Norwegian Air Offers $65 Fare From USA To Europe

OK, don’t get too excited. First of all, it’s the usual airline routine of advertising a base price. Then, with taxes, baggage, food, drink and other fees, the actual one-way, out-of-pocket cost is about $120. Of course, that’s still a fantastic bargain, with regular airline overseas prices starting at $500 and soaring skyward.

Also, the special low fare is for a limited number of flights only to and from several northeast US airports and destinations in Europe. And Norwegian may end the promotion at any time when bookings get heavier. For more info, go to www.norwegian.com

Paris, France: Mona Must Be Moaning Today PDF Print E-mail

If you plan to visit the famed Louvre museum any time soon, you may find it closed. An angry bunch of riotous labor strikers have continuously blocked the entrance, in the ongoing dispute about France’s not increasing the government employee pension system.

It couldn’t happen at a worse time. Current ceremonies and displays at the Louvre are honoring Leonardo Da Vinci, marking his life’s end 500 years ago. Many protesters shout and sing “Mona Lisa is on strike, Leonardo is on strike.” You may not be able to see her for awhile, but you can be sure the lady’s not smiling during this troubled time.

Phila. PA: With Elections Soon, Be Inspired By Liberty Bell PDF Print E-mail

If your travels take you to Philly, spend an interesting few hours in the downtown Independence Square area. Visit the Liberty Bell, an inspiration for more than three centuries of American history.

The famed inscription, “Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof” is the basis for our ongoing democracy and freedom. Its meaning is evident as we decide this year who will be our next president.…Bernie, Donald, Micheal, Joe, Pete, Liz, Tom or whoever.

Viking River Cruises Voted Best By Readers' Choice Awards PDF Print E-mail

Since it’s first river schedules in 1997, the line sails major rivers in Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt. It offers a fleet of 60 luxury river cruise ships, with added schedules and new ships on future plans.

Viking Longships cruises include staterooms and roomy suites with large private sun decks. verandas. Passengers enjoy a full-service restaurant, bar and lounge, library and sun deck. The ships feature outdoor, expansive scenery for diners on the Aquavit Terrace.

The all-inclusive cruises include outside staterooms, Wi-Fi, wine and beer with meals, shore excursions in every port and Viking’s signature Culture Curriculum program. For for more info and booking, go to www.vikingcruises.com

Buenos Aires, Argentina: February Sunshine & Carnival PDF Print E-mail

While much of the world is shivering in winter temperatures, visitors to this cosmopolitan oasis enjoy day and night wanderings in the warm 70s and 80s. Expect beautiful scenery, interesting shops and a great variety of dining.

At night the milongas (tango halls) and other colorful entertainment light up the sky for locals and tourist rovers. The annual Carnaval Porteño is held during the four February weekends before Catholic Lent starts. All events are free of charge, but outdoor programs may be canceled if there is heavy rain. For more info, go to: www.batravelguide.com/2019/01/carnaval-porteno-buenos-aires-carnival

Tourists Make Poo Poo On Peru’s Machu Picchu PDF Print E-mail

Six tourists have been arrested after they allegedly damaged stonework and defecated among the ruins at Machu Picchu. The ancient Incan hilltop city is one of South America’s most renowned tourist attractions. Authorities claim that some tourists, from Chile, Brazil, France and Argentina, sneaked into the ruins to deliberately cause the trouble.

Machu Picchu is a Unesco World Heritage site destination, and visited by more than a million tourists annually. When you're planning to visit, check online for least busy times, transportation, costs and other info. www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/15/tourists-to-be-deported-over-alleged-damage-defecation-at-machu-picchu


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