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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.

Before You Fly, Get Wheelchair Airport Updates PDF Print E-mail


Busy terminals can be confusing and frustrating for senior travelers in wheelchairs. When necessary to get help, ask at any airline desk to contact the resident Complaints Resolution Official (CRO) for you.

Laws require there are trained CRO personnel on duty at all times in U.S. and major foreign airports. A website that offers constantly updated info for those who must travel with wheelchairs, go to emerginghorizons.com

 
Venice, Italy: Will The Lovely City Soon Sink Into The Sea? PDF Print E-mail


The beautiful tourist attraction is a frequent destination of your travel4seniors.com editor. Several times it was difficult to get around Venice due to seasonal flooding at St. Mark’s Square and other popular tourist sites. In recent years the situation has been getting worse, and there are dire predictions that it could become a disaster.

If you’re planning a visit to Venice, keep up on the latest news about the weather and possible flooding problems. www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/apr/30/sinking-city-how-venice-is-managing-europes-worst-tourism-crisis

 
Free Ferry: Manhattan To Staten Island With Great Views PDF Print E-mail


Not everything in New York City costs lots of money. And along with this free ride, you get to cruise close by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Every time your travel4seniors.com editor takes the trip, it’s a nostalgic reminder that both my Mom and Dad had the same views as immigrant kids more than a century ago. For schedules, locations and other info, go to freetoursbyfoot.com/staten-island-ferry

 
Hey, Say It Ain’t So! Is Woodstock 50 Cancelled? PDF Print E-mail


All now in their 70s and beyond, many rock music zealots from 50 years ago are planning to relive moments from their 20s by attending the iconic music festival that will celebrate its half-century birthday.

Woodstock 50 is advertised to happen from August 16 to 18 at the original site of Watkins Glen in upstate New York. However, there are rumors and news reports that the event will be cancelled because of the loss of financial backing. If you're considering to be at the festivities, keep up on the news of what may or not happen.

Anyone remember 1969? World events that year included first walk on the moon, gas 35ç a gallon, new Toyota Corolla $1,950, Nixon elected President, NY Mets won World Series and NY Jets won Super Bowl.

 
San Francisco CA: Homeless Spreads From City To Airport PDF Print E-mail


If travels take you to busy SFO, you’ll encounter many people there who have no other place to go. They encamp both outside and within the terminal, adding to crowding, confusion and lack of cleanliness.

San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the US, with high rentals ever rising due to inflation and greedy real estate owners. Many homeless are jobless, mentally ill, addicted and otherwise forced into the streets, and now at the airport.

When encountering beggars, instead of a hand-out, you can better help by giving to agencies equipped to deal with the problem, including the Red Cross and Salvation Army. www.ktvu.com/homeless/increasing-presence-of-homeless-people-seeking-shelter-at-sfo-airport

 
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