Ras ak-Khaimah, UAE: Obey Dress Code Or Else!

On some beaches in France, Sweden, Australia, the U.S. and elsewhere, you can show up wearing skimpy swimsuits, topless or no clothing at all. However, when you want to sun yourself on other beaches, you must obey the local laws or you get in trouble.

For example, tourists are being warned to cover up on certain public beaches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or face a fine for showing too much skin. Authorities in Ras al-Khaimah emirate, have signs on public beaches warning of penalties for certain swimwear. Forbidden are two-piece bikinis and Speedo-style swim trunks for men.

The beaches are located 60 miles northeast of Dubai. Emirate officials enforce the rules because religious laws and local standards declare nudity and skimpy swimwear offensive to Dubai residents. So, wherever your travels allow to bathe and sun, be sure you know the local rules so you won’t expose too much of yourself (and your bank account).

Tips: Travel light, travel smart, travel safe PDF Print E-mail

Great Wall of China

Tourist destination: The Great Wall of China

If travel to Europe, the Orient or other parts of the world is in this season’s itinerary for you, some simple rules can help make your trip safe and more enjoyable. Here are a few suggestions from experienced senior travelers:

1. Don’t make yourself a clueless tourist. The obvious one makes big ceremonies of showing money and loudly ordering everyone to do his/her royal bidding. Carry just enough money for that day’s activities, and for convenience and courtesy, make it the money of the country you’re visiting.

She may disapprove, but romance at sea is OK PDF Print E-mail

Maiden aunt

We certainly don’t advise it for married people who want to act unmarried, but one of the best aspects of a singles only cruise is a chance for singles to meet new people. No matter what your age, there may be romance awaiting you. Ignore your maiden aunt's advice. Just leave your inhibitions and shyness ashore, and join in on the fun at sea.

There’s something magical about a cruise that brings people together. As Sinatra sang: “Strangers in the night ...Two lonely people, we were strangers in the night. Up to the moment when we said our first hello, little did we know love was just a glance away, a warm embracing dance away.”

The sea air, tranquil ocean, visits to exotic ports, midnight get-acquainted dances and a score of other activities and experiences tend to bring out the most sentimental moods in everyone. For your next vacation, consider signing up for a singles only cruise.

For example, check with vacationstogo.com for a very attractive list of singles only cruises scheduled for the upcoming season. Give it a try. What have you got to lose, except your loneliness?

Belgium: Antwerp's ornate City Hall PDF Print E-mail

Antwerp city hall

Normandy: US Navy CPO honors WWII dead PDF Print E-mail

U.S. Cemetery, Normandy, France

Komodo Dragon, San Diego CA Zoo PDF Print E-mail

Komodo dragon

Hey, can you tell me how to get home to Jurassic Park?


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