Rome: Vatican Celebrates 500th Birthday of Sistine Ceiling

Completed in 1512 after four grueling years working while on the flat of his back, artist Michelangelo created his masterpiece. The enormous painting is still as brilliantly creative, vibrant and exciting today as it was centuries ago. Visitors to the Sistine Chapel can only stand in awe of the enormous panorama above them depicting the creation of mankind and other familiar stories of the Bible.

To rediscover the epic Hollywood version of the history of Michelangelo’s amazing project, get the DVD of the 1965 movie, “The Agony and the Ecstacy”, starring Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison.  

For more information and/or you plan to visit the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel, go to mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/MV_Home.html

USA Today: Rick Steves Posts Beautiful Photos Of Europe PDF Print E-mail

Seniors who enjoy memories of past tours and/or are planning new ones will enjoy seeing the famed travel guru’s 118 selections. They include France, England, Germany, Spain and many other popular destinations. www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/destinations/2019/02/11/rick-steves-european-favorites

Delta Air: Want Guaranteed Overhead Space On All Fights? PDF Print E-mail

How many times have you boarded and found the space above your cheap seat was jammed full, and no room for your carry-ons? Now, Delta will guarantee it won’t happen again. All you need to do is pay an annual fee of $59 and your stuff is in. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2019/10/17/delta-offers-59-annual-subscription-buys-you-overhead-bin-space

Hollywood CA: Visit The Spooky Museum Of Death PDF Print E-mail

If your travels take you to the Famed Hollywood Walk of Fame this month, be sure to spend some time in this frightful location. Inside is the world’s largest collection of serial killer artwork. Also antique funeral gear, mortician and coroner instruments, Manson Family memorabilia, pet death taxidermy, crime scene photos and more!

There’s also a branch of the Museum of Death in New Orleans LA. For locations, hours and ticket costs, go to www.museumofdeath.net

Q: Why Do My Feet Always Swell Up & Hurt When I Fly? PDF Print E-mail

I know I’m not the athlete I once was, but flying is getting more painful. How can I prevent it? PJL, Evanston IL

A: Leg, ankle and foot swelling happens to many passengers during long flights. When sitting in the same position for hours, blood flow slows down and blood pools in leg veins. The continued pressure leads to pain and swelling. Get up at least once an hour and walk around the aisle. Also, on long flights dress in loose clothing and footwear.

Scratch, Scratch? Are Your Hotel Bedsheets Fresh? PDF Print E-mail

Recently your travel4senirs.com editor spent an unhappy night in a Las Vegas hote. In the morning I felt itching on my feet and legs. When I turned back the covers, I saw little live black specks. I quickly checked out.

A Chinese hotel may help the industry avoid such problems by using a high-tech system that reveals when bed linen was last washed. The Wuhan will implant microchips into bed sheets, towels and quilts. Incoming guests’ cell phones will reveal the date of last washing. When that happens in the US and other world vacation area, maybe there will be less scratching.


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