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Finally! Heading to Idaho – Retirement Travel Article

Finally! Heading to Idaho February 28, 2019 We were so excited to get on the road, we both woke up around 3:15….that’s AM ! After trying to go back to sleep, we decided to get up. We were due to get up at 4 anyway for an early start. …got last minute stuff packed away and all the outside doors closed and locked..quietly as possible. Started up the coach around 5 and left the park to hook up the truck…

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Le Germain Hotel Toronto Maple Leaf Square – Retirement Travel Article

Le Germain Hotel Toronto Maple Leaf Square A Review Of Our Stay At Le Germain Hotel In Toronto Arriving by train into Toronto on our cross Canada rail journey, we couldn’t have chosen a better place to spend our time in the city. Le Germain Hotel Toronto Maple Leaf Square was absolutely perfect for our 3 night stay. A beautiful upper scale luxury boutique hotel in downtown Toronto. Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square – Location The hotel’s location is…

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What To Do In Skopje, Macedonia, The Capital of Kitsch – Retirement Travel Article

What To Do In Skopje, Macedonia, The Capital of Kitsch Skopje, Macedonia was a very last-minute getaway for us. As our lovely dog sitters Neil and Orla, were staying at our home for an extra week after we returned from Slovenia, we decided to sneak in another trip away. Well, my dog loves them and hey, never turn down an opportunity for an adventure.Alexander the Great with his MumSo after a quick search online for a short and inexpensive flight,…

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A Rant-A-Thon From a US and a Canadian Expat: Bureaucratic Contortions – Retirement Travel Article

A Rant-A-Thon From a US and a Canadian Expat: Bureaucratic Contortions Sagres, Portugal A few weeks ago my Canadian blogger friend, Frank, at The Travels of BbqBoy and Spanky  reached out to me with an idea he had for a collaborative post called, “The Absolute Worst Thing About Being a Fulltime Traveler,” comparing our different perspectives.  What made his idea intriguing was that our worst experiences actually have nothing to do with traveling full time or with being an expat,…

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Visiting the Big Bend Area of Texas – Retirement Travel Article

Visiting the Big Bend Area of Texas Our first view of Big Bend National Park. Who knew there were high mountains here?We didn’t really know what to expect from the Big Bend National Park area of south Texas. Honestly, all of Texas is sort of an enigma to us. We’ve visited Austin a few times. And I used to go to Dallas on business occasionally, but that’s about the extent of it. I never got out of the cities, really.…

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Is a Home Security System Important While Traveling? – Retirement Travel Article

Is a Home Security System Important While Traveling? Traveling means leaving your home unoccupied for some length of time. Whether you’re traveling for a long weekend or spending a month away, an unoccupied home can be tempting to opportunistic thieves. Can a home security system be beneficial when you travel? The Importance of a Deterrent Thieves look for houses where they won’t be disturbed or recorded. They might watch the same house for days, to make sure that nobody’s home.…

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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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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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