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Welcome to our RetiredAndTravelling blog!


We are bloggers and photographers – semi retired and travelling everywhere!  Linda is a semi-retired executive consultant.  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.  David is also a regular contributor to TripAdvisor on the good, the bad and the ugly we may encounter when travelling.

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

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Where Are We Now?

Home in Toronto.  Finished our Oceania Cruises trip.  First part was a cruise of the Baltic including 2 days in St Petersburg.  Then we headed down along the north coast of France, Spain and Portugal.  Follow along on our awesome travels!

2016  was a great travel year for us.  We almost made it all around the world!


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    So Much Food In Chicago To Sample

    Twitter 0 Facebook 1 Pinterest0 Google+0 Eating Our Way Around Chicago We visited Chicago for 3 days and it felt like we ate constantly. We tried a number of different spots for food in Chicago. Some offered local specialties like deep dish pizza. We made sure to visit the iconic […]

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    Discover The Eclectic Chicago Architecture

    Twitter 0 Facebook 3 Pinterest0 Google+0 Everywhere You Look There Is Something New To Discover We visited Chicago for a quick 3 day visit. When I studied at university for Civil Engineering, a visit to Chicago was always the engineering field trip. So I had some idea that Chicago would […]

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    Tour The Intercontinental Chicago Medinah Heritage

    Twitter 0 Facebook 3 Pinterest0 Google+0 The Intercontinental Chicago Is A Tourist Destination We came home from our big fall trip to the Baltic coast and had no travel booked for a few months. To get a quick break, we decided to do a short road trip from Toronto and […]

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    Head South to the Algarve

    Twitter 0 Facebook 6 Pinterest0 Google+0 Leaving Lisbon Our trip to Portugal lasted 4 weeks. We planned to see a lot of the country. Exploring Lisbon for 4 days gave us a great introduction. The day we left Lisbon dawned cloudy but not the pouring rain the weather forecast predicted. […]

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    Explore The Eastern Algarve To Spain

    Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 Google+0 Heading To The Eastern Algarve The first stop on our Algarve visit was high in the mountains in Monchique. Our second stop introduced us to the Algarve by the sea. For our final stay, we would explore to the Eastern Algarve. As we headed […]

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    Stay In An Algarve Palace Pousada

    Twitter 2 Facebook 4 Pinterest0 Google+0 Staying In A Pousada Our first stop in the Algarve was high in the mountains in Monchique. We stayed in a modern spa resort with a great mountain view. Our second stop introduced us to the Algarve by the sea. The large resort was […]

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    Walking In Sand City Algarve

    Twitter 0 Facebook 4 Pinterest1 Google+0 A Detour On Our Travel Day Our first views of the Algarve had given us a great introduction to the cliffs and beaches of the Algarve. On our way to the eastern side of the Algarve we had one stop planned. In my investigations […]

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    Day Trip To the Algarve Atlantic Shore

    Twitter 1 Facebook 5 Pinterest0 Google+0 A Country Drive in the Algarve Our hotel overlooking the stunning Algarve cliffs tempted us to stay put and just enjoy the resort. But this visit to the Algarve was intended to give us an overview before a much longer visit. The sky was […]

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    Our First View Of The Algarve Cliffs

    Twitter 0 Facebook 9 Pinterest3 Google+0 Heading For The Water The first stop on our visit to the Algarve was high in the mountains in Monchique. This gave us a very different perspective of the Algarve from on high. While it may have technically been our first view of the […]

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    High in The Algarve Mountains at Monchique

    Twitter 0 Facebook 7 Pinterest1 Google+0 Finding Our Mountain Resort Our first stop in the Algarve was high in the Algarve mountains at Monchique. We left Lisbon and meandered our way south. After we visited the beaches close to Lisbon, we chose to take the highway most of the way […]

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    Enjoy The Beaches Outside Of Lisbon

    Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pinterest0 Google+0 Lots of Beaches Outside Of Lisbon The city of Lisbon is on the Tagus River. Right in the city we found an active waterfront and historical districts but no beaches. But we did not have to go far to find beaches outside of Lisbon. […]

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    Stay In The Walled City of Obidos

    Twitter 0 Facebook 8 Pinterest2 Google+0 Travelling to Obidos After our weekend in Coimbra, we headed to our next stay on our 4 weeks in Portugal in the walled city of Obidos. We took a small detour along the way to the small beach town of Nazaré. It was a […]

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    It Was Worth The Wait For Ginja In Obidos

    Twitter 0 Facebook 14 Pinterest2 Google+0 Ginja The Cherry Liqueur Ginja (or “Ginginha”) is a famous Portuguese cherry liqueur. Sour cherries are added to brandy to soak. Sugar is added and sometimes other things for additional flavour (e.g. cinnamon, cloves). While the recipe is pretty simple, the taste varied quite […]

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    Port Tasting In Porto At Graham’s Port Lodge

    Twitter 1 Facebook 13 Pinterest2 Google+0 Returning To Porto It was always great to return to a city you have explored in the past. We visited Porto in the spring and were back for a day stop on our northern Europe cruise. We had explored much on our last visit. […]

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    Walk On Castle Walls in Obidos

    Twitter 1 Facebook 9 Pinterest2 Google+0 The Walls Surround the Town of Obidos We could see the walls of the city from afar as we drove up to Obidos. When we got inside the walls, we saw the steps that go up to the wall. There was a map that […]


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