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New Orleans Bars: 10 Best Places To Grab a Drink – USA Travel Article

New Orleans Bars: 10 Best Places To Grab a Drink There’s perhaps no city in the US that knows how to party quite like New Orleans. Now I know New York can throw it down, and I realize they call Las Vegas Sin City for a reason, but you just can’t beat the Big Easy when it comes to nightlife. There are so many awesome New Orleans bars that you could go out every night for a year and not…

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Colourful Views Of Parliament Hill In Ottawa For Canada Day – Retirement Travel Article

Colourful Views Of Parliament Hill In Ottawa For Canada Day Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest1 Celebrate Canada Day In Ottawa At the last minute, we planned a trip before our big Nordic country cruise. We were treated to the greatest view of Parliament Hill in Ottawa for Canada Day. Our upgraded hotel suite on the top floor of the Westin Ottawa had a wrap around balcony. With Parliament Hill laid out in front of us, we saw the vista light…

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Island Hopping On Oahu & Kauai With Hawaiian Airlines • Expert Vagabond – USA Travel Article

Island Hopping On Oahu & Kauai With Hawaiian Airlines • Expert Vagabond Exploring Waikiki Beach in HawaiiHawaii, United StatesThe aloha spirit is alive and well on the tropical islands of Hawai’i. With delicious food, cultural experiences, beautiful beaches, and outdoor adventures — there’s something for everyone in the rainbow state.Last week Anna & I visited the islands of Oahu and Kauai with Hawaiian Airlines to celebrate the re-launch of the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard, issued by Barclays.Hawai’i and I…

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5 must go to food spots in Oahu, Hawaii – USA Travel Article

5 must go to food spots in Oahu, Hawaii I recently went to Oahu, Hawaii for a friend’s 30th birthday and ate some of the best poke I’ve ever had in my life and some dank loco moco. The food scene in Hawaii is similar to what you’d experience with the locals themselves – relaxed and casual, but on point. It is also more affordable than eating in SF, though that may not be saying…

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What to do when your USA content is nicked – USA Travel Article

What to do when your USA content is nicked I’m writing this post because last night, about 10pm I finally finished a monster 2000-word post on my recent visit to Santa Barbara and then found myself shocked to see it had been nicked within moments and put on someone else’s site.So I write this post as a honey trap and ‘boom’, it’s worked. Scroll down to see what I did to get my own back!So here’s what happened… It had…

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▷ Village Halloween Parade in NYC Guide incl how to march in 2019 – USA Travel Article

▷ Village Halloween Parade in NYC Guide incl how to march in 2019 It is probably the creepiest time of the year in the city that never sleeps. Halloween in New York has a unique atmosphere and we at Loving New York decided to be part of the popular Village Halloween Parade in NYC. More than 50,000 zombies, ghosts and other scary creatures hold a huge parade every year on October 31st.  Anyone can participate in the parade in NYC and…

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How (Extraordinary) Travel Blogging Got Us A Green Card in the USA – USA Travel Article

How (Extraordinary) Travel Blogging Got Us A Green Card in the USA I wondered how I’d react when I heard the news.Where would I be? How would it arrive to me? Would it be the yes I longed for? Would I fall to the ground in a heap of tears or leap with joy?When we finally submitted the paperwork for it a week before, my heart panicked.What if it was a no?Even though our chances were high, I couldn’t help…

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11 Best Things to Do in Grand Canyon National Park – USA Travel Article

11 Best Things to Do in Grand Canyon National Park Fascinated by the 7 natural wonders of the world? Here we tick off one of them- the mysterious and engaging Grand Canyon National Park. Still undiscovered on how old it is, Grand Canyon is a mesmerising natural wonder. Located in Arizona’s northwestern quadrant, it boasts the massive expanse of gorges, magnificent rock formation and beautiful stretch of ridges. And it doesn’t surprise us that it is an iconic globally recognised…

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Korcula, Croatia | Pilot and Me – USA Travel Article

Korcula, Croatia | Pilot and Me Korcula Tower at nightWe stopped in Korcula Croatia during our cruise on the Kraljica Jelena from Sail Croatia. We loved this island, probably one of the most favorite ones we visited. While its a touristy town, it seems to cater very well to the tourists that visit, and doesn’t resent them like many of the other places we’ve visited. Everyone here made us feel welcome and we really enjoyed this small town and the…

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Christmas in Chicago at Macy’s Department Store • Pickles Travel Blog for Food and Family Travel – USA Travel Article

Christmas in Chicago at Macy’s Department Store • Pickles Travel Blog for Food and Family Travel Macy’s department store in Chicago may be the place to head for your family Christmas holiday destination. It has it all- history, decorations, restaurants, walking, window displays with a story, Christmas tree, shopping, and SANTA! Everything about it brought home the reality of Christmas in Chicago. Note: I was hosted in Chicago by Enjoy Illinois and received an amazing tour of the Macy’s Store…

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Why Tiny Sleeps are Best in NYC – USA Travel Article

Why Tiny Sleeps are Best in NYC Let’s face it: accommodations in big cities eat up most of your travel budget. And in New York City, your money doesn’t get you quite as much as it does elsewhere. Similar to apartments, hotel rooms are generally smaller. But for me, that’s just fine. When I visit the city, I am happy to sacrifice the size of my room for great locations, reasonable prices, and hotel amenities. Here are just a few…

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Take a Cultural Journey at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa – USA Travel Article

Take a Cultural Journey at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa Treat your family to a magical vacation in New Mexico—the Land of Enchantment—at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, a Native American-owned resort overlooking the Sandia Mountains. Located just north of Albuquerque on 550 acres of the Santa Ana Pueblo, Hyatt Regency Tamaya is the perfect destination for families seeking a luxury experience in a rustic setting. Hyatt Regency Tamaya is owned by the Tamaya people and their rich…

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The 10 BEST North American road trips to take this summer – USA Travel Article

The 10 BEST North American road trips to take this summer If you’re planning your first (or your fifth) road trip, you want each day’s drive to count.Which is where we come in – for over 40 years, we’ve been mapping the best routes with local leaders, making sure you make the most of your dream American holiday! Our small group tours can help you see the best sights, pack in the best activities, and eat the best food (obviously)…

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Colonial History of Fez, Morocco – USA Travel Article

Colonial History of Fez, Morocco More than 12 million tourists visited Morocco in 2018, and their numbers are certain to increase in 2019. And why not? This North African kingdom calls up to most foreigners an image of medieval mosques, archaic bazaars filled with handmade crafts, and medinas—those labyrinths of narrow alleys behind ancient walls.In Morocco, historic monuments seem as common as sparrows. This country has thirty-one medinas, or rather walled cities built in the premodern era. Of the twenty-two…

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21 Things To Do in Koh Samui: The Ultimate List For Travellers – USA Travel Article

21 Things To Do in Koh Samui: The Ultimate List For Travellers If you’re looking for a place that has big city amenities, stunning Buddhist temples, and a chilled out island vibe, then look no further than Koh Samui. Thailand’s 2nd largest island (#1 is Phuket) has a lot to offer travelers. Whether you’re into nature, culture, adventure, partying, or just some good old fashioned R&R, you’ll find it here.  Days can be spent lounging on the beach, doing a variety…

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Epic Kauai Helicopter Tour With The DOORS OFF (Na Pali Coast) – USA Travel Article

Epic Kauai Helicopter Tour With The DOORS OFF (Na Pali Coast) Kauai’s Stunning Na Pali CoastlineKauai, HawaiiOne of the best ways to see the Hawaiian islands is by air, and a doors-off Kauai helicopter tour of the Na Pali coast is an epic aerial photography experience!If you don’t know by now, I absolutely love helicopters. In fact, I used to want to be a helicopter pilot as a kid (ok, maybe I still do).Soaring through the sky, hovering over mountains…

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Things to Do in Miami, Florida for a Bachelorette Party – USA Travel Article

Things to Do in Miami, Florida for a Bachelorette Party Miami, Florida is a great place for a bachelorette party. I went in October where I celebrated my good friend’s engagement and hung out with her crew. It was my first trip out to Miami and my first trip to these types of events. I was thoroughly pleased! This was a picture we took before the first night of festivities: As you can tell, the maid of honor was fully…

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LA: 7 cool hotels to stay at in West Hollywood – USA Travel Article

LA: 7 cool hotels to stay at in West Hollywood If you’re wondering where to stay in LA, you might like to consider West Hollywood.Really? Yes, and here’s why!Just when you think you know Los Angeles, another little nook pops up that begs to be explored. Los Angeles is actually made up of 88 cities – many of which you’d probably not want to visit, but many of them you will! Some have their own tourism teams and budgets and they…

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▷ The Lowline Park in NYC – USA Travel Article

▷ The Lowline Park in NYC While the idea of the Lowline has already existed for 10 years, it won’t be open until 2021. The timeline alone reflects the complexity of the project which is nothing less but the world’s first subterranean park. In the same way as its counterpart, the High Line, the Lowline will enrich New York City by one more unique attraction.So what is the Lowline?Photo courtesy of The LowlineThe Lowline is a green underground park that…

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The Pain of Leaving One Dream for Another (Our USA road trip begins) – USA Travel Article

The Pain of Leaving One Dream for Another (Our USA road trip begins) Last week was the dreaded pack up and minimize to leave for our RV road trip across the USA. Actually, we’re in a travel trailer, but it’s just easier to keep calling it an RV.We arrived at our campsite in Asheville, North Carolina last night, the first stop on our trip, exhausted.Our campsite in Asheville​​​​​​​I’ve been doing this now for over 20 years as I write a…

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Interesting Facts about Mount Rushmore National Memorial – USA Travel Article

Interesting Facts about Mount Rushmore National Memorial Mount Rushmore National Memorial is one of the most popular landmarks of the United States of America or the USA. Bearing the heads of four prominent presidents of the USA, this monument has appeared in several movies, advertisements, spoofs, etc. Located in South Dakota, around three million visitors from all around the world come to see this memorial every year. While the structure is unique in every way, there are several interesting things…

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What You Need to Know about a Holland America Alaskan Cruise – Retirement Travel Article

What You Need to Know about a Holland America Alaskan Cruise Alaska the last frontier; many people dream of visiting but how many do? I don’t know about you, but visiting Alaska has been on our bucket list forever. We wondered how we should see Alaska? By land or by sea? This year we decided we would visit Alaska. It was important for us to see glaciers up close. So, we decided to take a Holland America Line Alaskan Explorer…

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Cost to Live for a Month on Sardinia (Updated 2019) – Retirement Travel Article

Cost to Live for a Month on Sardinia (Updated 2019) Sunset Over Cagliari SardiniaWhy Move To SardiniaI love traveling, but I believe that there is no such place as home. I am from Cagliari, the beautiful capital of Sardinia, the second biggest island in the Mediterranean. It is a lovely historic city, where the first human settlements can be dated back to more than 5000 years ago. It enjoys a great position between mountains, sea, and a great plain. I find…

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Just Like Riding A Bike, A Little Procrastination And Leaving Lagos – Retirement Travel Article

Just Like Riding A Bike, A Little Procrastination And Leaving Lagos The Algarve Region, Portugal The phrase keeps going over and over in my mind, “It’s just like riding a bike” as I look at this blank screen before me and think of the months that have gone by since we last posted. Once we get out of the habit of writing and posting every two or so weeks, it gets easier and easier to come up with excuses to…

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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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a four-day indulgence: The Kapiti Coast – Retirement Travel Article

a four-day indulgence: The Kapiti Coast Anticipating our three sets of successive visitors, with first arrivals due in about 2 ½ weeks (December 29), I’d done some research and, guess what:  NZ has a lot to see that I never even knew about! (NOTE:  This is the best planning website I’ve found: https://www.newzealand.com/int/) Coincidentally, I was feeling restless, as in “itchy feet,” and a mini-vacation seemed a clear solution.  From looking at that website I initially decided I wanted to…

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The 2018 ERN Family World Tour – Early Retirement Now – Retirement Travel Article

The 2018 ERN Family World Tour – Early Retirement Now My apologies in advance to all who were expecting an update on the Safe Withdrawal Rate Series. I posted Part 24 last week with a promise to do an update this week. Well, I got distracted a little bit last weekend and the new simulations take some more time. Stay tuned until next week! What to do now? Less math, more travel! We’re planning our June-December 2018 ERN Family World Tour and…

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Washington's Magnificent Cascade Mountains – Retirement Travel Article

Washington's Magnificent Cascade Mountains We cannot believe our eyes !! We traveled over Highway 20 from east to west on the North Cascades Highway on our way to the city of Anacortes (north of Seattle) for a week. We pulled over at the Washington Pass Overlook and got blown away !  The road up to where we are standing is in the bottom left. Down the road about 20 miles we pulled over again to the Diablo Dam Overlook…another amazing…

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BALI ISLAND PARADISE IN 1 DAY – Retirement Travel Article

BALI ISLAND PARADISE IN 1 DAY Bali Island Paradise Magic “…like tea dissolving in hot water, the sun dissolved in the sky… creating a velvet horizon, announcing for the stars’ night dance with the moon, the awaited joy…” reads a lyrical description penned by writer Abeer Allan about her experiences traveling in the Bali island paradise. The adventures in the novel Eat Pray Love begin in Italy where Elizabeth Gilbert (played by Julie Roberts in the movie) rekindles her passion…

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Sintra: How to Visit Pena Palace – Retirement Travel Article

Sintra: How to Visit Pena Palace Although we didn’t know very much about Sintra, before our 3-day visit, we did know that Pena Palace was the attraction that visitors flock to by the millions.  And, that the views from the hilltops were reportedly breathtaking.  It was with those notions in mind, and the forecast of a clear day, we chose to visit Pena Palace on our last day in Sintra.  Here’s how we did it. Pena Palace as seen from…

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