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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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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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Grateful – vs – Thankful – Retirement Travel Article

Grateful – vs – Thankful Grateful -vs- Thankful (2019) I wrote this little ditty nearly five years ago. It turns out that over the years this little grateful – vs – thankful tale attracts a great deal of traffic to our site, about this time, every year.  Which tells me I’m not alone in my thought process of trying to distinguish between the two. I thought I’d update it just a bit and republish it.  Abi and I have experienced an…

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Alt Hotel Quebec City – Review – Retirement Travel Article

Alt Hotel Quebec City – Review A Review Of The Alt Hotel In Quebec City – Canada On our recent cross Canada travel adventure, one of our stops along the way was in Quebec City. We enjoyed a lovely 2 night stay at the The Alt Hotel Quebec. This was our third visit and stay with Group Germain Hotels on our travels across Canada. The family owns and operates Le Germain Hotels, Alt and Alt+ Hotels across Canada, a unique…

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Vietnam at Last | Retirednomad’s Blog – Retirement Travel Article

Vietnam at Last | Retirednomad’s Blog 6 Feb, 2014 exiting Saigon Day 3 in this country, and so far every experience has made me love this country more.  Especially now, here I am on a bus.  But it is like no other bus I’ve ever experienced.  Every “seat” is a bed – even though the bus departs at 10 a.m.!  The reclining bed comes with blanket – thank goodness, for that provides my lumbar support so I can sit up. …

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan – Retirement Travel Article

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan Mount Fuji, or Fujisan as the Japanese call it, is the most photographed place on earth.Japan is home to 23 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 19 cultural and four natural sites. The most famous, of course, is Mount Fuji, which also is the most photographed place on earth. Cultural (19) Natural (4) Ogasawara Islands (2011) Shirakami-Sanchi (1993) Shiretoko (2005) Yakushima (1993) You can help yourself get ready for your own travels by reading our Get…

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Nepal – Totally amazing even without the trekking – Retirement Travel Article

Nepal – Totally amazing even without the trekking If you’ve seen my Facebook postings, you know I’ve become totally sick of travel.  Have now been on the road nearly 6 months, and so ready to go home.  However, I’m locked into my Frequent Flier Miles return ticket, and that has me being in Nepal for 30 days. What could I do for 30 days?  My body with its finicky knees and back can only do so much “soft” trekking.  …

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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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