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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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Heading off on our January trip to the Caribbean.  An Oceania Cruise trip will take us to the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacau).  Then a week on St Lucia will finish the trip perfectly!


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    Many New Destinations For 2018

    Twitter 0 Facebook 2 Pinterest0 Google+0 New Destinations For 2018 We had a very busy travel year in 2017. We picked up many new destinations as we crossed the Atlantic to spend 4 weeks in Portugal. Many more new destinations were added as we headed into the Baltic. We have […]

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    Don’t Miss A Holiday Visit To NYC

    Twitter 0 Facebook 2 Pinterest2 Google+0 A Holiday Visit To NYC We were home in Toronto for most of the fall after we returned from our Baltic cruise. But that didn’t mean we were staying put. A mid-week trip to Chicago was a great break from routine. We planned a […]

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    Reflections On 2017 Travel

    Twitter 0 Facebook 3 Pinterest1 Google+0 West To East In 2017 Our reflections on 2017 travel confirmed that we had a very busy travel year again in 2017. When we looked back on what we thought we might do in 2017, we had some hits and some misses. As we […]

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    What Can You Experience In 10 Days In the Azores?

    Twitter 4 Facebook 6 Pinterest7 Google+0 What Can You Experience In 10 Days In the Azores? If the Azores Islands are not on your travel list …. If you ask yourself …. “What can you experience in 10 days in the Azores? Let me show you! The Azores Islands are […]

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    6 Reasons To Visit Cape Town

    Twitter 10 Facebook 4 Pinterest3 Google+0 Just A Few Of The Reasons to Visit Cape Town We travelled for 10 weeks from Greece through Dubai and into Cape Town, South Africa. When we planned our trip, we never knew there were so many reasons to visit Cape Town. We just […]

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    7 Things To See and Do When You Stay on Faial Island

    Twitter 3 Facebook 10 Pinterest5 Google+0 Flying To Faial Island We enjoyed our 6 days on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores. But we did want to see more of the Azores Islands. It was a short hop from Sao Miguel to Faial Island in the Azores. Sata Azores Airlines […]

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    Get A Historical Perspective of Pico Island

    Twitter 5 Facebook 22 Pinterest3 Google+0 Taking A Ferry To Pico Island Our guide from Naturalist Science and Tourism picked us up and we drove to the dock. Pedro provided us with a great tour of Faial Island and we were excited to get a historical perspective of Pico Island […]

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    A Very Full Day Tour of Faial Island

    Twitter 0 Facebook 18 Pinterest5 Google+0 Touring Faial Island in the Azores We had great success touring with a local guide on Sao Miguel on our visit to the Azores. When we arrived on Faial Island we found a small tour company called Naturalist Science and Tourism in a shop […]

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    Explore Sao Miguel From Ponta Delgada

    Twitter 8 Facebook 12 Pinterest5 Google+0 Flying To The Azores We returned from the Algarve to Lisbon. We stayed one night at an airport hotel before we flew to Sao Miguel. The plan was to explore Sao Miguel from Ponta Delgada. Then we would head to Faial for the second […]

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    The Volcanic Setting of Sete Cidades

    Twitter 0 Facebook 8 Pinterest6 Google+0 Driving Into The Country We had seen so much on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores. The calderas and hot springs were our introduction to the volcanic history of the Azores. The pounding surf coasts were carved from volcanic rock. For the last tour […]

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    Go Whale Watching From Sao Miguel In The Azores

    Twitter 1 Facebook 8 Pinterest2 Google+0 In The Azores We Booked Whale Watching From Sao Miguel It was the peak of whale watching season when we visited the Azores. We debated whether to go whale watching from Sao Miguel at the beginning of our visit or wait until we visited […]

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    Pounding Surf on Sao Miguel Island

    Twitter 0 Facebook 4 Pinterest4 Google+0 Our Azores Plans Changed Based On The Weather We had a few rainy days on Sao Miguel in the Azores. It did not stop us when we ventured out to explore the calderas and hot springs. When the rain poured and the wind pounded […]

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    Explore The Calderas In The Azores

    Twitter 2 Facebook 6 Pinterest3 Google+0 Heading Out of Ponta Delgada We booked 3 days of tours on Sao Miguel Island with a local tour guide. Lisa was a Canadian now living in the Azores. We found her when we did our research on TripAdvisor. She was passionate about her […]

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    Things To Do For 3 Days In Chicago

    Twitter 6 Facebook 6 Pinterest4 Google+0 Heading To Chicago For Halloween We were back from our great trip to the Baltic in the fall. In the pile of mail that had accumulated, I found a jury notice. So until that got resolved, we were grounded in Toronto for a few […]

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    So Much Food In Chicago To Sample

    Twitter 0 Facebook 6 Pinterest5 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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