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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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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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Get Entranced With A Brief Look At Faroe Islands – Retirement Travel Article

Get Entranced With A Brief Look At Faroe Islands Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest1 Great To Get A Brief Look At Faroe Islands After our stop in the Orkney Islands with Oceania Cruises, we headed for a brief look at the Faroe Islands. We were excited to visit this destination that was not yet a major tourist destination. But we did hear that many new hotels were being built as tourism heated up. We enjoyed the morning wandering through the…

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Lessons learned – simply retired – Retirement Travel Article

Lessons learned – simply retired November 2 – For two retired women, visiting five National Parks (plus Monument Valley) in 10 days was probably a bit ambitious. Now that the trip is over, we have some insights: Our favorite parks were Bryce Canyon, Zion and Arches – close but roughly in that order. A revised itinerary would probably omit Canyonlands and Capitol Reef and spend more time exploring the other three. We did spend two nights in Moab (Arches, Canyonlands)…

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Taste Halifax Food & Beer Tours – Review – Retirement Travel Article

Taste Halifax Food & Beer Tours – Review A Review Of The Taste Halifax Food & Beer Tour If you have been following my blog, then you know one of our favorite things to do when traveling is taking a food tour. On our visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia we did just that. We enjoyed a wonderful driven food experience with Taste Halifax Food & Beer Tours. A Fully Guided Driving Food, Beer & Wine Experience Eat Halifax Food and…

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Quebec: Quelle surprise! – Retirement Travel Article

Quebec: Quelle surprise! NOTE: Please see a portfolio of our Quebec photos. Part One of three parts The Porte St-Jean, just up the street from our hotel. At 6:30 a.m., we heard a rustling at our hotel door. Was someone trying to break in? Tentatively, we peered out. Hanging on the door was a wicker picnic basket. It was breakfast! Croissants, patisseries, yogurt, glass bottles of orange juice, cheese, and fruit. Amazed, I went down to the lounge of the Hotel du Vieux-Quebec to get the free…

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BEST SCANDINAVIAN CRUISE – Passage For Two – Retirement Travel Article

BEST SCANDINAVIAN CRUISE – Passage For Two Best Scandinavian Cruise – Baltic Ocean With Viking blood in our veins we knew we needed to take the best Scandinavian Cruise to satisfy our adventurous spirit. Planning a year-long round-the-world Adventure of a Lifetime journey had to include visiting Scandinavia and the Viking Homelands. The Baltic Ocean is bordered by Denmark, Sweden and Finland on the North and Germany on the South. Of special interest is Saint Petersburg Russia on the East.…

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An Amazing Stop At The Giant’s Causeway – Retirement Travel Article

An Amazing Stop At The Giant’s Causeway Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 A Great Day In North Ireland With A Stop At The Giant’s Causeway On our cruise through the Nordic countries, we were excited to get a small taste test of Ireland from north to south. We started in Londonderry, Northern Ireland with a stop at the the Giant’s Causeway. Fact and fiction kept us entertained as we travelled through this iconic spot. A Little About The Giant’s Causeway…

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Our List Of Amazing Things to do in Slovenia! – Retirement Travel Article

Our List Of Amazing Things to do in Slovenia! We have often heard about the many great things to do in Slovenia, so when Mateja, from Mateja Travel, invited us to visit, we didn’t need to be asked twice; well, actually come to think of it, we did.The first time Mateja contacted us was to say, “Come and run in the Bovec marathon in September.” Tempting as it was, photos of the region looked absolutely gorgeous; there was no way…

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AGING | Retirednomad’s Blog – Retirement Travel Article

AGING | Retirednomad’s Blog I want to write about aging.  How it’s not a matter of attitude or “you’re as young as you think” or it’s all a state of mind.  It’s NOT. Perhaps it’s that I and my friends are so different from our parents’ generation. We define a“new normal.” We are women who have loved and embraced being healthy and active.  We have eagerly obeyed all tenets of good longevity.  NO, not obeisance, we simply did it naturally.…

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