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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48 hours in Glasgow – Places to see in Glasgow. Things to do in Scotland – Travel Article

‘It was a rainy morning in Glasgow as we set out for our walking tour. But the sun seemed to pop out now and then to announce its presence. “This is so typical of Scotland,” said every Glaswegian who I met with a friendly smile. The heart of Glasgow lies in its people who are called Glaswegians or the Weegies. And although the accent referred to as the Glasgow patter may be a wee difficult to follow initially, the communication…

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Off The Beaten Path Scotland: Top Ten | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Off The Beaten Path Scotland: Top Ten | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 21, 2019) Scotland boasts pristine, lesser-known locations for new and returning visitors alike. These are the top 10 off the beaten path Scotland destinations on our radar. Have you visited Scotland more than once and explored much of its natural and architectural wonders? Or maybe you don’t like overcrowded tourist attractions and want something more pristine and off the beaten path? Scotland will deliver! Photo CreditNo…

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Cycling Across England and Scotland, Hadrian’s Wall to Edinburgh – Retirement Travel Article

Cycling Across England and Scotland, Hadrian’s Wall to Edinburgh Bring it on, said the unwitting cyclist as he sets out on the road east. Nice legs. I admit that I was a little wary of taking an unguided bike trip all the way across England and then along the coast of Britain north to Edinburgh. Especially because Kris and I had tried to hike along the 85 miles of Hadrian’s Wall a few years back–in late June–and were turned back…

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A Quick Stop In The Orkney Islands Scotland – Retirement Travel Article

A Quick Stop In The Orkney Islands Scotland Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 A Quick Stop In The Orkney Islands After we visited Edinburgh, we headed to our second port in Scotland for a quick stop in the Orkney Islands. The ship docked in Kirkwall on the Mainland Island. This is the largest of about 70 that make up the Orkney Islands. As with many of the places we stopped on our cruise of the Nordic countries, the Orkney Islands…

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Thinking Of Renting A Car In Europe? Here’s What You Need To Know – Mark’s Travel Journal – Business Travel Article

Thinking Of Renting A Car In Europe? Here’s What You Need To Know – Mark’s Travel Journal Renting a car in Europe lets you explore and discover different countries and cultures. Renting a car gives you freedom to travel on your own schedule and time. You can get off the beaten path and get to smaller towns and sights with relative ease. There are potential challenges like “driving on the wrong side of the road” in the UK, different rules…

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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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A Dram Good Time: The Speyside Way Whiskey Tour – Travel Article

The Speyside Way Whiskey Tour – Scotland, September 4 to 14, 2019 by Nicola Ross “Let’s go on a hiking trip together sometime,” my friend Susan suggested. My response was immediate: “Where? When?” We decided on Scotland, a year hence. Meanwhile, I came across information about the Speyside Way Whiskey Tour, and since I didn’t care where in Scotland, and Susan is a single-malt-whiskey enthusiast, it was agreed. The only fly in the ointment was a hunk of titanium and…

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