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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 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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In My Backyard: Numinbah Valley Drive – Retirement Travel Article

In My Backyard: Numinbah Valley Drive In My Backyard: Numinbah Valley DriveSpread the love” /> Don’t miss new posts! Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. This…

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Day Trip Touring The Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow – Retirement Travel Article

Day Trip Touring The Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow The Entrance To The Wieliczka Salt MineBeing so close to Krakow, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a.k.a the Krakow Salt Mine (probably because that’s easier to say and remember), makes for a great side trip from the city. It’s one of the world’s oldest salt mines – established in the 13th century and was still in operation until 2007. At one point in the salt mine’s history, it produced one-third of Poland’s…

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Planning Alberta Holidays – The Canadian Rockies – Retirement Travel Article

Planning Alberta Holidays – The Canadian Rockies Post Last Modified – May 22, 2020 Planning Your Alberta Holidays & The Canadian Rockies Start planning your Alberta Holidays and include The Canadian Rockies today! Taking an Alberta holiday offers a little bit of country and a little bit of city, enough to keep you and your family entertained for weeks!If you are considering a vacation to Canada and looking at the Province of Alberta as an option, but not sure what…

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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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Is Fire Movement For Early Retirement Right For You? – Retirement Travel Article

Is Fire Movement For Early Retirement Right For You? Going out for a fancy dinner, purchasing trending gadgets, owning the latest vehicle, or squandering money in luxuries; gone are those days when the youth tout their extravagant spending. In the time of economic instability, more of today’s generation are embracing the trending FIRE Movement. What is the FIRE Movement? Started in the 90s, the Fire movement stands for Financial Independence/Retire Early. Spending frugally and saving substantially to retire as early…

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