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Walking Tours: Tips for Nature Hikes, City Walks, and Travel on Foot – Retirement Travel Article

Walking Tours: Tips for Nature Hikes, City Walks, and Travel on Foot Walking allows us to see all sorts of little details, like this hobbit home, tiny libraries, and fragrant flower petals.If there’s one thing we enjoy (besides eating, of course) no matter where we are on Earth, it’s going out for a walk. Even days sequestered during the coronavirus pandemic are peppered with outings on foot. We go to regional parks for nature hikes; our city walks lead us…

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Explore 5 Fantastic Santa Maria Wineries for the First Time – Retirement Travel Article

Explore 5 Fantastic Santa Maria Wineries for the First Time Santa Maria Valley is an American Viticultural Area located in Northern Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County. Santa Maria Valley, with its sunshine and cool Mediterranean climate, is perfect for growing wine grapes. In truth, there is so much more to Santa Maria Valley than just wine. The valley is also known for its authentic Santa Maria Style Barbecue. The Santa Maria wineries will bring you to the…

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Tuesday Takes: Steak Frites – One Road at a Time – Retirement Travel Article

Tuesday Takes: Steak Frites – One Road at a Time Steak Frites in Montpellier, France. It was an unexpected stop on a 3-month cross-Europe rail adventure. As it turned out though, the 4-day visit to Montpellier proved to be one of our most favorite experiences. And, by far, one of our best meals. Murphy’s Law Our original plan was to spend five nights in Lyon, France. Murphy’s Law prevailed in that what could go wrong, went wrong. Sometimes you just…

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Our Best Gear for Cycling – Retirement Travel Article

Our Best Gear for Cycling If you’re going to do some long distance cycling like we’ve done, pick the right gear to make it as comfortable as possible.This post was updated in May 2020, from an article originally published in 2018. While air travel is largely suspended and we continue to stay close to home, taking walks and riding bikes allow us to get out of the house and into a traveler’s state of mind. Even a short outing can…

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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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Tuesday Takes: Kutna Hora – One Road at a Time – Retirement Travel Article

Tuesday Takes: Kutna Hora – One Road at a Time Tuesday Takes: Kutna Hora. It’s our new thing, Tuesday Takes, because well, why not? Since we can’t physically travel right now – and because I have a tendency to write in real time – I decided to broaden my horizons and take on a series of Tuesday Takes. Each post in the series will focus on one or two photos, or possibly a video, as well as the background story…

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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 Inspiration of Still We Rise – Retirement Travel Article

The Inspiration of Still We Rise Still We Rise. It should come as no surprise that I am an avid reader. My problem is when I start a good book, I have a tendency to tune out the world until said book is completed. I did just that with the international bestseller, Maude. I started reading and didn’t put it down until it was finished. On occasion, I’ve written a book review or two which I’ve shared here with our…

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The Bangkok Grand Palace In Thailand [Review] – Retirement Travel Article

The Bangkok Grand Palace In Thailand [Review] Post Last Modified – April 26, 2020 Review Of Our Visit To The Bangkok Grand Palace In Thailand Arriving in Thailand from our home in Canada, our first stop was in the City of Bangkok.  Having only a couple of days in the city before heading to an outer island, we wanted to see as much as we could. We definitely did not want to miss a visit to The Grand Palace and…

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