Las Vegas NV: Homeless On Sidewalks Growing Problem

If Sin City is on your travel plans, be aware of possible encounters with ragged people and beggars. You’ll see them night and day on popular tourist sidewalks including downtown Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip). Many live in tents on parking lots, lawns and alleys. Some actually camp in storm drains under popular Strip hotels.

A new city law now is intended to reduce the problem with fines and forceful removing of homeless from the streets. There are also various relocations to city-run shelters. However, on your next visit to Sin 
City, be aware that the problem on the streets is not yet solved. www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/13/las-vegas-homeless-sleeping-ban-no-lodging

RoadScholar: Stroll & Sight-See America’s Most Historic City PDF Print E-mail

Walk Philadephia’s cobblestone streets where our democracy was born, as you explore one of America’s most historic cities. Visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House and much more.  Meanwhile, Billy Penn will look down on you from the top of historic City Hall.

The RoadScholor program No. 22406RJ features six days and five nights, starting at $1,299 per person, including hotel, meals, lectures and much more. Next on the schedule is from April 5 to 10, 2020. And be sure to enjoy imitating Rocky Balboa by running up the steps of the impressive Philadelphia Museum of Art, the alma mater (BFA ’51) of your travel4seniors.com editor. www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/22406/city-walks-exploring-philadelphia-s-neighborhoods

Plan National Park Visit: Buy An America The Beautiful Pass PDF Print E-mail

As winter warms into springtime, many senior travelers’ thoughts turn to those glorious destinations. Consider buying an America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass. Visitors 62 and up can buy a lifetime pass for $80 or annual pass for $20.

The pass gives you and traveling companions lifetime entrance into more than 100 US National Parks that charge entry fees. It also provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by the federal government. The pass includes discounts on parking, camping sites, boat launching, guided tours and other park services. Buy a pass at any federal recreation site with entry fees. For more info: www.usparkpass.com

Windy Transatlantic Flight Sets Speed Record PDF Print E-mail

A British Airways plane just broke the record for the fastest-ever subsonic flight from New York to London. With the help of heavy tailwinds, it hit up to 800 mph, taking just four hours and 56 minutes to land at Heathrow Airport in London.

Some unusually strong storm winds of over 200 mph propelled the aircraft, according to meteorologists. Its top speed during the flight reached 825 mph, taking almost two hours off the scheduled time. Next time you fly, you can hope some friendly gusts will help you get there faster, or at least on time!

Q: Will Taking Vitamins Before Flights Help Avoid Coronavirus? PDF Print E-mail

With all the news and travel cancellations about the illness, I want to protect myself on the next trip. Should I take my vitamins? RRJ, Camden NJ

A: They may not help much, but they can’t hurt. Many frequent flyers start taking extra vitamins several days before traveling. The National Institutes of Health says no conclusive data has shown that large doses of vitamin C will prevent colds and other virus diseases, but admits it may reduce the severity or duration of symptoms. Therefore, take your vitamins, but also take health and cleanliness precautions when you travel. This includes a kit of medicated wet wipes, face mask and medications to avoid the symptoms happening to you.

Santa Barbara CA: Your Dog Will Enjoy Beach Town Hikes PDF Print E-mail

If you have your faithful companion along while visiting the famed California oceanside resort city, check dog roaming advantages. Douglas Family Preserve Walking Trail is filled with happy pooches and their owners. Also drive together a short distance up Highway 101 to the Funk Zone, where walking, dog biscuit and wine tasting combine to make all attendees happy.


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