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Mt. Fuji Climbing Point Access – Tokyo Travel Article

Mt. Fuji Climbing Point Access Getting to Mt. Fuji: Numerous first timers to Japan often make the same mistake, assuming Mt. Fuji is easily accessible, when in fact most do not understand the vast area Mt. Fuji actually covers and often fail to plan accordingly. The Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is 1,227 square kilometers, larger than both the area of Singapore or Hong Kong. There are four distinctive climbing routes on Mt. Fuji and several different ways to access these Mt.…

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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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What to wear in Barcelona in the summer – Spain Travel Article

What to wear in Barcelona in the summer *This site contains affiliate links, which means I receive a commission when you buy. See my full disclosure. Strappy tank tops, flowy bohemian skirts, a straw hat…these are all the pieces you imagine wearing on your summer vacation, right? While sporting all the pretty summer outfits make for a beautiful Instagram feed, some pieces are more practical to wear than others. So what about in Barcelona? Well, let’s see. If it’s your…

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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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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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Raising kids in Spain | Sunshine and Siestas | An American Expat in Spain – Spain Travel Article

Raising kids in Spain | Sunshine and Siestas | An American Expat in Spain The 48 hours I spent in the hospital post-birth were a bit of a blur. Between doctors and nurses coming in and out, trying to figure out breastfeeding and the cycle of 20 minutes of dozing before I was interrupted by doctors or a hungry child, it wasn’t until I was back home and fumbling through the first few days and dozens of dirty diapers that…

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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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How to Spend 1 or 2 Days in Málaga: Best Things to Do in 48 Hours – Spain Travel Article

How to Spend 1 or 2 Days in Málaga: Best Things to Do in 48 Hours If you love cities steeped in history and culture, you’ll find plenty of wonderful things to do in Málaga – and you can do it all in just 48 hours! Featuring a wealth of museums, monuments and churches, this Andalusian metropolis has over 3,000 years of history and is famed for its welcoming atmosphere and year-round sunshine. Often referred to as the gateway to…

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The Old Town of Caceres: a UNESCO Site Under the Radar – Couples Travel Article

The Old Town of Caceres: a UNESCO Site Under the Radar The fortified old town of Cáceres in Spain is a true gem, still undiscovered by most tourists. The integrity of its historic buildings is UNESCO protected. [Our image shows a close-up of the wooden model of the fortified city, on display in the tourist information office] Well, Cáceres is not completely under the radar anymore… Since the town was a setting in the popular “Game of Thrones” series, more…

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Morning Dew a Denman Prospect favourite – Couples Travel Article

Morning Dew a Denman Prospect favourite by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis on July 19, 2019 We wandered in on a crisp Canberra morning and was immediately greeted with the aroma of brewing coffee. It was about 7.30am but Morning Dew was already busy with suburban folk and tradies popping in for a quick breakfast grab. We ordered the Benny Dew and a croissant with scrambled eggs. Benny Dew is the cafe’s unique take on eggs benedict if you’re wondering.…

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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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Tokyo Daytripper: A Temple Built On The Side Of A Mountain – Tokyo Travel Article

Tokyo Daytripper: A Temple Built On The Side Of A Mountain Back on New Years Day I happened to catch the news on Japanese TV which was showing the different ways people mark the occasion. One of the places that featured was a temple in a cliff where some people had congregated to watch the first sunrise of the year. I was impressed by it’s beauty and immediately asked my wife where it was as I couldn’t read all of…

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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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