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France By RoadScholar: Join 75th Anniversary of D-Day PDF Print E-mail


Did young you actually go ashore in Normandy on that morning of June 6, 1944? Or are you a history buff who yearns to learn all about the historic day in France that determined the outcome of World War 2?

The RoadScholar trips happen this year when France commemorates the landings. You’ll visit the Normandy beaches and join in on honors at the American Cemetery. A Road Scholar expert will guide your group throughout the program.

There will be many historical and informative events, as well as opportunities to enjoy the cities, landscapes and foods of Normandy, as well as Paris. It’s Program No. 12416RJ, for 15 days, starting at $3,999 per person, including hotel and meals. There are seven D-Day trips in France scheduled in 2019, starting with April 14-28. For details, go to roadscholar.org/b/blog/posts/welcome-to-france-road-scholar-s-destination-of-the-year-in-2019

 
Seville, Spain: Much More Than Operatic Barbershop PDF Print E-mail


In planning your warm season travels, consider the upcoming Figaro celebrations in the flamboyant Andalucía capital. Parks, lawns, windows, people and everything else are bathed in orange blossom and jasmine colors and scents.

During Semana Santa (Holy Week), from April 14 to 20,  the city is busy with colorful images, music and parades. Following is the annual Feria de Abril, with flamboyant flamenco dancing on the nights of May 4 to 11. For more info, go to andalucia.com/cities/seville/events.htm

 
JFK Airport NY: New TWA Hotel Opens With Old Memories PDF Print E-mail


If you’ll need to spend a night or so at one of the world’s busiest airports, an interesting hotel will soon be available. It’s located where the old TWA (1937-1995) Flight Center terminal was located.

There will be many upscale features, including six restaurants and eight bars. To add to the memories, one bar will be in a retired and restored Lockheed Constellation passenger plane. Room reservations for the opening on May 15 are now being booked. Prices per room start at $249, just a bit higher than $5 hotel rates way back when the TWA terminal first opened.

 
Will Choo-Choo Trains Ride Trackless Across The Ocean? PDF Print E-mail


A month after beginning her term as New York’s 14th District Rep, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-confessed Bernie Sanders socialist, released her “Green New Deal”. It threatens quote; "a massive transformation of our society.”

One of the proposed spectacular changes is to build trains that can run on tracks across oceans and end all air travel. So, if you can wait a couple of years, maybe you’ll be able to ride the waves in that cross-Atlantic train from New York to London.

 
San Francisco CA: Annual Chinese New Year Parade PDF Print E-mail


See this spectacular event if you’re in or nearby the City By The Bay on the evening of Saturday, February 23, between 6 and 8 pm. With a history that goes back almost two centuries, the parade represents the world’s largest Chinese community outside of Asia.

More than 100 colorful costume and music groups will participate, featuring this year’s Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Also on display along the route will be the enormous dancing Golden Dragon operated by nearly 200 participants. For more info, go to chineseparade.com

 
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