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Totally Driverless Taxi To Be Tested In Yokohama, Japan


Anyone remember the WW2 song with lyrics: Goodbye, mama. I'm off to Yokohama for the red, white, and blue, my country and you? Nissan and DeNA plan to test an autonomous-driving taxi soon to be roaming the streets of the busy, heavily populated city.

The plan, called Easy Ride, is to have the vehicles fully functioning throughout Japan by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. They’ll be booked and operated with Smartphone and other computer-hailing and ride-control systems. So, mama, if you’re inattentive while crossing the street in Yokohama, don’t become a traffic drama!

Miami Airport Provides Therapy Dogs For Nervous Passengers PDF Print E-mail


They’re called MIA Volunteer K-9 Ambassadors, and human handlers lead them around to stop for friendly visits with people waiting for flights. Similar programs are operated in Los Angeles, Denver and other airports.

Before you reach out to pet an airport therapy dog or any other strange animal, your travel4seniors.com editor has a story to tell. I’ve had furry pets and many encounters with trained working dogs, and never had a problem … until last year’s Halloween night. While attending a street parade, I approached a woman who said her big canine was in training to be a therapy dog.

I petted him, not realizing he was highly stressed from the loud music and crowds. Suddenly he snapped his jaws on my hand, making a large, deep bite. It resulted in an ambulance ride to the hospital and a dozen stitches to close the wound. Conclusion: Whether in an airport or anywhere else, be aware that even the most domesticated and trained dogs are animals. When they’re suddenly nervous or frightened, the attack instinct can take over with painful results.

 
Road Scholar: Independent Paris: People, Places, Culture PDF Print E-mail


Join other senior adventurers in exploring and experiencing the fantastic French capital city. Walking tours, lectures and independent wanderings offer the real Paris and its people. Explore world-famous museums, theater, entertainment, street and restaurant foods, stores, markets and many other French delights.

Program 10034WTP includes nine days, eight nights and 10 Parisian restaurant meals. The next scheduled is from November 3 to 11, but is completely booked, and only wait-listed. The December 8 to 16 trip is available, plus later schedules. Prices start at $1,399 per person double occupancy. For more info, go to www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/10034/independent-paris-people-places-culture/dates

 
Ooops! Mispainted Cathay Pacific Flight From Hong Kong PDF Print E-mail


Although the spelling error was caught and corrected quickly, did this mean Cathay Pacific doesn’t give a flying F for rival airlines nor its complaining passengers?

 
Wheel Around Sin City Cheap With Downtown Bike Share PDF Print E-mail


Consider how costly, tedious and tough it is to travel in busy Las Vegas by taxi and bus. If you’re fit and rarin’ to roam, try wheeling around on a bike. For a 24-hour pass, the cost is just $8, about half the price of a one-way taxi or Uber ride. A three-day pass is just $12, and if you’ll be in town longer, a 30-day pass is just $20. Downtown and many other areas of the city have safe street bike lanes. For more info, go to bikeshare.rtcnv.com

 
Singapore Airlines To Again Offer Non-Stop To Los Angeles PDF Print E-mail


After several years without the service, the airline will resume its schedule to the largest California city on November 2. The 16-hour, 9,000-mile flight is available only for premium economy and business-class seating. For ticket prices, schedules and other info, go to www.singaporeair.com

 
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