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See Skofja Loka, Slovenia’s Best-Preserved Medieval Village – Retirement Travel Article

See Skofja Loka, Slovenia’s Best-Preserved Medieval Village The charmingly picturesque town of Skofja Loka, meaning Bishop’s Meadows, is considered to be the best-preserved medieval city in Slovenia. Located roughly halfway between Ljubljana and Lake Bled, this delightful town is certainly worth a visit.Skofja LokaA Little HistoryThe first written records of what was once the bustling market town of Skofja Loka date back to 1248. Although mentions of the town date as far back to 973!Škofja Loka gained its city rights…

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Sustainable Travel Starts in Sweden – Retirement Travel Article

Sustainable Travel Starts in Sweden In the woods in Sweden’s Östergötland County, thinking of tourism’s future.She had mentioned in her soft but serious voice that she wanted to talk. Finally, on our last evening together, six of us pulled our chairs close and leaned in over our dinner plates to hear what our guide wanted to say. I assumed she’d share details about her business. We were six visitors from four countries traveling in Sweden to attend the Adventure Travel…

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Konopiste Castle, The Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Throne and The Great War – Retirement Travel Article

Konopiste Castle, The Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Throne and The Great War   Just 50 kilometers southeast of Prague in the Czech Republic, Konopiště Castle sits high atop a hill, surrounded by a thick forest.  Built as a Gothic fortification towards the end of the 13th century, it was a huge and sprawling rectangular edifice with plenty of towers, seven in all, for the most effective defense.  Over the centuries, the castle passed through the hands of numerous owners and…

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Le Germain Hotel Toronto Maple Leaf Square – Retirement Travel Article

Le Germain Hotel Toronto Maple Leaf Square A Review Of Our Stay At Le Germain Hotel In Toronto Arriving by train into Toronto on our cross Canada rail journey, we couldn’t have chosen a better place to spend our time in the city. Le Germain Hotel Toronto Maple Leaf Square was absolutely perfect for our 3 night stay. A beautiful upper scale luxury boutique hotel in downtown Toronto. Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square – Location The hotel’s location is…

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Spectacular Locations For An All-American Road Trip | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Spectacular Locations For An All-American Road Trip | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 25, 2019) Exploring the world is an incredibly exciting use of your time. Of course, the world is a big place. There are so many fantastic locations to see; you might find it difficult to pick a place to visit on your next great adventure. If you’re going to go anywhere, then it should be America. Each state in this gargantuan nation is like a miniature…

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A Fun Off-Road Jeep Adventure In Moab – Retirement Travel Article

A Fun Off-Road Jeep Adventure In Moab Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest4 We Got More Than We Bargained For On Our Off-Road Jeep Adventure We did so many great day trips from Moab, Utah. This was our base to explore many of the Utah National Parks. The National Parks provided stunning scenery at every point. But our off-road jeep adventure in Moab satisfied our need for an adrenaline rush. We thought we booked a simple off-road trip along the sand…

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Is a Home Security System Important While Traveling? – Retirement Travel Article

Is a Home Security System Important While Traveling? Traveling means leaving your home unoccupied for some length of time. Whether you’re traveling for a long weekend or spending a month away, an unoccupied home can be tempting to opportunistic thieves. Can a home security system be beneficial when you travel? The Importance of a Deterrent Thieves look for houses where they won’t be disturbed or recorded. They might watch the same house for days, to make sure that nobody’s home.…

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On to Zion – simply retired – Retirement Travel Article

On to Zion – simply retired Wednesday, October 25 – Driving through southern Utah, the landscape changes are often immediate and stunning. From a rolling sea of slickrock to high-altitude pine forests to towering red rocks, it’s hard for us East Coast flatlanders to absorb. Approaching Zion National Park, the rocks again change to red – and so does the road. Jagged, majestic peaks jarringly transform the landscape. We were on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and entered the Mt. Carmel…

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Vietnam at Last | Retirednomad’s Blog – Retirement Travel Article

Vietnam at Last | Retirednomad’s Blog 6 Feb, 2014 exiting Saigon Day 3 in this country, and so far every experience has made me love this country more.  Especially now, here I am on a bus.  But it is like no other bus I’ve ever experienced.  Every “seat” is a bed – even though the bus departs at 10 a.m.!  The reclining bed comes with blanket – thank goodness, for that provides my lumbar support so I can sit up. …

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BEST WAYS FOR GETTING AROUND LONDON – Retirement Travel Article

BEST WAYS FOR GETTING AROUND LONDON Getting Around London Getting around London is easy. This article will show you how and provide the traveler or tourist with easy ways and tips to navigate and getting around London. Even for those who find getting around London daunting or challenging. London is easy and these tips will help. Getting around London and navigating in a new location can be one of the most difficult and challenging tasks a tourist traveler has when…

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