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Best Bird Watching Destinations in Europe | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Best Bird Watching Destinations in Europe | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: September 22, 2019) Europe is fast becoming a hot destination for nature lovers and birdwatchers, and for good reasons. The continent boasts of a massive variety of birds, thanks to the great variety of breathtaking landscapes. There are many perfect bird watching destinations in Europe for those who want to learn more about birds and come here in search of these feathered beauties. Image by Free Creative Stuff…

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Beware of the Buffet! And other unhealthy habits when on holidays – Retirement Travel Article

Beware of the Buffet! And other unhealthy habits when on holidays Beware of the Buffet! And other unhealthy habits when on holidays – 50 Shades of AgeSpread the love” /> Don’t miss new posts! Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog…

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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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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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A Spotlight on Fantastic Fun Things to do in Portland Oregon – Retirement Travel Article

A Spotlight on Fantastic Fun Things to do in Portland Oregon There are so many fun things to do in Portland Oregon. We spent two days there and had such a great time. But before I tell you about the things we did, a few interesting facts you probably didn’t know about Portland. Portland is a walkable city filled with green spaces making it a great place to visit. Most nature lovers do not think of city centers when they…

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

Playing Twenty Questions: Life as Expats, Life as Travelers, Life in Lagos, Portugal – Part Three   Back in 2011, when we were in the midst of preparing for full-time travel and radically downsizing, our announcements of our plans to various friends and family got a lot of different responses. From dumbfounded gapes and guffaws to “You’ll never be able to do it.” “What a great idea. I wish I could but …” “But what about______? ”  Here you can…

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Yurt, sweet yurt – a camping adventure – Retirement Travel Article

Yurt, sweet yurt – a camping adventure Our camping experiences date to Girl Scouts and, for me, a few miserable outings in high school. That was quite awhile ago. But we thought trying again might be an antidote to my desire for a small RV. The two-night outing to Trap Pond State Park near Laurel, Delaware, was only about 25 miles from our house. We would not starve. We could try out some of the delights of camping, such as…

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Strick’s Retirement: Washington State…kayaking ! – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: Washington State…kayaking ! So…here’s our journey so far….Baker City, Kenniwick, Tucannon, Clarkston, Spokane, Republic, Trist, Anacortes, Soap Lake, Coeure D’Alene, Libby. We have been doing some kayaking along the way. Very relaxing way to spend a half-day…out on the water….with spectacular views!Getting Katie ready to go with her fancy life vest.Ahh….this is the life.Yes, I know, the water if crooked….only because the lake got a bit rough.You doing okay back there Dad?Coming back to the dock on a…

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New Mexico, muy encantando – Retirement Travel Article

New Mexico, muy encantando Please see our New Mexico photo gallery. The last stop on our RoadScholar tour of Albuquerque, Taos and Santa Fe was another kiva – this one at Coronado Historic Site in the Albuquerque suburb of Bernalillo. A kiva is a sacred room within an Indian pueblo, where religious rites are performed. This visit required climbing up one ladder and down another one into the underground chamber; only 13 of us at a time. The room included…

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