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Explore 5 Fantastic Santa Maria Wineries for the First Time – Retirement Travel Article

Explore 5 Fantastic Santa Maria Wineries for the First Time Santa Maria Valley is an American Viticultural Area located in Northern Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County. Santa Maria Valley, with its sunshine and cool Mediterranean climate, is perfect for growing wine grapes. In truth, there is so much more to Santa Maria Valley than just wine. The valley is also known for its authentic Santa Maria Style Barbecue. The Santa Maria wineries will bring you to the…

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Visiting Auschwitz – What You Need To Know Beforehand – Retirement Travel Article

Visiting Auschwitz – What You Need To Know Beforehand A Brief History Of AuschwitzAuschwitz II – BirkenauAuschwitz, the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps, opened in 1940. It began as a detention centre for political prisoners. However, the base soon evolved into a network of centres where Jewish people and other enemies of the Nazi state were used as slave labour or exterminated, often in gas chambers.Some of the prisoners were also subjected to barbaric medical experiments led…

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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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Playful Dolphins And Sea Lions On Catalina Island – Retirement Travel Article

Playful Dolphins And Sea Lions On Catalina Island Plan To See The Dolphins And Sea Lions On Catalina Island Catalina Island was the first stop on our cruise down the California coast with Oceania Cruises. We booked a fast boat trip to see the playful dolphins and sea lions on Catalina Island. It was a return visit to Catalina Island for us. David seemed to remember little of that first visit, other than the flying fish that landed in our boat…

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Planning Alberta Holidays – The Canadian Rockies – Retirement Travel Article

Planning Alberta Holidays – The Canadian Rockies Post Last Modified – May 22, 2020 Planning Your Alberta Holidays & The Canadian Rockies Start planning your Alberta Holidays and include The Canadian Rockies today! Taking an Alberta holiday offers a little bit of country and a little bit of city, enough to keep you and your family entertained for weeks!If you are considering a vacation to Canada and looking at the Province of Alberta as an option, but not sure what…

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Our Best Gear for Cycling – Retirement Travel Article

Our Best Gear for Cycling If you’re going to do some long distance cycling like we’ve done, pick the right gear to make it as comfortable as possible.This post was updated in May 2020, from an article originally published in 2018. While air travel is largely suspended and we continue to stay close to home, taking walks and riding bikes allow us to get out of the house and into a traveler’s state of mind. Even a short outing can…

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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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Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa – Review – Retirement Travel Article

Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa – Review Post Last Modified – May 17, 2020 A Review Of Our Stay At The Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa by Marriott If your travel plans include a trip to Victoria, British Columbia then be sure to check out the beautiful Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa. This Resort is ideally located in the heart of the city. It’s within easy walking distance to the beautiful inner harbour and…

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Our Most Memorable Meals From Our Travels Around The World – Retirement Travel Article

Our Most Memorable Meals From Our Travels Around The World As we aren’t able to travel at the moment due to the Covid-19 pandemic, poor Jonathan is doing all the cooking. Believe me, he wouldn’t want me to cook – even our dog who eats complete rubbish straight off the street refuses my cooking. So for now, we find ourselves reminiscing about some of the more memorable meals we have experienced on our travels!We hope you enjoy our tales of…

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