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A Spotlight on Fantastic Fun Things to do in Portland Oregon – Retirement Travel Article

A Spotlight on Fantastic Fun Things to do in Portland Oregon There are so many fun things to do in Portland Oregon. We spent two days there and had such a great time. But before I tell you about the things we did, a few interesting facts you probably didn’t know about Portland. Portland is a walkable city filled with green spaces making it a great place to visit. Most nature lovers do not think of city centers when they…

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Our List Of Amazing Things to do in Slovenia! – Retirement Travel Article

Our List Of Amazing Things to do in Slovenia! We have often heard about the many great things to do in Slovenia, so when Mateja, from Mateja Travel, invited us to visit, we didn’t need to be asked twice; well, actually come to think of it, we did.The first time Mateja contacted us was to say, “Come and run in the Bovec marathon in September.” Tempting as it was, photos of the region looked absolutely gorgeous; there was no way…

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Playing Twenty Questions: Life as Expats, Life as Travelers, Life in Lagos, Portugal – Part Three – Retirement Travel Article

Playing Twenty Questions: Life as Expats, Life as Travelers, Life in Lagos, Portugal – Part Three   Back in 2011, when we were in the midst of preparing for full-time travel and radically downsizing, our announcements of our plans to various friends and family got a lot of different responses. From dumbfounded gapes and guffaws to “You’ll never be able to do it.” “What a great idea. I wish I could but …” “But what about______? ”  Here you can…

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AGING | Retirednomad’s Blog – Retirement Travel Article

AGING | Retirednomad’s Blog I want to write about aging.  How it’s not a matter of attitude or “you’re as young as you think” or it’s all a state of mind.  It’s NOT. Perhaps it’s that I and my friends are so different from our parents’ generation. We define a“new normal.” We are women who have loved and embraced being healthy and active.  We have eagerly obeyed all tenets of good longevity.  NO, not obeisance, we simply did it naturally.…

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6 MONTH TRAVEL ADVENTURE EUROPE – Retirement Travel Article

6 MONTH TRAVEL ADVENTURE EUROPE Retirees Living Abroad in Europe We re-imagined retirement and decided to stop trading our precious time for money. We’ve quit our jobs, sold our cars, rented our house and took off on a round-the-world gap-year Adventure of a Lifetime in 2018. The first part begins with a 6 month travel adventure throughout Europe. It has been a fantastic experience calling Europe and the UK our home for the past 173 days. We are feeling a…

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Painless Ways to Save Money on Hotel Room Bookings | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Painless Ways to Save Money on Hotel Room Bookings | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: September 23, 2019) Usually the hotel is one of the most expensive parts of any vacation. If you want to help yourself here, then it behooves you to be savvy with the money you have. Book Early or Late If you are staying in a popular hotel then it is always a good idea for you to book early. Sought-after hotels tend to fill up…

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Things To See And Do On A Day In Edinburgh – Retirement Travel Article

Things To See And Do On A Day In Edinburgh Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest1 A Quick Visit To Edinburgh The first port on the second leg of our cruise through the Nordic countries was in Edinburgh. This was our first visit to Scotland and we were excited to spend a day in Edinburgh. It certainly was a great tease to want us to return. When we saw that there was a stop in Edinburgh, I reached out to fellow…

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Spotlight on Prague – An Amazing 1-Day Prague Itinerary to See the Best – Retirement Travel Article

Spotlight on Prague – An Amazing 1-Day Prague Itinerary to See the Best With its spires, steeples, and turrets Prague is a city from which fairy tales spring to life. It’s no wonder that Prague’s nickname is the “City of a Hundred Spires.” I have read that there are more than 500 spires in the city, but someone coined the phrase, and it stuck. Prague reminds me of Ljublana, Slovenia only on a much more grandiose scale. Prague is an…

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Things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia – Retirement Travel Article

Things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia View of the City From Ljubljana CastleThere are so many things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, and largest city. It’s a town that’s best explored on foot. It’s not a large city, but when you do tire from walking, you’re never too far away from one of many riverside bars or cafes.Ljubljana owes much of its current charm to a catastrophe. In 1895, a devastating earthquake reduced much of the area to ruins.…

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You can (sort of) go home again – Retirement Travel Article

You can (sort of) go home again There are a few places on earth where I feel like my soul is at home. Where the psychic roots run deep, my DNA is buzzing contentedly, and I always feel a welcome familiarity no matter how long I have been gone. One of those places is the Texas Hill Country, land of my mother’s clan and a rocky, rolling landscape  of cedar, winding creeks and limestone bungalows. The other, oddly, is Pittsburgh…

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