USA Today Advises Travelers With Depression

The informative article helps those with mental health problems cope with the strains of today’s air, sea and land challenges. Of course, the article is very competent and helpful, especially to wandering seniors.

We not only face the normal pressures of getting from here to there, but are more physically challenged than younger travelers. Therefore, we must add a list of on air, sea and land encounters that cause senior mental and physical breakdowns:

Crooked taxi drivers who charge an arm and a leg for a short ride
Security guards who enjoy groping between arm and leg
Snooty hotel desk clerks who put you in a $400-a-night closet
Greedy travel agent who books your cheap seat $1,500 flight
500-pound seatmate who smells of stale tobacco and BO
City guide who takes you to overpriced markets run by his family
Gangs of ten-year-old pickpockets who greet you at the city park


Avoid Wearing Jewelry While Going Through Security PDF Print E-mail

Airport lines are too often long and inconvenient. You can make the routine easier by not wearing jewelry when you check in. In some cases, it could set off the metal detector alarm.

This may require putting your valuable jewelry in the open bin, where it passes along the moving belt for all to see and possibly grab. Also, if you’re wearing items containing metal, it may result in an uncomfortable pat-down from security.

For best results, avoid wearing jewelry while checking in. Pack it in your suitcase or carry-on bag instead. Or leave it all at home for a much less disruptive journey.

Autumn In New York: Billie And Frankie Sang About It PDF Print E-mail

If your travels take you to Manhattan during the colorful season, be sure to spend some quality day or evening time in Central Park. As Sinatra and Holiday long ago crooned the lyrics:

Lovers that bless the dark
On benches in Central Park,
Greet autumn in New York:
It's good to live it again!

Survey Says These Are The Worst U.S. Airports PDF Print E-mail

Website maxim.com lists the ten: Luis Muñoz Marín Puerto Rico, Houston Hobby, Cleveland Hopkins, Armstrong New Orleans, Laguardia NYC, SW Florida Ft. Myers, Detroit Wayne County, Ft. Lauderdale FL, Orlando FL and Chicago Midway.

Reasons for the negative votes are familiar. Lack of cleanliness, long lines, employee incompetence, inefficient facilities, few restaurants, overpriced shops and much more. Internet criticism listings are unlimited on the subject, depending on many factors. Of course, a senior traveler may have a bad experience at the best airport, as well as a satisfying one at the worst.

It all depends on weather, traffic, security and, of course, having a lucky or unlucky day. However, the bottom line is that most of us don’t have much choice in airports. We can’t fly from the best ones if they’re hundreds or thousands of miles away. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, we usually must fly in and out of our hometown field. So, have a safe, satisfying next flight! For more info, www.maxim.com/news/best-and-worst-airports-in-america

Hollywood CA: Biking Along Santa Monica Boulevard PDF Print E-mail

Seems that just about everyone here is having a peddling good time getting their kicks on famed U.S. Route 66. It’s also called the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America and the Mother Road. The bikers are just a few minutes away from where the highway completes its 2,448-mile length from Chicago to the Pacific Ocean beaches.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati: Germany Invades Ohio City PDF Print E-mail

It all happens in Cincinnati, from Friday, September 20 through Sunday, the 22nd. Come join the fun embracing Ohio's rich German music and dining heritage. Enjoy the best and wurst foods, native beers, toe-tapping music and dance at the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the U.S. For more information, oktoberfestzinzinnati.com


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