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7 Amazing Wineries and More for the Perfect Buellton Getaway – Retirement Travel Article

7 Amazing Wineries and More for the Perfect Buellton Getaway You may not know this, but Buellton is known for great eateries and wine, especially Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Buellton’s unique weather is the secret behind its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The combination of warm days and cool nights is just the right balance for producing these delicate grapes. The pleasant weather also makes this city a perfect year-round getaway destination. Buellton is a charming small town located approximately 45…

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Off to See the Country: Glacial Lake Missoula, Montana – Retirement Travel Article

Off to See the Country: Glacial Lake Missoula, Montana We stopped in Missoula, Montana for a few days to see where the Glacial Lake Missoula formed over 10,000 years ago. We had previously explored central Washington in the Scablands, an area that was scoured by the floods that came through years ago…dozens, and even a hundred times.Current city of Missoula showing ancient lake shorelines.Lake Missoula water levels long ago covering the current city of Missoula.There used to be 2,000-ft ice…

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When Enough Is Enough – LifePart2.com – Retirement Travel Article

When Enough Is Enough – LifePart2.com How Great It Feels To Know I Have EnoughI am a 59-year-old American. I don’t own a home. I don’t own a car. The furniture that I sit upon and the bed that I sleep in is not my own. Most of the mementos that I accumulated over the years are gone. I have no material reminders of my school days; no physical reminders of 25 years on the job and only a very few…

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Explore The Columbia River Gorge In Oregon – Retirement Travel Article

Explore The Columbia River Gorge In Oregon We Headed For The Columbia River Gorge In Oregon It was fun to explore the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. We did not plan enough time when we visited Oregon. But we were glad we got a taste of the beauty along this waterway. Great Water Views In Oregon We travelled along the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) for road trips in California several times. The views were stunning. And this drive was high…

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Explore 5 Fantastic Santa Maria Wineries for the First Time – Retirement Travel Article

Explore 5 Fantastic Santa Maria Wineries for the First Time Santa Maria Valley is an American Viticultural Area located in Northern Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County. Santa Maria Valley, with its sunshine and cool Mediterranean climate, is perfect for growing wine grapes. In truth, there is so much more to Santa Maria Valley than just wine. The valley is also known for its authentic Santa Maria Style Barbecue. The Santa Maria wineries will bring you to the…

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Travel Jokes and Humour Ed.1 [Collection] – Retirement Travel Article

Travel Jokes and Humour Ed.1 [Collection] Post Last Modified – May 30, 2020 To Help Make Your Day a Little Bit Brighter Enjoy your coffee with some Travel Jokes and Humour to Brighten Your Day! For most of us, we work hard and take life just a little too seriously. So after 30 years of a regimented career, it’s now time to kick back and relax a little. One of things I have always enjoyed and never fails to put…

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We're Baaaaack ! – Retirement Travel Article

We're Baaaaack ! FINALLY ! On the road again. After hanging out at home since the end of March (not necessary, in my opinion….oops…sorry to get political), we are heading out for some more adventure.First stops are Challis, Idaho and up to Missoula, Montana. Camas Valley looking north…still lots of snow in the mountains. Our site…lots of spaceTallest mountains in Idaho Then we went to Sula, Montana for a night and watched the Bitteroot River go flying by. LOTS of unexpected…

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Is Fire Movement For Early Retirement Right For You? – Retirement Travel Article

Is Fire Movement For Early Retirement Right For You? Going out for a fancy dinner, purchasing trending gadgets, owning the latest vehicle, or squandering money in luxuries; gone are those days when the youth tout their extravagant spending. In the time of economic instability, more of today’s generation are embracing the trending FIRE Movement. What is the FIRE Movement? Started in the 90s, the Fire movement stands for Financial Independence/Retire Early. Spending frugally and saving substantially to retire as early…

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The Alder Bay Resort In Port McNeill BC – Retirement Travel Article

The Alder Bay Resort In Port McNeill BC Post Last Modified – May 13, 2020 Alder Bay Resort RV Park in Port McNeill British Columbia For those of you traveling to Vancouver Island and heading to the northern section, then you simply must make a point of camping at Alder Bay Resort. Situated in the north of the island between the communities of Telegraph Cove to the south and Port McNeill to the north, lies one of the most picturesque…

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Real Melbourne Bike Tours In Australia – Retirement Travel Article

Real Melbourne Bike Tours In Australia Post Last Modified – May 08, 2020 If you love spending time outdoors when traveling and taking eco-friendly adventure tours like we do, then you’re going to love this bike tour in Melbourne, Australia. We had a wonderful afternoon on our recent visit to the city with Real Melbourne Bike Tours. A fully guided professional bicycle tour visiting some of the most popular and scenic parts of Melbourne. About Real Melbourne Bike Tours This…

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