonies are offered to make tourists feel more in touch with the city’s people, charms and history. The program includes being escorted around town with new faux mates, to explore local waterways, food, art, entertainment, night life and interesting sites.

Costs for the mock weddings and several hours of city touring are from about $100 a person. For more detailed info, go to untouristguide.com

 
Be Sure To Pack Tight When You Hit The Road PDF Print E-mail


Well, maybe not quite this tight. Your travel4seniors.com editor encountered this doggone scene while hiking near Santa Monica Pier on the Pacific Ocean beach.

 
Smart Senior: Keep SmartPhone Info Safe When Traveling PDF Print E-mail


Before and during wanderings, don’t broadcast your ongoing itinerary on social media. For example, you post daily schedule lists, sightseeing video and photos on Facebook to send to family and friends online.

The most vulnerable mistake is that your house is empty while you travel, and ready for thieves who daily search the internet for robbery opportunities. Wait until you return home to post vacation photos and travel experiences.

 
Airbnb Now Offers Private Luxury For Wealthy Wanderers PDF Print E-mail


As Max Bialistok once said in The Producers: If you got it, flaunt it! So, for a thousand bucks a night or more, you can briefly live like a king, queen, emperor, mafia boss, Trumpish business tycoon, pro athlete or movie star.

Consider a British royal castle, French oceanside Riviera retreat, California luxury estate or a private Pacific island mansion. Airbnb Luxe now offers more than 2,000 upscale destinations, with luxury locations in the Far East, America, Europe and other desirable world sites. For deals, photos and more info, go to  www.engadget.com/2019/06/25/airbnb-luxe-high-end-home-villa-rentals

 
Q: Is Last Minute Booking Best Way to Get Travel Bargains? PDF Print E-mail


We just returned from a cruise where we thought we got a good price because it was billed as last minute. However, when we checked with other passengers, we learned we had paid as much as 50% more than those who booked early. What’s the best way to get lowest travel prices? PNJ, New London CT

A: Cruise lines often offer lower prices if you book within a week of departure, so they won’t sail with empty cabins. However, you’ll learn that the advertised low prices didn’t include taxes, service fees and other add-on charges. Before you book a cruise, thoroughly research daily cruise advice and price deal sites on the internet and/or by dealing with your experienced local travel agent.

 
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