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Las Vegas Hotels: More Name Changes Than Zsa Zsa


The late glamor queen married nine times. And, as with many Sin City hotels, it seemed every time she put on a new coat of paint, she took on a new name. The same keeps happening in Sin City. The latest change is the venerable downtown hotel Fitzgeralds, soon to be named the D Las Vegas.

Others have included The Sands to The Venetian, Monte Carlo to Park MGM, Aladdin to Planet Hollywood, San Remo to Hooters, Lady Luck to Downtown Grand, Barbary Coast to Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. So, when making your next Vegas reservation, be sure to check it again while on your way. You may arrive at a newly-named destination.

Las Vegas NV: Taxi From Airport To Your Hotel Can Be $$$$ PDF Print E-mail


It’s traditional for Sin City cabbies to take the long highway route to Strip hotels from the airport. A quicker street route takes 10 minutes and costs $25. The money-making highway robbery ride takes 25 minutes and costs a sinful $50.

So, on your next Vegas venture by air, consider renting a car at the airport. Parking is free at hotels, and rental cars are from $15 per day. While in the city, if you’ll be visiting other hotels, Hoover Dam and nearby desert sites, it’s smart to have a rental car. It’s cheaper and more convenient to drive instead of cabbing it expensively everywhere, especially to and from the airport.

 
Senior Flyer: Don’t Drag And Check Big Bags PDF Print E-mail


Holiday travel means mobbed airports, long check-in lines and frustrating delays. You can ease the way and make sure your stuff arrives when you do. Pack like a pro and take only a carry-on bag. Typically, airlines allow for that one soft bag and another small item free, such as purse or laptop.

Also, when you check in and go aboard, wear a jacket with many inside and outside pockets. They can carry much of your gear conveniently. Checking suitcases not only means high fees and waiting in long lines. There’s always a risk of your luggage getting damaged, lost or stolen. Instead, keep all with you to save time and money, to ensure that all travel belongings deplane when and where you do.

 
Hollywood Sign: Popular Senior Travel Destination PDF Print E-mail


If your wanderings take you to the Los Angeles area, you’ll probably want to find your way up the hills to snap a photo of the famed sign above the movie capital. Your trave4seniors.com editor shot this telephoto one recently from a rooftop.

There are ways to get close-up photos of the sign, including selfies, but also many restrictions. For suggestions, find online sites that give directions. For example, check with blog.jeffersongraham.com/photowalk-hollywood-sign/hollywood-sign-photowalk-how-to-get-the-elusive-shot

 
Havana, Cuba, Celebrated 500th Birthday PDF Print E-mail


The Cuban government sponsored a jubilee week in mid-November as the capital city marked the anniversary of its birth. There were and still are ongoing events at historic and performance sites. Distinguished visitors helped celebrate the birthday, including members of the Spanish royal family. Events include fireworks over the Malecon seaside promenade, parades, sports and all types of local foods and wines.

Havana’s history consists of being part of a Spanish colony for four centuries, English rule for one year and occupation by US troops for several months during the Kennedy presidency. If you plan to enjoy all the beauty and history of the Cuban capital city, be sure to check current regulations and restrictions on U.S. visitors. www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/18/havana-on-its-500th-birthday-then-and-now

 
SmarterTravel.com: Top Ten Most Strollable US Cities PDF Print E-mail


The list in rank order: 1.NYC, 2. San Francisco, 3. Boston,  4. Miami, 5. Philly, 6. Chicago, 7. Washington DC, 8. Seattle, 9. Oakland, 10. Long Beach CA. Of course, if you choose to do your strolling after dark, those cities’ sidewalks may not be so friendly. Be a smart senior, make sure you do your nightly hikes in well-lighted, busy streets and parks, preferably with at least one younger companion. www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/destinations/2019/08/12/walkable-cities-u-s-including-new-york-san-francisco-boston

 
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