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Lessons learned – simply retired – Retirement Travel Article

Lessons learned – simply retired November 2 – For two retired women, visiting five National Parks (plus Monument Valley) in 10 days was probably a bit ambitious. Now that the trip is over, we have some insights: Our favorite parks were Bryce Canyon, Zion and Arches – close but roughly in that order. A revised itinerary would probably omit Canyonlands and Capitol Reef and spend more time exploring the other three. We did spend two nights in Moab (Arches, Canyonlands)…

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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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Cost of Living in Los Angeles – Retirement Travel Article

Cost of Living in Los Angeles Why Live in Los AngelesLA Freeway – Photo (CC) Guillermo AlcaláLos Angeles has been my home for over 20 years and like every city, it’s not perfect. It’s a difficult city to live in if you don’t drive and it’s difficult if you do drive due to the atrocious traffic and the fact that it’s so spread out. It’s crowded , it’s so spread out and the cost of living in Los Angeles is…

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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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Quebec: Quelle surprise! – Retirement Travel Article

Quebec: Quelle surprise! NOTE: Please see a portfolio of our Quebec photos. Part One of three parts The Porte St-Jean, just up the street from our hotel. At 6:30 a.m., we heard a rustling at our hotel door. Was someone trying to break in? Tentatively, we peered out. Hanging on the door was a wicker picnic basket. It was breakfast! Croissants, patisseries, yogurt, glass bottles of orange juice, cheese, and fruit. Amazed, I went down to the lounge of the Hotel du Vieux-Quebec to get the free…

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HOTEL BOSTON – FIRENZE (FLORENCE) – Retirement Travel Article

HOTEL BOSTON – FIRENZE (FLORENCE) HOTEL BOSTON  Address: Via Guelfa 68, 50129 Florence, Italy Phone:    +39 055496747 Website: http://www.hotelbostonfirenze.it/ Hotel Boston is a modern boutique hotel located in the heart of Florence offering an exceptional experience in Firenze. The hotel is centrally located within walking distance to the Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Mercato Centrale, and Santa Maria Novella Railway Station along with all the key sights and attractions the city offers. Hotel Boston is a 3-star hotel offering wonderful accommodations…

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The Rhythm of Seasonal Changes & Crises – Retirement Travel Article

The Rhythm of Seasonal Changes & Crises When the calendar page turns to the first official day of summer, I begin counting the days until the first official day of fall, as if I can hurry along the seasonal changes.  I can appreciate the beauty of summer with green grass, flower blossoms and wearing flip flops, but I am not a fan of heat and humidity.  Humidity tends to suck the life out of me so when the air cools…

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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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The Viking Village of Birka, Sweden – Retirement Travel Article

The Viking Village of Birka, Sweden A model, in the museum, of what Birka looked like 1200 years ago. Calling Birka a Viking village requires a lot of imagination because, well, unless you’re an archeologist willing to do some digging, there’s not much to see in Birka. Although Birka was once the largest town on the Scandinavian Peninsula, it was made almost entirely of wood and mud. And those materials don’t stand up very well over about 1300 years, especially…

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Things We Learned About Blogging After 500 Posted – Retirement Travel Article

Things We Learned About Blogging After 500 Posted Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest1 We Learned About Blogging As We Went Our RetiredAndTravelling blog was started for our own enjoyment. We shared it and it grew. And along the way we learned about blogging the hard way – experientially! As we hit 500 travel blog posts, we looked back on what we learned about blogging. It was a good time to reflect on why we started blogging. And why we kept doing…

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