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Will New York City Be A Terrorist Target Again? PDF Print E-mail

If your travel plans include Manhattan, be constantly aware of personal safety. The assassination of the anti-America Iranian general by a US air strike has set off fury in his country and beyond. Many thousands of his followers are now in Middle East streets yelling “Death to America!”

Consider the devastation in NYC on 9/11/01, and what could happen again when a gang of suicidal idiots choose to hijack aircraft to repeat the terrorist attack. Whatever your personal opinions about Trump’s decision to kill the bad guy, be aware that being in Manhattan in the next several weeks could become dangerous.

Melbourne: Be There For The Australian Open PDF Print E-mail

It’s summer in the Land Down Under, and from January 20 thru February 2 one of the world’s most popular sports events happens in the capital city. It’s the first of this year’s four Grand Slam tennis events, the Australian Open.

The top male, female and couples pro tennis players compete to become Australian Open champs. In addition to watching tennis greats on the court, the events for attending fans include live music, delicious foods and other fun outdoor and indoor activities. You can book your Melbourne trip package through Aussie tour companies, including Springboard Vacations and Down Under Endeavours.

Springtime Flying: Frontier Adds More Non-Stops PDF Print E-mail

If you’re planning some 2020 escapes, consider the bargain airline’s new routes. Frontier Airlines boasts it’s the no-frills carrier with cheapest tickets, and is growing. The Denver-based airline recently posted info on 18 new nonstop routes, including seven from Newark International Airport, after Southwest Airlines discontinued them there.

New flights include El Salvador and Guatemala, as well as more schedules out of Miami. Frontier is also adding two new destinations in the Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo and Santiago. Frontier already serves Punta Cana. For more info, go to www.cheapoair.com/flights/booknow/airlines

Light-Fingered Guests Stealing Big Hotel Mattresses PDF Print E-mail

Many of we senior travelers have left hotels carrying suitcases stuffed with towels, sheets, soaps, cups and other contraband. Now, according to the British Guardian, the list of swiped room items includes mattresses.

While the smaller items are worth only a few dollars each, hotel beancounters already factor them into the room charges. However, with posh hotel mattresses costing several hundred bucks each, there’s no way to make up for their loss. Unless, of course, hotel management sends bills to the rooms’ most recent occupants.

But that isn’t always possible, because mostly non-guest professional crooks are stealing the big mattresses. They get into rooms illegally and haul the loot down by elevator into under-hotel parking garages for car and truck getaways.

So,  be an honest guest. On your next visit to a posh, overpriced hotel, don’t try stuffing a bulky mattress into your too-tiny suitcase when you leave.

Senior Disney Parks Visitors: Don’t Molest The Critters! PDF Print E-mail

When you take your kids and grandkids to the Happiest Place On Earth, you’ll notice that the costumed characters often reach out to pat and hug visiting little ones. However, always remember it is illegal for adult visitors to do the same with the familiar figures.

Recently, several adult visitors have been ejected and/or fined for doing some annoying touchy-feely grasping of characters dressed as Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck. Their actions went beyond simple hugs, including reaching into costumes and grasping bottoms and busts.

It brings back family memories from 40 years ago. Our daughter, then aged 4, followed the Donald Duck character while holding on to his costume’s tail. Angry, he attempted to get through a doorway, but she wouldn’t let go. If that had happened today at Disney, would we have to later visit our little girl in the local lockup and/or hospital?


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