CNN Reports Bangkok Is Best City For Street Food Noshing

When visiting a big city at noontime, your travel4seniors.com editor always heads for the the street food areas to get a fresh lunch. Some of the best carts with delicious foods are in America’s New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.  However, many of the world’s top are far away in Asia.

With Bangkok leading the list, CNN also names Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bali, Ho Chi Minh City and Beijing. So, when your wanderings take you to Asia, be sure to stop by carts offering such delicacies as hoy tod nai mong and kuay tiew kai soi nam phung.

Plan National Park Visit: Buy An America The Beautiful Pass PDF Print E-mail

As winter warms into springtime, many senior travelers’ thoughts turn to those glorious destinations. Consider buying an America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass. Visitors 62 and up can buy a lifetime pass for $80 or annual pass for $20.

The pass gives you and traveling companions lifetime entrance into more than 100 US National Parks that charge entry fees. It also provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by the federal government. The pass includes discounts on parking, camping sites, boat launching, guided tours and other park services. Buy a pass at any federal recreation site with entry fees. For more info: www.usparkpass.com

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!

Q: Will Taking Vitamins Before Flights Help Avoid Coronavirus? PDF Print E-mail

With all the news and travel cancellations about the illness, I want to protect myself on the next trip. Should I take my vitamins? RRJ, Camden NJ

A: They may not help much, but they can’t hurt. Many frequent flyers start taking extra vitamins several days before traveling. The National Institutes of Health says no conclusive data has shown that large doses of vitamin C will prevent colds and other virus diseases, but admits it may reduce the severity or duration of symptoms. Therefore, take your vitamins, but also take health and cleanliness precautions when you travel. This includes a kit of medicated wet wipes, face mask and medications to avoid the symptoms happening to you.

Santa Barbara CA: Your Dog Will Enjoy Beach Town Hikes PDF Print E-mail

If you have your faithful companion along while visiting the famed California oceanside resort city, check dog roaming advantages. Douglas Family Preserve Walking Trail is filled with happy pooches and their owners. Also drive together a short distance up Highway 101 to the Funk Zone, where walking, dog biscuit and wine tasting combine to make all attendees happy.

RoadScholar: Sail QM2 On 400th Mayflower Anniversary PDF Print E-mail

All school kids know the Pilgrims jumped from Plymouth Rock into the New World four centuries ago. If you choose to do the same this year from May 28 thru June 14, book your cruise by February 28. You’ll earn free flight from New York to board the luxurious Queen Mary 2 in England.

Costs for the Transatlantic cruise are from $5,999. For more info, go to www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/23548/the-400th-anniversary-of-the-mayflower-transatlantic-on-qm2/dates


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