Retirement = Full time travel

We’re on our eighth year of retirement travel, visiting places that we haven’t been to before. We began in northern California, followed by Barcelona, Morocco (Sidi Ifni, Oualidia, Fez), Portugal (Sesimbra), northern Norway (Tjeldoya), Scotland (Edinburgh, Dalbeattie, Invergordon, Orkney), and in 2017 we added Italy (Rome; Venice; Florence; Salerno; Sciacca, Sicily) and Ireland (Dingle, Bundoran). In 2018 we traveled around South America stopping in Ecuador, Colombia, and Aruba, as well as taking in new places in Peru like Ayacucho and Peru’s north coast. During 2019 we spent two months in New Zealand and six months in Australia. 2020 was scheduled for Greece, Vienna, England, and Croatia. After we got to the US just before the Covid lockdowns, we spent time in Lombard, IL, Ohio, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Montana. We waited the pandemic in Pacific Grove, CA, for eight months, then visited Bainbridge Island, WA, and the Big Island of Hawaii. Normally, we spend our winters (November-March) in Peru, but not in 2020-21. We returned to Peru in November of 2022, and returned to the US in mid-February to spend a month in the Chicago area planning our future travels. We’re selling our house in Peru, and have rented one in Eureka, CA, still traveling when we want to go somewhere new. If you have a comment based on your own travels, we’d like to hear it, we can compare notes as we go.


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