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New U.S. Travel Restrictions Apply To Nine Countries


For many reasons, including personal danger to American travelers, don’t plan to visit Libya, Chad, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and North Korea. There’s no info about when the restrictions will be lifted on any of the countries listed.

There’s a rumor that after President Trump issued the orders, dozens of angry NFL football jocks immediately got off their knees and signed up to visit all nine countries. OK, just a lame joke, but senior travelers, except for almost 60-year-old Dennis Rodman, are urged to take the restrictions very seriously.

To Live Longer, Get Away From Stress And Enjoy Travel! PDF Print E-mail


According to the London Sunday Times, taking three weeks off a year could lengthen your life, giving still-working senior roamers another reason to get out and see the world.

People who took less than three weeks off work annually, say the scientists, were 37% more likely to die early. Even if you’re health-conscious, working too hard and not taking time to travel will shorten your life. So, hit the road, air and sea now!

 
Beware: Now Is The Season For Air Traveling Viruses PDF Print E-mail


According to the Guardian, some of the most disease-infested surfaces are the trays on airport moving belts. When checking in, passengers dump unclean personal bags and other items on them. Especially in autumn and winter, they’re breeding areas for germs, especially those that cause colds and more severe pneumonia-related diseases.

Avoid the worst of the dangers by keeping yourself as clean as possible during the check-in and on-board seating processes. Carry throw-away medicated wipes with you, and use them on your hands and face as often as necessary. That includes when in airport and on-board toilets, getting seated on your flight, seatmate sneezers and touching busy areas and surfaces.   

www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/04/airport-security-trays-carry-more-viruses-than-toilet-surfaces-scientists-find

 
Santa Monica CA: Enjoy Farmers Market With Ocean Breezes PDF Print E-mail


Now that autumn is here, open-air markets throughout the country will be bursting with fresh-picked produce and other farm goodies. If you happen to be in the popular California beach city area on Wednesdays, spend a couple of enjoyable hours at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. It’s open on Arizona Avenue from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Along with the fresh produce, there are cooking demonstrations, music and other entertainment. For more info, go to www.smgov.net/portals/farmersmarket

 
Q: Unwanted Advances In Flight: What To Do About It? PDF Print E-mail


It seems almost every day lately we read about more incidents where women passengers are mauled by sneaky guys seated next to them. What should we do when it happens? Ms. FWMcL, Tampa FL

A: If it’s just too-friendly conversation and you don’t want it, offer a few polite words and concentrate on the seat TV or your smart phone. If his talk offends you and it becomes physical, clearly demand him to stop. Then leave your seat to contact the flight attendant. State the problem and ask for another seat. If the abuse was physical, file a formal complaint with the airline and/or report it to airport police after the flight.

 
Stopover For The Weary: Ohio Brewery’s Cheery Beery Hotel PDF Print E-mail


If your autumn travels take you to Columbus, Ohio, consider spending some fun time in the new Columbus DogHouse. It’s attached to the BrewDog, a vintage Scottish brewery. Overnight visitors enjoy in-room beer taps and in-shower stall beer coolers. They’re also invited to tour the brewery as well as roam the touchy-feely museum of beer history. For info, go to www.brewdog.com/usa/doghouse

 
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