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Hollywood CA: Musso & Frank Grill Celebrates 100th Birthday


Near the classic locale of Hollywood and Vine, the historic eatery is a century old. From Charlie Chaplin to Frank Sinatra to Johnny Depp, it still attracts show biz stars who enjoy the food and nostalgia.

The restaurant is featured in the current Quentin Tarantino film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. The setting is 1969, halfway through its history. From early reports, the movie’s $90 million budget will be greatly surpassed by eager movie fans buying tickets at theaters around the world.

The Musso & Frank unique international and American classics menu is still one of the best in Hollywood, although the prices have risen a bit since 1969. Maybe even more since 1919. If your travels take you to the popular tourist neighborhood, plan to have lunch or dinner at tables and booths where once dined Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Al Pacino, George Clooney and the Rolling Stones.

Bunol, Spain: Get Into The Spashy Veggie Fun At La Tomatina PDF Print E-mail


It’s a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol, near Valencia. The famous main event happens when thousands of residents and visitors gather in the town square, surrounded by barrels of freshly-picked tomatoes.

There, for just one messy hour, they throw as many plump red veggies as they can at each other! In addition to the tomato battles, the festival features wines, local foods, music and other fun events. For more detailed info, go to www.tomatofestivalspain.com

 
Cheapest Time Of Year To Fly Or Cruise From U.S. To Europe PDF Print E-mail


For retired seniors who have no tight schedules, the best months to enjoy the price bargains and weather are from mid-September through early November. There are many advantages.

Climate is comfy cooler, less tourist crowds, fewer kids, while food and hotel prices are lower. Airline tickets and cruise costs are also cheaper. There are many enjoyable harvest fairs and other autumn-related events. Talk it over with your favorite travel agent and/or do daily research online while making your autumn travel plans.

 
Sequoia National Park CA: Marvel At World’s Biggest Trees PDF Print E-mail


Among the forest of enormous trees, walk thru the enormous General Sherman, named for the Civil War leader who captured Atlanta. Alert: It gets crowded on summer weekends, so be there on a very early weekday morning, or wait until mid-September when all the big and little non-seniors are back at work or school.

 
Make Your Next Vacation A Memorable Volunteer Experience PDF Print E-mail


Tired of just hanging around and taking selfies in front of the Eiffel Tower and Trevi Fountain? Consider spending your next trip helping others in need of your experience and skills in teaching, construction and other services. IVHQ offers meaningful volunteer experiences around the world.

Their programs involve over 40 destinations in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific. Before you make the new plans to travel the world, check current people-helping schedules at www.volunteerhq.org

 
Hey, Selfie Shooting Seniors: Hawaii Has Best Rainbows PDF Print E-mail


High humidity, enormous puffy clouds and lots of summer rain storms make the island state perfect for photos. So bring your camera and smartphone to enjoy choice sky views on Oahu, Maui and the other islands.

Be sure to point and shoot on Kauai’s Valley of the Rainbows. Also, very senior seniors recall this summer is the 80th anniversary of the movie The Wizard of Oz, when Judy sang about blue skies and rainbows.

 
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