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Strick’s Retirement: Niagara Falls….even more amazing! – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: Niagara Falls….even more amazing! The last time we visited Niagara Falls, we were blown over but, this time….WOW !!! Forgot how amazing all this water looks.Horseshoe FallsAmerican Falls from the side American Falls from the other side….and a rainbow! We were staying at a KOA in Pennsylvania the night before and wanted to get here before the crowds. Our alarm went off at 4am !! We had packed up the night before so all we had to do…

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Practical and Fun Travel Gifts for Business Travelers and Vacationers | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Practical and Fun Travel Gifts for Business Travelers and Vacationers | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 17, 2019)Looking for the best practical and fun travel gifts for business travelers and vacationers? Use our ideas to select the perfect gift for travelers!When you’re searching for practical and fun travel gifts, several considerations come to mind. Gifts for travel lovers must be packable if they’re going to be used when traveling. And the most unique gifts for travelers should be inspirational…

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Terezin: If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words – Retirement Travel Article

Terezin: If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words It’s the children’s drawings that linger in our minds, haunting us long after our tour of the town of Terezin that once served as a concentration camp. We’d seen some of the drawings years before at an exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC and then at the Pinkas Synagogue in Prague. Pictures showing happier times with houses and gardens, holiday celebrations with family, children playing, flowers and trees.  Pictures…

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Unique Gifts for Travelers: Consult Our Updated Guide! | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Unique Gifts for Travelers: Consult Our Updated Guide! | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 17, 2019) Unique gifts for travelers in our updated guide! Choose the best travel gifts for men and unique travel gifts for her from top travel gift recommendations! When it comes to unique gifts for travelers, gift-givers need to be prudent. Every traveler is concerned about space and weight limitations. At the same time, though, that doesn’t mean we don’t like pretty or luxurious things. Some…

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Konopiste Castle, The Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Throne and The Great War – Retirement Travel Article

Konopiste Castle, The Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Throne and The Great War   Just 50 kilometers southeast of Prague in the Czech Republic, Konopiště Castle sits high atop a hill, surrounded by a thick forest.  Built as a Gothic fortification towards the end of the 13th century, it was a huge and sprawling rectangular edifice with plenty of towers, seven in all, for the most effective defense.  Over the centuries, the castle passed through the hands of numerous owners and…

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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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Spectacular Locations For An All-American Road Trip | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Spectacular Locations For An All-American Road Trip | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 25, 2019) Exploring the world is an incredibly exciting use of your time. Of course, the world is a big place. There are so many fantastic locations to see; you might find it difficult to pick a place to visit on your next great adventure. If you’re going to go anywhere, then it should be America. Each state in this gargantuan nation is like a miniature…

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Travel Past 50’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide – Retirement Travel Article

Travel Past 50’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide If all your other gift ideas fail, you can always get a Christmas tree hat.OK, kids. It’s that time of year when most of the world is shopping for gifts. Gifts for family, gifts for friends, donations to causes, and perhaps a treat for yourself while you’re at it. My gift-giving philosophy, based on years of experience, goes something like this: First, if you buy something you yourself appreciate, it’s bound to have…

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A Rant-A-Thon From a US and a Canadian Expat: Bureaucratic Contortions – Retirement Travel Article

A Rant-A-Thon From a US and a Canadian Expat: Bureaucratic Contortions Sagres, Portugal A few weeks ago my Canadian blogger friend, Frank, at The Travels of BbqBoy and Spanky  reached out to me with an idea he had for a collaborative post called, “The Absolute Worst Thing About Being a Fulltime Traveler,” comparing our different perspectives.  What made his idea intriguing was that our worst experiences actually have nothing to do with traveling full time or with being an expat,…

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Grateful – vs – Thankful – Retirement Travel Article

Grateful – vs – Thankful Grateful -vs- Thankful (2019) I wrote this little ditty nearly five years ago. It turns out that over the years this little grateful – vs – thankful tale attracts a great deal of traffic to our site, about this time, every year.  Which tells me I’m not alone in my thought process of trying to distinguish between the two. I thought I’d update it just a bit and republish it.  Abi and I have experienced an…

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