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LAX Is Best For Flying Senior Health Foodies


USA Today reports results of a survey of U.S. airports conducted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The conclusion of its annual Airport Food Review is that Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) serves the healthiest foods.

The selection, as quoted in the report, includes “the healthy basics” -- veggies, fruits, whole grains and legumes.” This, of course, is good news to seasoned air travelers who’ve spent decades cruising airports with only fast-food and greasy spoon eateries greeting them while on their way to flights.

So, next time you’re at the airport and have time for a meal, stop at one that serves the freshest and healthiest foods. And when finishing your meal, buy a take-out package for when aboard your flight. We’re sure you’ve noted that in-air airline food keeps getting more expensive and less edible.

Join The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Parade PDF Print E-mail


On the night of Wednesday, October 31, be in a colorful California parade along Santa Monica Boulevard between North Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard. It proceeds from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. At several locations there will be live music from bands featuring vintage music from the 1970s and 80s.

Dress in your most creative costume, march with the happy attendees and pause to enjoy special menus from food trucks and local restaurants. For more info, go to www.visitwesthollywood.com/halloween-carnaval

 
Conde Nast Still Says Chicago Is Best USA City To Visit PDF Print E-mail


For the second consecutive year, the Windy City has won first place in the Readers’ Choice Awards for top big American city. Opposing opinion: With growing crime rate, terrible weather, deteriorating housing, broken-down public transport and jammed traffic, the win for Chicago is difficult to believe.

Hate to be condenasty, but are there any other cities that lost the election a teeny bit more welcoming and safe for senior visitors? How about Miami, San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas and a few others, including Sin City Las Vegas.

 
Branson Offers Prayer Sessions On Virgin Australia Flights PDF Print E-mail


To make flying more serene, Virgin aircraft will feature quiet moments for passengers to reflect and relax while in the air.

Your travel4seniors.com editor volunteers some prayers I would fervently offer in flight for heavenly Virgin fulfillment:

Please don’t send my checked luggage to Timbuktu!
I hope there’s no nutcase with a bomb aboard my flight! 
Let there be no three-hour delays on the tarmac!
I pray there’s no 400-pound passenger, barfing alcoholic, stinky smokaholic nor wailing poopy baby next to me on my aircraft seat!

 
Q: What’s The Most Economical Way To Experience Las Vegas? PDF Print E-mail


We’ve been going to Vegas for several decades, and on recent visits we’ve been shocked by the increasing high prices on everything. Room rates are through the roof. In 1990 we paid $25, and now for the same hotel room it’s $250. A buffet was $5, now $29.99. Taxis for a 10-minute ride from the airport to the hotel were $5, now $40. How can we avoid the rising Sin City robbery rates? PLF, San Antonio TX

A: Consider all kinds of alternatives for seniors. To avoid airline, hotel and other high costs to Vegas, check prices at Native American casinos closer to you in Texas. For Sin City local transport, ride with Uber, Lyft or take the bus. Las Vegas RTC transit offers reduced fares to seniors with photo ID.

If you continue going to Vegas, do research before booking. There are seasonal money-saving promotions, packages that include flights, hotels and meals, as well as senior and AARP membership deals.

 
Bologna, Italy: Enjoy Fantastic Repast At Foodie Theme Park PDF Print E-mail


The Northern Italian attraction, now celebrating its second year, is home to a wonderland that rivals Disney. Instead of rides and games, Eataly features ethnic foods and wines that are as exciting as a roller coaster ride or parachute jump.

The park on the outskirts of the city has developed from a wholesale market to a welcoming adult dining playground featuring 45 expert Italian food and wine purveyors. It includes  a movie house, scheduled demonstrations and samplings, as well as surrounding gardens. Make your next trip to Italy to try some Bolognese favorites, including yucca tortilli,  prosciutto di sauris, torta mimosa and many, many others. Admission is free.

 
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