Singapore Airlines: Relax While Flying In Super Sweet Suites

If you’ve got the dough and are tired of flying in squeezed seats with bumped knees and bruised elbows, check out Singapore Air. Be informed that the age of roomy skyborne luxury has arrived!

Singapore Airlines Suites cabins have sliding privacy doors, swivel chairs, desk, wide flat beds, showers, giant TVs and other comfy features. Price per flight? If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.

Ocean City NJ Happiest Seaside Town PDF Print E-mail

Coastal Living travel magazine’s choice as the best in America brings back some long-ago memories. My uncle operated a small Ocean City hotel near the beach. In the summer of 1946, my brother and I, just returned from World War 2 service, got a free week in a tiny room behind the check-in counter. It was both an enjoyable and sad family occasion, because it included a belated funeral for our uncle’s son, Morty. He had been killed by the Germans as a prisoner of war. How he died is an ironic story.

Morty, who had been in New Jersey prison for thievery, was released early in 1944 when he agreed to be drafted into the Army. Ironically, he was captured during the Battle of the Bulge and was once again a prisoner, this time by Germans. American POWs were starving until Morty stole food for them by raiding German supplies at night. He was caught and killed.

Morty was posthumously awarded the Silver Star medal for bravery. His funeral in a cemetery near Ocean City was attended by high-ranked political and military officials. During the service, my brother and I had both tears and laughter for our heroic, thieving cousin Morty.

Speedy Bandits On Bikes Commit Ride-By Cell Phone Grabs PDF Print E-mail

All too frequent street crime headlines: bike thieves swoop up tourist cell phones. When walking, especially in a big city, it can happen to you. Top targets of the thieves are distracted senior tourists wandering the streets cluelessly pointing and shooting selfies and other scenes.

You can prevent it happening to you by keeping your phone secure in a fitted case with a strap wrapped around your wrist. When not pointing and shooting, don’t walk around with it loose in your hand. Keep it in a buttoned pocket.

Cruise Ships Really, Really Hate To Sail With Empty Cabins! PDF Print E-mail

You’ve decided on a cruise, had a price quote from the cruise line and are ready to pay for it. Hold on to that money until you can check out ways to sail that voyage for less, sometimes much less!

Look online for discount booking companies, such as www.vacationstogo.com, and seek out better deals. The best are usually for last-minute sailings, where the ship is scheduled to leave the dock in just a few days, and some cabins are not yet booked. It’s especially good for retired seniors who are always prepared to grab an already-packed bag, fly to the port and go aboard just before sailing time. Bon bargain voyage!

Psychiatrists Say Too Much Bad News Can Make Seniors Sick PDF Print E-mail

According to some learned shrinks, all the ever-increasing travails of seniors are affecting their health. They say every hour of every day now fills our minds with shocking news of natural disasters, wars, politics, suicide, crime and other negative brain drains. How can we, especially seniors, cope with it all?

The best solution for staying mentally healthy is to get out and get going to keep your aging brain filled with new and exciting travel adventures. Grab a flight to England and have tea and biscuits by London’s Trafalgar Square. Sail to a Caribbean island and enjoy the music, beaches and tropical themes. Get star-struck in Manhattan’s Broadway theater district and see the latest plays. Climb the Eiffel Tower in Paris or just hit the nearest beach with your grandkids.

When Shopping For Air Fares, Seek Out Senior Discounts PDF Print E-mail

For example, Southwest offers senior deals on most flights, but sometimes they may not be the lowest you’ll actually pay. For instance, SW periodically offers special fares with a three-day deadline. If you’ve already bought a ticket earlier for the same flight, the price you paid could be $100 or more higher. Keep daily checking, and if the flight is later advertised at a lower rate, contact SW or your travel agent. Ask to get the credit applied for a future SW flight.


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