Nature and Wildlife

A Day Trip to Channel Islands National Park – Retirement Travel Article

A Day Trip to Channel Islands National Park Kris on the trail at Santa Cruz, one of the Channel Islands.Channel Islands National Park is truly one of the joys of the US National Park system, because even though it’s located off densely populated Southern California, it’s a bit difficult to get to. Which is to say, you can’t drive there. And to most Southern Californians, if you can’t drive there, it doesn’t really exist. So, a park that doesn’t really…

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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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The National Parks of the United States by State – Retirement Travel Article

The National Parks of the United States by State Olympic National Park in Washington state is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.This is a list of United States National Parks by state (including two parks outside of the 50 states.) We’ve linked our stories to the parks we have visited. There are 61 U.S. National Parks, including two in American Samoa and the United States Virgin Islands. The United States National Parks have been called America’s Best Idea. Ken Burns…

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Planning Our Trip to Alaska – Retirement Travel Article

Planning Our Trip to Alaska Planning a trip to Alaska: When and where to go, what to see and do.We’re as shocked as anyone to realize that Alaska remains a big hole in our coverage map. It’s the only state we haven’t visited. As adventure travelers, fans of great landscapes and photography, and curious explorers of hyper-local cultures, we’re way overdue in planning a trip to Alaska.So, we sat up and paid attention when a free, downloadable Official State of…

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Sustainable Travel Starts in Sweden – Retirement Travel Article

Sustainable Travel Starts in Sweden In the woods in Sweden’s Östergötland County, thinking of tourism’s future.She had mentioned in her soft but serious voice that she wanted to talk. Finally, on our last evening together, six of us pulled our chairs close and leaned in over our dinner plates to hear what our guide wanted to say. I assumed she’d share details about her business. We were six visitors from four countries traveling in Sweden to attend the Adventure Travel…

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