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The Pain of Leaving One Dream for Another (Our USA road trip begins) – USA Travel Article

The Pain of Leaving One Dream for Another (Our USA road trip begins) Last week was the dreaded pack up and minimize to leave for our RV road trip across the USA. Actually, we’re in a travel trailer, but it’s just easier to keep calling it an RV.We arrived at our campsite in Asheville, North Carolina last night, the first stop on our trip, exhausted.Our campsite in Asheville​​​​​​​I’ve been doing this now for over 20 years as I write a…

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Interesting Facts about Mount Rushmore National Memorial – USA Travel Article

Interesting Facts about Mount Rushmore National Memorial Mount Rushmore National Memorial is one of the most popular landmarks of the United States of America or the USA. Bearing the heads of four prominent presidents of the USA, this monument has appeared in several movies, advertisements, spoofs, etc. Located in South Dakota, around three million visitors from all around the world come to see this memorial every year. While the structure is unique in every way, there are several interesting things…

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What You Need to Know about a Holland America Alaskan Cruise – Retirement Travel Article

What You Need to Know about a Holland America Alaskan Cruise Alaska the last frontier; many people dream of visiting but how many do? I don’t know about you, but visiting Alaska has been on our bucket list forever. We wondered how we should see Alaska? By land or by sea? This year we decided we would visit Alaska. It was important for us to see glaciers up close. So, we decided to take a Holland America Line Alaskan Explorer…

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Cost to Live for a Month on Sardinia (Updated 2019) – Retirement Travel Article

Cost to Live for a Month on Sardinia (Updated 2019) Sunset Over Cagliari SardiniaWhy Move To SardiniaI love traveling, but I believe that there is no such place as home. I am from Cagliari, the beautiful capital of Sardinia, the second biggest island in the Mediterranean. It is a lovely historic city, where the first human settlements can be dated back to more than 5000 years ago. It enjoys a great position between mountains, sea, and a great plain. I find…

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Just Like Riding A Bike, A Little Procrastination And Leaving Lagos – Retirement Travel Article

Just Like Riding A Bike, A Little Procrastination And Leaving Lagos The Algarve Region, Portugal The phrase keeps going over and over in my mind, “It’s just like riding a bike” as I look at this blank screen before me and think of the months that have gone by since we last posted. Once we get out of the habit of writing and posting every two or so weeks, it gets easier and easier to come up with excuses to…

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Off the beaten path | simply retired – Retirement Travel Article

Off the beaten path | simply retired Please see trip photographs on our portfolio site and video at end of post. We could hear the Colorado River long before we actually saw it, the relentless clash of water and rocks. We were descending Cathedral Wash, a puzzle of multiple levels of ledges and drop-offs, including one called The Pit. Many of us agreed that we would have turned around when we came to the first outcropping we had to scramble…

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a four-day indulgence: The Kapiti Coast – Retirement Travel Article

a four-day indulgence: The Kapiti Coast Anticipating our three sets of successive visitors, with first arrivals due in about 2 ½ weeks (December 29), I’d done some research and, guess what:  NZ has a lot to see that I never even knew about! (NOTE:  This is the best planning website I’ve found: https://www.newzealand.com/int/) Coincidentally, I was feeling restless, as in “itchy feet,” and a mini-vacation seemed a clear solution.  From looking at that website I initially decided I wanted to…

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The 2018 ERN Family World Tour – Early Retirement Now – Retirement Travel Article

The 2018 ERN Family World Tour – Early Retirement Now My apologies in advance to all who were expecting an update on the Safe Withdrawal Rate Series. I posted Part 24 last week with a promise to do an update this week. Well, I got distracted a little bit last weekend and the new simulations take some more time. Stay tuned until next week! What to do now? Less math, more travel! We’re planning our June-December 2018 ERN Family World Tour and…

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Washington's Magnificent Cascade Mountains – Retirement Travel Article

Washington's Magnificent Cascade Mountains We cannot believe our eyes !! We traveled over Highway 20 from east to west on the North Cascades Highway on our way to the city of Anacortes (north of Seattle) for a week. We pulled over at the Washington Pass Overlook and got blown away !  The road up to where we are standing is in the bottom left. Down the road about 20 miles we pulled over again to the Diablo Dam Overlook…another amazing…

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BALI ISLAND PARADISE IN 1 DAY – Retirement Travel Article

BALI ISLAND PARADISE IN 1 DAY Bali Island Paradise Magic “…like tea dissolving in hot water, the sun dissolved in the sky… creating a velvet horizon, announcing for the stars’ night dance with the moon, the awaited joy…” reads a lyrical description penned by writer Abeer Allan about her experiences traveling in the Bali island paradise. The adventures in the novel Eat Pray Love begin in Italy where Elizabeth Gilbert (played by Julie Roberts in the movie) rekindles her passion…

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Sintra: How to Visit Pena Palace – Retirement Travel Article

Sintra: How to Visit Pena Palace Although we didn’t know very much about Sintra, before our 3-day visit, we did know that Pena Palace was the attraction that visitors flock to by the millions.  And, that the views from the hilltops were reportedly breathtaking.  It was with those notions in mind, and the forecast of a clear day, we chose to visit Pena Palace on our last day in Sintra.  Here’s how we did it. Pena Palace as seen from…

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Organ Pipe National Monument Camping – Twin Peaks – Retirement Travel Article

Organ Pipe National Monument Camping – Twin Peaks   Superb Camping At Twin Peaks Campground At Organ Pipe National Monument Our Canada To Mexico RV Holidays – Arizona After enjoying a fun filled roaring weekend at the NASCAR races in Phoenix, it’s now time to venture south to the Mexican border only a couple of hours drive away from the race track. For those following along on our Journey to Mexico, this was our Fourth Stop on our 1800 mile…

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Visiting Saudi Arabia? Here Are Some Do’s and Don’ts | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Visiting Saudi Arabia? Here Are Some Do’s and Don’ts | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: July 18, 2019) If you are planning to travel to Saudi Arabia, make sure you are aware of things you should and should not do in the Kingdom. Image by Wolfgang Inderwies from PixabayBefore you travel to any of the cities in KSA, be aware of their rules and culture in order not to do something that might inadvertently offend or be illegal. However, there…

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The Camino de Santiago: The Backpack – Retirement Travel Article

The Camino de Santiago: The Backpack The best part of a Camino de Santiago backpack is taking it off at the end of a long day’s walk. To see all of our posts on tips for the Camino de Santiago, click here: Camino de Santiago. There will be three things that will be with you for the length of the Camino de Santiago, none of which you will be without for long. They are, in order of annoyance, snorers in…

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Day Trip Along The Sunshine Coast In BC – Retirement Travel Article

Day Trip Along The Sunshine Coast In BC Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest8 A Great Day On The Sunshine Coast In BC There were so many great day trips to take when we visited the Vancouver area on a road trip around BC. It was an easy ferry ride to cross over from Horseshoe Bay and drive up along the Sunshine Coast in BC. There were small towns to stop in as we travelled north. And great water views along…

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Want to Retire Early? Remember This About Money. – Retirement Travel Article

Want to Retire Early? Remember This About Money. I love going out to eat. It costs good money, but I still love it. Every minute of it. Being in a restaurant environment is fun and energizing. After all, most people who are dining out are having a good time. I love spending time around those who are happy.And, it’s one of those things that, if you were to strictly follow the advice of personal finance experts, should be removed from…

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St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta – Retirement Travel Article

St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta The Nave of St John’s Co-CathedralA Brief Introduction to St John’s Co-CathedralDespite its somewhat austere exterior, St John’s Co-Cathedral’s interior is a fantastic gem of Baroque art and architecture and a must-see for any visitor to Valletta in Malta. The building was initially built as a conventual church for the Knights of St John. The Grand Masters of the Knights of St John and several of the knights donated gifts and money to fill…

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16 of the Best Day Trips From Rome Italy! – Couples Travel Article

16 of the Best Day Trips From Rome Italy! When visiting make sure to take time for one of these awesome day trips from Rome! The ancient city of Rome has enticed visitors from all around the world for centuries. There’s no denying the city’s magic. There are so many things to do in Rome you could spend years in the city and not see everything! At the same time, Rome cannot be fully appreciated without taking a moment to…

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Best Things to Do in Ilfracombe During an Amazing Visit – Couples Travel Article

Best Things to Do in Ilfracombe During an Amazing Visit Share on Social… The magical beauty of the UK can be found when visitors head outside of their comfort zone and explore places generally frequented only by die-hard locals and stereotypical British travels who prefer to stay within the confines of the island. The South-West corner of the UK, notably home to the counties of Devon and Cornwall, is a hidden gem that visitors to the UK need to become…

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3 Day 2 Night Itinerary to Explore Vancouver (Canada) – A Perfect Vancouver Vacation – Singapore Travel Blog – Couples Travel Article

3 Day 2 Night Itinerary to Explore Vancouver (Canada) – A Perfect Vancouver Vacation – Singapore Travel Blog 20 August, 2018 Vancouver is quite simply one of the most beautiful places on Earth with its stunning big mountain panoramas and some of the bluest water you’ve ever laid eyes on. It’s green here year round, even when much of Canada is buried in snow or dried up with summer drought. Do make sure that you have a valid…

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Renting a Car in Crete? Here are 17 MUST READ Tips – Couples Travel Article

Renting a Car in Crete? Here are 17 MUST READ Tips If you’re planning to knock off all the fun things to in Crete, renting a car is a great option. Not only does it give you the freedom and flexibility to travel how and when you want, but also allows you to visit parts of this fantastic country that are difficult to reach. We’ve rented a car in Greece a few times and absolutely love being able to do…

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This is How You Spend One Day in Vancouver – Couples Travel Article

This is How You Spend One Day in Vancouver This article has links to products and services we love, which we may make commission from.Vancouver, the Britsh Columbia city with everything. Mountains, parks with beaches, friendly people, great summers, actual seasons (read; rain), food to satisfy even a fussy eater (Craig) and cool neighbourhoods waiting to be explored. So, with all this potential activity, what do you do with one day in Vancouver?A One Day Vancouver Itinerary Morning – Gastown/DowntownFresh…

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Driving the Ring of Kerry in Ireland: Step by Step Guide – Couples Travel Article

Driving the Ring of Kerry in Ireland: Step by Step Guide The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland’s most popular tourist trails because this 111-mile road trip takes in breathtaking coastal scenery, spectacular mountains, and some of the most charming small towns in the country. The Ring of Kerry takes you around the best sights on the Iveragh Peninsula, where you can find rugged cliffs, ancient stone circles, dramatic passes and bucket loads of history and nature. This is a part…

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Crafting our Hilton Honors Experience in Gold Coast, Australia – Couples Travel Article

Crafting our Hilton Honors Experience in Gold Coast, Australia The sky is pink one minute and orange the next. The golden light of the sun outlines the clouds. There are dozens of birds lapping up the water. Surfers trying to tame the waves. All around us locals are going about their exercise routines. But we just sit there, admiring the sunrise! Sunrise at Surfers Paradise is an experience that is etched in our memory forever.     We visit Australia…

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Visit the Abeno Harukas 300 Obervatory for incredible views over Osaka – Couples Travel Article

Visit the Abeno Harukas 300 Obervatory for incredible views over Osaka We’re always on the lookout for a unique perspective on a city.  Whether that’s from above, from the water or another unique vantage point.  In 2014 the Abeno Harukas 300 opened in Osaka offering 360-degree views from 300 metres above the city.  We’d not got around to visiting on previous stays in the city but when we checked into our room at the Swissotel in Namba and found we…

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Lisbon tips from a local – Couples Travel Article

Lisbon tips from a local It has been over 2 years since I’ve been living in Lisbon. This period has coincided pretty well with Lisbon’s tourism boom and the good and bad that come with it. Although tourism has been a boon for the Portuguese economy in general, it has also brought some downsides with it. Today I want to share with you some insider tips for Lisbon and off the beaten path recommendations that you won’t find in guidebooks.…

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Taking a Tour in India: Pros and Cons – Couples Travel Article

Taking a Tour in India: Pros and Cons Should I travel to India on an organized tour? Or should I travel India independently or solo? We’ve experienced India both ways – the first couple trips on our own and our most recent trip on a small group tour. Recent conversations with our audience, especially solo female travelers, told us a look at the benefits and downsides of small group travel and tours in India was in order. India is one…

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Taking the Bus from Tamarindo to San Jose: Step by Step Guide – Couples Travel Article

Taking the Bus from Tamarindo to San Jose: Step by Step Guide TaIf you’re traveling on a budget, the public bus is your best option to save money on transportation. We recently took the bus from Tamarindo to San Jose and you can read our guide below to find out what you need to know. Tamarindo Bus to San Jose Routes and Prices We took the 1 PM bus on Sunday with Empresa Alfaro and this route goes through Liberia.…

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12 BEST Small Beach Towns in California (And Where to Stay) – Couples Travel Article

12 BEST Small Beach Towns in California (And Where to Stay) This guide to the 12 best small beach towns in California covers where to stay in each town, the top things to see and more!With over 800 miles of beautiful coastline, California has its fair share of quintessential sun-soaked beach towns. Having lived in California for all of my life, I’ve had the pleasure to travel up and down this magnificent coast, visiting many of these cute towns along…

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