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Is Your Vacation Ruining The Planet – Retirement Travel Article

Is Your Vacation Ruining The Planet Jonathan in MyanmarOur species has never been as mobile as it is today. Getting from one side of the planet to the other has never been as easy or affordable. You can wake up this morning in Boston and through the magic of air transport, go to sleep in Barcelona, Botswana or Brisbane. The downside of this movement, while it brings people together, there are huge environmental impacts of tourism. A study released by Nature…

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

Playing Twenty Questions: Life as Expats, Life as Travelers, Life in Lagos, Portugal – Part Two   There’s no getting around it: writing a blog is work. It takes time.  It takes discipline. It takes waiting around for a brilliant insight to hit you or an inspiring thought (a very rare event) and slogging ahead anyway when your muse is silent. However, the effort is well worth it when we hit the ‘publish’ button and add another page to our…

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Of Harriet Tubman and great blue herons – simply retired – Retirement Travel Article

Of Harriet Tubman and great blue herons – simply retired Maybe not everyone thinks of pairing bird-watching with African-American history. Well, we do. And near Cambridge, Maryland, you can do just that. We recently spent a spring day visiting the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in rural Dorchester County, Md., followed by a drive through Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The trip was about 60 miles from our home in Sussex County, Delaware, on two-lane roads past farm fields,…

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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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