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The Rhythm of Seasonal Changes & Crises – Retirement Travel Article

The Rhythm of Seasonal Changes & Crises When the calendar page turns to the first official day of summer, I begin counting the days until the first official day of fall, as if I can hurry along the seasonal changes.  I can appreciate the beauty of summer with green grass, flower blossoms and wearing flip flops, but I am not a fan of heat and humidity.  Humidity tends to suck the life out of me so when the air cools…

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Strick’s Retirement: New Summer Trip – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: New Summer Trip We are heading out for a short trip around Washington as that’s a state we’ve not been in very much. First stop though, is Baker City, Oregon where we will visit the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, the Snake River and a great breakfast place on the main street.This is a neat city…so colorful and historic with many old old buildings….from our breakfast table…This couple is getting married today…they’re checking on their arrangements…I think.We like to…

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BEST SCANDINAVIAN CRUISE – Passage For Two – Retirement Travel Article

BEST SCANDINAVIAN CRUISE – Passage For Two Best Scandinavian Cruise – Baltic Ocean With Viking blood in our veins we knew we needed to take the best Scandinavian Cruise to satisfy our adventurous spirit. Planning a year-long round-the-world Adventure of a Lifetime journey had to include visiting Scandinavia and the Viking Homelands. The Baltic Ocean is bordered by Denmark, Sweden and Finland on the North and Germany on the South. Of special interest is Saint Petersburg Russia on the East.…

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Halloween: Dia de Los Muertos – Retirement Travel Article

Halloween: Dia de Los Muertos Halloween.  Dia de Los Muertos. It’s not so much that I’m madly in love with the holiday, although I do think it’s crazy fun. I am, in fact, madly in love with all things fall. The trees are bursting with color and mother nature is gearing up for winter as we near the end of October. I love this time of year like no other. The air is cool and crisp, the humidity of summer…

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Is Your Vacation Ruining The Planet – Retirement Travel Article

Is Your Vacation Ruining The Planet Jonathan in MyanmarOur species has never been as mobile as it is today. Getting from one side of the planet to the other has never been as easy or affordable. You can wake up this morning in Boston and through the magic of air transport, go to sleep in Barcelona, Botswana or Brisbane. The downside of this movement, while it brings people together, there are huge environmental impacts of tourism. A study released by Nature…

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Here’s Why You Should Visit Frederick, MD – Retirement Travel Article

Here’s Why You Should Visit Frederick, MD Once upon a time we thought we wanted to live in the country, in Frederick, MD to be precise.  We bought a sweet little brick house that just happened to sit in the middle of five acres of pretty pasture grass.  Fast forward 2 1/2 years and we sold the house and bought one way tickets to Europe.  As much as we loved the small city of Frederick and our little brick house,…

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Yurt, sweet yurt – a camping adventure – Retirement Travel Article

Yurt, sweet yurt – a camping adventure Our camping experiences date to Girl Scouts and, for me, a few miserable outings in high school. That was quite awhile ago. But we thought trying again might be an antidote to my desire for a small RV. The two-night outing to Trap Pond State Park near Laurel, Delaware, was only about 25 miles from our house. We would not starve. We could try out some of the delights of camping, such as…

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Things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia – Retirement Travel Article

Things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia View of the City From Ljubljana CastleThere are so many things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, and largest city. It’s a town that’s best explored on foot. It’s not a large city, but when you do tire from walking, you’re never too far away from one of many riverside bars or cafes.Ljubljana owes much of its current charm to a catastrophe. In 1895, a devastating earthquake reduced much of the area to ruins.…

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The Hoopla About Hoopoes, A Birdwalk, and A Three-Hour Tour – Retirement Travel Article

The Hoopla About Hoopoes, A Birdwalk, and A Three-Hour Tour In our former lives on Padre Island off the coast of Texas, one of the things we enjoyed most were the sea birds we could see in the wetlands near our house on a canal.  We never failed to be thrilled by the V formations of twenty to thirty brown pelicans skimming close to the waves at the Padre Island National Seashore or the sight of a brown pelican streaking…

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8 Reasons To Visit The Seychelles | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

8 Reasons To Visit The Seychelles | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: September 24, 2019) The Seychelles are overshadowed by more popular island escapes, but it is time for a change. Check out 8 outstanding reasons to visit the Seychelles. The Seychelles are not really on the map in terms of global tourism and while more popular and well-known island escapes like the Maldives and Hawaii get the attention of travelers, it is time for a change and for good…

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New Mexico, muy encantando – Retirement Travel Article

New Mexico, muy encantando Please see our New Mexico photo gallery. The last stop on our RoadScholar tour of Albuquerque, Taos and Santa Fe was another kiva – this one at Coronado Historic Site in the Albuquerque suburb of Bernalillo. A kiva is a sacred room within an Indian pueblo, where religious rites are performed. This visit required climbing up one ladder and down another one into the underground chamber; only 13 of us at a time. The room included…

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