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Off The Beaten Path Scotland: Top Ten | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Off The Beaten Path Scotland: Top Ten | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 21, 2019) Scotland boasts pristine, lesser-known locations for new and returning visitors alike. These are the top 10 off the beaten path Scotland destinations on our radar. Have you visited Scotland more than once and explored much of its natural and architectural wonders? Or maybe you don’t like overcrowded tourist attractions and want something more pristine and off the beaten path? Scotland will deliver! Photo CreditNo…

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Bohemian Rhapsody: Cesky Krumlov | No Particular Place To Go – Retirement Travel Article

Bohemian Rhapsody: Cesky Krumlov | No Particular Place To Go   We set off from our temporary home in Prague one sunny morning and drove south through the countryside of the Czech Republic, heading for the small town of Český Krumlov close to the Czech-Austrian border. The landscapes of the Bohemian region were the kind that artists dream of: blue skies with wisps of clouds, rural farmhouses and fields freshly tilled or planted with various crops in checkered hues alternating…

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On to Zion – simply retired – Retirement Travel Article

On to Zion – simply retired Wednesday, October 25 – Driving through southern Utah, the landscape changes are often immediate and stunning. From a rolling sea of slickrock to high-altitude pine forests to towering red rocks, it’s hard for us East Coast flatlanders to absorb. Approaching Zion National Park, the rocks again change to red – and so does the road. Jagged, majestic peaks jarringly transform the landscape. We were on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and entered the Mt. Carmel…

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So much construction ! – Retirement Travel Article

So much construction ! I cannot wait to get away from the cities and get out west. Cannot believe all the road/interstate construction going on. From Gulport, Mississippi to Houston and beyond, we ran into major road repairs where the lanes shrank down so thin that I was sure I’m going to lose my mirrors any minute. Accident on I-10. We sat in one place for 1 hour and 45 minutes! Good thing we have an on-board bathroom. We thought…

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The Story Behind James Madison’s Montpelier – Retirement Travel Article

The Story Behind James Madison’s Montpelier I couldn’t help but notice the boxes of tissue as we entered the screening room at James Madison’s Montpelier.  By the end of the film, I understood the need.  Although it didn’t actually bring tears to my eyes, the story of Ellen and the enslaved community in which she lived at Montpelier, tugged at my heart.  It left me wanting to learn more. The Nation’s Capital One of the best perks about living on…

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Local Montreal Food Tours – Review – Retirement Travel Article

Local Montreal Food Tours – Review A Review Of Our Walking Old Montreal Food Tour If you have been following my blog, then you know one of our favorite things to do when traveling is taking a walking food tour. On our visit to Montreal, Quebec we did just that. We enjoyed a wonderful food tasting experience and history tour with Local Montreal Food Tours. A Fully Guided Walking Food Tour on the streets of Old Montreal. Old Montreal Food…

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan – Retirement Travel Article

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan Mount Fuji, or Fujisan as the Japanese call it, is the most photographed place on earth.Japan is home to 23 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 19 cultural and four natural sites. The most famous, of course, is Mount Fuji, which also is the most photographed place on earth. Cultural (19) Natural (4) Ogasawara Islands (2011) Shirakami-Sanchi (1993) Shiretoko (2005) Yakushima (1993) You can help yourself get ready for your own travels by reading our Get…

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Get Entranced With A Brief Look At Faroe Islands – Retirement Travel Article

Get Entranced With A Brief Look At Faroe Islands Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest1 Great To Get A Brief Look At Faroe Islands After our stop in the Orkney Islands with Oceania Cruises, we headed for a brief look at the Faroe Islands. We were excited to visit this destination that was not yet a major tourist destination. But we did hear that many new hotels were being built as tourism heated up. We enjoyed the morning wandering through the…

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Lessons learned – simply retired – Retirement Travel Article

Lessons learned – simply retired November 2 – For two retired women, visiting five National Parks (plus Monument Valley) in 10 days was probably a bit ambitious. Now that the trip is over, we have some insights: Our favorite parks were Bryce Canyon, Zion and Arches – close but roughly in that order. A revised itinerary would probably omit Canyonlands and Capitol Reef and spend more time exploring the other three. We did spend two nights in Moab (Arches, Canyonlands)…

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Strick’s Retirement: Texas BBQ Trail – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: Texas BBQ Trail Okay, prepare to start drooling….that is, if you like good BBQ. Went a couple of times to Smitty’s in Lockhart. It’s the best.Outside entrance from the back parking lotThis is what you see upon entering. They lift up the lids to get to the meat.Everyone eats at long tables.The carver slicing up some brisket.Outside the front entrance. Doesn’t look like much does it? Opening the lids to get to our order.Sausage, sausage, sausage. Kim’s favorite.Went…

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