Travel Abroad

Social Distancing & A Bit of Quirk – Retirement Travel Article

Social Distancing & A Bit of Quirk Social distancing. It’s the new catch phrase (hashtag). Unless you’ve been living in the most remote parts of the world, you’re well-aware of the headlines. The coronavirus has been declared, by the world health organization, to be a pandemic. And, to go along with that bit of news, it has been suggested, worldwide, that we all engage in the practice of social distancing. Called It! Before the virus really took hold in Europe,…

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Coronavirus & The Cards We’re Dealt – Retirement Travel Article

Coronavirus & The Cards We’re Dealt Coronavirus outbreak, it’s the headline being heard around the world. Wherever you are in this vast world of ours, you’ve surely read the headlines, or listened to a broadcast, about the spread of the virus. The news is inescapable. Life is What Happens When… If you’ve been following us for a while, you already know my go to motto in life is… life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.…

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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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What You May Not Know About the People of Iran – Retirement Travel Article

What You May Not Know About the People of Iran To say the least it’s been a rough start to the new year, the new decade.  I’m not sure anything more could happen to make the headlines around the world any worse, but I shouldn’t jinx it.  The images and reports coming out of Australia are heartbreaking.  Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency after a series of earthquakes, and hundreds of thousands protesters, led by the courage of…

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Giveaway! Rick Steves Europe’s Top 100 Masterpieces – Retirement Travel Article

Giveaway! Rick Steves Europe’s Top 100 Masterpieces Who doesn’t love a giveaway, and who doesn’t appreciate the wealth of knowledge and experience shared by Rick Steves when it comes to traveling in Europe?  This giveaway is super easy and you could win one of two copies of this beautiful book titled, Rick Steves Europe’s Top 100 Masterpieces. Rick Steves Travel Guru Rick Steves is our go to travel guru for all things related to travel in Europe.  What I especially…

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Our Insider Tips For Exploring the City of Porto – Retirement Travel Article

Our Insider Tips For Exploring the City of Porto It’s no secret that Porto, Portugal is our most favorite city in Europe.  Well, at least of the cities we’ve actually visited.  We think of the city as our home-away-from-home and we spend as much time as we can in Porto.  So when a friend asked for a few suggestions (aside from the obvious tourist sites) for spending time in the city, I pulled together a list of our favorite insider…

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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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