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Las Vegas NV: Bye, Monte Carlo; Hello, Park MGM PDF Print E-mail

There’s a newly-named hotel on the Strip, and it's all decked out in new decor from lobby to rooms to theater to swimming to dining. Plans continue to soon add special floors of upscale rooms atop the hotel, with new name, The NoMad. For rates, reservations and updated info, go to www.parkmgm.com

Long Beach CA: Aquarium Of The Pacific Gets Bigger PDF Print E-mail

Marking its 20th year, the facility has added a new wing and more exhibits. Be sure to spend some friendly time with Fern, a playful zebra shark, Cain, the sea lion, and many other creatures of the ocean. The park will also feature a new theater and bright outdoor dancing fountains. For special programs, tickets and other info, go to www.aquariumofpacific.org

Amtrak Trains Now Serving Up Upscale Menus PDF Print E-mail

Passengers riding along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor enjoy ritzier dining and beverage choices while aboard the trains. The new service is called Corridor Café Menu, with average price for a ham sandwich with a Coke at $10. As reported by USA Today, the meals are more healthy and varied then those previously served.

Your elderly travel4seniors.com editor has train memories that go back to the 1940s and the food available on Amtrak’s predecessor, the Pennsylvania Railroad. For example, the basic ham sandwich with a Coke then cost 25¢. The sandwich consisted of two lean pieces of soggy white bread with a single slice of ham inside that was so thin it was almost transparent. Let’s hope today’s menu is a bit more appealing and generous.

Melt, Germany: Your Heart Will Melt In Hot Summer Festival PDF Print E-mail

The event happens among machinery of the old mine by the Ferropolis peninsula, surrounded by Lake Gremmin in Gräfenhainichen. It’s on from July 13 to 15, and features many contemporary music icons. They include the XX, Florence and the Machine, Jon Hopkins, Ben Klock and Nina Kraviz. The festival is in Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen, formerly an old iron storage site, and in addition to great music, features genuine German foods and beers.

This is the 20th anniversary of the Melt event, and fans can travel and overnight on a party train from Cologne. There’s also a nearby campsite next to a lake for daylight and moonlight swims, brews and romantic boating that will Melt lovers’ hearts. meltfestival.de

Canadian Music: Swing On Up To The Toronto Jazz Festival PDF Print E-mail

It goes on day and night from June 22 thru July 1. Famed musicians who’ll perform include Herbie Hancock, Savion Glover, Allison Krauss, Seal, Blues Review with Bettye LaVette, Lester McLean and many others. Enjoy the unlimited varieties of world-famed foods, original art and group events. torontojazz.com


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