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Liverpool UK: Forget The Beatles, See The Terracotta Warriors


From February 9 through October 28, the famed Chinese life-size soldiers will be on exhibit at the World Museum. More than ten centuries of history is contained in the display that dates back to the first Emperor of China. Each of the clay figures portrays individual faces, clothing, hair and weapons.

The program starts with the museum’s celebration of the Chinese New Year, and other events are scheduled during the months the Chinese Terra-cotta Warriors are on exhibit. For more info, including ticket prices, go to www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/exhibitions/terracotta-warriors

Avoid That Loooong Baggage Carousel Wait After Your Flight PDF Print E-mail


You rush off the flight to get to the pick-up area quickly. Then, too often, as that big merry-go-round circles endlessly, all other travelers get their bags. And it could be even worse than the long wait. Your bag doesn’t arrive at all.

You find out later from luggage claim that it was mistakenly loaded aboard another flight. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to pick it up at the airport in only two or three days. How do you avoid the problem? Simply do your flying without checking bags. Stuff everything possible into a carry-on bag and backpack, and if necessary, all else into a coat with many inside and outside pockets.

 
Nevada: Valley of Fire State Park Is Spectacular Experience! PDF Print E-mail


Take some time from gambling away your grandkids’ inheritances to visit this beautiful creation by Mother Nature. Just an hour’s drive northeast of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert, the Valley of Fire features brilliant red-sandstone spires, arches and other eons-old rock formations.

The Anasazi Native American people flourished there more than 3,000 years ago, and their petroglyphs and other rock art are still visible. Follow the riding and hiking trails through the rock formations with camera and smartphone lens clicking away. Before returning to Las Vegas, spend an hour or two in the beautiful land. And if you’ll be picnicking in a shady spot, be sure to bring plenty of water to drink and cool off.

 
Delta Airlines Bans Pit Bulls In Passenger Compartments PDF Print E-mail


It seems  there have been too many unhappy sky-high encounters between pit bulls and people in the sky. So, next time you fly and want to take your canine pal with you, make sure that more friendly breed is allowed to be sitting with you on a Delta or other airline flight.

 
USA Today: Of World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Only Six In US PDF Print E-mail


All are ritzy and expensive, but senior travelers may not agree that the highest American eatery is #4, Eleven Madison Park in New York City, and not another until #25, Cosme, also in NYC.

What about all the great dining destinations in Miami, Boston, New Orleans, Philly, San Francisco, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Las Vegas? And, of course, your favorite little Mom & Pop joint in your home town. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/food-and-wine/2018/06/20/worlds-50-best-restaurants

 
What To Do In Flight If You’re Seated Next To A Groper PDF Print E-mail


Q: I fly frequently, and although I’m a senior, sometimes get unwelcome physical contacts. They usually happen on flights when the cheap seats are jammed full. What should I do? Ms. PL, San Francisco CA

A: If the contact isn’t intentional, just hunker down and ignore it. If you believe it’s an unwelcome grope, let the flight attendant know quickly and ask for another seat. If the groper is obviously drunk or otherwise offensive, demand that security action be taken when the flight lands.

 
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