italy travel blogs 2017

Go back home? Or continue? – Retirement Travel Article

Go back home? Or continue? Man o man….what a convoluted situation we are all in. All this concern about the virus is making life a bit more challenging. We’re in New Mexico wondering if we want to continue our trip through the summer or back home and hunker down until there’s some relief.I went to the grocery store the other day in a town of 30,000 people and the shelves that held water, TP, paper towels and pasta(?) completely empty.…

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What To Pack In A Travel First Aid Kit – Retirement Travel Article

What To Pack In A Travel First Aid Kit Be Sure To Always Pack & Carry A Travel First Aid Kit Travel first aid kits are without a doubt, the most often overlooked item when packing for your family holidays. You never know when you may need to administer first aid for a member of your family while on vacation.  Have you ever been on vacation and needed a band aid and there was not one to be found for…

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Why You Must Go To Valletta and Try A Malta Food Tour! – Retirement Travel Article

Why You Must Go To Valletta and Try A Malta Food Tour! Our Group On The Valletta Food TourWhen our friends at Offbeat Malta Food Trails invited us on their Valletta Food Tour, we jumped at the opportunity. Jonathan and I love food tours; it’s such a great way to experience local food and also to learn a little about the history and culture of a region. And even though we have lived in Malta for a few months now, we…

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Getting “Stuck” in Las Vegas – Retirement Travel Article

Getting “Stuck” in Las Vegas Okay, so the title isn’t that great but it’s appropriate. Check it out.You don’t want to stumble into this one! We really like cactus plants….something about them that is so unique…and there are so many varieties.Look how protective the thorns are for this plant. Nicely laid out gardens with spacing between each one. In the desert, they’re not always so spread out. You got to love the symmetry of the thorns…so evenly spaced and each…

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Social Distancing & A Bit of Quirk – Retirement Travel Article

Social Distancing & A Bit of Quirk Social distancing. It’s the new catch phrase (hashtag). Unless you’ve been living in the most remote parts of the world, you’re well-aware of the headlines. The coronavirus has been declared, by the world health organization, to be a pandemic. And, to go along with that bit of news, it has been suggested, worldwide, that we all engage in the practice of social distancing. Called It! Before the virus really took hold in Europe,…

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Check Out These Pool Chair Etiquette Tips – Retirement Travel Article

Check Out These Pool Chair Etiquette Tips Yes There is Pool Chair Etiquette Have you ever been the victim of Pool Chair Hogging on your holidays?  Well we sure have and it appears that it is becoming more and more prevalent as years go by.  So much so, that I recently read a full page article in our weekly National news magazine the other day. The article stirred up my past experiences with this world wide problem.  First, take a…

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Mariposa, Yosemite & Sequoia a Spotlight on Great Things to See and Do – Retirement Travel Article

Mariposa, Yosemite & Sequoia a Spotlight on Great Things to See and Do We’ve partnered with Hotels.com to bring you this northern California adventure… We lived in California for almost eight years and never visited Yosemite or Sequoia National Parks. This year we planned a seven-week California wine road trip that included both parks. We were so happy we did. Yosemite, located near the charming town of Mariposa, is awe-inspiring. Beautiful view in Yosemite And even though Sequoia National Park…

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Things You Must Do With Only One Day in Naples, Italy (Updated 2020) – Retirement Travel Article

Things You Must Do With Only One Day in Naples, Italy (Updated 2020) One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and the largest city in Southern Italy -Naples is a fascinating, chaotic place to visit, but is it possible to see Naples in a day? Yes, we covered a lot of ground in one day but we appreciated the raw beauty of Naples a lot more when we returned for a longer stay.Naples Street SceneIs It Safe…

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On our way again ! – Retirement Travel Article

On our way again ! Trip to get to Wells was gorgeous. High desert and snow still on the Nevada mountains. Lots and lots of acres of sage…as far as you can see. Nice view of the snow-covered hills from our RV park. Went to a Burger King for the first time years….got a fish sandwich, which The Wife loved and I got a Double Whopper…not bad. But, we won’t do Burger King for a while. Got some fuel at…

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Bhopal and the Crafts of Central India – Retirement Travel Article

Bhopal and the Crafts of Central India The crafts of India, like this handloom fabric, rely on traditional, centuries-old motifs.Note: We visited India in December 2018. Our first stop was the large central state of Madhya Pradesh, where we enjoyed photo safari adventures before spending a few days in Bhopal. We later traveled to Delhi, Agra and the Taj Mahal, Khajuraho, and the Himalayas. Pour yourself a cup of chai, review our list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India,…

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9 Tips For Visiting Utah And Arizona – Retirement Travel Article

9 Tips For Visiting Utah And Arizona Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest10 A Few Tips For Visiting Utah And Arizona We had an amazing 4 weeks travelling through Utah and Arizona. Even though we were pretty meticulous about planning, we discovered a few tips for visiting Utah and Arizona that may help to plan your visit. Be prepared for high altitude and temperature swings. Plan your accommodations and activities well in advance. Enjoy the hikes and get outfitted properly. But…

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