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Mexico City: Drivers Ignore Red Lights And Traffic Cops PDF Print E-mail


Q: We were planning a trip with a senior church group to warm Mexico this month. It’s mostly touring the capital city. We’re worried now because friends told us to stay away. They say walking the streets, day and night, is just too dangerous for we slower, older tourists. What do you say about it? JJL, Miami FL

A: It’s true that Mexico City may sometimes be dangerous to the elderly tourist. Traffic can be very heavy and less orderly than in U.S. big cities. Also, there are young street criminals, and the physically-challenged are often prime targets. However, if you follow all safety and traffic rules, it’s well worth the visit for the colorful entertainment, local foods and city sights.

 
Q: New Divorcee: Will Travel Help Me Deal With It? PDF Print E-mail


My marriage ended just a year ago. Now friends and family are advising me to get out and meet new people. I’ve always enjoyed traveling, and hope seeing sights will help me deal with being single again. Advice? MMJ, Atlanta GA

A: To ease loneliness, cruising can be an effective way to adjust to your situation. Check with a reliable travel agency and/or online services that specialize in single senior travel. Example: www.cnn.com/travel/article/breakup-tours-travel

 
Q: What’s My Best Travel Way To Meet Other Singles? PDF Print E-mail


Widowed since last year, I need to get out socially now. Suggestions? MPJ, Cleveland OH

A: A good way to shake off the loneliness is do a cruise. One of the best lines for special sailings is Holland America. It caters to solo travelers via its Single Partners Program, featuring hosted events for onboard singles, and special singles-themed cocktail parties and games.

Holland America also groups singles together at meals and other shipboard schedules. On sailings of 40 days or longer, the line provides male hosts to accompany single women to dinner and social events. When booking, consider the roommate matching service with fellow solo travelers of the same sex. Two Holland America ships offer dedicated singles cabins: Koningsdam has 12, and Prinsendam has three.

 
Q: I’m 6’1”, 235 Lbs & Tired Of Airline Seat Gripes PDF Print E-mail


Just about every time I settle into my economy seat, passengers next to me gripe and demand I find another seat. Suggestions? LR, New Rochelle NY

A: First, if the attendant can’t make a change, try some consideration. Don’t take a center seat. Ask for one on the aisle, so you can stretch body and legs to allow more room for seatmates. Of course, you can consider buying a higher-priced ticket.

Before you make flight plans, check with airlines and your travel agent for special promotions where you get lower prices and wider seats in first class. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/advice/2019/10/10/tips-for-plus-sized-travelers-make-trip-better

 
Q: Why Do My Feet Always Swell Up & Hurt When I Fly? PDF Print E-mail


I know I’m not the athlete I once was, but flying is getting more painful. How can I prevent it? PJL, Evanston IL

A: Leg, ankle and foot swelling happens to many passengers during long flights. When sitting in the same position for hours, blood flow slows down and blood pools in leg veins. The continued pressure leads to pain and swelling. Get up at least once an hour and walk around the aisle. Also, on long flights dress in loose clothing and footwear.

 
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