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Autumn Drive Around Mt Nebo Scenic Loop Utah – Retirement Travel Article

Autumn Drive Around Mt Nebo Scenic Loop Utah Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 The Perfect Day For An Autumn Drive Around Mt Nebo Scenic Loop We were in Utah and Arizona for the fall. On our visit to Utah, we planned to tour the big 5 National Parks. But before we got there, we had some wonderful surprises at other state parks in Utah. On a perfect fall day, we did the most delightful drive around Mt Nebo Scenic Loop.…

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Malta Carnival 2020: A Bit of History and Some Fun Photos – Retirement Travel Article

Malta Carnival 2020: A Bit of History and Some Fun Photos A Stunningly Colourful Carnival FloatMalta’s carnival, Il-Karnival Ta’ Malta, takes place in February in the lead-up to Lent and is one of Europe’s oldest and most celebrated festivals. Jonathan has experienced many Mardi Gras festivals in the past, mainly in New Orleans, but for me, this was my first time.Costumes at Malta Carnival 2020It was fun, jam-packed, apparently a lot more family-focused than New Orleans’ Mardi Gras and loud!…

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Washington, DC: The Sackler & Freer Galleries – Retirement Travel Article

Washington, DC: The Sackler & Freer Galleries What I don’t know about art could fill a book, but I know what I like and that’s all that matters, right? What’s that old saying, beauty is in the eye of the beholder? It’s common knowledge the museums of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC are well-known and highly regarded.  However, it’s not so commonly known that the Sackler and Freer Galleries, together form the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian Art.  They may…

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Things To Consider When Booking A Holiday | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Things To Consider When Booking A Holiday | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: February 17, 2020)Being able to travel around the world is a luxury, and whether you have a yearly holiday or it’s something you do on special occasions, it’s good to plan it carefully to ensure you get the most out of your trip away. The reason why is that not everyone can get the experience of seeing the world and therefore it’s a luxury to be able…

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7 Amazing Travel Activities to Enjoy While on Your Adventure – Retirement Travel Article

7 Amazing Travel Activities to Enjoy While on Your Adventure There was a time when travel was restricted to spies and monks. Today we have advanced transportation and communication technologies. We get to know all that is happening on the other side of the world. On the business front, too, the trade and movement of people have been increasing continually. So, now people of all ages have their bucket lists and travel across the world to quench their wanderlust with…

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A Visit To Sedona In October – Retirement Travel Article

A Visit To Sedona In October Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest1 Our First Visit To Sedona The next stop on our travels in Arizona was a visit to Sedona in October. When we planned our trip to Utah and Arizona, the stop after our stay in Page was going to be Flagstaff. But a little research convinced us that Sedona would be a better place to explore. And we were so glad we made this choice! The red rock valley…

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How to Have an Amazing Weekend in Napa Wine Tasting – Retirement Travel Article

How to Have an Amazing Weekend in Napa Wine Tasting Napa Valley is a food and wine lovers fantasy come to life. Spanning towns such as Napa, Rutherford, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga, Napa Valley has lovely vineyards and charming downtowns. In addition to the great Napa wine tasting, there are many Michelin-starred restaurants in Napa. But you do not have to spend a fortune to have amazing food. Napa also has craft breweries, pizzerias, and unbelievable fast food. If…

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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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Take a Walk on The National Mall – Retirement Travel Article

Take a Walk on The National Mall Any visit to Washington, DC should include a walk on the National Mall. One can easily spend an entire day walking and exploring the 2-mile loop trail along the National Mall and another 2-mile loop around the Tidal Basin. Taking in the sites and memorials that line the mall will keep everyone interested.  To make it easier for visitors to the city, we’re sharing a few insider tips and helpful hints, for taking…

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Not quite the entrance to Vegas we expected – Retirement Travel Article

Not quite the entrance to Vegas we expected First off, we traveled through Salt Lake City/Provo/Ogden area the other morning. Talk about freeway….about 80-90 miles before we finally reached the end and came out into the country again.  some gorgeous vistas of the Wasatch Mountains but who could look? I was too busy trying to avoid morning commuters anxious to get to work and large trucks barreling by. At least Kim got some  good photos. Gak!! Then we stayed at…

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20 Helpful Philippines Travel Tips – Retirement Travel Article

20 Helpful Philippines Travel Tips Top 20 Travel Tips From Our Travels To The Philippines In 2019, my wife and I had the pleasure of traveling to the Philippines for 5 weeks from Canada. Below, are 20 Useful Philippines Travel Tips we made a note of during our time in the country. For those of you traveling to the Philippines for the first time, I hope a few of them may be useful for you. Our Brief Philippines Travel Itinerary…

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