Travel News for Week of February 24

By February 24, 2019Blog

Disney’s new 270 acre solar facility is now online and is expected to generate enough power to operate 2 of their 4 theme parks in Florida. they expect to reduce greenhouse gas emissions helping Disney to realize its goal of reducing emissions by 50% over 2012 usage.

Taking a long flight? I have searched for several years to find a neck pillow that actually gives some support without taking a lot of room in my carry on. One of the best I’ve seen is something called a TRTL. It has a stiff shell that supports your neck and a length of scarf that wraps around your neck to secure it. It is easy to carry and one of the better designs I’ve seen. I purchased mine from Amazon. May be worth a look if you want to get rid of those U-shaped, bean bag type pillows.

I read an interesting article this week in Fodor’s Travel regarding how to keep your identity safe while traveling. If you are going to be using your phone while traveling consider turning on two-step verification. This is a feature that requires you to enter a code sent to your phone when you log into online services from a new device. The advantage here is that would-be hackers can’t get into your account unless they also have your phone. That might not be much comfort if they’ve stolen your phone, but it protects you from keyloggers—software or devices that record the keys being pressed on a computer and can be used to figure out passwords. Make sure your phone works in the country you’re going to before setting this up!

I’m sure this doesn’t keep you up nights but did you ever wonder what happens to those gigantic airport terminals when they are replaced? Some are torn down, but an abandoned terminal at JFK is being turned into a hotel. “We’re bringing the building back to when it was in 1962,” Tyler Morse, the CEO of MCR, says of the terminal that closed in 2001. He’s the head of the agency masterminding the re-envisionment of a nearly two-decade long abandoned Eero-Saarinen-designed space into a sprawling hotel, reinstating its mid-century magic for the modern age. 


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  We are ready for deposit.   I only have 20 spots for this cruise.   Call now!

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.

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.

September 12-23, 2020  Discovering Poland     Check out the itinerary at

October 2020  Autumn Colors

November 2020   Panama Canal Cruise

Have a great week!