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Lessons learned – simply retired – Retirement Travel Article

Lessons learned – simply retired November 2 – For two retired women, visiting five National Parks (plus Monument Valley) in 10 days was probably a bit ambitious. Now that the trip is over, we have some insights: Our favorite parks were Bryce Canyon, Zion and Arches – close but roughly in that order. A revised itinerary would probably omit Canyonlands and Capitol Reef and spend more time exploring the other three. We did spend two nights in Moab (Arches, Canyonlands)…

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Quebec: Quelle surprise! – Retirement Travel Article

Quebec: Quelle surprise! NOTE: Please see a portfolio of our Quebec photos. Part One of three parts The Porte St-Jean, just up the street from our hotel. At 6:30 a.m., we heard a rustling at our hotel door. Was someone trying to break in? Tentatively, we peered out. Hanging on the door was a wicker picnic basket. It was breakfast! Croissants, patisseries, yogurt, glass bottles of orange juice, cheese, and fruit. Amazed, I went down to the lounge of the Hotel du Vieux-Quebec to get the free…

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Why We’re Bringing Braindates to ACTE – Business Travel Article

Why We’re Bringing Braindates to ACTE by: Jen Bankard, Manager, Global Education, ACTE Global & Lacey Armbruster, Manager, Global Events, ACTE Global The ACTE Summit isn’t like other industry events. We purposely continue to refine and innovate every year for two main reasons: 1) If we are going to focus on the importance of innovation in the corporate travel industry, we as an association that represents that industry need to innovate as well. 2) We always do our best to respond to…

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Of Harriet Tubman and great blue herons – simply retired – Retirement Travel Article

Of Harriet Tubman and great blue herons – simply retired Maybe not everyone thinks of pairing bird-watching with African-American history. Well, we do. And near Cambridge, Maryland, you can do just that. We recently spent a spring day visiting the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in rural Dorchester County, Md., followed by a drive through Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The trip was about 60 miles from our home in Sussex County, Delaware, on two-lane roads past farm fields,…

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Yurt, sweet yurt – a camping adventure – Retirement Travel Article

Yurt, sweet yurt – a camping adventure Our camping experiences date to Girl Scouts and, for me, a few miserable outings in high school. That was quite awhile ago. But we thought trying again might be an antidote to my desire for a small RV. The two-night outing to Trap Pond State Park near Laurel, Delaware, was only about 25 miles from our house. We would not starve. We could try out some of the delights of camping, such as…

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Travel Management, Travel Manager, Travel Technology, Business Travel, Sharing Economy, Corporate Travel, Aviation, Airlines, Technology, Air Travel, Ground Transportation, Duty of Care, Evolution of Travel, Traveler Centricity – Business Travel Article

Travel Management, Travel Manager, Travel Technology, Business Travel, Sharing Economy, Corporate Travel, Aviation, Airlines, Technology, Air Travel, Ground Transportation, Duty of Care, Evolution of Travel, Traveler Centricity by: Fitzgerald Draper, Research Director, ACTE Global & Anusha Chatterjee, Research Manager, ACTE Global Phase 1: What we have so far In our 2018 study “Quality Management in Business Travel”, in collaboration with BCD Travel, ACTE Global found: The industry is currently using metrics that do not completely measure the quality of corporate travel…

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New Mexico, muy encantando – Retirement Travel Article

New Mexico, muy encantando Please see our New Mexico photo gallery. The last stop on our RoadScholar tour of Albuquerque, Taos and Santa Fe was another kiva – this one at Coronado Historic Site in the Albuquerque suburb of Bernalillo. A kiva is a sacred room within an Indian pueblo, where religious rites are performed. This visit required climbing up one ladder and down another one into the underground chamber; only 13 of us at a time. The room included…

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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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