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Apr 17th 2013 6:10PM Well, I have mixed feelings. I got my senior pass about a year ago at age 66. Right now my husband and I can live within our means. However, I am really fearful whether I can do so in 10 years, or 15 years. Our major form of non-winter entertainment and exercise is hiking. Having to pay user fees each time we do would be a real strain. And in time we wouldn't be able to afford them at all. Which would end our access to our national parks.
Jun 22nd 2012 1:00PM Um, the headline should be "Student's Travel Promise Fulfilled..."
Jan 10th 2012 4:15PM LOVED your mention of the Beverly Hills Shopping Center. Some years ago I visited Albania and my Albanian friends took me to "Miami Beach" on the Adriatic.
Aug 16th 2011 1:47PM It's all about the men who don't even bother to lift the toilet seat and pee on the seat itself.
And then can we talk about the 6 inch radius around the front of the toilet where men "miss" the target. Maybe there could be a toilet designed where a little door opens up, out comes a squeegee which sprays and wipes that area clean.
Then we can address the problem of men who love to pat the front of their pants when they leave a bathroom. I don't know if they're just checking to make sure it's still there.
Jul 28th 2011 1:42PM I think this would be wonderful at airports all over the world. That way you could arrive after a sleep-deprived night flight, crash for a while and then start your trip refreshed. Or, if you have a long layover, a nap could really hit the spot.
I hate arriving in Europe, for example, dying for a real rest, and not being able to check into my hotel until 7-9 hours later. It really takes time to recover.
Jun 1st 2011 4:11PM Rocky Gorge is nice. Also cross the bridge (shown) and hike around Fall's Pond, a nice, easy woodsy walk.
Don't forget the Franconia Notch area too. Lots and lots of hiking trails, dine at the Gypsy Cafe in Lincoln and swim at the Lady's Bathtub (swimming hole) on the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River.
May 24th 2011 12:37PM Thanks for some lovely photos to remember Tirana by. I spent 3 weeks there in 1999 and have fond memories of the people, who are the country's greatest asset.
In those days it was still unwise to be out on the street after about 9 pm, and the bunkers topsy-turvy in the hills almost looked comical (if they didn't represent Hoxha's paranoia). Hopefully things are better for these good people nowadays.
May 3rd 2011 6:16PM Boy, now HERE'S a writer! It's been (believe it or not) more than 49 years since I travelled to Venice as a teenager, with my mother. Yet here is a description that makes me feel as if it was only a year or two ago. Congratulations and thank you for that.
May 3rd 2011 2:42PM Not to mention getting your hair pulled at the same time!
Although as long as seats recline, I believe occupants are entitled to recline them. If you need to get up and the passenger ahead of you is reclining, a simple "excuse me, I need a little extra space while I get up" would probably go a long way.
Apr 9th 2011 1:48PM I would hope you will keep writing about Japan. The world is enthralled with the grace and discipline of the Japanese people, and (I believe) would be very interested in photographic evidence of how they go about with their clean-up. I mean, how, precisely, does a country clean up such volume of devistation? And what are the wonderful stories that come out of it.