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SeaTac WA: Girlish Robot Is Airport Spokesperson


She’s a brightly-colored metal talking info source on wheels with an animated face resembling a Shirley Temple doll. She scoots around Seattle-Tacoma Airport in Washington state. The cute robot doesn’t sing On The Good Ship Lollypop, but gives current airport and flight data to arriving passengers.

Her purpose, in addition to helping people navigate the busy airport, is to reduce confusion and delay in security lines and boarding. The girl robot, called Tracey, also answers questions and, when requested, is able to respond in six languages.

AAA Awards Five Diamonds To Six Luxurious Hotels PDF Print E-mail


Great places to stay for luxury-loving seniors. Of course, when you book them, the already-high prices of the snooty hotels will now soar into the heavens. For example, $895 and up for a night at Four Seasons in Manhattan.

The additions to the Five Diamond list are: Esperanza An Auberge Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Four Seasons New York Downtown, New York, N.Y.;    Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya, Mexico; Grand Velas Los Cabos, Mexico; Kimpton Seafire Resort, Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands; The Langham Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.; The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas; Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg, Va.

 
Amsterdam, Holland: Ogling At Hooker Windows To Be Illegal PDF Print E-mail

One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Dutch city is visiting Amsterdam’s Red Light District. They get a kick at the lighted windows where prostitutes display their wares.


The sex business is legal in Amsterdam, but must be marketed from the large windows. The new laws require tourists to turn their backs from prostitutes while in the district. They’re also not permitted to take photos of ladies of the evening. A more restrictive law will forbid all street-walking prostitutes. So, when in Amsterdam, senior travelers, look away!

 
Road Scholar: France From Normandy To Paris PDF Print E-mail


A wonderful way to welcome springtime traveling through some of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Elegant cities and charming cities as your luxury riverboat travels down the Seine River. Guided by experts, you’ll experience everything from fine art, classic dining to blooming seasonal surroundings.

It’s Program #21265, from May 20 to 30, with prices starting at $3,295 per person. If those dates are already sold out, consider the same program scheduled for September 13 to 23, or from October 6 to 16. For complete info, go to www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/21265/the-best-of-the-seine-river-from-normandy-to-paris/dates

 
London GB: Save $$ When You Visit Most Popular Sites PDF Print E-mail


If your springtime London wanderings will include Big Ben, Piccadilly Square, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, on-off bus and elevator to the top of the Shard skyscraper, it could cost over $200.  You can get them all and more for $97 with a London Pass for the day. www.londonpass.com

 
Remember When Smoking Was Allowed On Flights? PDF Print E-mail


And the stewardesses sold the coffin nails to puffing passengers. Meanwhile, everyone else, including little kids, coughed and choked, while surrounded by the stinky clouds throughout the cabin.

 
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