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The Best of The Christmas Season – Retirement Travel Article

The Best of The Christmas Season Each year for the past several years I’ve published a list of Christmas quotes; a list of inspiration if you will. It’s no surprise that I think the past couple of years, in particular, have found many of us in need of a little extra dose of holiday inspiration; something to help us find joy in the moment while we hold on to hope for the future. Maybe some sort of Christmas miracle?  Or,…

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Our Checklist To Prepare For Travel – Retirement Travel Article

Our Checklist To Prepare For Travel Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 We Have A Detailed Checklist To Prepare For Travel Anyone who followed us for awhile, just knows we must have a detailed checklist to prepare for travel. The checklist is in a spreadsheet. And David and I have our own. The checklist has two sections. One for things to do before we leave home. And the other is things to pack. Both sections are critical to make sure we…

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A Walk Across Prague’s Charles Bridge, Three Towers and Thirty Statues – Retirement Travel Article

A Walk Across Prague’s Charles Bridge, Three Towers and Thirty Statues   It took us three tries to make it all the way across the Charles Bridge but, like they say, “The third time’s the charm.”  Following a leisurely river boat tour that introduced us to the city of Prague on both sides of the river Vltava, we joined the throngs of tourists and passed through the Old Town Bridge Tower to walk a short distance onto the bridge. The…

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Authors and Books that Inspire Travel: A Bookworm’s Guide | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Authors and Books that Inspire Travel: A Bookworm’s Guide | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 16, 2019)We keep a running list of the books that inspire travel for ourselves. Hopefully, you’ll see some old favorites and some new books to try!What do you do to inspire travel for yourself? Much of the time, our travel inspiration comes in the pages of a book. We eagerly await new titles from our favorite authors, and we’re always on the lookout for…

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A Great Year Travelling In 2019 – Retirement Travel Article

A Great Year Travelling In 2019 Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 It Was A Busy Year Travelling In 2019 Even though we started 2019 with no firm travel plans booked, we very quickly filled the calendar and had a busy year travelling in 2019! It was the year of travel to the west coast with multiple trips to both California and British Columbia (BC). We did 2 long road trips. There were some crazy adventures. And a great variety of…

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Best Things To Do in Piran, Slovenia – Retirement Travel Article

Best Things To Do in Piran, Slovenia Houses, Bars and Restaurants On The Waterfront of Piran, SloveniaPiran, located on Slovenia’s Adriatic coast, is a must-visit. There’s so much to see and do in this gorgeous old town that’s jam-packed with charming Venetian architecture. Venetian? Thought we were in Slovenia!Well, Piran which is one of Slovenia’s oldest towns, was part of the Venetian Republic from 1283 to 1797. Ah, so that explains the gorgeous Venetian influence. After that, it fell under…

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Strick’s Retirement: Niagara Falls….even more amazing! – Retirement Travel Article

Strick’s Retirement: Niagara Falls….even more amazing! The last time we visited Niagara Falls, we were blown over but, this time….WOW !!! Forgot how amazing all this water looks.Horseshoe FallsAmerican Falls from the side American Falls from the other side….and a rainbow! We were staying at a KOA in Pennsylvania the night before and wanted to get here before the crowds. Our alarm went off at 4am !! We had packed up the night before so all we had to do…

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Giveaway! Rick Steves Europe’s Top 100 Masterpieces – Retirement Travel Article

Giveaway! Rick Steves Europe’s Top 100 Masterpieces Who doesn’t love a giveaway, and who doesn’t appreciate the wealth of knowledge and experience shared by Rick Steves when it comes to traveling in Europe?  This giveaway is super easy and you could win one of two copies of this beautiful book titled, Rick Steves Europe’s Top 100 Masterpieces. Rick Steves Travel Guru Rick Steves is our go to travel guru for all things related to travel in Europe.  What I especially…

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Terezin: If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words – Retirement Travel Article

Terezin: If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words It’s the children’s drawings that linger in our minds, haunting us long after our tour of the town of Terezin that once served as a concentration camp. We’d seen some of the drawings years before at an exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC and then at the Pinkas Synagogue in Prague. Pictures showing happier times with houses and gardens, holiday celebrations with family, children playing, flowers and trees.  Pictures…

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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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Tourist Attractions – 5 Things People Don’t Always Tell You – Retirement Travel Article

Tourist Attractions – 5 Things People Don’t Always Tell You About Traveling To Tourist Attractions When creating a travel itinerary to a new destination, most of us usually want to add some of the areas popular tourist attractions to our list. After all, they are popular and iconic for a reason – right? Well, not always. Places like these are usually called “tourist traps” for a reason. Oftentimes, your expectations will exceed your reality when it comes to experiencing these…

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