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Walking Tours: Tips for Nature Hikes, City Walks, and Travel on Foot – Retirement Travel Article

Walking Tours: Tips for Nature Hikes, City Walks, and Travel on Foot Walking allows us to see all sorts of little details, like this hobbit home, tiny libraries, and fragrant flower petals.If there’s one thing we enjoy (besides eating, of course) no matter where we are on Earth, it’s going out for a walk. Even days sequestered during the coronavirus pandemic are peppered with outings on foot. We go to regional parks for nature hikes; our city walks lead us…

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Explore The Columbia River Gorge In Oregon – Retirement Travel Article

Explore The Columbia River Gorge In Oregon We Headed For The Columbia River Gorge In Oregon It was fun to explore the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. We did not plan enough time when we visited Oregon. But we were glad we got a taste of the beauty along this waterway. Great Water Views In Oregon We travelled along the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) for road trips in California several times. The views were stunning. And this drive was high…

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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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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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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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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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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 Inspiration of Still We Rise – Retirement Travel Article

The Inspiration of Still We Rise Still We Rise. It should come as no surprise that I am an avid reader. My problem is when I start a good book, I have a tendency to tune out the world until said book is completed. I did just that with the international bestseller, Maude. I started reading and didn’t put it down until it was finished. On occasion, I’ve written a book review or two which I’ve shared here with our…

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