Keep Visual Travel Memories Alive With A Virtual Scrapbook PDF Print E-mail

Do you often look through your family photo scrapbook to relive days at school, family holiday gatherings, amusement park visits and other important happenings? While spending senior years traveling with your smartphone, it’s easy to create an electronic creative record of your trips.

You, friends and family members will then always have it in future years to relive those happy times. Check the internet for sites that offer design and technical instructions. Learn how to compose, display and, if in your plans, print your virtual graphic creation into an old-fashioned paper scrapbook.

Eruptions On Hawaii: Should You Change Your Travel Plans? PDF Print E-mail

You’ve scheduled a Hawaiian vacation and are concerned about dangers you may face. First, face the facts. The Big Island is larger than all the other islands of the state combined.

Actually, the potential eruptions and quake dangers of the Kīlauea Volcano there are only close to communities near the mountain on that island. The resorts and beaches along the Kona and Kohala coasts are 100 or more miles from the affected areas.

The other Hawaiian islands, including Oahu and its capital city of Honolulu, have not been nor are expected to be affected by more volcanic eruptions or damages. If still worried, keep in daily touch with your travel agency and hotels where you have reservations.

Suddenly Sick Sightseeing Senior: What To Do Immediately PDF Print E-mail

It has happened to all of us at some time during our world wanderings. Nausea after first night at sea or flying, munching on local food from a street cart, drinking too many freebees while gambling or falling down suddenly while doing a selfie.

First, before leaving home, be sure your smartphone dial is set for immediate emergency calls everywhere you’ll be on your travels. If any are close by, immediately get to a flight attendant or other employee and ask for professional help. If it happens on the street, store, restaurant or hotel, hit the emergency button and/or stop a a security guard or police officer.

Phone-Distracted Seniors Vulnerable To Crosswalk Accidents PDF Print E-mail

Walking in a city where you’re unfamiliar with traffic laws can be very dangerous. According to recent studies, annual pedestrian deaths have increased nearly 50% in just the last decade. One obvious reason is the cellphone, and the guilty parties are distracted pedestrians and drivers.

In your world wanderings, whether in Manhattan or Mandalay, on the sidewalk, crossing the street or driving, be totally alert. If you’re getting a call or preparing to dial, before you lower your eyes to the cellphone, get immediately to a safe spot away from all traffic in every direction.

Crooks Scam Oldsters: If Deal Sounds Too Good To Be True… PDF Print E-mail

How anyone with any sense still falls for those thieving phone and online scams is difficult to believe. However, the phony pitches continue and not-too-bright seniors still throw away money on them.

Among the worst are glowing promises of free travel packages, including cruises and resort deals. If you fall for it, the next step is getting you to give your credit card number to confirm a reservation. No! Just hang up pronto. Always remember the old adage: There’s no such thing as a free lunch … nor cruise, nor flight, nor resort stay! For more info, www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-05-03/america-s-elderly-are-losing-37-billion-a-year-to-fraud


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