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Top Things To Do in Jerusalem – Retirement Travel Article

Top Things To Do in Jerusalem Admittedly, we were a little bit hesitant at first about visiting Jerusalem. Despite knowing there were so many fascinating things to see and do in Jerusalem, we believe that spending travel money is, in a way, like voting, and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict had us both conflicted.So, although we both really wanted to see Jerusalem, we just didn’t want our dollars being mixed into this ugly situation. But then we got the opportunity to…

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Not quite the entrance to Vegas we expected – Retirement Travel Article

Not quite the entrance to Vegas we expected First off, we traveled through Salt Lake City/Provo/Ogden area the other morning. Talk about freeway….about 80-90 miles before we finally reached the end and came out into the country again.  some gorgeous vistas of the Wasatch Mountains but who could look? I was too busy trying to avoid morning commuters anxious to get to work and large trucks barreling by. At least Kim got some  good photos. Gak!! Then we stayed at…

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An Amazing One-Day Delectable Sonoma Wine Itinerary – Retirement Travel Article

An Amazing One-Day Delectable Sonoma Wine Itinerary Sonoma is a great day trip from many places. Also, Sonoma is a historical city in northern California nestled in the heart of the Sonoma Valley winemaking country. Downtown Sonoma, known for its art galleries and the colonial-era Sonoma Plaza, has a rustic charm. Hence, surrounding this plaza are19th-century adobe buildings, including Mission San Francisco Solano and the Sonoma Barracks. Sonoma locals run the gamut from down-to-earth locals, farmers, winemakers, to acclaimed chefs…

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Why I Don’t Have a “Bucket List” List – Retirement Travel Article

Why I Don’t Have a “Bucket List” List I’m not one to have a “bucket list” nor do I proclaim New Year’s resolutions. I’m finding the older more experienced I get the less I worry about long-term planning, or pretty much making any plans at all.  Perhaps it has something to do with retirement and the level of flexibility and freedom it offers.  Or, maybe, it’s just because I’ve stopped worrying about what might happen, opting instead to live in the…

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What Does It Cost And See How Expats Live In Kyiv – Retirement Travel Article

What Does It Cost And See How Expats Live In Kyiv Kyiv (sometimes spelled Kiev, but most Ukrainians prefer the latter) is an interesting city that not everyone gets to understand. Some people spend a couple of days there, covering only the most touristy places and then leave with frustration and disappointment. Others wander a bit off the beaten track and realize they fancy a longer stay and begin wondering, what is the cost of living in Kyiv.I spent 8…

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A Day Trip to Channel Islands National Park – Retirement Travel Article

A Day Trip to Channel Islands National Park Kris on the trail at Santa Cruz, one of the Channel Islands.Channel Islands National Park is truly one of the joys of the US National Park system, because even though it’s located off densely populated Southern California, it’s a bit difficult to get to. Which is to say, you can’t drive there. And to most Southern Californians, if you can’t drive there, it doesn’t really exist. So, a park that doesn’t really…

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New Canada Air Passenger Regulations – Retirement Travel Article

New Canada Air Passenger Regulations New Rules For Delayed And Cancelled Flights In Canada There are new federal rules introduced in Canada on December 15, 2020. Compensation for delayed and cancelled flights will finally arrive in Canada. It’s a step in the right direction with the government introducing New Canada Air Passenger Regulations. Compensation To Be Awarded For Flight Delays It certainly looks like the Government of Canada is taking a step in the right direction with these new rules…

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The Four Best Travel Shoes for Women – Retirement Travel Article

The Four Best Travel Shoes for Women For traipsing across airports or hiking mountain trails, these are my go-to shoes of the moment.This is a December 2019 update of a post originally published in 2016. My outlook on the best travel shoes for women was defined early on. My mother regularly reminded my sister and me not to skimp on shoes; cheap shoes would hurt and not last, she warned us. She also told us that shoes would last longer…

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Via Dolorosa Walking Tour With Photos – Retirement Travel Article

Via Dolorosa Walking Tour With Photos What Is The Via Dolorosa?The Via Dolorosa and Souvenir ShopThe Via Dolorosa meaning ‘Sorrowful Way’ or ‘Way of Suffering,’ is a processional route for Christian pilgrims in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is said to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Visiting each station of the cross along the Via Dolorosa should be part of any visit to Jerusalem or holy land pilgrimage.We decided to make our…

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Enjoy A Helicopter Ride Over The Sedona Valley – Retirement Travel Article

Enjoy A Helicopter Ride Over The Sedona Valley Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest6 Excited To Do A Helicopter Ride Over The Sedona Valley We were so excited to do a helicopter ride over the Sedona Valley. When we found out that hot air balloons were all booked during our stay in Sedona, we were disappointed. But our spirits soared we found that we could get the great Cathedral Tour with Guidance Air Helicopter Tours. We saw the most amazing views…

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Waterfalls, Taconite pebbles and morning pies – Retirement Travel Article

Waterfalls, Taconite pebbles and morning pies The North Shore drive in Minnesota is supposed to be one of the best drives to take soooo….we decided to try it out.The line in blue is the North Shore route we took…about 140 miles. We got up early in order to get to the Rustic Inn at 8am when they opened as it was a Saturday during Memorial Day weekend. Boy are we glad we did! We were first in the restaurant, followed…

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