Trump International Las Vegas Has Gone To The Dogs

Good news for senior roadies, RVers and other roamers who won’t leave Rover nor Fido at home when visiting the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. The upscale resort offers programs that treat beloved family canines to the kinds of lush luxury only Sin City can provide.

The services include gourmet dog food, fresh bottled water, chewy toys, canine candy, pet sitting, escorted strolling and duty calls in a nearby pet park. Additionally, for the ultimate in pampering, owners and four-legged best friends can enjoy shared sessions of massage therapy.

Sorry, cat people, all of these beastly luxuries at Trump Las Vegas are for dogs only. For more info and fees, go to www.trumphotelcollection.com

Q&A: How Much Do We Tip Our Hotel Maid? PDF Print E-mail

Q: My husband and I travel frequently, and we always argue about tipping the hotel room maid. I say $10 for each night, and he argues for $2. What’s your idea of an appropriate tip? Mrs. ELL, Lexington KY

A: It depends on the hotel. If you’re paying $200 or more, a tip of $10 a night is appropriate. If it’s a b&b or other cheap stay, $2 is a bit low, but OK. Of course, if the hotel employee helps you in any way beyond the usual chores, some extra bucks should be tossed in.

Make This Year's Holidays Happier For A Homeless Person PDF Print E-mail

While you’re out buying gifts for family and friends, consider a holiday offer for people who desperately need your help. You can give a basket of food for one or more unfortunate wanderers you see daily as you travel on city streets. Another most effective way is to make a holiday contribution to the Salvation Army, Red Cross or other organizations that provide help for the needy every day of the year.

Bankrupt Airline Grounded: Don’t Get Stranded At Holiday Time PDF Print E-mail

It happens frequently in these days of mergers, splits and confusion. Niki, a small regional German airline just suddenly went broke and out of business. It was a branch of Air Berlin, which had previously gone broke.

If you’re booked to fly, especially at this busiest travel time of the year, check frequently on your airline’s schedules. It isn’t just sudden bankruptcy that may cause you to be left stranded in the airport. It could be weather, sudden aircraft repairs, overcrowded skies or other reasons. And when the bad news hits you, always have alternate plans to get you where you’re going

Q&A: Best Time To Cross Mexican Border To Tijuana? PDF Print E-mail

Q: We plan to drive from San Diego into the Mexican border city to meet with friends. We’ve heard from recent U.S. visitors who said they had to wait three or four hours to get through the border police hassle. What’s your advice?

A: It’s similar to planning a trip to any big city or airline flight. A crowded time at border stations is any weekday six to eight am and four to 6 pm, when people need to cross in both directions to get to and from daily work.

The most crowded is from about 10 am Saturdays and 6 pm Sundays, when tourist traffic is heaviest. Those hours are often made even slower because of time-consuming security and legality checks on items and people going into the US. Of course, be sure you have all necessary ID with you, and are not taking any banned liquids or other materials.

New York NY: Visit Shorakkopoch Rock in Inwood Hill Park PDF Print E-mail

The big stone commemorates the alleged spot where in 1626, the leader of the New Netherlands Peter Minuit in 1626 “purchased” the island of Manhattan.

He got a pretty good deal from the Mohawk and Lenape tribes. It cost the shrewd Dutchman a trunk full of trinkets and beads “then worth about 60 guilders.” At the time, where Inwood Hill Park in lower Manhattan is located today, lived Native Americans who called themselves Reckgawawang.


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