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Travel Jokes and Humour Ed.1 [Collection] – Retirement Travel Article

Travel Jokes and Humour Ed.1 [Collection] Post Last Modified – May 30, 2020 To Help Make Your Day a Little Bit Brighter Enjoy your coffee with some Travel Jokes and Humour to Brighten Your Day! For most of us, we work hard and take life just a little too seriously. So after 30 years of a regimented career, it’s now time to kick back and relax a little. One of things I have always enjoyed and never fails to put…

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Visiting Auschwitz – What You Need To Know Beforehand – Retirement Travel Article

Visiting Auschwitz – What You Need To Know Beforehand A Brief History Of AuschwitzAuschwitz II – BirkenauAuschwitz, the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps, opened in 1940. It began as a detention centre for political prisoners. However, the base soon evolved into a network of centres where Jewish people and other enemies of the Nazi state were used as slave labour or exterminated, often in gas chambers.Some of the prisoners were also subjected to barbaric medical experiments led…

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We're Baaaaack ! – Retirement Travel Article

We're Baaaaack ! FINALLY ! On the road again. After hanging out at home since the end of March (not necessary, in my opinion….oops…sorry to get political), we are heading out for some more adventure.First stops are Challis, Idaho and up to Missoula, Montana. Camas Valley looking north…still lots of snow in the mountains. Our site…lots of spaceTallest mountains in Idaho Then we went to Sula, Montana for a night and watched the Bitteroot River go flying by. LOTS of unexpected…

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Tuesday Takes: Steak Frites – One Road at a Time – Retirement Travel Article

Tuesday Takes: Steak Frites – One Road at a Time Steak Frites in Montpellier, France. It was an unexpected stop on a 3-month cross-Europe rail adventure. As it turned out though, the 4-day visit to Montpellier proved to be one of our most favorite experiences. And, by far, one of our best meals. Murphy’s Law Our original plan was to spend five nights in Lyon, France. Murphy’s Law prevailed in that what could go wrong, went wrong. Sometimes you just…

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Playful Dolphins And Sea Lions On Catalina Island – Retirement Travel Article

Playful Dolphins And Sea Lions On Catalina Island Plan To See The Dolphins And Sea Lions On Catalina Island Catalina Island was the first stop on our cruise down the California coast with Oceania Cruises. We booked a fast boat trip to see the playful dolphins and sea lions on Catalina Island. It was a return visit to Catalina Island for us. David seemed to remember little of that first visit, other than the flying fish that landed in our boat…

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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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Is Fire Movement For Early Retirement Right For You? – Retirement Travel Article

Is Fire Movement For Early Retirement Right For You? Going out for a fancy dinner, purchasing trending gadgets, owning the latest vehicle, or squandering money in luxuries; gone are those days when the youth tout their extravagant spending. In the time of economic instability, more of today’s generation are embracing the trending FIRE Movement. What is the FIRE Movement? Started in the 90s, the Fire movement stands for Financial Independence/Retire Early. Spending frugally and saving substantially to retire as early…

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The Hoodoos At Bryce Canyon National Park – Retirement Travel Article

The Hoodoos At Bryce Canyon National Park We Headed For The Hoodoos At Bryce Canyon National Park We found so much more than just hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park. When we finished our stay in Moab in Utah, we travelled along Scenic Byway 24 and through Capital Reef National Park. Along the way we got our first view of hoodoos. But it was definitely not the last. When we drove through the Bryce Canyon National Park, we stopped at…

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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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The Bangkok Grand Palace In Thailand [Review] – Retirement Travel Article

The Bangkok Grand Palace In Thailand [Review] Post Last Modified – April 26, 2020 Review Of Our Visit To The Bangkok Grand Palace In Thailand Arriving in Thailand from our home in Canada, our first stop was in the City of Bangkok.  Having only a couple of days in the city before heading to an outer island, we wanted to see as much as we could. We definitely did not want to miss a visit to The Grand Palace and…

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