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Holland: Don’t Tiptoe, Stomp Or Selfie Thru The Tulips PDF Print E-mail


Your travel4seniors.com editor was there just a couple of years ago at exactly the right time. The experience of a lifetime was seeing endless fields of tulips on the bus trip from Amsterdam, and then to the magnificent displays at colorful Keukenhof Gardens.

If you’ll be there this year, pay heed to the desperate plea to tourists to obey the local laws. Tulip farmers are being overwhelmed by uncaring people who illegally go into the fields with cameras, with too many thoughtlessly killing large swatches of the blossoms. In addition to spoiling the views of more thoughtful tourists, it also costs the farmers considerable lost income.

So, if your upcoming travels include touring the tulip fields of Holland, please be sensible and courteous. The beautiful flowers will be more enjoyable if you don't stomp them into the ground.

 
Is Your Airbnb Host Peeking At And/Or Listening To You? PDF Print E-mail


There have been reports of the dirty deed happening. A hidden camera could spy to prevent you from swiping stuff from the honor bar and/or sheets, towels and blankets. And when you undress or take a shower, will you feel like a naked Lady Godiva with sneaky eyes and ears following your every bare move?

For ideas on how you can protect your nakedness and other private activities at the Airbnb you rent, go to www.fastcompany.com/90331449/how-to-find-hidden-cameras-in-your-airbnb-and-anywhere-else

 
Tho Called Airport Comfort Dogs, They Have Canine Teeth PDF Print E-mail


They do their jobs well, offering friendly noses and paws to tense passengers in busy airports. However, as with all dogs and humans, a sudden loud noise can startle them into a violent panic attack.

It happened recently in a major airport, when a comfort dog was frightened by aircraft engine backfire. He instinctively clamped his teeth down on a nearby hand at exactly the wrong moment, causing a deep wound requiring a dozen stitches.

So, during your travels and in your neighborhood, when you put a hand out to pet a strange dog, be careful, You may be rewarded with a sudden bite, even if it comes from a formerly friendly canine face.

 
Stinky Fliers: No Booze, Beans, Smokes Or Onions Before Flights PDF Print E-mail


Airline economy seats are getting smaller all the time, and passengers are jammed ever tighter together. Therefore, if you’re addicted to those products, have some consideration for anyone next to you forced to endure their resulting, revolting odors for endless hours.

This involves spending at least a day before flights ridding your body, breath and clothing of the offensive smells. And in the case of eating just before flying, try to avoid food that causes breath and bodily function eruptions. On behalf of the passenger in the next seat, we thank you.

 
Severe Penalties Or Worse For Tourist Selfies At The Airport PDF Print E-mail


Tourist selfie camera accidents keep rising, including several recent deaths at the Grand Canyon. In efforts to stop the deadly trend, there are laws established in some parts of the world to ban selfies in tourist areas. For example, you can get arrested and jailed in Bangkok, Thailand, for trespassing on airport runways while doing dangerous selfie attempts.

Of course, the best way to avoid selfie accidents and arrests is to make sure you and everything around you is totally safe and permitted when you point your lens. Some creative senior photographers go ape at runway flight lines, canyon edges, tall rooftops, fast traffic and other danger sites. It’s best to do your selfies under intelligent self control and leave the dangerous stunts to flying trapeze acrobats.

 
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