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The London Daily Sun Lists World’s Safest & Most Dangerous


For most senior travelers, this British newspaper report isn’t news. The reputations for the worst are earned by scary daily news headlines, violent riots, sneaky rebels, religious fanaticism, poverty and all the other usual reasons. In the safe havens, living conditions and politics are under control, the economy is flourishing and seniors are welcomed as valuable guests.

Just for the record and your next travel plans, let’s look at the Sun’s lists. The baddest destinations are Mali, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia. And the “goodest” are Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Luxembourg.

Old sailor back on gun mount of QMI PDF Print E-mail

Gun mount, QMI

The ocean liner Queen Mary I is permanently moored in Long Beach CA. It now serves as a hotel, restaurant, historic museum, meeting destination and tourist attraction. During WWII, the Queen took more than a million GIs to the European battles and back home again. The twin 40mm anti-aircraft guns, still stationed on the liner's deck, were protection from German bombers. For more information, go to www.queenmary.com

 
Beautiful beach at Maui, Hawaii PDF Print E-mail

Beach at Maui, Hawaii

Doncha wish you were here right now!

 
Destination: Alcatraz Island CA PDF Print E-mail

Alcatraz Island CA

The former Federal maximum prison is a nice place to visit in beautiful San Francisco Bay, but you wouldn’t want to live there.

 
How long should seniors continue to drive? PDF Print E-mail

Old touring car

Planning your annual autumn cross-country road trip? Driving all night to see the grandkids 500 miles or so down the coast? If you'd ask, the most favorable transportation option for older adults is to drive their own cars. However, as people age, the inevitable moment arrives when they should no longer be on the road alone. Usually sometime after age 70 to 75, family members have to keep close touch with them, making sure elderly relatives are still capable of driving. Eyesight, mental alertness, reaction times and other skills should be checked carefully and frequently.

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Visit President Harry Truman Museum PDF Print E-mail

President Truman

Remember on that November 1948 morning after he won the election? President Harry Truman, a Democrat, held up a copy of the Chicago Tribune? He was laughing because the early edition headline of the Republican newspaper was an absolutely wrong DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN.

Truman’s birthplace is a small six-room farmhouse in Lamar, Missouri, about 100 miles from Kansas City. The house was purchased in 1957 by the United Auto Workers to honor the President who was a strong advocate of unions. They had it restored as a museum and given to the State of Missouri as an Historic Site. The museum is at 1009 Truman Avenue, and open daily to the public.

 
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