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…and awaaaaay we go ! – Retirement Travel Article

…and awaaaaay we go ! Who said that phrase? If you’re old enough you’ll know the answer. If not, you’ll have to see the answer at the bottom of this blog entry.So….we’ve got the coach all outfitted and we are heading down to Vegas for 4-5 days (and nights!).First stop is Heyburn Riverside RV park along the Snake River in Idaho. Then down to Ogden, Utah for a night, then Cedar City, Utah for another night, then to Vegas. We’re…

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Things to Do in Minneapolis and Saint Paul – Retirement Travel Article

Things to Do in Minneapolis and Saint Paul Biking along the East River Road of the Mississippi offers views of downtown Minneapolis.This post, originally published in 2018, was updated in January 2020. If you are looking for things to do in Minneapolis and St. Paul, you’re undoubtedly taking into account the time of year. What to do in the Twin Cities in the summer might differ quite a bit from what to in winter! Let’s just point out that the…

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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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10 Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis in Winter – Retirement Travel Article

10 Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis in Winter The picturesque ice on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis is primed for figure skating or hockey. Gus, meanwhile, ponders a visit to the warming house.Winter visitors to the Twin Cities are warned about Minnesota’s famous cold temperatures and severe wind chills, and never handed a list of things to do in Minneapolis in winter. Visitors are usually here for business reasons–a major sporting event, a convention, a recording session–not because…

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Things We Love And Hate About Hotels – Retirement Travel Article

Things We Love And Hate About Hotels Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 Many Chances To Experience What We Love And Hate About Hotels We spent 175 nights away from home in 2019. There were 136 nights in hotels and another 39 nights cruising. Our nights away from home were spent across all levels of accommodations. So we had a lot of experiences that informed the list of things we love and hate about hotels. It was always great when hotels…

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Strick’s Retirement: Viva Las Vegas ! – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: Viva Las Vegas ! Okay, quiz time: Who sang the song, “Viva, Las Vegas”? Answer at the bottom.We had specific goals to do and see in Vegas.  I used to work for an engineering company and they sent me there many, many times to support their local work and to win new work. So, we’ve been there over 50 times but not for at least 5 years.Goals:One buffet a day !WICKED SPOON in the Cosmopolitan Some of the…

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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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Strick’s Retirement: Las Vegas Part 2 – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: Las Vegas Part 2 Let’s see…where did we leave off? Oh yes….Next blog will have: Tour the inside of the Venitian and Bellagio. See the outside gardens at Mandalay Bay. Take a photo in front of the Las Vegas Welcome sign.We’ll start with the Vegas sign. The line was about 50 people long when we first showed up so we put it off a few days, then came over in the morning and there were still about 15…

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Matt’s Flights Review – Finding You Discount Flights – Retirement Travel Article

Matt’s Flights Review – Finding You Discount Flights A Closer Look At Matt’s Flights Discount Air Travel Service Let’s face it, we’re all looking for those hot deals for flights, vacation packages and more. If there’s someone out there that can help find and save you money for travel, I’m always hot on their trail! Recently, I was invited by Matt, a seasoned world traveler and now entrepreneur, to check out his new subscription based Air Travel business appropriately named…

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Follow Us As We Travel – South America Cruise Plans – Retirement Travel Article

Follow Us As We Travel – South America Cruise Plans Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest1 Our South America Cruise Plans We are excited to start our 2020 travels by sharing our South America cruise plans. Our cruise starts in Miami. We get a few Caribbean stops on our way south. And then head up the Amazon River in Brazil. We cruise down along Brazil and head into Argentina. There is one port in the Falkland Islands. The ship sails around…

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