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Welcome to our RetiredAndTravelling blog!


Please don’t let the “Retired” label make you think we are boring old travellers.  Not yet anyways!  We travel far and wide for about 6 months of the year in multiple trips.  We have probably been to many of the spots on your travel wish list!

We are travel bloggers and photographers – semi retired and travelling everywhere!  Linda is a semi-retired executive consultant with an MBA and Civil Engineering degree.  Referred to in the past as the “Lara Croft of consulting”, Linda has both piloted planes (IFR rating) and jumped out of perfectly good planes (150+jumps).  She continues to enjoy scuba diving with her retired navy diver husband David.  While both Linda and David contribute photos to this blog, David is the pro and the main editor of the pics.

Scuba diving, luxury cruising, chocoholic, sea and sunshine addicts, camera attached and just generally curious!  Join us on our adventures!

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Are We Paid For Our Opinions?

We pay for much of our travel.  If we have received any discount or perks from being travel bloggers, we will note that in the post.  We are getting much better at consolidating our travel choices (airlines, hotels, cruising) and have finally started to have some loyalty status with some brands.  A lot of the perks or upgrades we get are from this loyalty status.

We like to share our experiences about places we visit and the how we are travelling.  Regardless of freebies, discounts or loyalty rewards, we want to give you our true opinion on things that we experience.  And tips to get more from your travel.  If we don’t call out a hotel or airline or other travel brand in a travel post, it is generally because we have nothing much to say.  If you are curious, you can always email and we will give you more information.


Where Are We Now?

Finished travelling from Prague to Budapest on our 6 week adventure to Central Europe, Austria and Switzerland.  Loved our visit to Austria!  Spending the next 10 days in Switzerland – Zurich, Bern, Geneva as bases and day trips from there.  Follow along!


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    6 Interesting Things To Do In the Azores

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    Plan The Perfect West Coast Itinerary

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    Visit An Absinthe Bar In Prague

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    Escaping To Central Europe For The Spring

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    Splurge On Afternoon Tea and Champagne at St Regis Washington

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    7 Things We Never Pack To Go On Vacation

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    How To Experience Cherry Blossoms In Washington DC

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    Our First Cruise With Windstar

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    Experience Burning Man In Washington DC

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    Cruising With Windstar In The Caribbean

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    Explore Martinique By Catamaran

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