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Looking For A Retirement Home? Italian Town Wants YOU!


According to a CNN report, the charming little town of Candela, inland 50 miles  from Naples, has seen its population dwindle from 8,000 to 2,700 in the past decade. The mayor is now offering to pay newcomers as much as $2,350 to settle in Candela.

In addition to that incentive, because of the mass exodus by former residents, many vacant homes are available for low, low sale and rental prices. You’ll never find such cheap housing in grossly overpriced senior havens like Miami, Los Angeles or San Diego. Of course, as with all charming Italian towns, Candela has charming scenery, great restaurants, frequent festivals and friendly neighbors. They’ll welcome senior American travelers with lots of retirement money to spend.

Airport Critters Help Ease Passenger Travel Trauma PDF Print E-mail


With the coronavirus and the other stressful happenings around the world, senior travelers can use some friendly help. So, if you’re lucky while waiting for your flight, you may find a furry friend to help you pass the stressful minutes or more.

Some 70 U.S. airports now offer programs featuring certified therapy animals and their owners who regularly help de-stress travelers. The performers are usually dogs, but there are others. For example, Denver International Airport’s CATS program (Canine Airport Therapy Squad) includes 100 dogs and a cat named Xeli. Also, LiLou the pig is an official member of San Francisco’s International Airport’s Wag Brigade. And miniature therapy horses from Seven Oaks Farm are occasional visitors at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

 
Gripe: Why Do Coach Airline Seats Keep Getting Smaller? PDF Print E-mail


Q: For business, I fly often and necessarily as cheap as possible. At six feet three inches tall, I’m getting more uncomfortable each time I travel by air. It’s because of greedy airline jam us into ever smaller spaces. How can I avoid it? PLJ, Memphis TN

A: Of course, it’s inconvenient painful and potentially dangerous for big passengers. If there must be a quick evacuation, there’s the danger of being unable to get out of your seat in a hurry. The best advice to find more reasonable fares to fly in larger spaces is to keep checking for special prices, such as midweek and red eye flights. Also, choose to cut back on other travel expenses and pay for the pricier seats when you fly.

 
Philly PA: Eat Where Hamilton, Franklin & Adams Dined PDF Print E-mail


More than six million people annually visit Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park in the downtown area. When eating there in two-centuries old City Tavern, they can "be in the room where it happened” as sung in the musical, "Hamilton."

Just a short walk from Independence Hall, where America’s Founding Fathers created a new nation, is the popular restaurant. Opened in 1773, it was where members of the First Continental Congress gathered to dine and drink. Few things have changed, except dinner in 1776 was $1. Today it’s $50. www.10best.com/interests/food-travel/dine-like-its-1776-historic-city-tavern-philadelphia

 
Q: How Can I Get A Quick Test For Corona Virus? PDF Print E-mail


I feel OK, but just returned from a flight from Singapore, and worried about being exposed to the disease. To ease my mind and protect my family from the possibility I’m infected, how can I get a test? FRL, Long Beach CA

A: One quick way is to to call NHS 111 as soon as possible. A medical consultant will determine if you need a test, and if so, advise where you can quickly go for one. The NHS now offers home testing and at local medical facilities for coronavirus in many cities.

 
Flying Here To There Or O’Hare? Check First With CheapOair! PDF Print E-mail


Why pay full list charge for your next trip when you can take advantage of lower-priced flights on CheapOair? It claims to lower charges on flights worldwide. The website updates continuously, so finding deals on CheapOair is continuous.

When planning your next flight schedule, be sure to check the fare with CheapOair before you buy your ticket. www.cheapoair.com/flights/booknow/cheap-flight-tickets

 
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