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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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Park Royal Huatulco Beach Resort [Review] – Retirement Travel Article

Park Royal Huatulco Beach Resort [Review] Post Last Modified – June 10, 2020 A Review Of Our Stay At The Beautiful Park Royal Huatulco Beach Resort My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the beautiful Park Royal Huatulco Beach Resort in Mexico. A first class all inclusive resort hotel located in Tangolunda. This is a resort zone in Huatulco with beach frontage on the Bahia de Tangolunda. A wonderful all inclusive beach resort in beautiful Huatulco. Park…

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Walking Tours: Tips for Nature Hikes, City Walks, and Travel on Foot – Retirement Travel Article

Walking Tours: Tips for Nature Hikes, City Walks, and Travel on Foot Walking allows us to see all sorts of little details, like this hobbit home, tiny libraries, and fragrant flower petals.If there’s one thing we enjoy (besides eating, of course) no matter where we are on Earth, it’s going out for a walk. Even days sequestered during the coronavirus pandemic are peppered with outings on foot. We go to regional parks for nature hikes; our city walks lead us…

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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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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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A Day Hiking In Zion National Park – Retirement Travel Article

A Day Hiking In Zion National Park   We Headed To Zion National Park We had two days in Virgin, Utah and planned to go hiking in Zion National Park from this stop. It was a busy travel day when we first visited to Bryce National Park. And then did the long slow drive to our hotel through the Zion park grounds. We enjoyed a down day to relax before we hit the park. When we visited Canyonlands, Capitol Reef…

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Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa – Review – Retirement Travel Article

Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa – Review Post Last Modified – May 17, 2020 A Review Of Our Stay At The Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa by Marriott If your travel plans include a trip to Victoria, British Columbia then be sure to check out the beautiful Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa. This Resort is ideally located in the heart of the city. It’s within easy walking distance to the beautiful inner harbour and…

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Our Most Memorable Meals From Our Travels Around The World – Retirement Travel Article

Our Most Memorable Meals From Our Travels Around The World As we aren’t able to travel at the moment due to the Covid-19 pandemic, poor Jonathan is doing all the cooking. Believe me, he wouldn’t want me to cook – even our dog who eats complete rubbish straight off the street refuses my cooking. So for now, we find ourselves reminiscing about some of the more memorable meals we have experienced on our travels!We hope you enjoy our tales of…

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