When your parents are planning for air travel, you should also assess their mobility situation. Many seniors are no longer as agile as in their younger days. Airports are getting larger, with multiple terminals and long walks to and from the boarding gate, which the seniors may find tiring. If possible, using smaller airports would reduce the amount of walking needed within the terminal. Knowing the layout of the airport, you should assess the appropriate level of support for them and learn what sorts of assistance may be needed.
Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday commemorating a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621. It is held in the US on the fourth Thursday in November. While the Canadians celebrate their Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October. For many of us, Thanksgiving is about a 4-day holiday that includes a family get-together, extensive dinner and not forgetting ‘Black Friday’ the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season. Let’s look at the history behind Thanksgiving.
Besides packing basic things like a first-aid kit, tickets and passports, you can also add some things that can help traveling with kids:
1. Ear plugs or cotton balls
2. Comic books, story books
3. Battery-operated video games or small toys/dolls
4. Travel pillow
1. Check-in online and select your seat
2. For international flight, arrive at least 2.5 hours ahead of departure time
3. For domestic flight, arrive at least 1.5 hours ahead of departure time
Durga Puja celebrates the victory of invincible goddess Durga. Befitting to her power, Durga Puja is one of the most popular and grandest puja (religious festival) among Hindu Bengalis from the eastern part of India. Especially the entire Kolkata city (formerly Calcutta) is adorned beautifully during this festival and is one of the most glamorous events of the season.
Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayaka Chaturthi) is the Hindu festival which celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha. In the Hindu religion Lord Ganesh is the god of wisdom and learning, and is worshiped as the remover of obstacles. Ganesh, also known as Ganapati, is an elephant-headed god and is one of the most popular gods among Hindus worldwide.