the best travel blogs 2017

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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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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Things to Do in Minneapolis and Saint Paul – Retirement Travel Article

Things to Do in Minneapolis and Saint Paul Biking along the East River Road of the Mississippi offers views of downtown Minneapolis.This post, originally published in 2018, was updated in January 2020. If you are looking for things to do in Minneapolis and St. Paul, you’re undoubtedly taking into account the time of year. What to do in the Twin Cities in the summer might differ quite a bit from what to in winter! Let’s just point out that 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 Pinterest0 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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Things To Do On A Stay In Page And Lake Powell In Arizona – Retirement Travel Article

Things To Do On A Stay In Page And Lake Powell In Arizona Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 Visiting Page And Lake Powell In Arizona After our tour of the National Parks in Utah, we headed south into Arizona. Our first stop was a stay in Page and Lake Powell. Our crazy travel schedule through Utah meant we did not look ahead and book key reservations for things to do in Page and Lake Powell. And then we lost a…

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Strick’s Retirement: Las Vegas Part 2 – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: Las Vegas Part 2 Let’s see…where did we leave off? Oh yes….Next blog will have: Tour the inside of the Venitian and Bellagio. See the outside gardens at Mandalay Bay. Take a photo in front of the Las Vegas Welcome sign.We’ll start with the Vegas sign. The line was about 50 people long when we first showed up so we put it off a few days, then came over in the morning and there were still about 15…

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