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Day Trip Touring The Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow – Retirement Travel Article

Day Trip Touring The Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow The Entrance To The Wieliczka Salt MineBeing so close to Krakow, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a.k.a the Krakow Salt Mine (probably because that’s easier to say and remember), makes for a great side trip from the city. It’s one of the world’s oldest salt mines – established in the 13th century and was still in operation until 2007. At one point in the salt mine’s history, it produced one-third of Poland’s…

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The Hoodoos At Bryce Canyon National Park – Retirement Travel Article

The Hoodoos At Bryce Canyon National Park We Headed For The Hoodoos At Bryce Canyon National Park We found so much more than just hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park. When we finished our stay in Moab in Utah, we travelled along Scenic Byway 24 and through Capital Reef National Park. Along the way we got our first view of hoodoos. But it was definitely not the last. When we drove through the Bryce Canyon National Park, we stopped at…

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7 Ways In Which It Changes A Person – Retirement Travel Article

7 Ways In Which It Changes A Person Adventure travel is a beautiful way to transform ourselves into better people. Sometimes travel plans are well thought out, and sometimes they are unexpected. However, going to a new destination changes you if you plan it properly. Without some planning, you might end up just roaming and not a great experience. Here are seven ways you can travel correctly and how adventure travel can change you as a person. 1. Decide the…

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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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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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Delivering Customer Service Excellence In Good Times And Crisis – Retirement Travel Article

Delivering Customer Service Excellence In Good Times And Crisis Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 We Saw Customer Service Excellence In Good Times And Crisis The staff and crew of Oceania Cruises Marina delivered customer service excellence in good times and crisis. We wanted to take this blog post to say thank you! Throughout our South America cruise, the customer service aboard Marina was at the excellent level we had come to expect from Oceania Cruises. But when the world COVID-19…

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Arches on the way back home – Retirement Travel Article

Arches on the way back home Well, we came home after only three weeks on the road. Everything in front of us was closed. RV parks in the Florida Keys, all RV parks in Moab, all restaurants in New Orleans and the Keys, D.C. museums, all botanical gardens, and on and on. So….what’s the point of travelling only to stay in the RV all the time.It took us 1,200 miles to get back. Four RV parks, one a night. One…

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Best Things To Do In Victoria BC – Travel Guide – Retirement Travel Article

Best Things To Do In Victoria BC – Travel Guide Best Things To Do In Victoria, BC – A Locals Guide I am about to share a few of the Best Things To Do In Victoria BC. Having spent many years living in Victoria, I’m going to offer a locals guide on what you should not miss when visiting the city for the first time. If you happen to be planning a visit and wondering just what to do in…

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South America Cruising When COVID-19 Became A Pandemic – Retirement Travel Article

South America Cruising When COVID-19 Became A Pandemic Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest3 Who Would Know We Would Be South America Cruising When COVID-19 Became A Pandemic When we left home on Jan 10, who would have known we would be South America cruising when COVID-19 became a pandemic! For those of you not following RetiredAndTravelling on social media, the last you may have heard was when we set sail to cruise around South America for two months. We are…

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Getting “Stuck” in Las Vegas – Retirement Travel Article

Getting “Stuck” in Las Vegas Okay, so the title isn’t that great but it’s appropriate. Check it out.You don’t want to stumble into this one! We really like cactus plants….something about them that is so unique…and there are so many varieties.Look how protective the thorns are for this plant. Nicely laid out gardens with spacing between each one. In the desert, they’re not always so spread out. You got to love the symmetry of the thorns…so evenly spaced and each…

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Foodie Trails Melbourne Foodie Culture Tour – Retirement Travel Article

Foodie Trails Melbourne Foodie Culture Tour A Review Of Our Melbourne Foodie Culture Tour On our recent visit to Melbourne, Australia, we had the distinct pleasure of taking part in Foodie Trails unique Melbourne Foodie Culture Tour. Taking a walking food tour when we travel is one of our favorite things to do, and this tour was outstanding! A unique opportunity to explore the local culture and sample some of their traditional dishes at the same time, on this 4…

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