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Cruise Ship Movies Remind You Of What You’re Missing PDF Print E-mail


The worldwide pandemic is keeping public movie theaters empty. However, you can still enjoy some of the classic seagoing films at home online by television. The Titanic and Poseidon disaster movies are entertaining in their shocking themes.

Other cruise ship movies are less disastrous: Consider Speed 2: Cruise Control, the Kelsey Grammer comedy, Like Father (Harmony of the Seas), and the Adam Sandler film, Jack And Jill (Allure of the Seas). Sandler also pops up again in Going Overboard.

For younger viewers, Carnival Dream stars in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, Chipwrecked. And older Marilyn Monroe fans remember fondly that her 1953 hit, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, was set on a cruise ship. Also Marilyn also starred in Some Like It Hot with Tony Curtis in 1959, especially their love scenes aboard a yacht.

 
Old Wanderer’s Really Best Travel Movies Of All Time PDF Print E-mail


CNN listed its top dozen movies to rent and show when confined at home during the coronavirus banishment. In my humble opinion, most are stinkers from the past decade or so. Full of confusing camera tricks, ear-damaging sound, garbage-mouthed actors and crude story lines.

My choices instead would include some classics with good acting and no cursing. Here they are: Airplane, Strangers On A Train, Murder On The Orient Express, Roman Holiday, Around The World In Eighty Days, The Wizard Of Oz, Easy Rider, National Lampoon's Vacation, Thelma & Louise and It Happened One Night. www.cnn.com/travel/article/best-travel-movies

 
Can’t Visit Springtime In The Park In Person? Do It Live Online! PDF Print E-mail


Central Park in New York now offers online tours. Because of the coronavirus problems, the US National Park Service has closed some locations around the country, but keeping several open with no entrance fees.

It’s also offering 32 virtual tours, including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Maine’s Acadia National Park. Check online for info, including open hours, restrictions and fees.

 
Five Things To Do While Virus Confines You At Home PDF Print E-mail

Now that you’re stuck inside and can’t travel, try some new activities to help pass the boring hours of forced isolation.

1. Go online to find classic movies and books you can enjoy again. How about “Singin’ In The Rain”, “Citizen Kane”, “The Best Years Of Our Lives’, “Stagecoach”, “The Producers”, “The Wizard Of Oz”. Three Stooges and/or other favorites from long, long ago.

2. Learn a new language. Now you’ll have plenty of time to practice reading and speaking like a native. How about getting into Spanish, Italian or more complicated Chinese.

3. Renew old friendships and contact with distant relatives. Go online to recontact school, service and college buddies. Exchange photos, videos, Trump opinions and family updates.

4. Be a creative author! Write articles about subjects of interest to you. Submit them to websites that accept and/or pay for them. Get really ambitious and write that book you’ve always wanted to expand your creative talents. Write about the time you spent in the service during that war nobody wanted and everyone has since forgotten?

5. Enhance a physical skill. Get back on at least a one-hour daily exercise workout. Also revisit a physically-challenging hobby, such as building miniature aircraft, boats, cars and other models. It’s crucial that you keep mind and body creatively active while being forced to stay at home.

 
Coronavirus Is Serious Threat To U.S. Homeless People PDF Print E-mail


If you’re planning a journey to a large city, first consider the personal and medical dangers. One immediate concern is the spreading coronavirus disease. Exposed in many large cities are thousands of homeless people, living in cars, tents and on the sidewalks. Every day, newly-arrived poor bring with them new infections, ongoing illnesses and other contagious conditions.

For your own health concerns, don’t give them money nor otherwise physically touch them. Most effectively, if you want to help, make contributions to the Red Cross, Salvation Army or other legitimate organizations that offer daily aid to city street people.

 
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