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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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Slovenian Food and Wine Is Amazing! Here is What To Try – Retirement Travel Article

Slovenian Food and Wine Is Amazing! Here is What To Try There were so many highlights during our week in Slovenia. But one thing that consistently stood out was the food – oh, and the wine too, and the cakes!We had no idea how good Slovenian food and wine was going to be and were very pleasantly surprised. We love trying out local food whenever we travel, and it was great having local guide Mateja from https://mateja-travel.com introducing us to new dishes.Several…

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Trekking in Nepal | Retirednomad’s Blog – Retirement Travel Article

Trekking in Nepal | Retirednomad’s Blog I LOVED my trek.  That’s the bottom line – from someone who does NOT like to hike.  I am also 68 and have current serious back pain (pinched nerve) and recently had serious (as in not being able to walk) knee problems. Now, back in Pokhara, the location from which my 5 day/4 night Poon Hill Trek began, I want to share what it was like.  It was such a surprise, not at all…

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A Castle in A Cave! Predjama Castle in Slovenia – Retirement Travel Article

A Castle in A Cave! Predjama Castle in Slovenia Predjama Castle in SloveniaIf you enjoy visiting caves and you like visiting castles, you will love Predjama Castle, the world’s largest cave castle.This incredible renaissance castle is more than 800 years old, although there’s evidence that humans actually inhabited this cave from as early as the Stone Age.The Slovenian name for Predjama Castle is Predjamski Grad, which means “the castle in front of the cave.” Sounds more romantic when said in…

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Want maple syrup with that? – simply retired – Retirement Travel Article

Want maple syrup with that? – simply retired NOTE: Please see a portfolio of our Quebec photos. Part Two of three parts Lunch at the L’en Tailleur sugar shack.The accordion player ambled through the chalet-like dining room, belting out Quebecois folk songs as we played along with sets of spoons. We were in a cabane a sucre, or sugar shack, on the Ile d’Orleans next door to Quebec City. Especially in the spring, the sugar shack is a venerable cultural tradition sticky…

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An Amazing Stop At The Giant’s Causeway – Retirement Travel Article

An Amazing Stop At The Giant’s Causeway Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 A Great Day In North Ireland With A Stop At The Giant’s Causeway On our cruise through the Nordic countries, we were excited to get a small taste test of Ireland from north to south. We started in Londonderry, Northern Ireland with a stop at the the Giant’s Causeway. Fact and fiction kept us entertained as we travelled through this iconic spot. A Little About The Giant’s Causeway…

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My Latest, Scariest Journey | Retirednomad’s Blog – Retirement Travel Article

My Latest, Scariest Journey | Retirednomad’s Blog Hello again, dear faithful reader, Thank  you for hanging in with me.  It’s been a long time (nearly 5 months) since I’ve last communicated.  However, I have a (sorta) excuse for part of my absence:  I just completed the scariest journey of my life. As usual, I wasn’t scared beforehand, but there were plentiful episodes of sheer panic in the “during.” It has now been 9 weeks since this journey began, i.e. 9 weeks…

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Our List Of Amazing Things to do in Slovenia! – Retirement Travel Article

Our List Of Amazing Things to do in Slovenia! We have often heard about the many great things to do in Slovenia, so when Mateja, from Mateja Travel, invited us to visit, we didn’t need to be asked twice; well, actually come to think of it, we did.The first time Mateja contacted us was to say, “Come and run in the Bovec marathon in September.” Tempting as it was, photos of the region looked absolutely gorgeous; there was no way…

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Painless Ways to Save Money on Hotel Room Bookings | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

Painless Ways to Save Money on Hotel Room Bookings | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: September 23, 2019) Usually the hotel is one of the most expensive parts of any vacation. If you want to help yourself here, then it behooves you to be savvy with the money you have. Book Early or Late If you are staying in a popular hotel then it is always a good idea for you to book early. Sought-after hotels tend to fill up…

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Things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia – Retirement Travel Article

Things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia View of the City From Ljubljana CastleThere are so many things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, and largest city. It’s a town that’s best explored on foot. It’s not a large city, but when you do tire from walking, you’re never too far away from one of many riverside bars or cafes.Ljubljana owes much of its current charm to a catastrophe. In 1895, a devastating earthquake reduced much of the area to ruins.…

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