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7 Fun Brain Training Ideas To Enrich Your Retirement – Retirement Travel Article

7 Fun Brain Training Ideas To Enrich Your Retirement When it comes to living a long, happy, and healthy life, the formula is simple, well-known and widely accepted; healthy eating plus physical exercise equals longevity! But as we retire, there’s a third element which becomes an important part of the long-life formula: brain fitness. Throughout our working lives, we generally utilize our brains, keeping them active regardless of the industry in which we work. When our careers come to an…

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What Does It Cost And See How Expats Live In Kyiv – Retirement Travel Article

What Does It Cost And See How Expats Live In Kyiv Kyiv (sometimes spelled Kiev, but most Ukrainians prefer the latter) is an interesting city that not everyone gets to understand. Some people spend a couple of days there, covering only the most touristy places and then leave with frustration and disappointment. Others wander a bit off the beaten track and realize they fancy a longer stay and begin wondering, what is the cost of living in Kyiv.I spent 8…

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A Pampering Stay At Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Tucson – Retirement Travel Article

A Pampering Stay At Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Tucson Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest1 Finishing Our Arizona Visit With A Pampering Stay At Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain We started our fall visit to Utah and Arizona at a crazy pace as we explored the National Parks of Utah. Then we moved on and explored Arizona from north to south. So it was great to finish our trip with a pampering stay at Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain. We loved just relaxing on the resort…

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Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam – Retirement Travel Article

Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam On our travels, we’ve wanted to come by here and stay at Page, Arizona near Lake Powell. We finally got here.Lake Powell was created by the Glen Canyon Dam, which is upstream on the Colorado River from the more famous Hoover Dam outside of Las Vegas. It’s monstrous ! On our way there, we travelled through some more spectaular country.This is just one of the views along the highway. It goes like this for…

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A Day Trip to Channel Islands National Park – Retirement Travel Article

A Day Trip to Channel Islands National Park Kris on the trail at Santa Cruz, one of the Channel Islands.Channel Islands National Park is truly one of the joys of the US National Park system, because even though it’s located off densely populated Southern California, it’s a bit difficult to get to. Which is to say, you can’t drive there. And to most Southern Californians, if you can’t drive there, it doesn’t really exist. So, a park that doesn’t really…

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What You May Not Know About the People of Iran – Retirement Travel Article

What You May Not Know About the People of Iran To say the least it’s been a rough start to the new year, the new decade.  I’m not sure anything more could happen to make the headlines around the world any worse, but I shouldn’t jinx it.  The images and reports coming out of Australia are heartbreaking.  Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency after a series of earthquakes, and hundreds of thousands protesters, led by the courage of…

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The Four Best Travel Shoes for Women – Retirement Travel Article

The Four Best Travel Shoes for Women For traipsing across airports or hiking mountain trails, these are my go-to shoes of the moment.This is a December 2019 update of a post originally published in 2016. My outlook on the best travel shoes for women was defined early on. My mother regularly reminded my sister and me not to skimp on shoes; cheap shoes would hurt and not last, she warned us. She also told us that shoes would last longer…

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Cruise From Long Beach In The Holiday Season – Retirement Travel Article

Cruise From Long Beach In The Holiday Season Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 We Started Our California Cruise In Long Beach We headed south to cruise from Long Beach in the holiday season. It was a short 7 day cruise along the California coast. With one stop south in sunny and hot Mexico. When we planned our California cruise, we debated a few options on where to stay when we arrived. On previous visits to Los Angeles we stayed out…

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What You Must Know Before Visiting the Western Wall and Temple Mount – Retirement Travel Article

What You Must Know Before Visiting the Western Wall and Temple Mount Dome of the Rock MosqueNo trip to Jerusalem is complete without a visit to Temple Mount and the Western Wall, two of the world’s most important religious sites.Facts About Temple Mount And The Western Wall of JerusalemTemple Mount is located on top of one of the hills in Jerusalem’s old city. It is the holiest site in Judaism and the third most sacred site in Islam after Mecca…

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Ambitious Travel Plans For 2020 – Retirement Travel Article

Ambitious Travel Plans For 2020 Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 Some Great Travel Plans Booked For 2020 When we entered 2019, we had no travel plans booked. Although it did not take us long before we filled the calendar! For our travel plans for 2020, several trips are already booked. And we have some thoughts for other travel plans for the year. We will hit our 100th country visited in 2020. It was a very busy travel year in 2019.…

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At the very start of the Mississippi River – Retirement Travel Article

At the very start of the Mississippi River Years ago, we went through Minnesota from the west on our way to Duluth/Superior but never got up north to see the Headwaters of the Mississippi so this time, we planned better.The river starts out as a stream leaving Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota then travels all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico. The yellow circles show where the Headwaters are and where we’re standing and where it exits into…

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