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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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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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On to Zion – simply retired – Retirement Travel Article

On to Zion – simply retired Wednesday, October 25 – Driving through southern Utah, the landscape changes are often immediate and stunning. From a rolling sea of slickrock to high-altitude pine forests to towering red rocks, it’s hard for us East Coast flatlanders to absorb. Approaching Zion National Park, the rocks again change to red – and so does the road. Jagged, majestic peaks jarringly transform the landscape. We were on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and entered the Mt. Carmel…

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The Story Behind James Madison’s Montpelier – Retirement Travel Article

The Story Behind James Madison’s Montpelier I couldn’t help but notice the boxes of tissue as we entered the screening room at James Madison’s Montpelier.  By the end of the film, I understood the need.  Although it didn’t actually bring tears to my eyes, the story of Ellen and the enslaved community in which she lived at Montpelier, tugged at my heart.  It left me wanting to learn more. The Nation’s Capital One of the best perks about living on…

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Travel Tech Essentials: Newly Updated with Practical Travel Gifts Sure to Please | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Travel Tech Essentials: Newly Updated with Practical Travel Gifts Sure to Please | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: November 16, 2019) Our travel tech essentials list is newly updated for practical travel gifts sure to please frequent travelers, business road warriors or holiday weekenders. Technology can enhance or hinder a quality travel experience. For us, travel tech essentials need to be dependable, versatile, lightweight and save space. For the practical traveler tech is asked to perform multiple functions and stand up…

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Get Entranced With A Brief Look At Faroe Islands – Retirement Travel Article

Get Entranced With A Brief Look At Faroe Islands Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest1 Great To Get A Brief Look At Faroe Islands After our stop in the Orkney Islands with Oceania Cruises, we headed for a brief look at the Faroe Islands. We were excited to visit this destination that was not yet a major tourist destination. But we did hear that many new hotels were being built as tourism heated up. We enjoyed the morning wandering through the…

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Best Bird Watching Destinations in Europe | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Best Bird Watching Destinations in Europe | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: September 22, 2019) Europe is fast becoming a hot destination for nature lovers and birdwatchers, and for good reasons. The continent boasts of a massive variety of birds, thanks to the great variety of breathtaking landscapes. There are many perfect bird watching destinations in Europe for those who want to learn more about birds and come here in search of these feathered beauties. Image by Free Creative Stuff…

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Five Top Day Hikes in Sweden – Retirement Travel Article

Five Top Day Hikes in Sweden Lakes, rivers, and streams reflect the wild landscapes along St. Olav’s Trail from Sweden into Norway.Lists of the best hiking trails in Sweden abound. We haven’t tried them all, or even a fraction, but after four visits to Sweden, we have some favorite hiking routes. We keep returning to Sweden’s north and west regions where some of the best walks and hikes converge around the towns of Östersund and Åre. In August 2019 we…

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