RetiredAndTravelling Travel Blog
We are RetiredAndTravelling around the world. When we semi-retired early, it gave us the opportunity to travel about 6 months of the year in multiple trips. Our trips included both cruising travel and land-based travel spots. Some are short long weekend breaks. But we also cover longer trips that cover multiple cities and countries for 30 to 60 days.
When we travel we love to explore towns and nature spots. Adventure travel gets our blood moving. And we have been known to travel for food, wine tasting and to splurge on Afternoon Tea.
Our travel blog posts are in-depth and filled with pictures. Travel summaries provide an overview of trips with links to the detailed posts. We always try to offer travel tips to help you plan and enjoy the experiences when you travel.
We hope the RetiredAndTravelling travel blog will help to fuel your travel wanderlust!
North America Travel
Travel blog posts about travel in North America. On land this included road trips, city visits and National Park adventures. By sea we cruised along the coasts of North America.
North America travel included Canada, the U.S.A. and Central American countries. For Central America we visited Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras.
In Canada, our home base was in Toronto. We enjoyed the city and day trips to local areas north in cottage country, east along Lake Ontario to Kingston and Prince Edward County, weekends in Ottawa and to the Niagara Falls area. Two road trips to Atlantic Canada let us visit all the eastern provinces.. Visits to Montreal, Quebec City and the Saguenay region were also included.
On the west coast of Canada, Vancouver was like our second home. We spent extended periods of time in Vancouver. And when our son moved to the Sunshine Coast, it became a new special place for us to visit. On different trips we explored much of British Columbia. Two road trips from Toronto to Vancouver and back gave us great stops in both the U.S. and Canada.
We travelled a lot in the United States. California and the west coast National Parks were favourite destinations. Fun trips took us to Albuquerque for the Balloon Fiesta and to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Long city breaks from home allowed us to explore New York City, the Maine coast, Philadelphia and Washington DC. Miami was the port of departure for many of our cruises. So we enjoyed this city on many occasions. In 2022, we finally made it to Hawaii for the first time and enjoyed time on Oahu, the Big Island and Maui.
We cruised to Alaska from Seattle with stops in British Columbia and Alaska. And spent a week and cruised along the California Coast.
Visits to Central America were all cruise port stops – Panama, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica and Mexico. This included two trips along the Panama Canal.
Note: the Caribbean Islands are all covered under a separate category.