Travel News for Week of April 28

By April 28, 2019Blog
Hi Everyone, Groups Today had a great article this week about  protecting your ears while flying.  In addition to the loud noise that your ears endure during takeoff,  there is a condition called”airplane ear” which occurs when there is an imbalance between the pressure in your middle ear and the pressure in the environment.  To protect yourself you can do try the following: yawning, swallowing, chewing gum, sucking on a piece of hard candy.    The Mayo Clinic also recommends the following:
  • Gently blow through your nose while pinching your nostrils and keeping your mouth close.
  • Use filtering earplugs which help to equalize pressure.
  • Use decongestant spray 30 minutes before takeoff and landing.
  • Take allergy medication
Airplane ear usually subsides within a couple of hours but if it doesn’t you may want to see your doctor. Traveling to the big city this year?    There are some things to remember according to Smarter Travel :
  • Don’t stop in the middle of the sidewalk.  Move over to the side if you need to check your map or phone.   Remember that people who live here may be rushing to work.
  • Wait until people exit public transportation before boarding.
  • Don’t feed the pigeons.  While it may seem like fun it’s bad for the pigeons and bad for people  Pigeons can carry disease and leftover food attracts rats.
Disney is having some special  promos if you are thinking of a trip to the parks this summer.   Call me for info.


May 17-28, 2020   Alpine Explorer and Oberammergau  We will explore a bit of Switzerland and Austria before arriving at Oberammergau for the Passion Play.Some of the highlights of this trip include Lago Maggiore, Island Dinner, Zermatt, Glacier Express Train, St. Moritz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Mozart Dinner Concert, Munich, Oberammergau Passion Play, Linderhof Palace, Füssen, Neuschwanstein Castle.   Check out the itinerary: May 30-June 7, 2020    Paris and Normandy River Cruise  Check on availability. June 13-21 2020   Colorado Rockies  We’ll fly in and out of the Mile High City of Denver and then travel to Grand Junction.   We’ll visit the Colorado National Monument, Arches National Park, Canyonlands, National Park, and Mesa Verda National Park. We’ll then travel to Durango and ride the Silverton RailRoad before ending our trip in Colorado Springs.  Ready for deposit. August 15-23 Canadian Rockies  We’ll fly into Vancouver and after enjoying the sights of Vancouver and Victoria, we’ll head up to Kamloops and then to Jasper National Park. We’ll see the Athabascan Glacier from our snow machine. We’ll visit the spectacular Lake Louise and then on to Banff.   Ready for deposit. September 12-23, 2020  Discovering Poland     Ready for deposit!  Check out the itinerary at October  6-14, 2020  Autumn Colors   We’ll fly into historic Boston and then head to Lexington and Concord where the “shot heard round the world was fired”.  We’ll head through the Berkshires, stopping at a historic mill and glass blowing facility.   We’ll visit the historic town of Woodstock.Sample some Ben and Jerry’s ice cream at their factory before venturing into New Hampshire and and stunning of views of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast.  We’ll visit Acadia National Park and the beautiful town of Bar Harbor. On our way south we’ll journey past lighthouses, fisheries, and seaside dwellings before arriving at Portsmouth, one of the oldest cities in the United States.   This is a very popular trip that will fill quickly so deposit asap. November 2020   Panama Canal Cruise Have a great week! Lynn