E-Cigarettes Now Banned On All U.S. Flights

Those little electronic puffers that allegedly confine the smoke and nicotine exposure to the willing lungs of smokers are no longer allowed in American airports nor aboard flights. The use, called vaping, must now be done in approved areas or outside.

The ban is also in effect in many other countries around the world. If you’re a traveling vaper who puffs the nicotine vapor, before you go, check out where you’re permitted to indulge in lung-filling vaping.

Stockbridge, MA: Enjoy Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibit
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With a BFA from the Philadelphia Museum College of Art, your travel4seniors.com editor is very opinionated about art. Illustrators are the real, honestly traditional artists. I’ve admired Rockwell since student days. I believe in traditional art skills, not random paint splashes nor copies of photos printed on canvas.

The Stockbridge exhibit, which runs through October 28, will also feature his traditional contemporaries Maxfield Parrish and N.C. Wyeth. Featured are more than 60 works and 300 digital representations. For more info, go to www.nrm.org

Three Ways To Try For The Lowest Airline Ticket Prices PDF Print E-mail

We daily see all kinds of advice in airline ads and by online travel experts. Savvy senior travelers may get some benefits from reading them. However, the basic reality is that airlines are in business to make money, and they do everything possible, usually in sneaky words, to get you to pay more for that temporary seat in the sky.

The basic ways you can attempt to keep some of your money are: buy tickets online directly from the airline, study details of ever-changing airline ads for days before you buy and/or deal with a trusted hometown travel agent. With all the obvious and sneaky airline add-ons, you’re very likely to pay more than you want. However, you can at least have the satisfaction of doing your homework.

Enjoy Autumn Pacific Northwest Columbia River Cruise PDF Print E-mail

Get your cameras ready for sailing by all the forest and flower colors on the American Queen riverboat. Emerging from Vancouver, experience visits to the ports of Astoria, Stevenson and the Dalles, where Lewis and Clark expeditioned in October 1805. See the Columbia Gorge, Bonneville Dam and stroll the Riverwalk in Astoria. For schedules, prices and more info, go to www.americanqueensteamboatcompany.com

Offer Your Help In Carolina Flood Ravished Areas PDF Print E-mail

You can join volunteers in the affected Carolina areas with clean up, repair and other necessary tasks. Also, contribute financial support to agencies, including Red Cross and Salvation Army, to fund the emergency tasks of aiding those in need. Check with your local chapters of the agencies to learn how your help can be most effective.

Santa Barbara CA: Beautiful Beach Town Great For Autumn Visit PDF Print E-mail

With October and November air temperatures averaging 75 daytime and 60 nights, stroll along the Pacific Ocean sand and on Stearns Wharf Pier. Shop and dine on the pleasant oceanfront walks, but don’t expect to romp with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. Take in La Boheme in early November at the Opera Santa Barbara. And if you’re an art lover, see the extensive collections at the city museum. For more info, go to santabarbaraca.com


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