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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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Terezin: If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words – Retirement Travel Article

Terezin: If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words It’s the children’s drawings that linger in our minds, haunting us long after our tour of the town of Terezin that once served as a concentration camp. We’d seen some of the drawings years before at an exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC and then at the Pinkas Synagogue in Prague. Pictures showing happier times with houses and gardens, holiday celebrations with family, children playing, flowers and trees.  Pictures…

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Unique Gifts for Travelers: Consult Our Updated Guide! | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Unique Gifts for Travelers: Consult Our Updated Guide! | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 17, 2019) Unique gifts for travelers in our updated guide! Choose the best travel gifts for men and unique travel gifts for her from top travel gift recommendations! When it comes to unique gifts for travelers, gift-givers need to be prudent. Every traveler is concerned about space and weight limitations. At the same time, though, that doesn’t mean we don’t like pretty or luxurious things. Some…

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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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Travel Apps We Used All The Time – Retirement Travel Article

Travel Apps We Used All The Time Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest2 We Use Lots Of Travel Apps We wrote before about the travel apps we used. When it was time for an operating system upgrade on my phone, I deleted apps I was not using. I was surprised to see how few of the travel apps got deleted. Most apps we like just got better! We travel for almost 6 months a year, so we spend a lot of…

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Absolutely Fun and Awesome Things to Do in Montana – Retirement Travel Article

Absolutely Fun and Awesome Things to Do in Montana Montana is a western state known for its wide-open spaces, cowboys, and big skies. Montana is a place where the pace of life is a bit slower and more relaxed. The population of Montana is low for its size, so there is lots of space, and that space is scenic, mountainous and full of wildlife. When planning a visit, most people think of Yellowstone or Glacier National Park, but they’re so…

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Finally! Heading to Idaho – Retirement Travel Article

Finally! Heading to Idaho February 28, 2019 We were so excited to get on the road, we both woke up around 3:15….that’s AM ! After trying to go back to sleep, we decided to get up. We were due to get up at 4 anyway for an early start. …got last minute stuff packed away and all the outside doors closed and locked..quietly as possible. Started up the coach around 5 and left the park to hook up the truck…

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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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Grateful – vs – Thankful – Retirement Travel Article

Grateful – vs – Thankful Grateful -vs- Thankful (2019) I wrote this little ditty nearly five years ago. It turns out that over the years this little grateful – vs – thankful tale attracts a great deal of traffic to our site, about this time, every year.  Which tells me I’m not alone in my thought process of trying to distinguish between the two. I thought I’d update it just a bit and republish it.  Abi and I have experienced an…

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Off The Beaten Path Scotland: Top Ten | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Off The Beaten Path Scotland: Top Ten | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 21, 2019) Scotland boasts pristine, lesser-known locations for new and returning visitors alike. These are the top 10 off the beaten path Scotland destinations on our radar. Have you visited Scotland more than once and explored much of its natural and architectural wonders? Or maybe you don’t like overcrowded tourist attractions and want something more pristine and off the beaten path? Scotland will deliver! Photo CreditNo…

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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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