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Amsterdam Is Best Foreign City For English Speakers PDF Print E-mail

This is where you plan your next overseas venture to where you don’t need to struggle about making yourself understood. The English Proficiency Index names 20 cities around the world where English is a strong second language, and Amsterdam tops the list.

As many senior travelers have already discovered, the largest and most modern capital city in the Netherlands welcomes visitors. It offers beautiful parks, historic buildings, museums, sightseeing canal voyages, windmills, great food, special events and many other attractions. And if your visit happens during the holidays, be sure to enjoy Sinter Klaas appearances.

Five Fantastically Free Things To Do In London UK PDF Print E-mail

As with most big cities around the world, the English capital can be a very expensive place to visit. Hotels, restaurants, stores and clubs pound your pocket very sharply to take your pounds sterling. However, there are also interesting activities senior visitors can do that cost absolutely nothing except the time to enjoy them.

Consider just a few of the more famous ones. Wander through lovely Hyde Park to enjoy the scenery or the latest soapbox orator. Visit the historic Bank of England Museum, and see the story of the pound sterling. Tromp across Abbey Road in the footprints of the Beatles. Feed the pigeons on Trafalgar Square as Lord Nelson’s statue presides. And for the latest in history, art and decor, spend an afternoon at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Travel + Leisure: Japan This Year’s Top Travel Destination PDF Print E-mail

What a coincidence! A bit of history. Your travel4seniors.com editor was just celebrating my 20th birthday way back in August 1945. My Navy troop ship was in Cavite, The Philippines, scheduled to travel to Japan. Our passenger list included 1,500 Marines who were armed and prepared to land in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Now, several generations later, Japan is named by T+L the best nation to visit in the world. Of course, much has happened since that time to change history. Actually, most senior travelers who’ve been to Japan since WW2 will agree the friendly nation is a great place to visit.

Think of cherry blossoms, fantastic ocean and mountain views, colorful celebrations, delicious foods, hot baths and much more. And don’t forget, senior tourist on your way to Japan: If you were a Marine way back then in WW2, be sure to leave your M1 Garand at home.

Miami FL: Haul Your Bare Butt Over To Haulover Beach PDF Print E-mail

With winter already taking over in much of the Eastern USA, and you plan to visit Miami to get away from it all, consider a nudist experience. The clothing optional state park in Miami boasts one of the most popular public nude beaches in the U.S.

The nude beach area was recently updated with new bathrooms and shower stalls. There are food trucks, as well as beach chairs and cabanas to rent. The nearest beachfront upscale hotel is the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbor, about a 15-minute walk to Haulover.

Las Vegas NV: Lo Mejor De Los Burritos Mexicanos PDF Print E-mail

Take some time from grooving and gambling away your family fortune to enjoy a South of the Border feast at Pink Taco in the Hard Rock Hotel. Order the Ultimate Burrito, deliciously stuffed with over three pounds of pulled chicken, pork, beef, refried beans, rice, queso, guacamole, crema, pico de gallo and lettuce. Cost: $24, but unless you’re a cerdo, it’ll feed at least three family members, your dog and cat.


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