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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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A Winter Visit to Death Valley National Park – Retirement Travel Article

A Winter Visit to Death Valley National Park When you talk about Death Valley, what you’re really talking about is the Badwater Basin, where water collects before evaporating and leaving nothing but salt behind.The thought of visiting Death Valley National Park in the summer has never appealed to me. Death Valley, in addition to being the largest National Park in the lower 48 states, is also the lowest, driest, and hottest. In the Valley itself, also known as Badwater Basin,…

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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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Cruise From Long Beach In The Holiday Season – Retirement Travel Article

Cruise From Long Beach In The Holiday Season Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 We Started Our California Cruise In Long Beach We headed south to cruise from Long Beach in the holiday season. It was a short 7 day cruise along the California coast. With one stop south in sunny and hot Mexico. When we planned our California cruise, we debated a few options on where to stay when we arrived. On previous visits to Los Angeles we stayed out…

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A Walk Across Prague’s Charles Bridge, Three Towers and Thirty Statues – Retirement Travel Article

A Walk Across Prague’s Charles Bridge, Three Towers and Thirty Statues   It took us three tries to make it all the way across the Charles Bridge but, like they say, “The third time’s the charm.”  Following a leisurely river boat tour that introduced us to the city of Prague on both sides of the river Vltava, we joined the throngs of tourists and passed through the Old Town Bridge Tower to walk a short distance onto the bridge. The…

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Strick’s Retirement: World’s Largest Truck Stop – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: World’s Largest Truck Stop ANOTHER place we’ve (well, mostly me) have wanted to visit for years….the Iowa 80 Truck Stop west of Davenport, Iowa near the Mississippi River. Here’s the opening paragraph from their website: A place where people want to stop. On the eastern edge of Iowa, not far from the Mississippi River, adjacent to the small town of Walcott, you’ll find a place like no other in the world. The Iowa 80 Truckstop, now the World’s…

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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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