Your Sanity Requires It

If you like to travel either close to home or abroad you're in luck. Your retirement gives you the freedom to do what you want to do. It's the perfect time to scratch that retirement travel itch. You have the time and you can tailor your on-the-road experience to your lifestyle and your budget. No more excuses.

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Retirement Travel: Embracing the Adventure with Confidence

Retirement will change your life. It gives you the opportunity to do any number of things. Things you may not have found possible while you were still working. One of those is to travel.

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Outdoor fun on Marys Peak

West of the city of Corvallis, along the Oregon Coast Range, is a high hill known as Marys Peak. It rises 4100 feet above sea level. It’s one of the most prominent peaks west of Corvallis and the highest of all peaks in the Oregon Coast Range.

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Oregon Coast Sand Dunes

At a little over 32,000 acres, this is the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America. They’re part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

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Giant Redwood Trees and Where to Find Them

Have you ever stood next to a giant redwood tree?

The experience can only be had along the Northern California coast and into Southern Oregon. In fact, exactly fourteen and a half miles up the Oregon coast, the redwoods abruptly stop. These Giants of the forest grow nowhere else in the world.

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Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is an Aviation Buffs Dream Destination

The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is one of the best aviation museums in the country. Featuring the Howard Hughes built “Spruce Goose” and a SR-71 Blackbird.   

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Travel: Is it the Journey or the Destination?

If you were asked,  “Is it the journey or the destination that's important?” you'll get conflicting answers and many reasons why each one is important. Everyone has an opinion. Mine is that “It depends”. Here's why I think so.  

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Scratching Your Travel Itch

For many of us who are retired, there are certain things we want to accomplish. More travel being one of them. A limited budget shouldn't hold you back. There are still destinations within your reach.  

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A Retirement Travel Option During Hard Economic Times

Even if you retired on a tight budget, you may not have to travel far to find a real gem of a place to visit. 

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Bodie, California... Dead But Not Forgotten

Life of a different sort still exists in this California ghost town. This historic mining town comes to life each summer when it is visited by thousands of tourists.   

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Costa Rica

Breathtakingly beautiful. If you’ve never been to Costa Rica and you have the budget, you should go. I can't say enough good things about this country.   

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