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Sep/Oct 2013 Issue

Travel event to focus on Alaska

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of North America’s tallest peak, Mount McKinley. Climber Robert Tatum said the view from the top is like looking out the windows of heaven.

From 20,320-foot Mount McKinley to inspiring Glacier Bay, countless travelers have sought to experience Alaska’s natural beauty. If Alaska is a destination you’ve yet to visit, make plans to attend a free presentation, On Stage Alaska, sponsored by AAA and Holland America Cruise Line, at 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 at Pinewood Country Club, 405 Country Club Blvd., in Slidell, La.

To reserve your spot at this informative and entertaining program, call (985) 781-7068, Ext. 0.

Hear about Alaska’s limitless travel options and natural beauty–such as Glacier Bay at left–at an event presented by AAA and Holland America Cruise Line. Travel Alaska


Jamaica bans public smoking

Planning a getaway to Jamaica? If so, you might want to leave the cigarettes at home. Jamaica is joining the ranks of countries that prohibit smoking in public places.

Visitors and residents will no longer be able to smoke in enclosed public places; on public transportation; in work places, government buildings, or health facilities; at sporting events or recreational facilities; in educational institutions; or in places of collective use, such as bus stops.

The fine for breaking the new law is $500 or three months imprisonment, according to the Jamaican Information Service.

no smoking


Out of this world

Florida’s newest attraction, Space Shuttle Atlantis, opened in July at Kennedy Space Center near Orlando. The $100 million, 90,000-square-foot attraction contains more than 60 interactive exhibits. The highlight, however, is the actual space orbiter that is covered with scars from its 33 flights. Kennedy Space Center photo


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