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Southern California: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On


Tho the epicenter of the recent 5.2 earthquake was 20 miles south near Disneyland, we were all shook up here in West Hollywood the other night.

For about five seconds, we could feel the floor wiggle as if we were on a moving bus on a bumpy road. As news items came in about the earthquake area, they reported no major damage, except for several water pipe breaks and merchandise falling from store shelves.

If your current travels include visiting the Los Angeles area, there's probably no reason to change your schedule. If worried, check with your travel agent about any delays or damages that could affect plans.

Senior Discounts: Ya Gotta Ask Or Ya Won’t Get ‘Em! PDF Print E-mail


When traveling, whether to a local restaurant, Parisian hotel or gift shop in Tokyo, prices may be lower just because of your advanced age. Sometimes the signs tell you about the deal, but often they don’t, and you must speak up with the simple question: Is there a senior discount on that price?

Additionally, members of AAA, AARP, active military and veterans’ groups can receive discounts at restaurants, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, National Parks, tour sponsors and car rental agencies. Therefore, seasoned world wanderers: If you want to bring your travel costs down, you gotta speak up!

 
Utah: Visit Bryce Canyon, Mother Nature’s Colorful Sculpture PDF Print E-mail


It took millions of years of wind and weather to evolve the soaring limestone and sandstone columns. When you visit, your eyes and camera will be amazed as you stand and look up to huge orange, pink, red and white layers of rock.

The thousands of odd-shaped spires, reaching to the skies just eight miles from Salt Lake City, are a eons-old geologic formation called a hoodoo. So, who do you believe should visit Bryce Canyon’s hoodoo? You do!

 
Delta To Scratch Off Itchy Flight Crew Clothing PDF Print E-mail

Delta Airlines has replaced the uniforms that hundreds of its employees complain are causing health problems.The uniforms, worn by Delta's flight attendants, gate agents and other customer service employees in airports, were made of heavy wool by Lands End clothiers.

The uniforms were worn for several years. More than 500 Delta employees, mostly flight attendants, sued Lands End, claiming health problems were caused by the uniforms. Troubles included vocal cord dysfunction, breathing difficulties, skin blisters and rashes, blurred vision, nosebleeds, ringing ears, migraine headaches and fatigue. Gee, with all those claims resulting in relief, is it OK now to sue all the political candidates for causing itchy pains in our wallets?

 

 
Be An Eight-Minute Astronaut For Only $5,400 Plus Tax! PDF Print E-mail


If you have the dough, off you go! Zero gravity flights are scheduled to happen in 12 US cities this year. The Zero-G tour includes flights in Atlanta,  Austin, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami Boston, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. The $5,400 fee includes breakfast, lunch, photos and at least seven heavenly minutes of weightlessness. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/2020/02/13/zero-gravity-flights-coming-los-angeles-atlanta-las-vegas

 
Senior Travel Insurance More Necessary Than Ever PDF Print E-mail


With sudden spread of coronavirus and other potential world epidemics, be sure to anticipate your possible losses while roaming the world with effective insurance coverage.

Today you may need to cover trip cancellations, cruise delays, medical expenses, lost luggage and other unpleasant problems associated with travel. And because medical issues are more likely to happen to seniors, be sure to buy adequate travel insurance. Before embarking on your journey, check what your health insurance covers, especially when in foreign countries.

Some Medicare supplemental insurance plans are not in force outside the US. Now that the coronavirus and other worldwide medical problems are negatively affecting travel, additional insurance will assure you of more potentially necessary coverage.

 
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