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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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Self-Guided Day Trip From Jerusalem to The Masada – Retirement Travel Article

Self-Guided Day Trip From Jerusalem to The Masada Roman Ruins at The MasadaWith a few days to spare at the end of our house sit in East Jerusalem, we decided to venture further afield. We had heard a lot about Masada, the ancient fortress on top of a high plateau overlooking the Dead Sea and we couldn’t wait to visit.Masada is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about 90 minutes from Jerusalem. It makes for a great day trip or…

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Hello Singapore Food Tours – Review – Retirement Travel Article

Hello Singapore Food Tours – Review Our Hello Singapore Group Food Tour I keep on writing about how we absolutely love taking walking cultural food tours when we travel to new destinations. This time and perhaps our best ever experience, was with Hello Singapore Food Tours. What an amazing time we had with our local guide, sharing his lovely city with us on a beautiful afternoon in Singapore. This tour is a great opportunity to learn about the culture, customs…

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Tassie Trip: Part 11 Hobart – Retirement Travel Article

Tassie Trip: Part 11 Hobart So it was the end of the road for us on our Tassie adventure, as we arrived into the capital city of Tasmania, Hobart. However prior to arriving in Hobart we travelled through some spectacular countryside from Derwent Bridge via Tarraleah, Hamilton and New Norfolk following the Derwent River for most of the way. Tasman Bridge Hobart Derwent Bridge & Lake St Clair The halfway point on the drive between Hobart and Strahan, Derwent Bridge…

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Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach – Review – Retirement Travel Article

Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach – Review A Review Of The Holiday Inn Express Hotel In Krabi Thailand On our recent travels to Thailand, we spent a week at the lovely Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach. An outstanding upper class resort ideally situated across from popular Ao Nang Beach in Krabi Thailand. We’ve always enjoyed staying with the Holiday Inn Brand when traveling over the years, and this hotel lived up to its name and did…

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Competitours’ Mystery Travel: A Surprise Trip to Europe – Retirement Travel Article

Competitours’ Mystery Travel: A Surprise Trip to Europe View of Heidelberg, Germany, which may or may not be on this year’s itinerary.Note: This post, originally published in 2016, has been updated and expanded. It reflects current pricing and dates for 2020 adventures, noted below. An intriguing item came across our virtual desks not too long ago–a cool mystery travel idea that is available every summer. It takes all that pesky planning for your European summer holiday away, and stirs in…

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Malta Carnival 2020: A Bit of History and Some Fun Photos – Retirement Travel Article

Malta Carnival 2020: A Bit of History and Some Fun Photos A Stunningly Colourful Carnival FloatMalta’s carnival, Il-Karnival Ta’ Malta, takes place in February in the lead-up to Lent and is one of Europe’s oldest and most celebrated festivals. Jonathan has experienced many Mardi Gras festivals in the past, mainly in New Orleans, but for me, this was my first time.Costumes at Malta Carnival 2020It was fun, jam-packed, apparently a lot more family-focused than New Orleans’ Mardi Gras and loud!…

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Washington, DC: The Sackler & Freer Galleries – Retirement Travel Article

Washington, DC: The Sackler & Freer Galleries What I don’t know about art could fill a book, but I know what I like and that’s all that matters, right? What’s that old saying, beauty is in the eye of the beholder? It’s common knowledge the museums of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC are well-known and highly regarded.  However, it’s not so commonly known that the Sackler and Freer Galleries, together form the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian Art.  They may…

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