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Slovenian Food and Wine Is Amazing! Here is What To Try – Retirement Travel Article

Slovenian Food and Wine Is Amazing! Here is What To Try There were so many highlights during our week in Slovenia. But one thing that consistently stood out was the food – oh, and the wine too, and the cakes!We had no idea how good Slovenian food and wine was going to be and were very pleasantly surprised. We love trying out local food whenever we travel, and it was great having local guide Mateja from https://mateja-travel.com introducing us to new dishes.Several…

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The Antebellum Houses of Natchez, Mississippi and Monuments of The Lost Cause – Retirement Travel Article

The Antebellum Houses of Natchez, Mississippi and Monuments of The Lost Cause Natchez- Vidalia Bridge, Mississippi River Like a lot of bloggers, we keep an idea list for future posts as well as rough outlines of posts we’ve decided to scrap or for some reason or other just couldn’t figure out how we wanted to write the story about our travels there.  But the events several days ago on August 11th and 12th in Charlottesville, Virginia, had us thinking about…

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Lessons learned – simply retired – Retirement Travel Article

Lessons learned – simply retired November 2 – For two retired women, visiting five National Parks (plus Monument Valley) in 10 days was probably a bit ambitious. Now that the trip is over, we have some insights: Our favorite parks were Bryce Canyon, Zion and Arches – close but roughly in that order. A revised itinerary would probably omit Canyonlands and Capitol Reef and spend more time exploring the other three. We did spend two nights in Moab (Arches, Canyonlands)…

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5 FAVORITE MEMORIES MILAN – Passage For Two – Retirement Travel Article

5 FAVORITE MEMORIES MILAN – Passage For Two Remarkable Milan Milan was a complete surprise for us in more ways than one. Our Adventure of a Lifetime was a plan to travel for all of 2018 around the world. We spent more than a year planning our adventure which began March 1st, 2018 with two months in Italy. Our original plan wrapped up Italy with a week in the Cinque Terre, an overnight in Milan, and then a high-speed train…

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Five Top Day Hikes in Sweden – Retirement Travel Article

Five Top Day Hikes in Sweden Lakes, rivers, and streams reflect the wild landscapes along St. Olav’s Trail from Sweden into Norway.Lists of the best hiking trails in Sweden abound. We haven’t tried them all, or even a fraction, but after four visits to Sweden, we have some favorite hiking routes. We keep returning to Sweden’s north and west regions where some of the best walks and hikes converge around the towns of Östersund and Åre. In August 2019 we…

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Quebec: Quelle surprise! – Retirement Travel Article

Quebec: Quelle surprise! NOTE: Please see a portfolio of our Quebec photos. Part One of three parts The Porte St-Jean, just up the street from our hotel. At 6:30 a.m., we heard a rustling at our hotel door. Was someone trying to break in? Tentatively, we peered out. Hanging on the door was a wicker picnic basket. It was breakfast! Croissants, patisseries, yogurt, glass bottles of orange juice, cheese, and fruit. Amazed, I went down to the lounge of the Hotel du Vieux-Quebec to get the free…

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Strick’s Retirement: The Coach was Rockin’!! – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: The Coach was Rockin’!! No….not “Rockin’” like that ! From the wind !!We traveled out to Fort Stockton, Texas for a couple of nights to breathe before heading north to Carlsbad Caverns. Turns out there was a scary wind storm coming in from the west on our second day there. But, we could not get away because it was all across that part of Texas. Plus, this one was part of that Bomb Storm that hit the midwest.Here’s…

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Departure from Asia | Retirednomad’s Blog – Retirement Travel Article

Departure from Asia | Retirednomad’s Blog Dear Blog Followers,   As I was recently reminded by a stalwart blog follower, I have not posted since last March 27 when I was in Nepal. That’s more than 5 months! What’s happened since:   I have been just fine! Well, except for the same old same old pinched nerve which resulted in my indulging in painkillers while trekking in Nepal. However, treatments have occurred (successful at first, then unsuccessful) and more and…

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BEST SCANDINAVIAN CRUISE – Passage For Two – Retirement Travel Article

BEST SCANDINAVIAN CRUISE – Passage For Two Best Scandinavian Cruise – Baltic Ocean With Viking blood in our veins we knew we needed to take the best Scandinavian Cruise to satisfy our adventurous spirit. Planning a year-long round-the-world Adventure of a Lifetime journey had to include visiting Scandinavia and the Viking Homelands. The Baltic Ocean is bordered by Denmark, Sweden and Finland on the North and Germany on the South. Of special interest is Saint Petersburg Russia on the East.…

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The 9 Absolutely Best Things to do in Salt Lake City – Retirement Travel Article

The 9 Absolutely Best Things to do in Salt Lake City Salt Lake City is a vibrant, tidy city sitting in the shadow of the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains. In addition, it is the capital of Utah, but for a capital city, it is not congested. There are so many things to do in Salt Lake City that it is a perfect destination for a weekend with friends, a girls getaway, or as a couples retreat. Surprisingly, there were two…

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