About Us

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?

We finished our great fall adventure to China and Japan and are home in Toronto.  And it was fascinating!  Follow along as the blog posts are published!

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Recent Posts

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    Walk Around Old Town and Yu Gardens in Shanghai

    See The More Traditional Side Of Shanghai During our week in Shanghai, we saw Old Shanghai several times. When we joined the Viking River Cruises group for our tour of China, we also visited the Yu Gardens when we went to Old Shanghai. The new parts of Shanghai and the […]

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    Experience the Bund River Area In Shanghai

    Exploring Shanghai We arrived in Shanghai for a week before we went off to explore the rest of China. Our first hotel was the Westin Bund Shanghai. It was located in a great spot for us to experience the Bund River area in Shanghai. The Huangpu River runs though Shanghai. […]

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    Hot Spots In The Winter That Aren’t The Caribbean

    5 Interesting Hot Spots In The Winter That Aren’t The Caribbean As the cold weather settles in, many people start to plan for a warm travel destination. Even with the devastation that hit the Caribbean in previous years, there are still many islands in the Eastern Caribbean that are open […]

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    Our First Tour With OAT (Overseas Adventure Travel)

    Planning Our Trip As we travelled, many people spoke about tours they had done with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). We looked at the various itineraries and decided we would try our first tour with OAT to Central Europe. The OAT itinerary took us from Prague to Budapest. From there, we […]

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    A Tasty Path When You Travel For Food

    You Will Take A Tasty Path When You Travel For Food People travel to see new places and experience different cultures. Some may let food choices limit their destination choices. Some may limit where they eat when abroad. Large chain hotels will often offer a variety of North American dishes […]

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    Travel From Prague To Budapest With OAT

    Travel From Prague To Budapest Was Our Spring Adventure For our big spring adventure, we headed to Central Europe for 6 weeks. We started the trip with our first land tour with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) for a great trip to travel from Prague to Budapest. It was a busy […]

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    5 Reasons To Visit the Canary Islands

    5 Reasons To Visit the Canary Islands On our recent awesome adventure, we began with a cruise across the Atlantic Ocean from Miami to Lisbon, Portugal. The first part of the cruise was a tour of 4 Caribbean islands. After crossing the Atlantic, we stopped on the islands in the […]

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    10 Things To Do In Budapest

    Finishing Our Group Tour In Budapest After we left our short stay in Bratislava, we finished up our Overland Adventure Travel (OAT) land trip in Budapest. It had been an amazing trip since we started in Prague.  Before we began our trip, we were teased with images of Budapest from […]

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    Roman History In Carnuntum Austria

    An Interesting Detour After We Left Bratislava On the transit day from our short stay in Bratislava to our stop for a few days in Budapest we had a most interesting visit to see more ancient history. On our tour through the Czech Republic, we heard a lot about the […]

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    A Quick Visit To Bratislava in Slovakia

    A Busy Travel Day We left the great small town of Slavonice early in the morning for a long day trip with several stops along the way. Our first stop was in the town of Trebic to visit the church and the Jewish area of the town. From there we […]

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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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