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Tuesday Takes: Steak Frites – One Road at a Time – Retirement Travel Article

Tuesday Takes: Steak Frites – One Road at a Time Steak Frites in Montpellier, France. It was an unexpected stop on a 3-month cross-Europe rail adventure. As it turned out though, the 4-day visit to Montpellier proved to be one of our most favorite experiences. And, by far, one of our best meals. Murphy’s Law Our original plan was to spend five nights in Lyon, France. Murphy’s Law prevailed in that what could go wrong, went wrong. Sometimes you just…

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Our Best Gear for Cycling – Retirement Travel Article

Our Best Gear for Cycling If you’re going to do some long distance cycling like we’ve done, pick the right gear to make it as comfortable as possible.This post was updated in May 2020, from an article originally published in 2018. While air travel is largely suspended and we continue to stay close to home, taking walks and riding bikes allow us to get out of the house and into a traveler’s state of mind. Even a short outing can…

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Digest of Audio Posts by Travel Past 50 – Retirement Travel Article

Digest of Audio Posts by Travel Past 50 Practicing English conversation in a Cambodian school visit on Oknahatey Island outside Phnom Penh.Over the past several years of traveling, we’ve been lucky not only to see so many spectacular places, but to hear fascinating stories from those we’ve met along the way. Among the fortuitous meetings was our virtual connection with Graeme Kemlo of Travel Writers Radio out of Melbourne, Australia. We got to talkin’…and have now contributed dozens of podcast…

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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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In My Backyard: Border Ranges National Park – Retirement Travel Article

In My Backyard: Border Ranges National Park During these crazy times I realise that it’s difficult to even think about travel. In particular overseas travel has been put on the back burner for the majority. Those with travel plans for 2020 have now had to cancel arrangements. My husband and I are currently trying to cancel our flight, cruise and accommodation bookings to Spain and Portugal in late August. We have all started to think about travel within our own…

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Queensland: A State of Excitement! – Retirement Travel Article

Queensland: A State of Excitement! Queensland: A State of Excitement!Spread the love” /> Don’t miss new posts! Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. This website uses…

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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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Ambassatours Gray Line Halifax – Hop On Hop Off – Retirement Travel Article

Ambassatours Gray Line Halifax – Hop On Hop Off Ambassatours Gray Line Halifax Hop On Hop Off City Bus Tour We always look for Hop On Hop Off City Bus Tours when traveling to new cities around the globe. On our travels to Eastern Canada, we enjoyed just that with Ambassatours Gray Line Halifax Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours. A great way to see the popular sights and attractions of Halifax, Nova Scotia – Canada at your leisure. Hop…

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Why You Must Go To Valletta and Try A Malta Food Tour! – Retirement Travel Article

Why You Must Go To Valletta and Try A Malta Food Tour! Our Group On The Valletta Food TourWhen our friends at Offbeat Malta Food Trails invited us on their Valletta Food Tour, we jumped at the opportunity. Jonathan and I love food tours; it’s such a great way to experience local food and also to learn a little about the history and culture of a region. And even though we have lived in Malta for a few months now, we…

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Tassie Trip: Part 11 Hobart – Retirement Travel Article

Tassie Trip: Part 11 Hobart So it was the end of the road for us on our Tassie adventure, as we arrived into the capital city of Tasmania, Hobart. However prior to arriving in Hobart we travelled through some spectacular countryside from Derwent Bridge via Tarraleah, Hamilton and New Norfolk following the Derwent River for most of the way. Tasman Bridge Hobart Derwent Bridge & Lake St Clair The halfway point on the drive between Hobart and Strahan, Derwent Bridge…

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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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