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A Spotlight on Fantastic Fun Things to do in Portland Oregon – Retirement Travel Article

A Spotlight on Fantastic Fun Things to do in Portland Oregon There are so many fun things to do in Portland Oregon. We spent two days there and had such a great time. But before I tell you about the things we did, a few interesting facts you probably didn’t know about Portland. Portland is a walkable city filled with green spaces making it a great place to visit. Most nature lovers do not think of city centers when they…

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Our List Of Amazing Things to do in Slovenia! – Retirement Travel Article

Our List Of Amazing Things to do in Slovenia! We have often heard about the many great things to do in Slovenia, so when Mateja, from Mateja Travel, invited us to visit, we didn’t need to be asked twice; well, actually come to think of it, we did.The first time Mateja contacted us was to say, “Come and run in the Bovec marathon in September.” Tempting as it was, photos of the region looked absolutely gorgeous; there was no way…

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Gorgeous, Gorgeous Eastern Washington ! – Retirement Travel Article

Gorgeous, Gorgeous Eastern Washington ! What beautiful, amazing countryside. We cannot believe how green and lovely it all looks. We find ourselves pulling over (sometimes without a turnout. “You watch behind me to make sure no cars are coming, while I jump out and take a photo”) .Green, green, green …at sunset…so goldenThis would make a nice paintingThere is a terrific, informative train depot in Dayon, which is about 17 miles from our spot. Besides having historic displays inside, it…

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6 MONTH TRAVEL ADVENTURE EUROPE – Retirement Travel Article

6 MONTH TRAVEL ADVENTURE EUROPE Retirees Living Abroad in Europe We re-imagined retirement and decided to stop trading our precious time for money. We’ve quit our jobs, sold our cars, rented our house and took off on a round-the-world gap-year Adventure of a Lifetime in 2018. The first part begins with a 6 month travel adventure throughout Europe. It has been a fantastic experience calling Europe and the UK our home for the past 173 days. We are feeling a…

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Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona – Retirement Travel Article

Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona The fantastic Palau de la Musica. See a show. It’s worth it. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the Palau de la Música was built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a Barcelona choral society. It’s a fantastic (in the literal sense) place filled with color and whimsy. It also has stunning acoustics. See a concert there, but be sure…

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Things To See And Do On A Day In Edinburgh – Retirement Travel Article

Things To See And Do On A Day In Edinburgh Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest1 A Quick Visit To Edinburgh The first port on the second leg of our cruise through the Nordic countries was in Edinburgh. This was our first visit to Scotland and we were excited to spend a day in Edinburgh. It certainly was a great tease to want us to return. When we saw that there was a stop in Edinburgh, I reached out to fellow…

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Spotlight on Prague – An Amazing 1-Day Prague Itinerary to See the Best – Retirement Travel Article

Spotlight on Prague – An Amazing 1-Day Prague Itinerary to See the Best With its spires, steeples, and turrets Prague is a city from which fairy tales spring to life. It’s no wonder that Prague’s nickname is the “City of a Hundred Spires.” I have read that there are more than 500 spires in the city, but someone coined the phrase, and it stuck. Prague reminds me of Ljublana, Slovenia only on a much more grandiose scale. Prague is an…

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The Hoopla About Hoopoes, A Birdwalk, and A Three-Hour Tour – Retirement Travel Article

The Hoopla About Hoopoes, A Birdwalk, and A Three-Hour Tour In our former lives on Padre Island off the coast of Texas, one of the things we enjoyed most were the sea birds we could see in the wetlands near our house on a canal.  We never failed to be thrilled by the V formations of twenty to thirty brown pelicans skimming close to the waves at the Padre Island National Seashore or the sight of a brown pelican streaking…

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You can (sort of) go home again – Retirement Travel Article

You can (sort of) go home again There are a few places on earth where I feel like my soul is at home. Where the psychic roots run deep, my DNA is buzzing contentedly, and I always feel a welcome familiarity no matter how long I have been gone. One of those places is the Texas Hill Country, land of my mother’s clan and a rocky, rolling landscape  of cedar, winding creeks and limestone bungalows. The other, oddly, is Pittsburgh…

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