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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!

Want to know a little more about us?

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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?

We are heading out on our great fall adventure to China and Japan!  Follow along as we travel!

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    A Stay In Slavonice In Southern Bohemia

    Leaving Cesky Krumlov We had a great visit in the old medieval town of Cesky Krumlov. It was a very different side of the Czech Republic than we saw when we visited Prague. Our final perspective came on a stay in Slavonice in Southern Bohemia. We saw more of the […]

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    A Night Danube River Cruise In Budapest

    Another View Of Budapest We had 5 days in Budapest. During the day we walked a lot and got to see the city. But we do love to see a city from a different perspective. Sometimes we choose to go high for a panoramic view. Our first stop when we […]

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    A Great Adventure To Asia In The Fall

    Heading Away To Asia In The Fall We arrived back in Toronto after our spring trip to Central Europe. It felt like a long summer. I took a contract gig for most of the summer and struggled to keep up on blogging and social media. Travel planning took priority. But […]

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    5 Things To Do At The Toronto CNE

    Memories Of Childhood There are so many great summer festivals in Toronto. One of my favourite childhood memories was of going to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) with my family. The CNE runs for several weeks at the end of August and wraps up on the Labour Day weekend with […]

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    Colourful Chinese Lanterns At The Toronto CNE

    A Great Reason To Visit The Toronto CNE We love to see colourful Chinese lanterns. So when we found out there were Chinese lanterns at the Toronto CNE, we knew we had to visit. It is just one of the fun things to do at the CNE. The Canadian National […]

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    Lessons Learned From Being Robbed in Madrid

    Updated August 2018 I love when I hear from readers that a particular post has been helpful or relevant.  When we were chatting about their experience with having their things stolen in Barcelona, I provided them with an update on follow-on lessons that I have had from being robbed in […]

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    My Favourite Things To See In Geneva

    Our Final Stop In Switzerland Was Geneva It was a short train hop from our stay in Bern to Geneva. This was our last stop in Switzerland for this trip. We were refreshed after the train ride and decided to walk the short distance to the hotel. It was an […]

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    Our Five Star Ritz-Carlton Experience At Hotel De La Paix Geneva

    Our First Ritz-Carlton Booking On our 6 week Central Europe trip we stayed in 13 different hotels. The hotels ranged from small local boutique hotels in tiny Czech Republic towns to large chain hotels in the suburbs of major cities. Six of the hotels were booked as part of our […]

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    7 Things To Do In Philadelphia

    Heading To Philadelphia For The 4th Of July Celebrations Over the past year, we have enjoyed our short visits to U.S. cities. Chicago was an architectural delight. New York for the holiday season got us ready for Christmas. And Washington for cherry blossoms brought us spring cheer when Toronto was […]

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    Philadelphia For The July 4th Independence Day Holiday

    We Had A Great Spot To Enjoy The July 4th Celebrations We looked for options to enjoy the July 4th holiday in the U.S. Last year we enjoyed the holiday in Seattle before our Alaska cruise. Boston and Philadelphia were both on the short list for a July 4th visit. […]

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    Visit Watkins Glen Gorge Waterfalls In The Finger Lakes

    A Detour On The Way To Philadelphia We headed to Philadelphia for the July 4th holiday. But we stopped the first night by the lake in Geneva. Not Switzerland but upper New York state. We had time for a lazy drive south so we looked at the options for something […]

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    Churches And Castles In The Czech Republic

    So Many Churches And Castles In The Czech Republic On our visit to Central Europe we had many chances to visit the churches and castles in the Czech Republic. We started with the biggest castle complex on our stay in Prague. When we headed south to Cesky Krumlov, we enjoyed […]

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    A Great Stay In Cesky Krumlov

    Heading Out Of Prague We had a great 8 days visiting Prague. This was our first experience in the Czech Republic. But then we left Prague for our stay in Cesky Krumlov. And got another view of this diverse country. View The Past At The Pribram Uranium Mine The first […]

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    Wander The Medieval Town Of Cesky Krumlov

    Heading Out Of Prague We had a great 3 days visiting Cesky Krumlov. We used the town as a base to explore the Czech countryside. But we also had lots of time to wander the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov. Everywhere we looked we found yet one more treasure. We […]

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    Reasons To Visit Pisek In Czech Republic

    Heading Out Of Prague We spent 8 days visiting Prague before we headed to stay in Cesky Krumlov. It was a long transit day. Our first stop was a sobering look at the forced work camp at the Pribram Uranium Mine Vojna Memorial site. Our lunch stop to visit Pisek […]


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