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Old 09-24-2017, 01:57 PM
 
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I am 63 years old and have just retired and want to do some traveling with my wife. What country would you suggest we should go since this will be our first time. We are into foods and scenery and do tours when ever possible
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Old 09-24-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I am 63 years old and have just retired and want to do some traveling with my wife. What country would you suggest we should go since this will be our first time. We are into foods and scenery and do tours when ever possible
Italy or France
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Old 09-24-2017, 02:10 PM
 
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The one that interests you most. Surely you've given some thought to this?
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:18 PM
 
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Try UK first. Same language. Then France, Italy, Spain, Germany.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Australia, lots to see and do. No terrorists. We really liked it.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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If it fits your budget, I'd look into a Rick Steves tour- they're not all 'if it's Tuesday, then this must be Belgium' level of frantic like some tours are, and they've got a good reputation for showing you things that will help you to enjoy a future trip to Europe on your own down the road.

Viking River cruises also runs a zillion promotional offers every year and would give you a sampler of some different countries in Europe while only having to unpack once.
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:42 PM
 
Location: On the road
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I am 63 years old and have just retired
Congrats! That's great.
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:45 PM
 
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I am 63 years old and have just retired and want to do some traveling with my wife. What country would you suggest we should go since this will be our first time. We are into foods and scenery and do tours when ever possible
In a heart beat......I would go back to Costa Rica
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:37 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I would pick one country that you are curious about, say Italy or England, & spend a few weeks going to 2-3 places. England doesn't have a language problem & lots of places to go/see. Italy is a bit more challenging for a first trip, but not much really, & has better food & amazing historical sights.
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Old 09-25-2017, 01:28 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Food and scenery (and CHEAP)... Thailand & Cambodia

Ease of travel,

Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France (River cruise is a good idea for those who like 'tours / groups')

UK - Ireland (for language ease... kinda...)

Scenery (varies vastly with taste / seasons)
Canada (Maritime, St Lawrence and Rockies)
Switzerland, Austria, Italian, and French Alps
Greece
Croatia or Balkans
Most of New Zealand (And may parts of Australia)

South America has much to enjoy!!! but not as EZ to travel.
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