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A Traveler not Traveling: Guide to Sheltering at Home – Retirement Travel Article

A Traveler not Traveling: Guide to Sheltering at Home Portrait of Mlle. Hortense Valpinçon, c. 1871, by Edgar Degas. Oil on mattress ticking (making do with what’s on hand).Sheltering at home, ironically, can be a lot like traveling. As we enter full quarantine to stem the spread of Covid-19, I realize that several previous posts on Travel Past 50 relate to these conditions. Namely, we are practiced at preparedness, dealing with isolation/separation/tight quarters, conducting business online, maintaining connections remotely, and…

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Delivering Customer Service Excellence In Good Times And Crisis – Retirement Travel Article

Delivering Customer Service Excellence In Good Times And Crisis Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 We Saw Customer Service Excellence In Good Times And Crisis The staff and crew of Oceania Cruises Marina delivered customer service excellence in good times and crisis. We wanted to take this blog post to say thank you! Throughout our South America cruise, the customer service aboard Marina was at the excellent level we had come to expect from Oceania Cruises. But when the world COVID-19…

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Insider tip: Sri Lanka – Stuff.co.nz – Sri Lanka Travel Article

Insider tip: Sri Lanka – Stuff.co.nz Sigiriya (Lion’s Rock), a 200-metre high citadel nestled amidst the jungle. When researching where to go for my recent trip, my only criteria were: somewhere with adventure and somewhere intrepid. I’m a beach lover with a penchant for culture, wildlife and good food. Sri Lanka delivered on that and so much more. The curry, dahl and spiced rice are endless in Sri Lanka, especially in Unawatuna, a small village in the south. Here, we…

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Best Birthday Gifts for Travelers – Mark’s Travel Journal – Business Travel Article

Best Birthday Gifts for Travelers – Mark’s Travel Journal Finding the right present for anyone is a difficult task. The person you are buying the present for might be your best friend, your boyfriend, girlfriend, even your brother, but that fact doesn’t make the gift-picking process any easier. So, the best way to find the right present for them is to see what things they like or think about their hobbies just a little bit. Do they like reading? Do…

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South America Cruising When COVID-19 Became A Pandemic – Retirement Travel Article

South America Cruising When COVID-19 Became A Pandemic Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest3 Who Would Know We Would Be South America Cruising When COVID-19 Became A Pandemic When we left home on Jan 10, who would have known we would be South America cruising when COVID-19 became a pandemic! For those of you not following RetiredAndTravelling on social media, the last you may have heard was when we set sail to cruise around South America for two months. We are…

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Things We Love And Hate About Hotels – Retirement Travel Article

Things We Love And Hate About Hotels Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest7 Many Chances To Experience What We Love And Hate About Hotels We spent 175 nights away from home in 2019. There were 136 nights in hotels and another 39 nights cruising. Our nights away from home were spent across all levels of accommodations. So we had a lot of experiences that informed the list of things we love and hate about hotels. It was always great when hotels…

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