Retirement Travel

AGING | Retirednomad’s Blog – Retirement Travel Article

AGING | Retirednomad’s Blog I want to write about aging.  How it’s not a matter of attitude or “you’re as young as you think” or it’s all a state of mind.  It’s NOT. Perhaps it’s that I and my friends are so different from our parents’ generation. We define a“new normal.” We are women who have loved and embraced being healthy and active.  We have eagerly obeyed all tenets of good longevity.  NO, not obeisance, we simply did it naturally.…

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▷ The Museum of Ice Cream in NYC – USA Travel Article

▷ The Museum of Ice Cream in NYC After a successful pop-up in NYC in 2016, the Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) will soon have a permanent location in New York. MOIC NYC will be the first of several flagship locations launching in the US and abroad. Here’s what to know about it.ContentsAbout the Museum of Ice Cream NYCFounder Maryellis Bunn is bringing the interactive ice cream wonderland back to New York City. She and her team have been developing…

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Gorgeous, Gorgeous Eastern Washington ! – Retirement Travel Article

Gorgeous, Gorgeous Eastern Washington ! What beautiful, amazing countryside. We cannot believe how green and lovely it all looks. We find ourselves pulling over (sometimes without a turnout. “You watch behind me to make sure no cars are coming, while I jump out and take a photo”) .Green, green, green …at sunset…so goldenThis would make a nice paintingThere is a terrific, informative train depot in Dayon, which is about 17 miles from our spot. Besides having historic displays inside, it…

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What is it with Bathrooms in the US? (they’re strange) – USA Travel Article

What is it with Bathrooms in the US? (they’re strange) It might seem strange to have a post on bathrooms when visiting a Western country like the USA.But, there are a few things about bathrooms in America to be aware of.When I say bathroom, I mean the place where you actually have a bath, and also the place where you eliminate waste.First rule is to call the area that houses toilets restrooms or bathrooms. Some Americans, particularly in the south,…

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6 MONTH TRAVEL ADVENTURE EUROPE – Retirement Travel Article

6 MONTH TRAVEL ADVENTURE EUROPE Retirees Living Abroad in Europe We re-imagined retirement and decided to stop trading our precious time for money. We’ve quit our jobs, sold our cars, rented our house and took off on a round-the-world gap-year Adventure of a Lifetime in 2018. The first part begins with a 6 month travel adventure throughout Europe. It has been a fantastic experience calling Europe and the UK our home for the past 173 days. We are feeling a…

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How to crack your US Visa interview in Dubai – USA Travel Article

How to crack your US Visa interview in Dubai A visa application procedure itself can feel like a daunting task for many travellers. Acquiring a US Visa is considered one of the most stressful experience. This is because of the impression that USA Visa applications have chances of rejection for the slightest mistakes. One of the most intimidating experience to tackle during a USA visa process is giving the interview at the consulate. If you are residing in Dubai and…

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Labor Day Weekend & Number 500 – Retirement Travel Article

Labor Day Weekend & Number 500 Another Labor Day weekend is just around the corner.  Labor Day.  What’s it really all about?  We all suppose it has something to do with labor; tote that barge, long hours, cubicles, 9 to 5, the banks are closed as is the post office, and there’s a lot of sale shopping going on.  Without Googling it (how did we survive before Google) can you speak of the authentic origin of Labor Day? The Number…

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Game of Thrones Tour – Split, Croatia – USA Travel Article

Game of Thrones Tour – Split, Croatia Arya in BraavosOana in BraavosBraavos – Game of Thrones We decided to take a trip to Croatia, and started by flying into Split. The main industry in Split is tourism, and it has been boosted because it was one of the locations where they filmed numerous Game of Thrones episodes. Particularly, the entire city of Braavos was actually a small castle (which is really more like an apartment complex) located just 30 minutes…

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Magnolia Omaha Hotel Review • Pickles Travel Blog for Food and Family Travel – USA Travel Article

Magnolia Omaha Hotel Review • Pickles Travel Blog for Food and Family Travel A comfortable, luxury hotel that is both kid and pet friendly is one of my favorite things and the Magnolia Omaha Hotel has it all! It’s so important to have a relaxing place to call home when traveling with a toddler and dog. The rooms are beautiful, family-friendly and with plenty of fun spots to explore you can easily alternate between nap time to exploring. Our stay…

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Painless Ways to Save Money on Hotel Room Bookings | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Painless Ways to Save Money on Hotel Room Bookings | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: September 23, 2019) Usually the hotel is one of the most expensive parts of any vacation. If you want to help yourself here, then it behooves you to be savvy with the money you have. Book Early or Late If you are staying in a popular hotel then it is always a good idea for you to book early. Sought-after hotels tend to fill up…

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Deadwood, South Dakota: The Real Westworld – USA Travel Article

Deadwood, South Dakota: The Real Westworld I had recently finished binge-ing on HBO’s Westworld on the flight home from Israel when it came time to plan my trip through Wyoming and South Dakota. There was so much to see in the Black Hills, but every single brochure mentioned Deadwood. My only association with the town was the television show of the same name, also on HBO. Can you tell that all of my Western knowledge comes from Timothy Olyphant and…

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Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona – Retirement Travel Article

Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona The fantastic Palau de la Musica. See a show. It’s worth it. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the Palau de la Música was built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a Barcelona choral society. It’s a fantastic (in the literal sense) place filled with color and whimsy. It also has stunning acoustics. See a concert there, but be sure…

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3 Days in Atlanta with Kids – USA Travel Article

3 Days in Atlanta with Kids Wanting one last getaway before summer was over, we flew to Atlanta, Georgia for 3 days of fast-paced fun.  From Football to LEGOs to Coca-Cola, Atlanta is full of tons of fun thins to do with kids. Here is your itinerary for 3 Days in Atlanta with Kids.Last summer on our Austin 2 Boston road trip, we had one day to spend in Atlanta.  We crammed a lot into that one day but it left us wanting more.  Luckily,…

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Things To See And Do On A Day In Edinburgh – Retirement Travel Article

Things To See And Do On A Day In Edinburgh Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest1 A Quick Visit To Edinburgh The first port on the second leg of our cruise through the Nordic countries was in Edinburgh. This was our first visit to Scotland and we were excited to spend a day in Edinburgh. It certainly was a great tease to want us to return. When we saw that there was a stop in Edinburgh, I reached out to fellow…

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What is a Visa? – USA Travel Article

What is a Visa? Last Updated on August 21, 2019A visa is a document issued by a country to allow entry to foreign travelers. A visa will have terms and conditions for travel may include the date of entry, length of stay, limits of where you may travel internally, and work restrictions.It is different from a passport in that a passport is issued by the country to which you have citizenship. Having a passport does not guarantee you entry into…

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Spotlight on Prague – An Amazing 1-Day Prague Itinerary to See the Best – Retirement Travel Article

Spotlight on Prague – An Amazing 1-Day Prague Itinerary to See the Best With its spires, steeples, and turrets Prague is a city from which fairy tales spring to life. It’s no wonder that Prague’s nickname is the “City of a Hundred Spires.” I have read that there are more than 500 spires in the city, but someone coined the phrase, and it stuck. Prague reminds me of Ljublana, Slovenia only on a much more grandiose scale. Prague is an…

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How To Visit The Schengen Visa Countries: The Complete Guide – USA Travel Article

How To Visit The Schengen Visa Countries: The Complete Guide Before you plan your next trip to Europe, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the Schengen visa countries. Many travellers don’t fully understand what the Schengen area is, or if they need a visa to visit one of the participating countries. Without familiarizing yourself with the Schengen area, you might be putting your holiday and trip at risk. That’s why I put together this tell-all guide for Schengen…

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Things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia – Retirement Travel Article

Things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia View of the City From Ljubljana CastleThere are so many things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, and largest city. It’s a town that’s best explored on foot. It’s not a large city, but when you do tire from walking, you’re never too far away from one of many riverside bars or cafes.Ljubljana owes much of its current charm to a catastrophe. In 1895, a devastating earthquake reduced much of the area to ruins.…

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Paddling Into The Wild • Expert Vagabond – USA Travel Article

Paddling Into The Wild • Expert Vagabond Canoeing the Boundary Waters in MinnesotaEly, MinnesotaIf you’re looking to get away, unwind, and reconnect with nature, you really can’t beat a backcountry canoe trip into Minnesota’s pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area.With the wind at my back, I glided effortlessly over the cool lake water with every thrust of my paddle. The calming silence broken only by the lonely wail of a loon swimming close by…My father & sister were slightly ahead of…

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The Hoopla About Hoopoes, A Birdwalk, and A Three-Hour Tour – Retirement Travel Article

The Hoopla About Hoopoes, A Birdwalk, and A Three-Hour Tour In our former lives on Padre Island off the coast of Texas, one of the things we enjoyed most were the sea birds we could see in the wetlands near our house on a canal.  We never failed to be thrilled by the V formations of twenty to thirty brown pelicans skimming close to the waves at the Padre Island National Seashore or the sight of a brown pelican streaking…

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How to Plan a Boat Party – USA Travel Article

How to Plan a Boat Party So you wanna have a boat party huh? As an avid proponent of boat life, I decided to have a boat party for my 28th birthday. It was a bit stressful to plan, especially for so many people, and so I created this post to help others plan their own parties and have it be as painless as possible. Continue reading this post to see how to plan a boat party: Step 1: Find…

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You can (sort of) go home again – Retirement Travel Article

You can (sort of) go home again There are a few places on earth where I feel like my soul is at home. Where the psychic roots run deep, my DNA is buzzing contentedly, and I always feel a welcome familiarity no matter how long I have been gone. One of those places is the Texas Hill Country, land of my mother’s clan and a rocky, rolling landscape  of cedar, winding creeks and limestone bungalows. The other, oddly, is Pittsburgh…

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24 hours in Malibu – Blogger at Large – USA Travel Article

24 hours in Malibu – Blogger at Large I just had a whistle-stop 24 hours in Malibu, my first visit to this western Los Angeles city after visiting LA at least 20 times now!It’s not far to drive, famous for its surfline, stocked with celebrities and has a delicious food scene.From LAX we drove down the coast onto the Pacific Coast Highway and got here in under an hour. From Santa Monica, where you get on the PCH, you’d be…

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MAMA MERI’S TRAVEL DEBACLE | Retirednomad’s Blog – Retirement Travel Article

MAMA MERI’S TRAVEL DEBACLE | Retirednomad’s Blog I, Meri Mendelsohn Murphy, aka Retired Nomad, qualify as a seasoned, experienced, frequent traveler. This does not, however, preclude me from just having had my second worst ever air travel experience, nor from the accompanying distress. Here’s the outline: I had 4 flights scheduled today. Final destination Rome, where I was to meet a dear friend. Starting point: Spokane, WA, my hometown. Was proud of my efficient packing – did not check luggage. Flight…

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▷ Your guide to the Columbus Day Parade NYC 2019 – USA Travel Article

▷ Your guide to the Columbus Day Parade NYC 2019 October 12th is the official anniversary of Columbus’ arrival to American shores, but in the United States, this special holiday is celebrated on the second Monday in October. If you’re looking for the best location to watch the Columbus Day Parade NYC check out my local tips for Columbus Day in NYC.The Columbus Day Parade has been organized by the Columbus Citizens Foundation in New York since 1929. With more than 35,000 people who…

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Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Hike – Early Retirement Now – Retirement Travel Article

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Hike – Early Retirement Now Mrs. ERN, little Ms. ERN and I recently headed out to visit the great American West. We visited Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, (upper) Antelope Canyon, and Grand Canyon National Park, both North and South Rim. We got a good deal on the airfare by booking way in advance, we did the Priceline name-your-own-price deals for the various hotels along the way and paid almost all hotel charges with…

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How to Plan Your Dream USA Trip of a Lifetime (in 11 steps) – USA Travel Article

How to Plan Your Dream USA Trip of a Lifetime (in 11 steps) Have you been dreaming about a USA trip? This post is for you!We have visited the United States many times and have lived here for five years. We love travelling in the USA and sharing our expert tips to help others.In this post we’ll help you plan and prepare for your own trip to the USA so that it becomes a reality.America is a huge country with…

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Strick’s Retirement: Washington State…kayaking ! – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: Washington State…kayaking ! So…here’s our journey so far….Baker City, Kenniwick, Tucannon, Clarkston, Spokane, Republic, Trist, Anacortes, Soap Lake, Coeure D’Alene, Libby. We have been doing some kayaking along the way. Very relaxing way to spend a half-day…out on the water….with spectacular views!Getting Katie ready to go with her fancy life vest.Ahh….this is the life.Yes, I know, the water if crooked….only because the lake got a bit rough.You doing okay back there Dad?Coming back to the dock on a…

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Best Time to Visit New York City – USA Travel Article

Best Time to Visit New York City Want to know when is the right time to visit NYC? Here is a guide of all months, from the coldest to the warmest, brightest to rainy, busiest to cheapest, to choose according to your convenience. NYC is opulent, fast-paced, large and gregarious. Everyone has their own reasons to be here. It could be your first solo trip or your fifth time ‘I can’t get over NYC’ trip, or it could be a…

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