Tokyo, Japan: Helpful Robots Roam Haneda Airport

It’s about three feet tall and rolls around through the busy Tokyo Haneda International Airport. It provides security duties, as well as give info and answers questions in English, Japanese and Chinese. It has some nearby relatives, Cyberdyne Cleaning Robots. They can be seen day and night, mopping and sweeping, keeping Haneda spotless.

So, if your senior travels take you to that popular destination, make sure you know the difference between the two robot services. One will politely give you directions to your boarding gate, while the other may just get mad and clean your clock.

Enjoy The Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival PDF Print E-mail

If you’re heading for the beautiful Florida beach resort city, put this celebration on your schedule. The 60th annual event is Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10.

Originally, the modest observation was a religious blessing of shrimp boats and crews before they journeyed out into the ocean. Now, the much bigger celebration, sponsored by the Fort Myers Lions Club, is a major tourist attraction.

This year’s program includes distance runs, art exhibits and shrimp cooking demonstrations. Also scheduled is a colorful parade led by the Festival Queen, many kids’ events and shrimp eating contests. For more details, go to fortmyersbeachshrimpfestival.com

Beverly Hills CA: Movie Star Gams and Stuck-Up Poodle PDF Print E-mail

Your travel4seniors.com editor recently attended a business meeting on super posh Rodeo Drive. The standing scenery was outstanding.

American Airlines Pilot Arrested For Being Drunk PDF Print E-mail

According to news sources, he was pulled from his flight in England’s Manchester Airport before scheduled take-off for Philadelphia. This has happened before, and if you’re ever a passenger in the same situation, here are some clues to listen for when you hear the captains’ announcements:

All passengers fasten your chastity belts
The attitude will be very high, but not as high I am right now
This flight is headed for some place I can’t remember
I just got slapped for explaining the word cockpit to a stewardess
Damn service dogs! I just slipped on something in the aisle
Be kind to that sloppy drunk in the next seat. He’s my drinking buddy.

Shout Aloha To Clean Air: Hawaii May Ban Cigarettes PDF Print E-mail

Next time you visit the beautiful island state, you may notice the air is brighter and more fragrant. The suggested state law sounds like a bad joke or misprint. It recommends a gradual increase in the minimum age to buy cigarettes from the current 21 to age 100, to go into effect in 2024.

How many addicted smokers live to 100? They typically cough out their final moments by age 60 in a cancer ward. Further, in your wanderings, can you just see a group of eager centenarians lined up at the Honolulu drugstore counter to buy cigarettes for their 75-year-old kiddies?

Actually, with many other states making lots of tax income from legit marijuana, it isn’t likely a Hawaii cigarette ban would cross the ocean into other US areas any time soon. So, on your next trip to Hawaii, smoke ‘em if you got ‘em. Or just cough and find some clean air to breathe.

Amsterdam, Holland: Keukenhof Tulip Festival PDF Print E-mail

The famed Keukenhof Gardens are open from March 21 thru May 19 this year. If your springtime travel plans includes the Netherlands, be sure to put this beautiful experience on your list.

Your travel4seniors.com editor had the pleasure several years ago. We happily arrived on the last day of March, just when tulips in the gardens and nearby landscapes had burst into blossom. The 2019 theme is Flower Power, and when you’re surrounded by millions of red, orange, purple, yellow, white and blue blossoms, you’ll get the powerful message. For daily schedules, events, entry fees and other info, go to tulipfestivalamsterdam.com/keukenhof


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