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Grand Canyon AZ: Two Fatal Visitor Falls In A Week


Of course, for the victims and families, the recent deaths are tragic, but they’re preventable. Many of us who’ve visited the Grand Canyon and walked around the rim have seen some needless close calls. Selfies, video and other photo opportunities are inspiring at the site, but add to potential danger.

Also, seniors are extra vulnerable because many are physically challenged by the required walking and climbing. The most dangerous can be the one-mile mule ride that twists its way from the rim down to the Arizona desert floor. Before you book that adventure, be sure you’re in good physical shape.

French Adventurer In His 70s Crosses Atlantic In A Barrel PDF Print E-mail


Hey, senior roamer: This should give us some ideas about our next travel venture! He just arrived from Europe to the Caribbean after spending over four months sailing alone in a home-built floating container shaped like a big barrel. In addition to canned goods and liquids, he caught fish to enhance his meals.

Of course, he’ll write a book about his experience, but the title The Old Man And The Sea is already taken. Does your admiration for this septuagenarian sailor result in action plans? What about a luxury Atlantic cruise, floating along the Danube or Shanghai excursion? Check with your travel agent and internet for attractive offers designed for seagoing seniors.

 
Europe Train Travel: Bernina Express Switzerland To Italy PDF Print E-mail


In 2008, Unesco classified the Swiss Rhaetian Railway as a world heritage site because takes riders way up high in the Alps.

The narrow-gauge journey of about four hours from Saint Moritz in Switzerland is a favorite tourist attraction. The train chugs at a mile and a half high along the Bernina Pass into downtown Tirano, Italy. For schedules and ticket prices, go to www.myswissalps.com/berninaexpress/packages

 
San Francisco CA: Epiphyllum Society Annual Flower Show PDF Print E-mail


If you’ll be in the City by the Bay on Saturday, May 25, spend some time enjoying nature. The show is on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Recreation Room at San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Among other colorful flowers and houseplants, the desert Orchid Cacti will be in full bloom.

 
How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? PDF Print E-mail


Your wandering travel4seniors.com caught this sad face on camera, but the doggie is actually not for sale. He’s grieving because he was left behind the glass window in a doggie daycare center. Of course, the traveling owner’s trip will end and take him home again in a couple of days. Thus the reunion will be sure to turn the doggie face from downhearted to lighthearted.

 
Before You Fly, Get Wheelchair Airport Updates PDF Print E-mail


Busy terminals can be confusing and frustrating for senior travelers in wheelchairs. When necessary to get help, ask at any airline desk to contact the resident Complaints Resolution Official (CRO) for you.

Laws require there are trained CRO personnel on duty at all times in U.S. and major foreign airports. A website that offers constantly updated info for those who must travel with wheelchairs, go to emerginghorizons.com

 
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