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My Latest, Scariest Journey | Retirednomad’s Blog – Retirement Travel Article

My Latest, Scariest Journey | Retirednomad’s Blog Hello again, dear faithful reader, Thank  you for hanging in with me.  It’s been a long time (nearly 5 months) since I’ve last communicated.  However, I have a (sorta) excuse for part of my absence:  I just completed the scariest journey of my life. As usual, I wasn’t scared beforehand, but there were plentiful episodes of sheer panic in the “during.” It has now been 9 weeks since this journey began, i.e. 9 weeks…

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Strick’s Retirement: Baker City, Oregon – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: Baker City, Oregon Two major things we did while in Baker City, Oregon. One, the Baker City Heritage Museum and Two, the Sumpter Valley Dredge. I know…doesn’t sound that exciting huh? Not like THE GRAND CANYON. But, we love museums….so much history, and the Dredge turned out to be a pretty cool site. Plus, the 30 mile road leading up to it through the mountains and pine trees was gorgeous. Cedar WaxwingLake Phillip…a man made lake that backs…

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ST PETERSBURG CRUISE BEST EXCURSION – Retirement Travel Article

ST PETERSBURG CRUISE BEST EXCURSION St Petersburg Cruise  – Scandinavian Port of Call St Petersburg cruise is a crown jewel port of call of Scandinavian and Baltic cruises. Visiting the land of the Czars, Peter and Catherine the Great, Church of the Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, City Highlights, and the Hermitage Museum. Visa Requirement A visa is required to enter Russia. We researched these requirements prior to our Scandinavian cruise. We discovered there are generally two…

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Here’s Why You Should Visit Frederick, MD – Retirement Travel Article

Here’s Why You Should Visit Frederick, MD Once upon a time we thought we wanted to live in the country, in Frederick, MD to be precise.  We bought a sweet little brick house that just happened to sit in the middle of five acres of pretty pasture grass.  Fast forward 2 1/2 years and we sold the house and bought one way tickets to Europe.  As much as we loved the small city of Frederick and our little brick house,…

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Inn On Capelin Bay B&B – Review – Retirement Travel Article

Inn On Capelin Bay B&B – Review The Inn On Capelin Bay Bed & Breakfast In Newfoundland Perhaps one of the most memorable times of our Cross Canada travels was a wonderful stay at the Inn On Capelin Bay Bed & Breakfast. Situated in the Province of Newfoundland and just 1 hours drive south from the City of St. John’s, is the tiny and very picturesque Calvert Bay. A beautiful Bed & Breakfast on the Southern Shores of Newfoundland. Inn…

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Australia For First Timers: The Guide | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Australia For First Timers: The Guide | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: October 16, 2019) The world’s smallest continent and the largest island, Australia is a traveler’s paradise. It is home to some of the most beautiful and exotic wildlife and a spectacular outdoor scenery including red-earthed national parks, scorching deserts, stunning beaches, picturesque rainforests and unique coral reefs. And despite Australia may not be the closest destination for most of us, it is definitely worthy to take a flight…

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Hiking in Catalonia Spain: Coastal Trails, Castles, and Culture – Retirement Travel Article

Hiking in Catalonia Spain: Coastal Trails, Castles, and Culture Sunset over L’Empordà from Hotel Castell d’Empordà We love every corner of Spain and are fortunate to have the experience (read: age) to have returned to some of our favorite destinations for closer views and more adventures. Our recent return to Catalonia was orchestrated specifically to hike the trails of Costa Brava, the ‘wild’ rocky coast of northeast Spain. The scenic coast is broken by intimate coves, fishing villages and beaches,…

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A Spotlight on Fantastic Fun Things to do in Portland Oregon – Retirement Travel Article

A Spotlight on Fantastic Fun Things to do in Portland Oregon There are so many fun things to do in Portland Oregon. We spent two days there and had such a great time. But before I tell you about the things we did, a few interesting facts you probably didn’t know about Portland. Portland is a walkable city filled with green spaces making it a great place to visit. Most nature lovers do not think of city centers when they…

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Our List Of Amazing Things to do in Slovenia! – Retirement Travel Article

Our List Of Amazing Things to do in Slovenia! We have often heard about the many great things to do in Slovenia, so when Mateja, from Mateja Travel, invited us to visit, we didn’t need to be asked twice; well, actually come to think of it, we did.The first time Mateja contacted us was to say, “Come and run in the Bovec marathon in September.” Tempting as it was, photos of the region looked absolutely gorgeous; there was no way…

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Playing Twenty Questions: Life as Expats, Life as Travelers, Life in Lagos, Portugal – Part Three – Retirement Travel Article

Playing Twenty Questions: Life as Expats, Life as Travelers, Life in Lagos, Portugal – Part Three   Back in 2011, when we were in the midst of preparing for full-time travel and radically downsizing, our announcements of our plans to various friends and family got a lot of different responses. From dumbfounded gapes and guffaws to “You’ll never be able to do it.” “What a great idea. I wish I could but …” “But what about______? ”  Here you can…

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Yurt, sweet yurt – a camping adventure – Retirement Travel Article

Yurt, sweet yurt – a camping adventure Our camping experiences date to Girl Scouts and, for me, a few miserable outings in high school. That was quite awhile ago. But we thought trying again might be an antidote to my desire for a small RV. The two-night outing to Trap Pond State Park near Laurel, Delaware, was only about 25 miles from our house. We would not starve. We could try out some of the delights of camping, such as…

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