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Southwest Air Tightens Rules On Flying Support Animals PDF Print E-mail

Senior travelers are familiar with the cheaters. Passengers who get fake IDs for Fido board first and grab the best seats. It happens on other airlines, as well as some cruise lines. Southwest has taken steps to make sure the helper animals are legitimate and not a bother to other passengers and crew. Now each must be on a leash throughout the flight and obey the rules.

Southwest's new policy, as of mid-September, requires travelers’ emotional support animal to wear a visible tag, and the owner must show a letter from an MD or licensed mental health pro. The only acceptable companions on SW flights are qualified dogs and cats.

Paris, France: It’s Oui Oui To Wee Wee At City Outdoor Privies PDF Print E-mail

The no-door urinals in many city areas where tourists pass by are called uritrottoirs. According to local officials they’re there on the sidewalks to cut back on roaming men who just stop anywhere to pee in public. When your travels take you to Paris, try not to be too horrified when you pass by busy outdoor uritrottoirs.

California Highway 1: Be Sure It’s Clear Before You Go PDF Print E-mail

Your travel4seniors.com editor has enjoyed the stretch of the beautiful 400-mile coastal road that runs between Los Angeles and San Francisco for many years. However, because of heavy mudslides around Carmel, Big Sur and other areas last year and this year’s forest fires, parts of the road have been closed off. According to local officials, U.S. 1 is now open again.

However, if your travel plans include the scenic coastal highway for the upcoming holiday weekend and beyond, keep in daily touch with official highway websites to be sure your journey will be safe and uninterrupted.

Syracuse NY: Greater New York State Fair PDF Print E-mail

The annual fun event began more than a century and a half ago, and this year goes from August 22 thru September 3. It features a big music line-up performing at Empire Expo Center’s Chevy Court and Experience Stage. Some of the famous appearing live include Blondie, Eddie Money, Ludacris, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and many others.

Of course, as state fairs always offer, there will also be events including autumn food and drink products, sports events, education and emerging technology. For schedules, prices and other info, go to nysfair.ny.gov

Hollywood Bowl In 96th Season Of Music Under The Stars PDF Print E-mail

Are you ancient enough to remember the 1945 movie, Anchors Aweigh? In this scene, sailors Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra visit the Hollywood Bowl. The outdoor music venue has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922.

This season the orchestra is presenting a varied program, with music ranging from classical to opera to pop. Some famed performers scheduled during August, September and October include Queen Latifa, Harry Connick Jr., Dave Chappelle, Beck, Ozzie Osborne and many others. For schedules, tickets and other info, go to www.hollywoodbowl.com



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