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Digest of Audio Posts by Travel Past 50 – Retirement Travel Article

Digest of Audio Posts by Travel Past 50 Practicing English conversation in a Cambodian school visit on Oknahatey Island outside Phnom Penh.Over the past several years of traveling, we’ve been lucky not only to see so many spectacular places, but to hear fascinating stories from those we’ve met along the way. Among the fortuitous meetings was our virtual connection with Graeme Kemlo of Travel Writers Radio out of Melbourne, Australia. We got to talkin’…and have now contributed dozens of podcast…

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Anthology of Audio Posts by Travel Past 50 – Retirement Travel Article

Anthology of Audio Posts by Travel Past 50 Practicing English conversation in a Cambodian school visit on Oknahatey Island outside Phnom Penh.Over the past several years of traveling, we’ve been lucky not only to see so many spectacular places, but to hear fascinating stories from those we’ve met along the way. Among the fortuitous meetings was our virtual connection with Graeme Kemlo of Travel Writers Radio out of Melbourne, Australia. We got to talkin’…and have now contributed dozens of stories…

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Inspiring Travel Books for When You Can’t Travel – Retirement Travel Article

Inspiring Travel Books for When You Can’t Travel Albert Anker, Die Andacht des Grossvaters by Albert Anker, 1893; Wikimedia Commons. Reminding us that reading aloud is an option, too.We’re spending plenty of time streaming video on the television lately, but we’ve been doing a lot of reading, too. As long as we can’t travel, we’ll seek out inspiring travel books. That includes books we may or may not have ready before, set in countries we may or may not have…

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Bhopal and the Crafts of Central India – Retirement Travel Article

Bhopal and the Crafts of Central India The crafts of India, like this handloom fabric, rely on traditional, centuries-old motifs.Note: We visited India in December 2018. Our first stop was the large central state of Madhya Pradesh, where we enjoyed photo safari adventures before spending a few days in Bhopal. We later traveled to Delhi, Agra and the Taj Mahal, Khajuraho, and the Himalayas. Pour yourself a cup of chai, review our list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India,…

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10 Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis in Winter – Retirement Travel Article

10 Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis in Winter The picturesque ice on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis is primed for figure skating or hockey. Gus, meanwhile, ponders a visit to the warming house.Winter visitors to the Twin Cities are warned about Minnesota’s famous cold temperatures and severe wind chills, and never handed a list of things to do in Minneapolis in winter. Visitors are usually here for business reasons–a major sporting event, a convention, a recording session–not because…

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The Year in Photos 2019 – Retirement Travel Article

The Year in Photos 2019 Backstreet Cultural Center in Treme, New OrleansWhether our trips are long or short, we all try to preserve our travel memories with photos. It’s not uncommon for us to search through our photo libraries just to figure out when we traveled where. No matter how much we take notes and post stories, it’s our photography that shows us, indisputably, where we were last February (Vietnam), or in February 2012 (Vietnam). This last week of December, we’re…

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan – Retirement Travel Article

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan Mount Fuji, or Fujisan as the Japanese call it, is the most photographed place on earth.Japan is home to 23 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 19 cultural and four natural sites. The most famous, of course, is Mount Fuji, which also is the most photographed place on earth. Cultural (19) Natural (4) Ogasawara Islands (2011) Shirakami-Sanchi (1993) Shiretoko (2005) Yakushima (1993) You can help yourself get ready for your own travels by reading our Get…

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