ireland travel blogs 2017

Boomers’ Travel Bucket List for 2020 – Retirement Travel Article

Boomers’ Travel Bucket List for 2020 The Galapagos should be on everyone’s list.We asked a bunch of our friends and fellow “past 50” travel bloggers where they’d go in 2020 if they had their pick of anywhere. Here’s our friends’ list of top bucket list travel destinations, and a varied one it is. All the way from the Arctic (us) to the tropical paradise of Hawaii; from far Africa’s wild Botswana and Namibia to the relatively tame environs of Devon,…

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A Visit To Sedona In October – Retirement Travel Article

A Visit To Sedona In October Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest1 Our First Visit To Sedona The next stop on our travels in Arizona was a visit to Sedona in October. When we planned our trip to Utah and Arizona, the stop after our stay in Page was going to be Flagstaff. But a little research convinced us that Sedona would be a better place to explore. And we were so glad we made this choice! The red rock valley…

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How to Have an Amazing Weekend in Napa Wine Tasting – Retirement Travel Article

How to Have an Amazing Weekend in Napa Wine Tasting Napa Valley is a food and wine lovers fantasy come to life. Spanning towns such as Napa, Rutherford, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga, Napa Valley has lovely vineyards and charming downtowns. In addition to the great Napa wine tasting, there are many Michelin-starred restaurants in Napa. But you do not have to spend a fortune to have amazing food. Napa also has craft breweries, pizzerias, and unbelievable fast food. If…

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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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Take a Walk on The National Mall – Retirement Travel Article

Take a Walk on The National Mall Any visit to Washington, DC should include a walk on the National Mall. One can easily spend an entire day walking and exploring the 2-mile loop trail along the National Mall and another 2-mile loop around the Tidal Basin. Taking in the sites and memorials that line the mall will keep everyone interested.  To make it easier for visitors to the city, we’re sharing a few insider tips and helpful hints, for taking…

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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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10 Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis in Winter – Retirement Travel Article

10 Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis in Winter The picturesque ice on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis is primed for figure skating or hockey. Gus, meanwhile, ponders a visit to the warming house.Winter visitors to the Twin Cities are warned about Minnesota’s famous cold temperatures and severe wind chills, and never handed a list of things to do in Minneapolis in winter. Visitors are usually here for business reasons–a major sporting event, a convention, a recording session–not because…

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Strick’s Retirement: Viva Las Vegas ! – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: Viva Las Vegas ! Okay, quiz time: Who sang the song, “Viva, Las Vegas”? Answer at the bottom.We had specific goals to do and see in Vegas.  I used to work for an engineering company and they sent me there many, many times to support their local work and to win new work. So, we’ve been there over 50 times but not for at least 5 years.Goals:One buffet a day !WICKED SPOON in the Cosmopolitan Some of the…

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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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Lovely Lennox Head – 50 Shades of Age – Retirement Travel Article

Lovely Lennox Head – 50 Shades of Age I have many favourite places along the coast of Northern New South Wales that evoke wonderful memories of camping when our kids were young. One such place is the lovely Lennox Head situated about halfway between Byron Bay and Ballina in the Northern Rivers region. We recently spent a few nights here in our caravan and reminisced about the good old days of staying at the Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park. What is…

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A Winter Visit to Death Valley National Park – Retirement Travel Article

A Winter Visit to Death Valley National Park When you talk about Death Valley, what you’re really talking about is the Badwater Basin, where water collects before evaporating and leaving nothing but salt behind.The thought of visiting Death Valley National Park in the summer has never appealed to me. Death Valley, in addition to being the largest National Park in the lower 48 states, is also the lowest, driest, and hottest. In the Valley itself, also known as Badwater Basin,…

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