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We're Baaaaack ! – Retirement Travel Article

We're Baaaaack ! FINALLY ! On the road again. After hanging out at home since the end of March (not necessary, in my opinion….oops…sorry to get political), we are heading out for some more adventure.First stops are Challis, Idaho and up to Missoula, Montana. Camas Valley looking north…still lots of snow in the mountains. Our site…lots of spaceTallest mountains in Idaho Then we went to Sula, Montana for a night and watched the Bitteroot River go flying by. LOTS of unexpected…

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Tuesday Takes: Steak Frites – One Road at a Time – Retirement Travel Article

Tuesday Takes: Steak Frites – One Road at a Time Steak Frites in Montpellier, France. It was an unexpected stop on a 3-month cross-Europe rail adventure. As it turned out though, the 4-day visit to Montpellier proved to be one of our most favorite experiences. And, by far, one of our best meals. Murphy’s Law Our original plan was to spend five nights in Lyon, France. Murphy’s Law prevailed in that what could go wrong, went wrong. Sometimes you just…

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In My Backyard: Numinbah Valley Drive – Retirement Travel Article

In My Backyard: Numinbah Valley Drive In My Backyard: Numinbah Valley DriveSpread the love” /> Don’t miss new posts! Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. This…

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A Day Hiking In Zion National Park – Retirement Travel Article

A Day Hiking In Zion National Park   We Headed To Zion National Park We had two days in Virgin, Utah and planned to go hiking in Zion National Park from this stop. It was a busy travel day when we first visited to Bryce National Park. And then did the long slow drive to our hotel through the Zion park grounds. We enjoyed a down day to relax before we hit the park. When we visited Canyonlands, Capitol Reef…

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Is Fire Movement For Early Retirement Right For You? – Retirement Travel Article

Is Fire Movement For Early Retirement Right For You? Going out for a fancy dinner, purchasing trending gadgets, owning the latest vehicle, or squandering money in luxuries; gone are those days when the youth tout their extravagant spending. In the time of economic instability, more of today’s generation are embracing the trending FIRE Movement. What is the FIRE Movement? Started in the 90s, the Fire movement stands for Financial Independence/Retire Early. Spending frugally and saving substantially to retire as early…

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Tuesday Takes: Kutna Hora – One Road at a Time – Retirement Travel Article

Tuesday Takes: Kutna Hora – One Road at a Time Tuesday Takes: Kutna Hora. It’s our new thing, Tuesday Takes, because well, why not? Since we can’t physically travel right now – and because I have a tendency to write in real time – I decided to broaden my horizons and take on a series of Tuesday Takes. Each post in the series will focus on one or two photos, or possibly a video, as well as the background story…

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Anthology of Audio Posts by Travel Past 50 – Retirement Travel Article

Anthology of Audio Posts by Travel Past 50 Practicing English conversation in a Cambodian school visit on Oknahatey Island outside Phnom Penh.Over the past several years of traveling, we’ve been lucky not only to see so many spectacular places, but to hear fascinating stories from those we’ve met along the way. Among the fortuitous meetings was our virtual connection with Graeme Kemlo of Travel Writers Radio out of Melbourne, Australia. We got to talkin’…and have now contributed dozens of stories…

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Five Reasons to Visit Grand Marais, Minnesota – Retirement Travel Article

Five Reasons to Visit Grand Marais, Minnesota All year round, the skies and water at Grand Marais MN put on a showGrand Marais, far up Minnesota’s north shore of Lake Superior, is often referred to as the gateway to the Gunflint Trail and Boundary Waters Canoe Area, or maybe as the last stop before Canada. Travelers mention passing through Grand Marais on their way to somewhere else. But stay two or three nights and you’ll understand why Grand Marais has…

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The Bangkok Grand Palace In Thailand [Review] – Retirement Travel Article

The Bangkok Grand Palace In Thailand [Review] Post Last Modified – April 26, 2020 Review Of Our Visit To The Bangkok Grand Palace In Thailand Arriving in Thailand from our home in Canada, our first stop was in the City of Bangkok.  Having only a couple of days in the city before heading to an outer island, we wanted to see as much as we could. We definitely did not want to miss a visit to The Grand Palace and…

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Drive Scenic Byway 24 To Goblins Valley And Capitol Reef – Retirement Travel Article

Drive Scenic Byway 24 To Goblins Valley And Capitol Reef Take The Scenic Byway 24 To Goblins Valley And Capitol Reef On the transit day from our stay in Moab to a short overnight stop in Richfield, we took the Scenic Byway 24 to Goblins Valley and Capitol Reef. The drive itself was fascinating with many places along the road for interesting sights. A short stop in Goblins Valley State park provided us with a fun and whimsical view of…

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Inspiring Travel Books for When You Can’t Travel – Retirement Travel Article

Inspiring Travel Books for When You Can’t Travel Albert Anker, Die Andacht des Grossvaters by Albert Anker, 1893; Wikimedia Commons. Reminding us that reading aloud is an option, too.We’re spending plenty of time streaming video on the television lately, but we’ve been doing a lot of reading, too. As long as we can’t travel, we’ll seek out inspiring travel books. That includes books we may or may not have ready before, set in countries we may or may not have…

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