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Top Things To Do in Jerusalem – Retirement Travel Article

Top Things To Do in Jerusalem Admittedly, we were a little bit hesitant at first about visiting Jerusalem. Despite knowing there were so many fascinating things to see and do in Jerusalem, we believe that spending travel money is, in a way, like voting, and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict had us both conflicted.So, although we both really wanted to see Jerusalem, we just didn’t want our dollars being mixed into this ugly situation. But then we got the opportunity to…

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Take a Walk on The National Mall – Retirement Travel Article

Take a Walk on The National Mall Any visit to Washington, DC should include a walk on the National Mall. One can easily spend an entire day walking and exploring the 2-mile loop trail along the National Mall and another 2-mile loop around the Tidal Basin. Taking in the sites and memorials that line the mall will keep everyone interested.  To make it easier for visitors to the city, we’re sharing a few insider tips and helpful hints, for taking…

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Things to Do in Minneapolis and Saint Paul – Retirement Travel Article

Things to Do in Minneapolis and Saint Paul Biking along the East River Road of the Mississippi offers views of downtown Minneapolis.This post, originally published in 2018, was updated in January 2020. If you are looking for things to do in Minneapolis and St. Paul, you’re undoubtedly taking into account the time of year. What to do in the Twin Cities in the summer might differ quite a bit from what to in winter! Let’s just point out that the…

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Not quite the entrance to Vegas we expected – Retirement Travel Article

Not quite the entrance to Vegas we expected First off, we traveled through Salt Lake City/Provo/Ogden area the other morning. Talk about freeway….about 80-90 miles before we finally reached the end and came out into the country again.  some gorgeous vistas of the Wasatch Mountains but who could look? I was too busy trying to avoid morning commuters anxious to get to work and large trucks barreling by. At least Kim got some  good photos. Gak!! Then we stayed at…

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Top Things to Do in Heidelberg | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Top Things to Do in Heidelberg | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: January 30, 2020)Heidelberg – A German Gem Heidelberg, a popular destination in Germany, gets 12 million visitors each year. Consult our list of top things to do in Heidelberg for inspiration!Photo CreditHeidelberg is one of Germany’s famous baroque cities. Surrounded by lush forest and bisected by the Neckar river, Heidelberg is a rich piece of German history that was settled as early as 300AD! It’s no surprise that…

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Why I Don’t Have a “Bucket List” List – Retirement Travel Article

Why I Don’t Have a “Bucket List” List I’m not one to have a “bucket list” nor do I proclaim New Year’s resolutions. I’m finding the older more experienced I get the less I worry about long-term planning, or pretty much making any plans at all.  Perhaps it has something to do with retirement and the level of flexibility and freedom it offers.  Or, maybe, it’s just because I’ve stopped worrying about what might happen, opting instead to live in the…

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Lovely Lennox Head – 50 Shades of Age – Retirement Travel Article

Lovely Lennox Head – 50 Shades of Age I have many favourite places along the coast of Northern New South Wales that evoke wonderful memories of camping when our kids were young. One such place is the lovely Lennox Head situated about halfway between Byron Bay and Ballina in the Northern Rivers region. We recently spent a few nights here in our caravan and reminisced about the good old days of staying at the Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park. What is…

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3 Tips for Feeling at Home When You Are Always on the Go | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

3 Tips for Feeling at Home When You Are Always on the Go | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: January 22, 2020)For many people, the idea of being able to live on the open road, constantly experiencing new destinations from day to day, is truly a dream and a lifelong ambition.It’s easy to see why, too. Living a nomadic lifestyle allows you to be constantly experiencing new things, expanding your horizons, refining your own sense of how the world works,…

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What Does It Cost And See How Expats Live In Kyiv – Retirement Travel Article

What Does It Cost And See How Expats Live In Kyiv Kyiv (sometimes spelled Kiev, but most Ukrainians prefer the latter) is an interesting city that not everyone gets to understand. Some people spend a couple of days there, covering only the most touristy places and then leave with frustration and disappointment. Others wander a bit off the beaten track and realize they fancy a longer stay and begin wondering, what is the cost of living in Kyiv.I spent 8…

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100+ Happy Retirement Wishes, Quotes and Inspiration! – Retirement Travel Article

100+ Happy Retirement Wishes, Quotes and Inspiration! Being retired myself, I have attended a lot of retirement functions and have often had to search for the right words to best convey happy retirement wishes. I have often been asked to say a few words or make a speech and have found myself stuck for the right words. Often, I would find myself looking to others for inspiration or to help make a joke. Yes, some of these quotes are funny,…

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Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam – Retirement Travel Article

Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam On our travels, we’ve wanted to come by here and stay at Page, Arizona near Lake Powell. We finally got here.Lake Powell was created by the Glen Canyon Dam, which is upstream on the Colorado River from the more famous Hoover Dam outside of Las Vegas. It’s monstrous ! On our way there, we travelled through some more spectaular country.This is just one of the views along the highway. It goes like this for…

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