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Day Trip Touring The Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow – Retirement Travel Article

Day Trip Touring The Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow The Entrance To The Wieliczka Salt MineBeing so close to Krakow, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a.k.a the Krakow Salt Mine (probably because that’s easier to say and remember), makes for a great side trip from the city. It’s one of the world’s oldest salt mines – established in the 13th century and was still in operation until 2007. At one point in the salt mine’s history, it produced one-third of Poland’s…

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Is Fire Movement For Early Retirement Right For You? – Retirement Travel Article

Is Fire Movement For Early Retirement Right For You? Going out for a fancy dinner, purchasing trending gadgets, owning the latest vehicle, or squandering money in luxuries; gone are those days when the youth tout their extravagant spending. In the time of economic instability, more of today’s generation are embracing the trending FIRE Movement. What is the FIRE Movement? Started in the 90s, the Fire movement stands for Financial Independence/Retire Early. Spending frugally and saving substantially to retire as early…

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Digest of Audio Posts by Travel Past 50 – Retirement Travel Article

Digest of Audio Posts by Travel Past 50 Practicing English conversation in a Cambodian school visit on Oknahatey Island outside Phnom Penh.Over the past several years of traveling, we’ve been lucky not only to see so many spectacular places, but to hear fascinating stories from those we’ve met along the way. Among the fortuitous meetings was our virtual connection with Graeme Kemlo of Travel Writers Radio out of Melbourne, Australia. We got to talkin’…and have now contributed dozens of podcast…

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Our Most Memorable Meals From Our Travels Around The World – Retirement Travel Article

Our Most Memorable Meals From Our Travels Around The World As we aren’t able to travel at the moment due to the Covid-19 pandemic, poor Jonathan is doing all the cooking. Believe me, he wouldn’t want me to cook – even our dog who eats complete rubbish straight off the street refuses my cooking. So for now, we find ourselves reminiscing about some of the more memorable meals we have experienced on our travels!We hope you enjoy our tales of…

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The Alder Bay Resort In Port McNeill BC – Retirement Travel Article

The Alder Bay Resort In Port McNeill BC Post Last Modified – May 13, 2020 Alder Bay Resort RV Park in Port McNeill British Columbia For those of you traveling to Vancouver Island and heading to the northern section, then you simply must make a point of camping at Alder Bay Resort. Situated in the north of the island between the communities of Telegraph Cove to the south and Port McNeill to the north, lies one of the most picturesque…

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Anthology of Audio Posts by Travel Past 50 – Retirement Travel Article

Anthology of Audio Posts by Travel Past 50 Practicing English conversation in a Cambodian school visit on Oknahatey Island outside Phnom Penh.Over the past several years of traveling, we’ve been lucky not only to see so many spectacular places, but to hear fascinating stories from those we’ve met along the way. Among the fortuitous meetings was our virtual connection with Graeme Kemlo of Travel Writers Radio out of Melbourne, Australia. We got to talkin’…and have now contributed dozens of stories…

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The Hoodoos At Bryce Canyon National Park – Retirement Travel Article

The Hoodoos At Bryce Canyon National Park We Headed For The Hoodoos At Bryce Canyon National Park We found so much more than just hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park. When we finished our stay in Moab in Utah, we travelled along Scenic Byway 24 and through Capital Reef National Park. Along the way we got our first view of hoodoos. But it was definitely not the last. When we drove through the Bryce Canyon National Park, we stopped at…

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7 Ways In Which It Changes A Person – Retirement Travel Article

7 Ways In Which It Changes A Person Adventure travel is a beautiful way to transform ourselves into better people. Sometimes travel plans are well thought out, and sometimes they are unexpected. However, going to a new destination changes you if you plan it properly. Without some planning, you might end up just roaming and not a great experience. Here are seven ways you can travel correctly and how adventure travel can change you as a person. 1. Decide the…

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A Day Visit To Dead Horse State Park And Canyonlands Island In The Sky – Retirement Travel Article

A Day Visit To Dead Horse State Park And Canyonlands Island In The Sky Plan To Visit Dead Horse State Park And Canyonlands Island In The Sky When we planned our visit to the Utah parks, we really only had the big 5 National Parks on our radar. But we were so glad we learned more about the great state parks in Utah too. We were so glad we visited Dead Horse State Park And Canyonlands Island In The Sky…

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Inspiring Travel Books for When You Can’t Travel – Retirement Travel Article

Inspiring Travel Books for When You Can’t Travel Albert Anker, Die Andacht des Grossvaters by Albert Anker, 1893; Wikimedia Commons. Reminding us that reading aloud is an option, too.We’re spending plenty of time streaming video on the television lately, but we’ve been doing a lot of reading, too. As long as we can’t travel, we’ll seek out inspiring travel books. That includes books we may or may not have ready before, set in countries we may or may not have…

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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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