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USA Today Says San Francisco Is The Safest City In The USA? PDF Print E-mail


Hey, have any of you USA Today newsies ever actually spent a day and/or night walking the streets there recently? The City by the Bay may not be quite as dangerous as Chicago, Oakland, Baltimore or New York.

However, with one of the nation’s highest homeless populations, it isn’t as safe for visitors as Lancaster PA, Bismarck ND nor Tucson AZ. Wandering these days along Lombard, Market, Castro and other iconic San Francisco streets is not only dangerous, but also very repulsive.

Many of the growing thousands of homeless live in makeshift tents, doorways, parks or out on the sidewalks. Some are mentally ill and/or drug addicts. Their ravings, trash, begging, unwashed bodies and human waste make walking in the areas extremely unpleasant.   

Recently, San Francisco police had eased the problems with the use of digital security efforts to get to crime scenes more quickly. However, it was stopped by city politicians as abuse of human rights. Of course, they didn’t consider the ever-increasing violence and abuse against tourists by growing thousands of homeless street people.

 
US State Dept Warns Of Travel Danger Nations PDF Print E-mail


The long list includes 88 countries around the world, with some already familiar to senior wanderers as extremely hazardous for Americans. Of course, they name North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Libya. However, the list also contains popular, and usually peaceful destinations, including France, Italy, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

The top of the official list starts with the most violent, and urges Americans to just stay away. For most of the more popular countries, the advice is to practice ordinary daily caution. In summary, especially for physically-challenged senior travelers venturing abroad, be constantly aware of potential dangers.

For detailed info, go to www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/destinations/2019/07/17/travel-advisory-list-country-us-department-state

 
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

 
New York NY: Fly Uber Copter From Manhattan To JFK PDF Print E-mail


If you’re enrolled in the Uber Platinum or Diamond plans, and have the cash or business expense account, you can book it. That way you’ll avoid the slow two-hour ground traffic to and from the John F. Kennedy Airport.

Of course, it’ll cost a bit more than a cab ride, from $200 to $225 each way, and more during the busiest hours. The choppers are owned and operated by HeliFlite, based in Newark, N.J., each with a two-pilot crew. For more info, go to www.uber.com/blog/new-york-city/uber-copter

 
Las Vegas NV: Newly-Single Fun Recovery Packages PDF Print E-mail


If you’ve recently lost your partner due to divorce or other sad happening that left you lonely, consider this happy deal. Virgin Holidays has created several different 'divorce holiday' four-night packages in Sin City at Caesars Palace and other luxury hotels on the famous Vegas Strip. The cost, based on three other lonely travel mates with you, is about $1,000.

The promotion is centered on women (and maybe men, too) dealing with painful marriage or other romance break-ups.  The unique Las Vegas schedule includes pool parties, personal styling sessions, photo shoots, nightly entertainment and shopping sprees. The party packages also feature excursions,  including helicopter rides over the Las Vegas Strip.

For more info, go to www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-7235987/Virgin-Holidays-launches-divorce-holidays-Las-Vegas

 
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