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2019 Favorite Holiday Gift Gadgets for Every Traveler – Retirement Travel Article

2019 Favorite Holiday Gift Gadgets for Every Traveler Each year we like to put out the best of the best products we use daily on our travels. Some make it from the previous years but others don’t. When we find something better, we typically switch. Only if we actually use the products do they make it in this Holiday Gift Gadgets post. ITEMS UNDER $10 Nite Ize Original Gear Ties These small twisty ties on hormones are the perfect holiday…

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See Skofja Loka, Slovenia’s Best-Preserved Medieval Village – Retirement Travel Article

See Skofja Loka, Slovenia’s Best-Preserved Medieval Village The charmingly picturesque town of Skofja Loka, meaning Bishop’s Meadows, is considered to be the best-preserved medieval city in Slovenia. Located roughly halfway between Ljubljana and Lake Bled, this delightful town is certainly worth a visit.Skofja LokaA Little HistoryThe first written records of what was once the bustling market town of Skofja Loka date back to 1248. Although mentions of the town date as far back to 973!Škofja Loka gained its city rights…

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Strick’s Retirement: Missing entries – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: Missing entries Our last entry was waaaay back at Niagara Falls. Since then, we’ve traveled extensively through New England and down to Florida where we are currently wintering over until March.You can see from this map that the two large yellow circles are placed and sites we visited. Dunno…just stopped blogging.So many places in New England then, avoiding hurricane to get to Florida. I’ve been meaning to backtrack and do entries for each of those stops but never…

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Absolutely Fun and Awesome Things to Do in Montana – Retirement Travel Article

Absolutely Fun and Awesome Things to Do in Montana Montana is a western state known for its wide-open spaces, cowboys, and big skies. Montana is a place where the pace of life is a bit slower and more relaxed. The population of Montana is low for its size, so there is lots of space, and that space is scenic, mountainous and full of wildlife. When planning a visit, most people think of Yellowstone or Glacier National Park, but they’re so…

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Konopiste Castle, The Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Throne and The Great War – Retirement Travel Article

Konopiste Castle, The Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Throne and The Great War   Just 50 kilometers southeast of Prague in the Czech Republic, Konopiště Castle sits high atop a hill, surrounded by a thick forest.  Built as a Gothic fortification towards the end of the 13th century, it was a huge and sprawling rectangular edifice with plenty of towers, seven in all, for the most effective defense.  Over the centuries, the castle passed through the hands of numerous owners and…

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Finally! Heading to Idaho – Retirement Travel Article

Finally! Heading to Idaho February 28, 2019 We were so excited to get on the road, we both woke up around 3:15….that’s AM ! After trying to go back to sleep, we decided to get up. We were due to get up at 4 anyway for an early start. …got last minute stuff packed away and all the outside doors closed and locked..quietly as possible. Started up the coach around 5 and left the park to hook up the truck…

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Le Germain Hotel Toronto Maple Leaf Square – Retirement Travel Article

Le Germain Hotel Toronto Maple Leaf Square A Review Of Our Stay At Le Germain Hotel In Toronto Arriving by train into Toronto on our cross Canada rail journey, we couldn’t have chosen a better place to spend our time in the city. Le Germain Hotel Toronto Maple Leaf Square was absolutely perfect for our 3 night stay. A beautiful upper scale luxury boutique hotel in downtown Toronto. Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square – Location The hotel’s location is…

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What To Do In Skopje, Macedonia, The Capital of Kitsch – Retirement Travel Article

What To Do In Skopje, Macedonia, The Capital of Kitsch Skopje, Macedonia was a very last-minute getaway for us. As our lovely dog sitters Neil and Orla, were staying at our home for an extra week after we returned from Slovenia, we decided to sneak in another trip away. Well, my dog loves them and hey, never turn down an opportunity for an adventure.Alexander the Great with his MumSo after a quick search online for a short and inexpensive flight,…

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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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