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New Cruise Ship Powered By Dead Fish & Other Organic Waste


Jonah rode a whale and there’s the naughty British naval expression of riding the dolphin. Now Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten reports it will soon sail the first passenger ship powered by LBG. It’s a liquid fuel made up of organic sources from the sea and other waste products.

We can only hope that when the cruise gets underway, and passengers line the rails to wave farewell to those on shore, they won’t have to hold their noses. Seriously, unlike fuel oil and coal, the LBG ships will sail via emissions-free economy.

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.

 
Keep Clean As You Wander This Dirty World PDF Print E-mail


Consider all the places you touch with bare hands when traveling, especially in this busy season. Doorways, railings, toilet seats, sinks, escalators, airport and store counters. In foreign countries, you expose yourself to new foods, cultures and experiences, but also to more species of germs.

On future journeys, bring sanitizing products, including disposable medicated wet wipes. Whether in airplane, train, store, public toilet or bus, first wipe down arm rests, tray tables, sinks and everything else with a couple of cleansing swipes.

 
Philadelphia PA: Exotic Zoo Residents To Visit PHL PDF Print E-mail


If your holiday travels take you through the Philly airport on Tuesday, December 17, from 1 pm to 3 pm, you’re in for a treat. You’ll visit the zoo without leaving the airport.

PHL and the Philadelphia Zoo welcome animal lovers. See Camilla, a three-banded armadillo, Shenandoah, a red-tailed hawk. gold macaws Machu and Picchu and other feathered and furry visitors at the Terminal B-C food court. The airport will also offer free trading cards profiling each animal guest from the zoo.

 
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