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Senior Travel Insurance More Necessary Than Ever PDF Print E-mail


With sudden spread of coronavirus and other potential world epidemics, be sure to anticipate your possible losses while roaming the world with effective insurance coverage.

Today you may need to cover trip cancellations, cruise delays, medical expenses, lost luggage and other unpleasant problems associated with travel. And because medical issues are more likely to happen to seniors, be sure to buy adequate travel insurance. Before embarking on your journey, check what your health insurance covers, especially when in foreign countries.

Some Medicare supplemental insurance plans are not in force outside the US. Now that the coronavirus and other worldwide medical problems are negatively affecting travel, additional insurance will assure you of more potentially necessary coverage.

 
Voluntourism: Help Others On Your Next Vacation PDF Print E-mail


Enjoy those senior travels by helping to repair housing in Africa, clearing a beachfront in Asia or many interesting ways to make your visit meaningful. The trips are not free, but they’ll reward you in other ways.

Many U.S. and international opportunities are always available. Consider some offers from REI Adventures, American Hiking Society, Discover Corps, Global Volunteers, Earth Watch and many others. After your next volunteer vacation, you may go home tired, but with the satisfaction that you’ve helped people to better lives.

 
Airport Nintendos Bring Back Pinball Machine Memories PDF Print E-mail


With some opening of game lounges at U.S. airports come memories of youthful years. Way back then we played for a nickel a game at the corner drugstore. Now it requires quarters and more to use the newest varieties, including The Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey.

There are Nintendo Switch On The Go pop-up lounges at select U.S. airports, including Dulles, Tacoma, O’Hare and Dallas Love Field. www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/02/13/nintendo-opens-game-lounges-at-us-airports\

 
Las Vegas NV: Homeless On Sidewalks Growing Problem PDF Print E-mail


If Sin City is on your travel plans, be aware of possible encounters with ragged people and beggars. You’ll see them night and day on popular tourist sidewalks including downtown Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip). Many live in tents on parking lots, lawns and alleys. Some actually camp in storm drains under popular Strip hotels.

A new city law now is intended to reduce the problem with fines and forceful removing of homeless from the streets. There are also various relocations to city-run shelters. However, on your next visit to Sin 
City, be aware that the problem on the streets is not yet solved. www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/13/las-vegas-homeless-sleeping-ban-no-lodging

 
Windy Transatlantic Flight Sets Speed Record PDF Print E-mail


A British Airways plane just broke the record for the fastest-ever subsonic flight from New York to London. With the help of heavy tailwinds, it hit up to 800 mph, taking just four hours and 56 minutes to land at Heathrow Airport in London.

Some unusually strong storm winds of over 200 mph propelled the aircraft, according to meteorologists. Its top speed during the flight reached 825 mph, taking almost two hours off the scheduled time. Next time you fly, you can hope some friendly gusts will help you get there faster, or at least on time!

 
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