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Cruise From Long Beach In The Holiday Season – Retirement Travel Article

Cruise From Long Beach In The Holiday Season Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 We Started Our California Cruise In Long Beach We headed south to cruise from Long Beach in the holiday season. It was a short 7 day cruise along the California coast. With one stop south in sunny and hot Mexico. When we planned our California cruise, we debated a few options on where to stay when we arrived. On previous visits to Los Angeles we stayed out…

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Strick’s Retirement: The Pilgrimage to SPAM – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: The Pilgrimage to SPAM SPAM Museum?? Really?? In a rural town in SE Minnesota also! But….in Austin, Minnesota, you’ll find the SPAM Museum.So….as we got out of our coach, the people next to us, getting out of their car, remarked, “Making the pilgrimage to SPAM eh?” We grinned, said “Yes” and went in. If you didn’t know….SPAM is made from pork, hence the pigs in the foreground. What a cool place! SPAM cans, history, exhibits, and someone walking…

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When Harry Met Sally & Auld Lang Syne – Retirement Travel Article

When Harry Met Sally & Auld Lang Syne I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Eve and all that it entails.  I’d much rather snuggle up for the evening with the one I love most, with a big bowl of popcorn, and watch a classic movie, such as the one I share every year at this time.  And, this year because I think we all need an extra hug, I’m including my absolute favorite version of Auld Lang Syne…

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The Year in Photos 2019 – Retirement Travel Article

The Year in Photos 2019 Backstreet Cultural Center in Treme, New OrleansWhether our trips are long or short, we all try to preserve our travel memories with photos. It’s not uncommon for us to search through our photo libraries just to figure out when we traveled where. No matter how much we take notes and post stories, it’s our photography that shows us, indisputably, where we were last February (Vietnam), or in February 2012 (Vietnam). This last week of December, we’re…

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Ambitious Travel Plans For 2020 – Retirement Travel Article

Ambitious Travel Plans For 2020 Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 Some Great Travel Plans Booked For 2020 When we entered 2019, we had no travel plans booked. Although it did not take us long before we filled the calendar! For our travel plans for 2020, several trips are already booked. And we have some thoughts for other travel plans for the year. We will hit our 100th country visited in 2020. It was a very busy travel year in 2019.…

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The Top Walking Trails in the U.K. | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

The Top Walking Trails in the U.K. | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 13, 2019)Whether you’re a local or a traveler, one of the best ways to experience the natural beauty of the United Kingdom is to walk it. Famous walking trails stretch for miles across the island nation, leading walkers through remote mountain passes, coastal villages, and iconic historical sites from the earliest years of British civilization.The variety is almost endless, so here are a few selections from…

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17 Simple Professional Tips for Easy Travel Hair Care – Retirement Travel Article

17 Simple Professional Tips for Easy Travel Hair Care Traveling means self-discovery, sight-seeing and a break from reality, but your hair still needs some love! Read on to discover how the pros tackle easy travel hair care. Jet-setting to exotic locations is the perfect pick-me-up. Whether it’s sandy beaches, jaw-dropping mountain scenery or sightseeing in exciting cities, you deserve a break. With that in mind so does your hair, and going on vacation isn’t necessarily a break for your locks…

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Top 5 Travel Experience Gifts: Fun Travel Gifts, Not Stuff | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Top 5 Travel Experience Gifts: Fun Travel Gifts, Not Stuff | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 15, 2019)For people who like travel, experience gifts are perfect. Our short list of best experience gifts will ensure the most fun travel gifts come from you!It’s hard not to disagree with the benefits of planning to give experiences instead of gifts that risk taking up space and not being used. But, coming up with Christmas gift experience ideas or thinking about experience…

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Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, Black and White – Retirement Travel Article

Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, Black and White Most homes in Taos Pueblo have ladders leaning on a front wall. The ladders were used to enter the homes in the days before they had doors. This home also sported a white door, in need of some paint, but festooned with an American flag.Taos Pueblo, New Mexico is a centuries-old Indian community. It’s amazingly preserved for buildings made, essentially, of mud. The descendants of the people who lived here 1000 years ago…

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Our Checklist To Prepare For Travel – Retirement Travel Article

Our Checklist To Prepare For Travel Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 We Have A Detailed Checklist To Prepare For Travel Anyone who followed us for awhile, just knows we must have a detailed checklist to prepare for travel. The checklist is in a spreadsheet. And David and I have our own. The checklist has two sections. One for things to do before we leave home. And the other is things to pack. Both sections are critical to make sure we…

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Self-Guided Tour of the Mount of Olives – Retirement Travel Article

Self-Guided Tour of the Mount of Olives How We Came To Visit Jerusalem and The Mount of OlivesLooking Across The Kidron Valley At The Tour Buses On The Mount of OlivesAs it’s the epicentre for the world’s main religions, Jonathan and I have both always wanted to visit Jerusalem. However, we were somewhat hesitant to visit because we believe that spending travel dollars is, in a way, like voting and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict had us conflicted. We wanted to…

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