popular travel blogs 2019

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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Autumn Drive Around Mt Nebo Scenic Loop Utah – Retirement Travel Article

Autumn Drive Around Mt Nebo Scenic Loop Utah Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 The Perfect Day For An Autumn Drive Around Mt Nebo Scenic Loop We were in Utah and Arizona for the fall. On our visit to Utah, we planned to tour the big 5 National Parks. But before we got there, we had some wonderful surprises at other state parks in Utah. On a perfect fall day, we did the most delightful drive around Mt Nebo Scenic Loop.…

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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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The Different Views Of Scottsdale – Retirement Travel Article

The Different Views Of Scottsdale Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 So Many Different Views Of Scottsdale We had an amazing stay in Sedona, Arizona. But it was a busy 4 days. So when we arrived at our next stop, we wanted the relaxing views of Scottsdale. The calm oasis at the Hermosa Inn in Scottsdale provided a great break. But day trips gave us many different views of Scottsdale. Red rocks, cactus, flowers, vast luxury resorts and end of day…

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7 Amazing Travel Activities to Enjoy While on Your Adventure – Retirement Travel Article

7 Amazing Travel Activities to Enjoy While on Your Adventure There was a time when travel was restricted to spies and monks. Today we have advanced transportation and communication technologies. We get to know all that is happening on the other side of the world. On the business front, too, the trade and movement of people have been increasing continually. So, now people of all ages have their bucket lists and travel across the world to quench their wanderlust with…

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Boomers’ Travel Bucket List for 2020 – Retirement Travel Article

Boomers’ Travel Bucket List for 2020 The Galapagos should be on everyone’s list.We asked a bunch of our friends and fellow “past 50” travel bloggers where they’d go in 2020 if they had their pick of anywhere. Here’s our friends’ list of top bucket list travel destinations, and a varied one it is. All the way from the Arctic (us) to the tropical paradise of Hawaii; from far Africa’s wild Botswana and Namibia to the relatively tame environs of Devon,…

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A Visit To Sedona In October – Retirement Travel Article

A Visit To Sedona In October Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest1 Our First Visit To Sedona The next stop on our travels in Arizona was a visit to Sedona in October. When we planned our trip to Utah and Arizona, the stop after our stay in Page was going to be Flagstaff. But a little research convinced us that Sedona would be a better place to explore. And we were so glad we made this choice! The red rock valley…

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Top Things To Do in Jerusalem – Retirement Travel Article

Top Things To Do in Jerusalem Admittedly, we were a little bit hesitant at first about visiting Jerusalem. Despite knowing there were so many fascinating things to see and do in Jerusalem, we believe that spending travel money is, in a way, like voting, and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict had us both conflicted.So, although we both really wanted to see Jerusalem, we just didn’t want our dollars being mixed into this ugly situation. But then we got the opportunity to…

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…and awaaaaay we go ! – Retirement Travel Article

…and awaaaaay we go ! Who said that phrase? If you’re old enough you’ll know the answer. If not, you’ll have to see the answer at the bottom of this blog entry.So….we’ve got the coach all outfitted and we are heading down to Vegas for 4-5 days (and nights!).First stop is Heyburn Riverside RV park along the Snake River in Idaho. Then down to Ogden, Utah for a night, then Cedar City, Utah for another night, then to Vegas. We’re…

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Not quite the entrance to Vegas we expected – Retirement Travel Article

Not quite the entrance to Vegas we expected First off, we traveled through Salt Lake City/Provo/Ogden area the other morning. Talk about freeway….about 80-90 miles before we finally reached the end and came out into the country again.  some gorgeous vistas of the Wasatch Mountains but who could look? I was too busy trying to avoid morning commuters anxious to get to work and large trucks barreling by. At least Kim got some  good photos. Gak!! Then we stayed at…

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