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Old 09-27-2017, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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As stated I and my wife is 63 years old.We are in good shape for our age but still not young.We live in the U.S. (Florida) and have been to most attractions. We like scenery,tours,foods, and good walks. As for money we have been saving for somrtime. With all the suggestions we are looking to take a vacation in Canada.
Go to Montreal, stay downtown, plenty of sites to walk to, sidewalk cafes, etc. Then go over to Quebec and stay in the Old Town. The lower part in particular is almost like being in France....great cafes, lovely old streets. Walk over the Fort overlooking the water. Lots of history there. Stop in Le Chateau Frontenac (or splurge and have a nice dinner or even overnight there).
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:14 PM
 
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Go to Montreal, stay downtown, plenty of sites to walk to, sidewalk cafes, etc. Then go over to Quebec and stay in the Old Town. The lower part in particular is almost like being in France....great cafes, lovely old streets. Walk over the Fort overlooking the water. Lots of history there. Stop in Le Chateau Frontenac (or splurge and have a nice dinner or even overnight there).
Good place to visit but certainly nothing like France
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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For ease of travel: Great Britain
For scenery: Austria or Switzerland
For food: Italy or France
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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France, Canada and UK are at the top of my list
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:30 PM
 
Location: On the road
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No. All great places but not for the first time traveler in there 60s, the distance itself disqualifies it.
From Florida to Greece he might be taking a 20 hour trip anyway, depending on where in FL he leaves from.
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Old 10-27-2017, 05:05 AM
 
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Go to Montreal, stay downtown, plenty of sites to walk to, sidewalk cafes, etc. Then go over to Quebec and stay in the Old Town. The lower part in particular is almost like being in France....great cafes, lovely old streets. Walk over the Fort overlooking the water. Lots of history there. Stop in Le Chateau Frontenac (or splurge and have a nice dinner or even overnight there).
Agreed with all this. Having command of a few basic French phrases is helpful if you go to Quebec City, though, and will go a long way towards conveying good will. Montreal in my experience is happily bilingual and folks cheerfully adapt to English-only speakers.

Toronto and Ottawa would also be a good pair of options.

Depending on how important scenery is to you, also consider the Maritime provinces and Newfoundland, though can't speak from experience on these places.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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As stated I and my wife is 63 years old.We are in good shape for our age but still not young.We live in the U.S. (Florida) and have been to most attractions. We like scenery,tours,foods, and good walks. As for money we have been saving for somrtime. With all the suggestions we are looking to take a vacation in Canada.
If ease of travel is one of your requirements, might I suggest a cruise. There are a number of them that depart from U.S. ports (Baltimore, New York, and Boston) and do various itineraries up the coast of New England and the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Some of them go up the St. Lawrence River as far as Quebec City.

It's a very easy way to travel, and you get to see a lot of sights (though none of them for long periods of time). And not having to pack and unpack again and again is a definite plus.

The cruising season for that region of the world tends to run from June through October, so you've missed the boat (pardon the pun) this year. But it's not too early to plan for next year!
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:07 AM
 
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Lake Louise and Banff up from Calgary are excellent for scenery (and they’d probably have some good walks as well). Jasper is also up in that area if you are more into seeing the natural world. It is really beautiful in that area.

Vancouver and Victoria area might also be quite beautiful as there is a bit of both over there.

Unfortunately both of these options tend to have really expensive flights from Florida, however.

I did an Ottawa/Montreal trip around 8 years ago and had a wonderful time and it is pretty easy and cheap to reach that area from FL.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:54 PM
 
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Portugal! Absolutely beautiful, friendly people, gorgeous coastline, vineyards, ancient towns, amazing food, great weather. Just got back and can't wait to return. Almost everyone speaks some English and signs are in Portuguese and English. Heartily recommend! (We used a company called "Portugal trails"; self-drive tour but very well organized to our individual needs).
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:26 AM
 
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according to me its Australia. lot of things to see. safe and secure for family also.
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