Travelettes » » All Aboard The Garden Route Express – Sweden Travel Article

Travelettes » » All Aboard The Garden Route Express I’ve heard so many people note Cape Town as their favourite city over the years. I must admit it’s not somewhere that had really been on my radar until it started attracting attention as a “digital nomad’ hotspot a few years back – and as such many Europeans and Americans arrived to brave out the northern hemisphere winter in the superior warmth of the southern hemisphere summertime. Cape Town is arguably…

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Why I Don’t Have a “Bucket List” List – Retirement Travel Article

Why I Don’t Have a “Bucket List” List I’m not one to have a “bucket list” nor do I proclaim New Year’s resolutions. I’m finding the older more experienced I get the less I worry about long-term planning, or pretty much making any plans at all.  Perhaps it has something to do with retirement and the level of flexibility and freedom it offers.  Or, maybe, it’s just because I’ve stopped worrying about what might happen, opting instead to live in the…

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LA to San Francisco drive in 5 days! – USA Travel Article

LA to San Francisco drive in 5 days! Driving the iconic Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to San Francisco is one of the coolest road trips in the world and this post covers everything you need to know for a 5-day itinerary including where we stopped to shop, take photos and where we stayed on this portion of the PCH. Heading south from Santa Barbara to LA with the Pacific Ocean on the right. Doing the road trip this…

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4-day Miami to Key West drive! – USA Travel Article

4-day Miami to Key West drive! This post covers our fabulous 4-day Miami to Key West drive, staying in Islamorada with a stop at Marathon to eat some Lion Fish, and spending two nights in cute Key West! You could drive down the Florida Keys to Key West from Miami, in about three hours, making it a perfect weekend break. But we took our time and also chose to stay about half way back to Miami (in Islamorada) on our…

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Brandywine Valley Yuletide Road Trip – Retirement Travel Article

Brandywine Valley Yuletide Road Trip Sometimes, the best travel treasures can be found in one’s backyard, or within just a couple of hours drive.  Road trips are probably our most favorite mode of travel, followed closely by train travel.  We decided to jump start our Christmas holiday with a yuletide road trip that took us just beyond our backyard to the Brandywine Valley which stretches across the borders of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Havre de Grace, Maryland Driving north, but before…

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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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The Rhythm of Seasonal Changes & Crises – Retirement Travel Article

The Rhythm of Seasonal Changes & Crises When the calendar page turns to the first official day of summer, I begin counting the days until the first official day of fall, as if I can hurry along the seasonal changes.  I can appreciate the beauty of summer with green grass, flower blossoms and wearing flip flops, but I am not a fan of heat and humidity.  Humidity tends to suck the life out of me so when the air cools…

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best tips for a Pacific Coast Highway road trip – USA Travel Article

best tips for a Pacific Coast Highway road trip Driving the iconic Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to San Francisco is one of the coolest road trips in the world and this post covers everything you need to know for a 5-day itinerary including where we stopped to shop, take photos and where we stayed on this portion of the PCH.Heading south from Santa Barbara to LA with the Pacific Ocean on the right. Doing the road trip this…

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