barcelona travel blogs 2019

Strick’s Retirement: World’s Largest Truck Stop – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: World’s Largest Truck Stop ANOTHER place we’ve (well, mostly me) have wanted to visit for years….the Iowa 80 Truck Stop west of Davenport, Iowa near the Mississippi River. Here’s the opening paragraph from their website: A place where people want to stop. On the eastern edge of Iowa, not far from the Mississippi River, adjacent to the small town of Walcott, you’ll find a place like no other in the world. The Iowa 80 Truckstop, now the World’s…

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Brandywine Valley Yuletide Road Trip – Retirement Travel Article

Brandywine Valley Yuletide Road Trip Sometimes, the best travel treasures can be found in one’s backyard, or within just a couple of hours drive.  Road trips are probably our most favorite mode of travel, followed closely by train travel.  We decided to jump start our Christmas holiday with a yuletide road trip that took us just beyond our backyard to the Brandywine Valley which stretches across the borders of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Havre de Grace, Maryland Driving north, but before…

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Best Places To Visit In China – Retirement Travel Article

Best Places To Visit In China Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexel Best Places To Visit In China – According To China Travel Tour Guides I’m sure at least once you have wished to travel to gorgeous China and to be part of the divine beauties and extraterrestrial nature. Traveling to China will be one of your most fascinating trips and experiences, you just have to decide what to visit during your memorable journey. We’ve compiled a list of the…

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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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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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Planning Our Trip to Alaska – Retirement Travel Article

Planning Our Trip to Alaska Planning a trip to Alaska: When and where to go, what to see and do.We’re as shocked as anyone to realize that Alaska remains a big hole in our coverage map. It’s the only state we haven’t visited. As adventure travelers, fans of great landscapes and photography, and curious explorers of hyper-local cultures, we’re way overdue in planning a trip to Alaska.So, we sat up and paid attention when a free, downloadable Official State of…

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See Skofja Loka, Slovenia’s Best-Preserved Medieval Village – Retirement Travel Article

See Skofja Loka, Slovenia’s Best-Preserved Medieval Village The charmingly picturesque town of Skofja Loka, meaning Bishop’s Meadows, is considered to be the best-preserved medieval city in Slovenia. Located roughly halfway between Ljubljana and Lake Bled, this delightful town is certainly worth a visit.Skofja LokaA Little HistoryThe first written records of what was once the bustling market town of Skofja Loka date back to 1248. Although mentions of the town date as far back to 973!Škofja Loka gained its city rights…

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Terezin: If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words – Retirement Travel Article

Terezin: If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words It’s the children’s drawings that linger in our minds, haunting us long after our tour of the town of Terezin that once served as a concentration camp. We’d seen some of the drawings years before at an exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC and then at the Pinkas Synagogue in Prague. Pictures showing happier times with houses and gardens, holiday celebrations with family, children playing, flowers and trees.  Pictures…

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Tourist Attractions – 5 Things People Don’t Always Tell You – Retirement Travel Article

Tourist Attractions – 5 Things People Don’t Always Tell You About Traveling To Tourist Attractions When creating a travel itinerary to a new destination, most of us usually want to add some of the areas popular tourist attractions to our list. After all, they are popular and iconic for a reason – right? Well, not always. Places like these are usually called “tourist traps” for a reason. Oftentimes, your expectations will exceed your reality when it comes to experiencing these…

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Unique Gifts for Travelers: Consult Our Updated Guide! | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Unique Gifts for Travelers: Consult Our Updated Guide! | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 17, 2019) Unique gifts for travelers in our updated guide! Choose the best travel gifts for men and unique travel gifts for her from top travel gift recommendations! When it comes to unique gifts for travelers, gift-givers need to be prudent. Every traveler is concerned about space and weight limitations. At the same time, though, that doesn’t mean we don’t like pretty or luxurious things. Some…

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