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New Orleans LA: Look And Sip At The Tales Of The Cocktail PDF Print E-mail


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

 
Los Angeles CA: Get Your Slice Of California Pizza Festival PDF Print E-mail


It’ll be all kinds of the favorite Italian specialty on July 28 and 29 at Los Angeles Center Studios in downtown Los Angeles. Over 20 pizza restaurants and pasta makers will participate in two days of free local and visitor pasta specialties, local wine and beers and live entertainment. For tickets, entry fees and more info, go to www.calipizzafestival.com

 
Are You Up For Flying In Private Aircraft With Blackbird? PDF Print E-mail


There are many new start-up small airlines that specialize in short flights at bargain prices. They usually cost about $150 or so each way. Also, if you’re traveling in a group, it can actually be cheaper and less complicated than flying commercial.

Does it remind you of the Ella Fitzgerald classic?
Pack up all my care and woe,
Here I go, singing low.
Bye-bye, blackbird.

Of course, the private Blackbird aircraft are considerably more modern than the above fun illustration. For more info, schedules and prices to to www.blackbirdair.com

 
Warning: Electric Scooters Everywhere in Southern California PDF Print E-mail


From San Diego thru Los Angeles, you’ll see them scooting day and night on highways, city streets and sidewalks. Because they’re rented and controlled by computer and smartphone, they’re easily picked up and dropped off virtually everywhere.

If your travels include those areas and elsewhere the growing number of scooters roam, be sure whether driving or walking to be aware of potential dangers. Be extra careful, especially if you have age-related physical limits.

As the travel4seniors.com editor’s photo indicates, scooter riders are subject to the same traffic laws as all other drivers. However, that may not protect you when one suddenly disobeys a red light, crowds you off a sidewalk or collides with you as you try to cross a street.

 
Boeing Boasts Developing A Hypersonic Passenger Jet PDF Print E-mail


The just-announced claim is that when it goes into regular service in about a dozen years, the Boeing airliner will fly non-stop between New York and London in two hours, and Los Angeles and Tokyo in three hours.

Of course, that won’t speed up the extra hours passengers must spend on the ground before flights. They include weather delays, driving to the airport, parking, long waiting lines and surviving touchie-feelie security body checks.

 
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