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South America Cruising When COVID-19 Became A Pandemic – Retirement Travel Article

South America Cruising When COVID-19 Became A Pandemic Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest3 Who Would Know We Would Be South America Cruising When COVID-19 Became A Pandemic When we left home on Jan 10, who would have known we would be South America cruising when COVID-19 became a pandemic! For those of you not following RetiredAndTravelling on social media, the last you may have heard was when we set sail to cruise around South America for two months. We are…

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The Good-Enough Retirement – LifePart2.com – Retirement Travel Article

The Good-Enough Retirement – LifePart2.com Jonathan Watching the Sunset in CambodiaWhy seeking the perfect retirement can be an obstacle to a great retirement.Beliefs about what it takes to make a great retirement vary wildly. Ask a Millennial what their retirement goals are, and you are likely to get a vastly different answer than you would from a Baby-Boomer. Even financial planners can’t agree on when you should retire, or even how to finance a happy retirement. Financial expert and best-selling…

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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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The Perfect Napa Valley Day Trip from San Francisco | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

The Perfect Napa Valley Day Trip from San Francisco | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: March 13, 2020)Close to San Francisco, a day trip to Napa Valley is a great way for wine enthusiasts to experience California wine country.If you’re a wine enthusiast, the Napa Valley has probably been on your radar for some time. Brad Neathery via UnsplashIt’s not only one of the most famous wine regions in the world, but exploring this beautiful region is also one of the…

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Things We Love And Hate About Hotels – Retirement Travel Article

Things We Love And Hate About Hotels Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest7 Many Chances To Experience What We Love And Hate About Hotels We spent 175 nights away from home in 2019. There were 136 nights in hotels and another 39 nights cruising. Our nights away from home were spent across all levels of accommodations. So we had a lot of experiences that informed the list of things we love and hate about hotels. It was always great when hotels…

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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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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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So Many Things To Do In Arizona In October – Retirement Travel Article

So Many Things To Do In Arizona In October Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest1 We Found Things To Do In Arizona Our fall trip to Arizona and Utah started with the big five Utah National Parks. We continued south and found so many things to do in Arizona. Our plans for Arizona included a mix of active adventures and pampering stops. And we found we loved Arizona in October so much more than we expected. Let us show you why! 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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