Mount Rushmore to be laser imaged

Remember those “Star Trek” scenes where Captain Kirk could talk to a projected three-dimensional image of a nasty Klingon in the Enterprise control room, even though the guy wasn’t actually there in the flesh? Soon, with some expert imaging, from Mount Rushmore, it’ll be, “Beam me up, Scottie, to George, Tom, Teddy and Abe.”

Within the next few months, camera crews will be scanning laser video from all angles of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Then they’ll put it all together and produce a totally three-dimensional digital visual image of the American landmark.

Australia: Visit Great Barrier Reef Before It Disappears PDF Print E-mail

Tragically, virtually half of it is dead. For visiting wildlife lovers and serious scuba divers, it could get worse unless drastic changes are made. So make 2019 the year you visit, and marvel at the world's most extraordinary coral ecosystem before it’s gone. Check the internet for scheduled trips to Australia that include visiting the beautiful work of nature.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: New Tourist Shops Verboden PDF Print E-mail

One of the world’s favorite cities of your travel4seniors.com editor is clamping down on a favorite activity. Whenever there to wander the streets, especially at holiday season, we enjoy shopping for the latest home-grown Dutch souvenirs.

However, the city council has determined there are just too many of the shops and attract too many tourists to crowd the streets. Because they declare it’s inconveniencing the local citizens, there can be no new shops. However, since Amsterdam’s economy depends on healthy tourism, the ban doesn’t make a helluva lot of sense. So, next time in Amsterdam, you’ll just have to be content to visit the oldest established permanent tourist bordellos and pot shops.

Government Shutdown Can Disrupt Your Holiday Travel Plans PDF Print E-mail

To angry senior travelers, this is perfectly stupid timing by our beloved official idiots. They include all Washington politicians from orange hair top to fat-bottom legislators of both parties.

Hopefully, the problem can be solved in time. However, if holiday travels are in your plans for this weekend, be sure to keep minute-by-minute checking on your schedules in the air, on the road or train tracks. And, by the way, have a happy holiday!

New Tech Video Scans Speed Check-In With Just Your Face PDF Print E-mail

The latest innovation helps make your flying ordeal smoother. You can use your face as ID for international Delta flights out of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Of course, it isn't necessary to be this smiley. Get details here and elsewhere. www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2018/11/01/delta-air-lines-airbus-a220-airliner-travel-orig.cnn/video/playlists/travel-transportation

Philly Airport: Popeye’s Sells Emotional Support Chicken PDF Print E-mail

Making fun of the questionable practice of passengers taking dogs, cats, and other animals on flights, the airport restaurant sells a Louisiana-styled baked chicken with a therapeutic title.

The cost with a side of fries is about $10. With Philly airport’s frantic holiday crowds and uncertain schedule changes, the amount of emotional support could be helpful. You can take the fowl meal aboard or peck at it while waiting anxiously for your flight to be called.


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