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Practical and Fun Travel Gifts for Business Travelers and Vacationers | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Practical and Fun Travel Gifts for Business Travelers and Vacationers | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 17, 2019)Looking for the best practical and fun travel gifts for business travelers and vacationers? Use our ideas to select the perfect gift for travelers!When you’re searching for practical and fun travel gifts, several considerations come to mind. Gifts for travel lovers must be packable if they’re going to be used when traveling. And the most unique gifts for travelers should be inspirational…

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Planning Our Trip to Alaska – Retirement Travel Article

Planning Our Trip to Alaska Planning a trip to Alaska: When and where to go, what to see and do.We’re as shocked as anyone to realize that Alaska remains a big hole in our coverage map. It’s the only state we haven’t visited. As adventure travelers, fans of great landscapes and photography, and curious explorers of hyper-local cultures, we’re way overdue in planning a trip to Alaska.So, we sat up and paid attention when a free, downloadable Official State of…

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Sedona Wine Tasting In The Verde Valley – Retirement Travel Article

Sedona Wine Tasting In The Verde Valley Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 Wine Tasting In The Verde Valley From Sedona We did wine tasting all over North America in 2019. So when we heard there were wineries in the area, we planned a day to go Sedona wine tasting in the Verde Valley (Green Valley). Ice wines tastings in the Niagara Region of Canada started our year. We then enjoyed wine tasting experiences in Temecula and around the Napa Valley.…

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See Skofja Loka, Slovenia’s Best-Preserved Medieval Village – Retirement Travel Article

See Skofja Loka, Slovenia’s Best-Preserved Medieval Village The charmingly picturesque town of Skofja Loka, meaning Bishop’s Meadows, is considered to be the best-preserved medieval city in Slovenia. Located roughly halfway between Ljubljana and Lake Bled, this delightful town is certainly worth a visit.Skofja LokaA Little HistoryThe first written records of what was once the bustling market town of Skofja Loka date back to 1248. Although mentions of the town date as far back to 973!Škofja Loka gained its city rights…

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Terezin: If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words – Retirement Travel Article

Terezin: If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words It’s the children’s drawings that linger in our minds, haunting us long after our tour of the town of Terezin that once served as a concentration camp. We’d seen some of the drawings years before at an exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC and then at the Pinkas Synagogue in Prague. Pictures showing happier times with houses and gardens, holiday celebrations with family, children playing, flowers and trees.  Pictures…

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Strick’s Retirement: Missing entries – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: Missing entries Our last entry was waaaay back at Niagara Falls. Since then, we’ve traveled extensively through New England and down to Florida where we are currently wintering over until March.You can see from this map that the two large yellow circles are placed and sites we visited. Dunno…just stopped blogging.So many places in New England then, avoiding hurricane to get to Florida. I’ve been meaning to backtrack and do entries for each of those stops but never…

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Tourist Attractions – 5 Things People Don’t Always Tell You – Retirement Travel Article

Tourist Attractions – 5 Things People Don’t Always Tell You About Traveling To Tourist Attractions When creating a travel itinerary to a new destination, most of us usually want to add some of the areas popular tourist attractions to our list. After all, they are popular and iconic for a reason – right? Well, not always. Places like these are usually called “tourist traps” for a reason. Oftentimes, your expectations will exceed your reality when it comes to experiencing these…

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Unique Gifts for Travelers: Consult Our Updated Guide! | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Unique Gifts for Travelers: Consult Our Updated Guide! | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 17, 2019) Unique gifts for travelers in our updated guide! Choose the best travel gifts for men and unique travel gifts for her from top travel gift recommendations! When it comes to unique gifts for travelers, gift-givers need to be prudent. Every traveler is concerned about space and weight limitations. At the same time, though, that doesn’t mean we don’t like pretty or luxurious things. Some…

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Travel Apps We Used All The Time – Retirement Travel Article

Travel Apps We Used All The Time Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest2 We Use Lots Of Travel Apps We wrote before about the travel apps we used. When it was time for an operating system upgrade on my phone, I deleted apps I was not using. I was surprised to see how few of the travel apps got deleted. Most apps we like just got better! We travel for almost 6 months a year, so we spend a lot of…

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Absolutely Fun and Awesome Things to Do in Montana – Retirement Travel Article

Absolutely Fun and Awesome Things to Do in Montana Montana is a western state known for its wide-open spaces, cowboys, and big skies. Montana is a place where the pace of life is a bit slower and more relaxed. The population of Montana is low for its size, so there is lots of space, and that space is scenic, mountainous and full of wildlife. When planning a visit, most people think of Yellowstone or Glacier National Park, but they’re so…

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Konopiste Castle, The Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Throne and The Great War – Retirement Travel Article

Konopiste Castle, The Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Throne and The Great War   Just 50 kilometers southeast of Prague in the Czech Republic, Konopiště Castle sits high atop a hill, surrounded by a thick forest.  Built as a Gothic fortification towards the end of the 13th century, it was a huge and sprawling rectangular edifice with plenty of towers, seven in all, for the most effective defense.  Over the centuries, the castle passed through the hands of numerous owners and…

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