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See Skofja Loka, Slovenia’s Best-Preserved Medieval Village – Retirement Travel Article

See Skofja Loka, Slovenia’s Best-Preserved Medieval Village The charmingly picturesque town of Skofja Loka, meaning Bishop’s Meadows, is considered to be the best-preserved medieval city in Slovenia. Located roughly halfway between Ljubljana and Lake Bled, this delightful town is certainly worth a visit.Skofja LokaA Little HistoryThe first written records of what was once the bustling market town of Skofja Loka date back to 1248. Although mentions of the town date as far back to 973!Škofja Loka gained its city rights…

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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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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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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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Travel Past 50’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide – Retirement Travel Article

Travel Past 50’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide If all your other gift ideas fail, you can always get a Christmas tree hat.OK, kids. It’s that time of year when most of the world is shopping for gifts. Gifts for family, gifts for friends, donations to causes, and perhaps a treat for yourself while you’re at it. My gift-giving philosophy, based on years of experience, goes something like this: First, if you buy something you yourself appreciate, it’s bound to have…

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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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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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