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Top Things To Do in Jerusalem – Retirement Travel Article

Top Things To Do in Jerusalem Admittedly, we were a little bit hesitant at first about visiting Jerusalem. Despite knowing there were so many fascinating things to see and do in Jerusalem, we believe that spending travel money is, in a way, like voting, and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict had us both conflicted.So, although we both really wanted to see Jerusalem, we just didn’t want our dollars being mixed into this ugly situation. But then we got the opportunity to…

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Top Things to Do in Heidelberg | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Top Things to Do in Heidelberg | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: January 30, 2020)Heidelberg – A German Gem Heidelberg, a popular destination in Germany, gets 12 million visitors each year. Consult our list of top things to do in Heidelberg for inspiration!Photo CreditHeidelberg is one of Germany’s famous baroque cities. Surrounded by lush forest and bisected by the Neckar river, Heidelberg is a rich piece of German history that was settled as early as 300AD! It’s no surprise that…

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10 Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis in Winter – Retirement Travel Article

10 Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis in Winter The picturesque ice on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis is primed for figure skating or hockey. Gus, meanwhile, ponders a visit to the warming house.Winter visitors to the Twin Cities are warned about Minnesota’s famous cold temperatures and severe wind chills, and never handed a list of things to do in Minneapolis in winter. Visitors are usually here for business reasons–a major sporting event, a convention, a recording session–not because…

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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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A Pampering Stay At Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Tucson – Retirement Travel Article

A Pampering Stay At Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Tucson Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest1 Finishing Our Arizona Visit With A Pampering Stay At Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain We started our fall visit to Utah and Arizona at a crazy pace as we explored the National Parks of Utah. Then we moved on and explored Arizona from north to south. So it was great to finish our trip with a pampering stay at Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain. We loved just relaxing on the resort…

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Cruise From Long Beach In The Holiday Season – Retirement Travel Article

Cruise From Long Beach In The Holiday Season Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 We Started Our California Cruise In Long Beach We headed south to cruise from Long Beach in the holiday season. It was a short 7 day cruise along the California coast. With one stop south in sunny and hot Mexico. When we planned our California cruise, we debated a few options on where to stay when we arrived. On previous visits to Los Angeles we stayed out…

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The Best Way to Experience Wonderful Mendocino Wine – Retirement Travel Article

The Best Way to Experience Wonderful Mendocino Wine Perched on a wave-carved bluff, squeezed between dense forests and a restless sea, you will find Mendocino, California. Undeniably, Mendocino is a charming, tranquil little town with breathtaking oceanside views. In truth, the beauty extends outside the city to the whole county. But, Mendocino is known for more than its stunning Pacific Ocean coastline, it also has great wine. Mendocino wine is a lesser-known wine gem.  Beautiful coastline in MendocinoMendocino is part…

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Via Dolorosa Walking Tour With Photos – Retirement Travel Article

Via Dolorosa Walking Tour With Photos What Is The Via Dolorosa?The Via Dolorosa and Souvenir ShopThe Via Dolorosa meaning ‘Sorrowful Way’ or ‘Way of Suffering,’ is a processional route for Christian pilgrims in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is said to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Visiting each station of the cross along the Via Dolorosa should be part of any visit to Jerusalem or holy land pilgrimage.We decided to make our…

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Self-Guided Tour of the Mount of Olives – Retirement Travel Article

Self-Guided Tour of the Mount of Olives How We Came To Visit Jerusalem and The Mount of OlivesLooking Across The Kidron Valley At The Tour Buses On The Mount of OlivesAs it’s the epicentre for the world’s main religions, Jonathan and I have both always wanted to visit Jerusalem. However, we were somewhat hesitant to visit because we believe that spending travel dollars is, in a way, like voting and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict had us conflicted. We wanted to…

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Authors and Books that Inspire Travel: A Bookworm’s Guide | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Authors and Books that Inspire Travel: A Bookworm’s Guide | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 16, 2019)We keep a running list of the books that inspire travel for ourselves. Hopefully, you’ll see some old favorites and some new books to try!What do you do to inspire travel for yourself? Much of the time, our travel inspiration comes in the pages of a book. We eagerly await new titles from our favorite authors, and we’re always on the lookout for…

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The National Parks of the United States by State – Retirement Travel Article

The National Parks of the United States by State Olympic National Park in Washington state is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.This is a list of United States National Parks by state (including two parks outside of the 50 states.) We’ve linked our stories to the parks we have visited. There are 61 U.S. National Parks, including two in American Samoa and the United States Virgin Islands. The United States National Parks have been called America’s Best Idea. Ken Burns…

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