Category: Travel Tips

8 Great Reasons Weight Gain Is Acceptable When You Travel

Here’s 8 great reasons right here.  But I don’t think this is what you were looking for.  So continue on. 1.  Haggis, Funny Fries & Chicken Paprikash You HAVE to sample the local food, and let’s be frank here–it’s not like you have a huge choice anyway. I am talking real honest to goodness comfort

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10 Unusual Things To Do In The Highlands and Islands of Scotland

“The Highlands really is the Scotland of your imagination. It’s an amazing concoction of culture, history, architecture and unparalleled scenery. Think big skies, mind-blowing landscapes, superb food and hospitable people – it really   doesn’t get any better if you want to escape and unwind. Unpredictable. Untameable. Unbelievable. Top that!”  Visit Scotland Of course there

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5 Magical Places To Visit In Orkney

Whenever we return home from a trip without a doubt we will get asked the question, “What was your favorite part of _____________(fill in the blank)?” Orkney has made the top of my list of favorites.  The island is absolutely captivating and so steeped in archeological history it’s almost unreal. 1.  Ring of Brodgar I

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Why We Fly Norwegian Air Premium Class To Europe

Retirement without fear, also means living a stress free life. Norwegian Premium Class is an affordable and comfortable way to fly to Europe. You can enjoy your flight without breaking the bank!

When Boomers Travel With Millennials: Lessons Learned

Usually when we travel, it’s just Mike and I.  It’s a pretty easy gig–1 suitcase, 1 backpack, a fanny pack , 2 meals,  drinks at 4 and itinerary planned.  I worry about him, he worries about me, simple as that. But like I said in my last post, “Retirement is for the FEARLESS, not the

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Quick-Fire Travel Tips: Boarding A Cruise Ship 

I never realized there was an ‘art’ to boarding a cruise ship.  Most ‘cruisers’ are veterans and know all the ins and outs of getting on board easily.  Here are 5 things I learned that would have been helpful to know before hand. 1. BRING CARRY ON Who knew carry-on would be the easy way

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8 Travel Blogger Poses You Should Try: Make Your Next Vacation Pics Fabulous!

“…..travel bloggers always have such artistic pictures. Besides, the awesome photography, many enliven their pics with imaginative poses. I think it gives the photos more character a joie de vivre quality. Try these 8 poses to make your vacation pictures better!”

Caledonian Sleeper Train: How To Get From Scotland to London in 12 Hours

Many times I wonder if I am taking the same train, driving the same roads, booking the same tours as everyone else–because what I read, and what really happens never seem to be the same experience.  Take for example this train, it should be called ‘sleepless’ train, not sleeper train.  Maybe my glasses are just

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Renting A Car And Driving In Scotland: Everything You Need To Know

Take a few guesses. Yep—- that’s exactly what we said. Try figuring those out when you’re driving on the left side of the road, with a hysterical wife going 50 miles/hr and 1000 cars lined up behind you. YES, LADIES AND GENTS WE  DECIDED TO RENT A CAR!! I’m here to tell you, it’s not

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How To Fall In Love With Edinburgh In 3 Days

Edinburgh was our first stop on our 2 week jaunt around Scotland. Even in the 3 days we were there, we absolutely fell in love with the city.  It’s so easy to do and here’s how: 1. Ask A Wee Question You definitely need to engage with the locals because they are some of the

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