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New Orleans LA: Look And Sip At The Tales Of The Cocktail


From July 17 to 22, bartenders and cocktail creators from Louisiana to London will be on tap in New Orleans to to show their skills in the annual week of events. They’ll compete for honors to be named the best bartenders and concoctors. For info, go to talesofthecocktail.com/events/tales-cocktail-new-orleans

Senior Learners: Oxford University Summer School For Adults PDF Print E-mail


Also called Do-It-Yourself Learning Vacation, the famous institution offers 40 one-week courses at its celebrated campus in the United Kingdom. This year’s schedule includes creative writing, Shakespeare, philosophy, British literature and poetry.

The program’s first week begins July 13, and final one on August 3. Applications are accepted from early February to May 1. Fees start at about $800 per course. If you book on-campus accommodation at Rewley House, your room, board and tuition are all included in your quoted rate. Other nearby accommodations are available in the city of Oxford. Airfare and ground transportation are not included. For more info, go to www.conted.ox.ac.uk/about/oussa

 
Singapore Celebrates Bicentennial Of First British Colonists PDF Print E-mail


The island city-state, one of the world’s top travel destinations, is commemorating the arrival in 1819 of explorer Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles and his modernization efforts. The luxury Raffles Hotel there has been the subject of movies and many stories about the lively Singapore lifestyle.

The festivities begin on Monday, January 28, and continue throughout the year. Included are exhibitions at the Asian Civilizations Museum, National Museum of Singapore, National Gallery of Singapore, National Library Board and the Fort Canning Center. The British Crown Colony ended in 1963 when Singapore became part of Malaysia. In 1965 it became the independent Republic of Singapore.

 
New York NY: American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog PDF Print E-mail


Man’s best friend exhibit shows off a new home when the AKC-sponsored opening happens in Manhattan on February 8. The museum, formerly in St. Louis MO, will exhibit famous paintings, sculptures, demonstrations and other art featuring man’s best friend.

Entry is $15 for adults, $5 for kids under 12, and $10 for students, seniors, youth, and military. Of course, dog visitors are welcome for free. The museum is at 101 Park Avenue, and visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. museumofthedog.org

 
WOW Air Cancels Major U.S. Air Destinations In 2019 PDF Print E-mail


It’s happening along with the government shutdown of services including national parks, airport security and other nationwide disruptions. The troubled Icelandic discount airline has added to the confusion by cutting back on scheduled flights in several U.S. cities. If you already have tickets or are planning flights on WOW, check with the airline website and/or your travel agent.

 
Big Sur, California: See It All Before It Crashes Into The Pacific PDF Print E-mail


Sightseeing along the ocean coast on Highway 101 about 150 miles south of San Francisco has been one of senior wanderers most enjoyable journeys for decades. Unfortunately, rain and landslides are slowly eroding the seascape, with the eventual collapse. So, while Big Sur still rises to the skyline, plan a drive or bus ride with your camera through the beautiful land- and seascape before it all disappears.

 
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