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Amtrak Trains Now Serving Up Upscale Menus PDF Print E-mail


Passengers riding along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor enjoy ritzier dining and beverage choices while aboard the trains. The new service is called Corridor Café Menu, with average price for a ham sandwich with a Coke at $10. As reported by USA Today, the meals are more healthy and varied then those previously served.

Your elderly travel4seniors.com editor has train memories that go back to the 1940s and the food available on Amtrak’s predecessor, the Pennsylvania Railroad. For example, the basic ham sandwich with a Coke then cost 25¢. The sandwich consisted of two lean pieces of soggy white bread with a single slice of ham inside that was so thin it was almost transparent. Let’s hope today’s menu is a bit more appealing and generous.

 
Melt, Germany: Your Heart Will Melt In Hot Summer Festival PDF Print E-mail


The event happens among machinery of the old mine by the Ferropolis peninsula, surrounded by Lake Gremmin in Gräfenhainichen. It’s on from July 13 to 15, and features many contemporary music icons. They include the XX, Florence and the Machine, Jon Hopkins, Ben Klock and Nina Kraviz. The festival is in Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen, formerly an old iron storage site, and in addition to great music, features genuine German foods and beers.

This is the 20th anniversary of the Melt event, and fans can travel and overnight on a party train from Cologne. There’s also a nearby campsite next to a lake for daylight and moonlight swims, brews and romantic boating that will Melt lovers’ hearts. meltfestival.de

 
Canadian Music: Swing On Up To The Toronto Jazz Festival PDF Print E-mail


It goes on day and night from June 22 thru July 1. Famed musicians who’ll perform include Herbie Hancock, Savion Glover, Allison Krauss, Seal, Blues Review with Bettye LaVette, Lester McLean and many others. Enjoy the unlimited varieties of world-famed foods, original art and group events. torontojazz.com

 
For The Ride Of Your Life Travel Swiss Sweepstakes PDF Print E-mail


The Switzerland Tourism Board offers an exciting prize to Americans and Canadians. It features two roundtrip economy tickets from North America to Switzerland on Swiss International Air Lines. Included are seven days in Switzerland and two-first class rail tickets to travel around the Alpine nation. Go to Myswitzerland.com/bikes, agree to rules and submit a registration form. Contest ends Monday, July 1.

 
Emirates Official Says Windowless Airplanes In The Future PDF Print E-mail


The airline’s claim is that they will be more fuel-efficient and safe from in-air glass breakage. Also, there will be fake windows that show continuous video screening of pleasant air and ground scenery.

Your travel4seniors.com editor has reservations about it. He enjoys watching the real take-off, in-air and landing scenery. Of course, if the fuel savings bring on lower ticket prices, he’s all for the fake windows.

 
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