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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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No other place like Cajun Country – Retirement Travel Article

No other place like Cajun Country Got to Cajun country outside of Lafayette, Louisiana in time for the Mardi Gras golf cart parade at Cajun Palms RV park. Oh…the colors…well….Purple Represents Justice. Green Represents Faith. Gold Represents Power. Cras? Oh….as in Mardi Gras. Check out the purple satin pants and colorful leggings ! We also bought the traditional King Cake while there. Delicious ! (We usually go to Lafayette to buy the best there is in the area but got…

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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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Alt Hotel Quebec City – Review – Retirement Travel Article

Alt Hotel Quebec City – Review A Review Of The Alt Hotel In Quebec City – Canada On our recent cross Canada travel adventure, one of our stops along the way was in Quebec City. We enjoyed a lovely 2 night stay at the The Alt Hotel Quebec. This was our third visit and stay with Group Germain Hotels on our travels across Canada. The family owns and operates Le Germain Hotels, Alt and Alt+ Hotels across Canada, a unique…

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Is a Home Security System Important While Traveling? – Retirement Travel Article

Is a Home Security System Important While Traveling? Traveling means leaving your home unoccupied for some length of time. Whether you’re traveling for a long weekend or spending a month away, an unoccupied home can be tempting to opportunistic thieves. Can a home security system be beneficial when you travel? The Importance of a Deterrent Thieves look for houses where they won’t be disturbed or recorded. They might watch the same house for days, to make sure that nobody’s home.…

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Exploring The Venice Islands Is Easy! Here’s How To Do It! – Retirement Travel Article

Exploring The Venice Islands Is Easy! Here’s How To Do It! Unable to find a direct flight back to our current home in Malta after our week in Slovenia, we jumped in a shared taxi to nearby Italy. We had managed to find cheap flights home from Treviso Airport on Ryan Air. Now being so close to Venice, it would be silly not to spend at least a day there and see the Islands in Venice Lagoon, wouldn’t it?Both Jonathan…

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Bohemian Rhapsody: Cesky Krumlov | No Particular Place To Go – Retirement Travel Article

Bohemian Rhapsody: Cesky Krumlov | No Particular Place To Go   We set off from our temporary home in Prague one sunny morning and drove south through the countryside of the Czech Republic, heading for the small town of Český Krumlov close to the Czech-Austrian border. The landscapes of the Bohemian region were the kind that artists dream of: blue skies with wisps of clouds, rural farmhouses and fields freshly tilled or planted with various crops in checkered hues alternating…

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So much construction ! – Retirement Travel Article

So much construction ! I cannot wait to get away from the cities and get out west. Cannot believe all the road/interstate construction going on. From Gulport, Mississippi to Houston and beyond, we ran into major road repairs where the lanes shrank down so thin that I was sure I’m going to lose my mirrors any minute. Accident on I-10. We sat in one place for 1 hour and 45 minutes! Good thing we have an on-board bathroom. We thought…

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BEST WAYS FOR GETTING AROUND LONDON – Retirement Travel Article

BEST WAYS FOR GETTING AROUND LONDON Getting Around London Getting around London is easy. This article will show you how and provide the traveler or tourist with easy ways and tips to navigate and getting around London. Even for those who find getting around London daunting or challenging. London is easy and these tips will help. Getting around London and navigating in a new location can be one of the most difficult and challenging tasks a tourist traveler has when…

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Local Montreal Food Tours – Review – Retirement Travel Article

Local Montreal Food Tours – Review A Review Of Our Walking Old Montreal Food Tour If you have been following my blog, then you know one of our favorite things to do when traveling is taking a walking food tour. On our visit to Montreal, Quebec we did just that. We enjoyed a wonderful food tasting experience and history tour with Local Montreal Food Tours. A Fully Guided Walking Food Tour on the streets of Old Montreal. Old Montreal Food…

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