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Washington, DC: The Sackler & Freer Galleries – Retirement Travel Article

Washington, DC: The Sackler & Freer Galleries What I don’t know about art could fill a book, but I know what I like and that’s all that matters, right? What’s that old saying, beauty is in the eye of the beholder? It’s common knowledge the museums of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC are well-known and highly regarded.  However, it’s not so commonly known that the Sackler and Freer Galleries, together form the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian Art.  They may…

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Take a Walk on The National Mall – Retirement Travel Article

Take a Walk on The National Mall Any visit to Washington, DC should include a walk on the National Mall. One can easily spend an entire day walking and exploring the 2-mile loop trail along the National Mall and another 2-mile loop around the Tidal Basin. Taking in the sites and memorials that line the mall will keep everyone interested.  To make it easier for visitors to the city, we’re sharing a few insider tips and helpful hints, for taking…

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The Story Behind James Madison’s Montpelier – Retirement Travel Article

The Story Behind James Madison’s Montpelier I couldn’t help but notice the boxes of tissue as we entered the screening room at James Madison’s Montpelier.  By the end of the film, I understood the need.  Although it didn’t actually bring tears to my eyes, the story of Ellen and the enslaved community in which she lived at Montpelier, tugged at my heart.  It left me wanting to learn more. The Nation’s Capital One of the best perks about living on…

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Smithsonian Air & Space: Udvar-Hazy Center – Retirement Travel Article

Smithsonian Air & Space: Udvar-Hazy Center Some things are just fun and fascinating to see.  It was with that mindset we visited the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center.  Getting to see the Space Shuttle Discovery up close and personal was beyond fun and fascinating.  It was awesome.  And, it was a testament to man’s ingenuity and dedication. Space Shuttle Discovery. It is enormous! Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Most visitors to Washington, DC are well-aware of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in…

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Here’s Why You Should Visit Frederick, MD – Retirement Travel Article

Here’s Why You Should Visit Frederick, MD Once upon a time we thought we wanted to live in the country, in Frederick, MD to be precise.  We bought a sweet little brick house that just happened to sit in the middle of five acres of pretty pasture grass.  Fast forward 2 1/2 years and we sold the house and bought one way tickets to Europe.  As much as we loved the small city of Frederick and our little brick house,…

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