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How to Have an Amazing Weekend in Napa Wine Tasting – Retirement Travel Article

How to Have an Amazing Weekend in Napa Wine Tasting Napa Valley is a food and wine lovers fantasy come to life. Spanning towns such as Napa, Rutherford, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga, Napa Valley has lovely vineyards and charming downtowns. In addition to the great Napa wine tasting, there are many Michelin-starred restaurants in Napa. But you do not have to spend a fortune to have amazing food. Napa also has craft breweries, pizzerias, and unbelievable fast food. If…

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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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…and awaaaaay we go ! – Retirement Travel Article

…and awaaaaay we go ! Who said that phrase? If you’re old enough you’ll know the answer. If not, you’ll have to see the answer at the bottom of this blog entry.So….we’ve got the coach all outfitted and we are heading down to Vegas for 4-5 days (and nights!).First stop is Heyburn Riverside RV park along the Snake River in Idaho. Then down to Ogden, Utah for a night, then Cedar City, Utah for another night, then to Vegas. We’re…

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Things to Do in Minneapolis and Saint Paul – Retirement Travel Article

Things to Do in Minneapolis and Saint Paul Biking along the East River Road of the Mississippi offers views of downtown Minneapolis.This post, originally published in 2018, was updated in January 2020. If you are looking for things to do in Minneapolis and St. Paul, you’re undoubtedly taking into account the time of year. What to do in the Twin Cities in the summer might differ quite a bit from what to in winter! Let’s just point out that the…

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Not quite the entrance to Vegas we expected – Retirement Travel Article

Not quite the entrance to Vegas we expected First off, we traveled through Salt Lake City/Provo/Ogden area the other morning. Talk about freeway….about 80-90 miles before we finally reached the end and came out into the country again.  some gorgeous vistas of the Wasatch Mountains but who could look? I was too busy trying to avoid morning commuters anxious to get to work and large trucks barreling by. At least Kim got some  good photos. Gak!! Then we stayed at…

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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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Strick’s Retirement: Viva Las Vegas ! – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: Viva Las Vegas ! Okay, quiz time: Who sang the song, “Viva, Las Vegas”? Answer at the bottom.We had specific goals to do and see in Vegas.  I used to work for an engineering company and they sent me there many, many times to support their local work and to win new work. So, we’ve been there over 50 times but not for at least 5 years.Goals:One buffet a day !WICKED SPOON in the Cosmopolitan Some of the…

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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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Lovely Lennox Head – 50 Shades of Age – Retirement Travel Article

Lovely Lennox Head – 50 Shades of Age I have many favourite places along the coast of Northern New South Wales that evoke wonderful memories of camping when our kids were young. One such place is the lovely Lennox Head situated about halfway between Byron Bay and Ballina in the Northern Rivers region. We recently spent a few nights here in our caravan and reminisced about the good old days of staying at the Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park. What is…

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Things To Do On A Stay In Page And Lake Powell In Arizona – Retirement Travel Article

Things To Do On A Stay In Page And Lake Powell In Arizona Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 Visiting Page And Lake Powell In Arizona After our tour of the National Parks in Utah, we headed south into Arizona. Our first stop was a stay in Page and Lake Powell. Our crazy travel schedule through Utah meant we did not look ahead and book key reservations for things to do in Page and Lake Powell. And then we lost a…

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Strick’s Retirement: Las Vegas Part 2 – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: Las Vegas Part 2 Let’s see…where did we leave off? Oh yes….Next blog will have: Tour the inside of the Venitian and Bellagio. See the outside gardens at Mandalay Bay. Take a photo in front of the Las Vegas Welcome sign.We’ll start with the Vegas sign. The line was about 50 people long when we first showed up so we put it off a few days, then came over in the morning and there were still about 15…

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