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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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Travel Memories Photograph – Canadian Flag – Retirement Travel Article

Travel Memories Photograph – Canadian Flag Travel Memories Photograph From Baja Mexico This edition of Gr8 Travel Tips Travel Memories Photograph is a Canadian Flag taken while on our wonderful Baja Mexico Camping Adventure. Our group stopped for the night to camp at Bahia de Los Angeles – Baja Mexico. This was picturesque beachfront rustic campground on Week 4 of our 28 day journey down the Baja. The Flag was a bit tattered, but as our group were mostly from…

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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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5 Scenic Train Routes in Switzerland | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

5 Scenic Train Routes in Switzerland | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: February 10, 2020)Scenic train routes in Switzerland will deliver breathtaking views and comfortable amenities from a modern network in an extraordinary experience.Switzerland measures 348 by 220 kilometers but is one of the most visited countries in Europe. Since the landmass is easily manageable, the country has a modernized and exceptional transportation network. The country is associated with some of the most scenic locations in Europe, and with a…

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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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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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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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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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3 Tips for Feeling at Home When You Are Always on the Go | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

3 Tips for Feeling at Home When You Are Always on the Go | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: January 22, 2020)For many people, the idea of being able to live on the open road, constantly experiencing new destinations from day to day, is truly a dream and a lifelong ambition.It’s easy to see why, too. Living a nomadic lifestyle allows you to be constantly experiencing new things, expanding your horizons, refining your own sense of how the world works,…

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