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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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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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Things To Do In Lake Bled When You Visit Slovenia – Retirement Travel Article

Things To Do In Lake Bled When You Visit Slovenia The Church On Bled IslandThere are several great things to do in Lake Bled. It’s a destination that had been on both our bucket lists for a very long time. And we are delighted to say we weren’t disappointed. The setting is even more picturesque in real life.Located on the edge of the Triglav National Park, Lake Bled with its crystal clear waters, a tiny island, mountainous backdrop, and castle…

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The Best of The Christmas Season – Retirement Travel Article

The Best of The Christmas Season Each year for the past several years I’ve published a list of Christmas quotes; a list of inspiration if you will. It’s no surprise that I think the past couple of years, in particular, have found many of us in need of a little extra dose of holiday inspiration; something to help us find joy in the moment while we hold on to hope for the future. Maybe some sort of Christmas miracle?  Or,…

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How To Prevent Illness While On Vacation – Retirement Travel Article

How To Prevent Illness While On Vacation 5 Specific Ways To Prevent Illness While On Vacation Vacations are great things for everyone. It’s good for you to get away with your loved ones (or even get away by yourself). If you are going to travel and if especially by air, considering 20 percent of plane passengers reported respiratory symptoms within a week of flying in one study, it’s especially important to take certain precautions to stay healthy. Below, are five…

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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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Strick’s Retirement: World’s Largest Truck Stop – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: World’s Largest Truck Stop ANOTHER place we’ve (well, mostly me) have wanted to visit for years….the Iowa 80 Truck Stop west of Davenport, Iowa near the Mississippi River. Here’s the opening paragraph from their website: A place where people want to stop. On the eastern edge of Iowa, not far from the Mississippi River, adjacent to the small town of Walcott, you’ll find a place like no other in the world. The Iowa 80 Truckstop, now the World’s…

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Brandywine Valley Yuletide Road Trip – Retirement Travel Article

Brandywine Valley Yuletide Road Trip Sometimes, the best travel treasures can be found in one’s backyard, or within just a couple of hours drive.  Road trips are probably our most favorite mode of travel, followed closely by train travel.  We decided to jump start our Christmas holiday with a yuletide road trip that took us just beyond our backyard to the Brandywine Valley which stretches across the borders of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Havre de Grace, Maryland Driving north, but before…

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The National Parks of the United States by State – Retirement Travel Article

The National Parks of the United States by State Olympic National Park in Washington state is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.This is a list of United States National Parks by state (including two parks outside of the 50 states.) We’ve linked our stories to the parks we have visited. There are 61 U.S. National Parks, including two in American Samoa and the United States Virgin Islands. The United States National Parks have been called America’s Best Idea. Ken Burns…

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Kutna Hora: Medieval Beauty and Bones, Flying Buttresses and Frescoes, Gothic Splendor and Gargoyles – Retirement Travel Article

Kutna Hora: Medieval Beauty and Bones, Flying Buttresses and Frescoes, Gothic Splendor and Gargoyles   Kutná Hora, Czech Republic Have car – will travel!  And travel we did during our time in the Czech Republic, putting many kilometers on our can’t-lose-me-in-a-crowded-parking-lot, neon-green, rented Skoda during the week we had it.  As luck would have it, the little city of Kutná Hora, population around 20,000, was only an hour east of Prague and almost dead center in the heart of Bohemia,…

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Strick’s Retirement: Niagara Falls….even more amazing! – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: Niagara Falls….even more amazing! The last time we visited Niagara Falls, we were blown over but, this time….WOW !!! Forgot how amazing all this water looks.Horseshoe FallsAmerican Falls from the side American Falls from the other side….and a rainbow! We were staying at a KOA in Pennsylvania the night before and wanted to get here before the crowds. Our alarm went off at 4am !! We had packed up the night before so all we had to do…

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