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Boomers’ Travel Bucket List for 2020 – Retirement Travel Article

Boomers’ Travel Bucket List for 2020 The Galapagos should be on everyone’s list.We asked a bunch of our friends and fellow “past 50” travel bloggers where they’d go in 2020 if they had their pick of anywhere. Here’s our friends’ list of top bucket list travel destinations, and a varied one it is. All the way from the Arctic (us) to the tropical paradise of Hawaii; from far Africa’s wild Botswana and Namibia to the relatively tame environs of Devon,…

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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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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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Top Things to Do in Heidelberg | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Top Things to Do in Heidelberg | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: January 30, 2020)Heidelberg – A German Gem Heidelberg, a popular destination in Germany, gets 12 million visitors each year. Consult our list of top things to do in Heidelberg for inspiration!Photo CreditHeidelberg is one of Germany’s famous baroque cities. Surrounded by lush forest and bisected by the Neckar river, Heidelberg is a rich piece of German history that was settled as early as 300AD! It’s no surprise that…

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An Amazing One-Day Delectable Sonoma Wine Itinerary – Retirement Travel Article

An Amazing One-Day Delectable Sonoma Wine Itinerary Sonoma is a great day trip from many places. Also, Sonoma is a historical city in northern California nestled in the heart of the Sonoma Valley winemaking country. Downtown Sonoma, known for its art galleries and the colonial-era Sonoma Plaza, has a rustic charm. Hence, surrounding this plaza are19th-century adobe buildings, including Mission San Francisco Solano and the Sonoma Barracks. Sonoma locals run the gamut from down-to-earth locals, farmers, winemakers, to acclaimed chefs…

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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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Why I Don’t Have a “Bucket List” List – Retirement Travel Article

Why I Don’t Have a “Bucket List” List I’m not one to have a “bucket list” nor do I proclaim New Year’s resolutions. I’m finding the older more experienced I get the less I worry about long-term planning, or pretty much making any plans at all.  Perhaps it has something to do with retirement and the level of flexibility and freedom it offers.  Or, maybe, it’s just because I’ve stopped worrying about what might happen, opting instead to live in the…

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Lovely Lennox Head – 50 Shades of Age – Retirement Travel Article

Lovely Lennox Head – 50 Shades of Age I have many favourite places along the coast of Northern New South Wales that evoke wonderful memories of camping when our kids were young. One such place is the lovely Lennox Head situated about halfway between Byron Bay and Ballina in the Northern Rivers region. We recently spent a few nights here in our caravan and reminisced about the good old days of staying at the Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park. What is…

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