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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.

The 26th annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience PDF Print E-mail

With the beautiful city celebrating it's 300th birthday this year, a festive event happens from Wednesday to Sunday, May 23-27. It offers examples of famous local foods, demonstrations, sit-down dinners, sidewalk displays and "the world's biggest Sunday brunch.” For locations, schedules, prices and other info go to www.neworleans.com/event/new-orleans-wine-and-food-experience

Enjoy The Delicious Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival PDF Print E-mail

It happens from Friday, May 25 through 27 in the historic Texas town just 225 miles south of Dallas. In addition to tasting a variety of crawfish and other delightful seafood dishes, enjoy live music and kids' activities. Be in downtown Fredericksburg's Marktplatz (Market Square) for the festival. www.fbgcrawfish.com

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.


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