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Competitours’ Mystery Travel: A Surprise Trip to Europe – Retirement Travel Article

Competitours’ Mystery Travel: A Surprise Trip to Europe View of Heidelberg, Germany, which may or may not be on this year’s itinerary.Note: This post, originally published in 2016, has been updated and expanded. It reflects current pricing and dates for 2020 adventures, noted below. An intriguing item came across our virtual desks not too long ago–a cool mystery travel idea that is available every summer. It takes all that pesky planning for your European summer holiday away, and stirs in…

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Malta Carnival 2020: A Bit of History and Some Fun Photos – Retirement Travel Article

Malta Carnival 2020: A Bit of History and Some Fun Photos A Stunningly Colourful Carnival FloatMalta’s carnival, Il-Karnival Ta’ Malta, takes place in February in the lead-up to Lent and is one of Europe’s oldest and most celebrated festivals. Jonathan has experienced many Mardi Gras festivals in the past, mainly in New Orleans, but for me, this was my first time.Costumes at Malta Carnival 2020It was fun, jam-packed, apparently a lot more family-focused than New Orleans’ Mardi Gras and loud!…

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Things To Consider When Booking A Holiday | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Things To Consider When Booking A Holiday | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: February 17, 2020)Being able to travel around the world is a luxury, and whether you have a yearly holiday or it’s something you do on special occasions, it’s good to plan it carefully to ensure you get the most out of your trip away. The reason why is that not everyone can get the experience of seeing the world and therefore it’s a luxury to be able…

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Boomers’ Travel Bucket List for 2020 – Retirement Travel Article

Boomers’ Travel Bucket List for 2020 The Galapagos should be on everyone’s list.We asked a bunch of our friends and fellow “past 50” travel bloggers where they’d go in 2020 if they had their pick of anywhere. Here’s our friends’ list of top bucket list travel destinations, and a varied one it is. All the way from the Arctic (us) to the tropical paradise of Hawaii; from far Africa’s wild Botswana and Namibia to the relatively tame environs of Devon,…

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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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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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20 Helpful Philippines Travel Tips – Retirement Travel Article

20 Helpful Philippines Travel Tips Top 20 Travel Tips From Our Travels To The Philippines In 2019, my wife and I had the pleasure of traveling to the Philippines for 5 weeks from Canada. Below, are 20 Useful Philippines Travel Tips we made a note of during our time in the country. For those of you traveling to the Philippines for the first time, I hope a few of them may be useful for you. Our Brief Philippines Travel Itinerary…

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10 Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis in Winter – Retirement Travel Article

10 Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis in Winter The picturesque ice on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis is primed for figure skating or hockey. Gus, meanwhile, ponders a visit to the warming house.Winter visitors to the Twin Cities are warned about Minnesota’s famous cold temperatures and severe wind chills, and never handed a list of things to do in Minneapolis in winter. Visitors are usually here for business reasons–a major sporting event, a convention, a recording session–not because…

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Things We Love And Hate About Hotels – Retirement Travel Article

Things We Love And Hate About Hotels Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 Many Chances To Experience What We Love And Hate About Hotels We spent 175 nights away from home in 2019. There were 136 nights in hotels and another 39 nights cruising. Our nights away from home were spent across all levels of accommodations. So we had a lot of experiences that informed the list of things we love and hate about hotels. It was always great when hotels…

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An Amazing One-Day Delectable Sonoma Wine Itinerary – Retirement Travel Article

An Amazing One-Day Delectable Sonoma Wine Itinerary Sonoma is a great day trip from many places. Also, Sonoma is a historical city in northern California nestled in the heart of the Sonoma Valley winemaking country. Downtown Sonoma, known for its art galleries and the colonial-era Sonoma Plaza, has a rustic charm. Hence, surrounding this plaza are19th-century adobe buildings, including Mission San Francisco Solano and the Sonoma Barracks. Sonoma locals run the gamut from down-to-earth locals, farmers, winemakers, to acclaimed chefs…

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