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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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Smithsonian Air & Space: Udvar-Hazy Center – Retirement Travel Article

Smithsonian Air & Space: Udvar-Hazy Center Some things are just fun and fascinating to see.  It was with that mindset we visited the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center.  Getting to see the Space Shuttle Discovery up close and personal was beyond fun and fascinating.  It was awesome.  And, it was a testament to man’s ingenuity and dedication. Space Shuttle Discovery. It is enormous! Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Most visitors to Washington, DC are well-aware of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in…

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Boot Sales, Hippie Markets and Chinese Stores – Retirement Travel Article

Boot Sales, Hippie Markets and Chinese Stores cliffs by Porto de Mos, Lagos It’s been a ‘staycation’ kind of summer for us here in Lagos, Portugal, with lots of friends stopping by and making use of our guest room (if you want your friends and family to visit, just move to Portugal!) and day trips here and there.  We’ve met several new friends who have contacted us through the blog and are checking out both Portugal and the Algarve to…

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Beware of the Buffet! And other unhealthy habits when on holidays – Retirement Travel Article

Beware of the Buffet! And other unhealthy habits when on holidays Beware of the Buffet! And other unhealthy habits when on holidays – 50 Shades of AgeSpread the love” /> Don’t miss new posts! Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog…

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Discover the Wonderful Oregon Columbia Gorge Wine Country – Retirement Travel Article

Discover the Wonderful Oregon Columbia Gorge Wine Country If you are a wine lover, foodie or historian you want to visit the Columbia Gorge Wine Country. In short, flanked by the Hood River, the Columbia Gorge Wine Country with its breathtaking views is diverse. Given these points, it is the perfect choice for a girls getaway, weekend wine tasting, or exploring. For a relativity small region, it has extremes in climate, scenery, and styles of wine, making it interesting and…

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Strick’s Retirement: New Summer Trip – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: New Summer Trip We are heading out for a short trip around Washington as that’s a state we’ve not been in very much. First stop though, is Baker City, Oregon where we will visit the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, the Snake River and a great breakfast place on the main street.This is a neat city…so colorful and historic with many old old buildings….from our breakfast table…This couple is getting married today…they’re checking on their arrangements…I think.We like to…

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