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Day Trip Touring The Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow – Retirement Travel Article

Day Trip Touring The Wieliczka Salt Mine Near Krakow The Entrance To The Wieliczka Salt MineBeing so close to Krakow, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a.k.a the Krakow Salt Mine (probably because that’s easier to say and remember), makes for a great side trip from the city. It’s one of the world’s oldest salt mines – established in the 13th century and was still in operation until 2007. At one point in the salt mine’s history, it produced one-third of Poland’s…

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Our Best Gear for Cycling – Retirement Travel Article

Our Best Gear for Cycling If you’re going to do some long distance cycling like we’ve done, pick the right gear to make it as comfortable as possible.This post was updated in May 2020, from an article originally published in 2018. While air travel is largely suspended and we continue to stay close to home, taking walks and riding bikes allow us to get out of the house and into a traveler’s state of mind. Even a short outing can…

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A Day Hiking In Zion National Park – Retirement Travel Article

A Day Hiking In Zion National Park   We Headed To Zion National Park We had two days in Virgin, Utah and planned to go hiking in Zion National Park from this stop. It was a busy travel day when we first visited to Bryce National Park. And then did the long slow drive to our hotel through the Zion park grounds. We enjoyed a down day to relax before we hit the park. When we visited Canyonlands, Capitol Reef…

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Anthology of Audio Posts by Travel Past 50 – Retirement Travel Article

Anthology of Audio Posts by Travel Past 50 Practicing English conversation in a Cambodian school visit on Oknahatey Island outside Phnom Penh.Over the past several years of traveling, we’ve been lucky not only to see so many spectacular places, but to hear fascinating stories from those we’ve met along the way. Among the fortuitous meetings was our virtual connection with Graeme Kemlo of Travel Writers Radio out of Melbourne, Australia. We got to talkin’…and have now contributed dozens of stories…

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Five Reasons to Visit Grand Marais, Minnesota – Retirement Travel Article

Five Reasons to Visit Grand Marais, Minnesota All year round, the skies and water at Grand Marais MN put on a showGrand Marais, far up Minnesota’s north shore of Lake Superior, is often referred to as the gateway to the Gunflint Trail and Boundary Waters Canoe Area, or maybe as the last stop before Canada. Travelers mention passing through Grand Marais on their way to somewhere else. But stay two or three nights and you’ll understand why Grand Marais has…

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The Inspiration of Still We Rise – Retirement Travel Article

The Inspiration of Still We Rise Still We Rise. It should come as no surprise that I am an avid reader. My problem is when I start a good book, I have a tendency to tune out the world until said book is completed. I did just that with the international bestseller, Maude. I started reading and didn’t put it down until it was finished. On occasion, I’ve written a book review or two which I’ve shared here with our…

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Delivering Customer Service Excellence In Good Times And Crisis – Retirement Travel Article

Delivering Customer Service Excellence In Good Times And Crisis Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 We Saw Customer Service Excellence In Good Times And Crisis The staff and crew of Oceania Cruises Marina delivered customer service excellence in good times and crisis. We wanted to take this blog post to say thank you! Throughout our South America cruise, the customer service aboard Marina was at the excellent level we had come to expect from Oceania Cruises. But when the world COVID-19…

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Ambassatours Gray Line Halifax – Hop On Hop Off – Retirement Travel Article

Ambassatours Gray Line Halifax – Hop On Hop Off Ambassatours Gray Line Halifax Hop On Hop Off City Bus Tour We always look for Hop On Hop Off City Bus Tours when traveling to new cities around the globe. On our travels to Eastern Canada, we enjoyed just that with Ambassatours Gray Line Halifax Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours. A great way to see the popular sights and attractions of Halifax, Nova Scotia – Canada at your leisure. Hop…

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