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Before You Drive Or Fly, Be Sure To Get Flu Shots PDF Print E-mail


The winter flu season is in full bothersome blossom. It’s hitting many haplessly unfortunate seniors on cruises, Vegas vacations, Florida beaches and other winter travel destinations.

If you’re planning to fly and/or drive during this season, don’t chance spending a sneezy, sickly time in bed. Before you go, first check with your family doctor about getting properly anti-flu needled.

 
Survey Sez: Big Apple Not Best World Travel Destination No More PDF Print E-mail


Travel researcher Euromonitor’s Top 100 City report has spoken. New York City and the USA are no longer top travel deals they once were. For 2020, 1.5 billion tourists may prefer to visit these other cities.

The top ten in rank order and listed millions of tourists are 1. Hong Kong 26.7, Bangkok 25.8, Macau 20.6, Singapore 20.8, London 20.6, Paris 19.1, Dubai 16.3, Delhi 15.2, Istanbul, 14.7 and Kuala Lumpur, 14.1. Poor little old New York, trailing at 11th place is expected to welcome a mere 13.9 million in 2020. Also, hey beancounters who made up this list: you may want to ease riot-torn Hong Kong out of first place.  www.fastcompany.com/90438500/fewer-tourists-are-visiting-america-nyc-pushed-out-of-top-10-world-destinations

 
Before You Drive Or Fly, Get Your Flu Shots PDF Print E-mail


The winter flu season is in full bothersome blossom. It’s hitting many haplessly unfortunate seniors on cruises, Vegas vacations, Florida beaches and other winter travel destinations.

If you’re planning to fly and/or drive during this season, don’t chance spending a sneezy, sickly time in bed. Before you go, first check with your family doctor about getting properly anti-flu needled.

 
Senior Sailors Beware: Avoid Cruise Ship Tragedies PDF Print E-mail


For seniors on ocean voyages, it’s a fun adventure with scenic waters, interesting port visits, onboard entertainment, great dining and much more. However, you’re also sailing into challenges aboard a large, mostly metal vehicle that can be much more physically dangerous than what older people normally face on dry land.

First, there’s boarding as you make your way up a steep ramp. You pass many outside railings as you walk through the ship, and during rough seas, you must be careful of falling at all times. Additionally, although the rules forbid it, some passengers climb on rails to shoot selfies and otherwise take chances that may cause injury or worse,

Recently a young father died after he fell four stories from a balcony to a lower deck on a Carnival cruise ship. The accident follows the death of an 18-month-old Indiana girl. who was dropped accidentally out of a mid-ship porthole by her grandfather.

For cruising seniors, be sure you know all the safety rules, and while aboard follow them intelligently to prevent such tragic accidents.

 
When Flying Economy, Sit Up Straight, Cheapskate! PDF Print E-mail


After waiting in the jammed airport boarding line, once in your cheap seat there's no space to lean back and recline. Just isn’t much leg stretching room either. At holiday times and beyond, airlines are squeezing more cheap passengers aboard to make added money. Before airline deregulation, many economy class seats had a generous 36 inches in width and comfy legroom. Today, some have as little as 28 inches. So, while flying in your bargain seat, just sit back, squeeze your knees and try to relax.

 
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