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In My Backyard: Numinbah Valley Drive – Retirement Travel Article

In My Backyard: Numinbah Valley Drive In My Backyard: Numinbah Valley DriveSpread the love” /> Don’t miss new posts! Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. This…

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Our Best Gear for Cycling – Retirement Travel Article

Our Best Gear for Cycling If you’re going to do some long distance cycling like we’ve done, pick the right gear to make it as comfortable as possible.This post was updated in May 2020, from an article originally published in 2018. While air travel is largely suspended and we continue to stay close to home, taking walks and riding bikes allow us to get out of the house and into a traveler’s state of mind. Even a short outing can…

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Tuesday Takes: Kutna Hora – One Road at a Time – Retirement Travel Article

Tuesday Takes: Kutna Hora – One Road at a Time Tuesday Takes: Kutna Hora. It’s our new thing, Tuesday Takes, because well, why not? Since we can’t physically travel right now – and because I have a tendency to write in real time – I decided to broaden my horizons and take on a series of Tuesday Takes. Each post in the series will focus on one or two photos, or possibly a video, as well as the background story…

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The Inspiration of Still We Rise – Retirement Travel Article

The Inspiration of Still We Rise Still We Rise. It should come as no surprise that I am an avid reader. My problem is when I start a good book, I have a tendency to tune out the world until said book is completed. I did just that with the international bestseller, Maude. I started reading and didn’t put it down until it was finished. On occasion, I’ve written a book review or two which I’ve shared here with our…

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In My Backyard: Border Ranges National Park – Retirement Travel Article

In My Backyard: Border Ranges National Park During these crazy times I realise that it’s difficult to even think about travel. In particular overseas travel has been put on the back burner for the majority. Those with travel plans for 2020 have now had to cancel arrangements. My husband and I are currently trying to cancel our flight, cruise and accommodation bookings to Spain and Portugal in late August. We have all started to think about travel within our own…

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Life in a Pandemic Bubble – Retirement Travel Article

Life in a Pandemic Bubble Google memories reminded me that five years ago, April 2015, we were just finding our stride as we started walking what would be 350 miles on the Camino de Santiago across Spain. One year ago, April 2019, we set out to walk 145 miles of the Camino Portuguese. Taking on a long walk is a journey in which one can easily lose track of time and days. It becomes your life, all consuming. Now, here…

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Inspiring Travel Books for When You Can’t Travel – Retirement Travel Article

Inspiring Travel Books for When You Can’t Travel Albert Anker, Die Andacht des Grossvaters by Albert Anker, 1893; Wikimedia Commons. Reminding us that reading aloud is an option, too.We’re spending plenty of time streaming video on the television lately, but we’ve been doing a lot of reading, too. As long as we can’t travel, we’ll seek out inspiring travel books. That includes books we may or may not have ready before, set in countries we may or may not have…

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5 Reasons Why Traveling is the Best Thing That Can Happen in Life – Retirement Travel Article

5 Reasons Why Traveling is the Best Thing That Can Happen in Life Traveling is the greatest gift that you can give to yourself. The happiness of traveling to different places, embracing different cultures, meeting new people is beyond what words can express. And once you are back to your daily routine, all you want to do is fly again to a new destination. The feeling of packing the bags and boarding a plane is excitement at a different level.…

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Mr. Rogers: Look for the Helpers – Retirement Travel Article

Mr. Rogers: Look for the Helpers If ever the world needed Mr. Rogers, now is the time. We could use his sense of calm, sincerity and wisdom. The world seems to be caught in the antithesis of Mr. Rogers’ goodness. Pantry Talk As the weeks led up to our European adventure, we had let all of our food supplies dwindle so there would be little left in the fridge and pantry. Once we cancelled our trip (about 10 days before…

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