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News for the Week

August 16, 2014
Lochsa Lodge Idaho

Who drives an hour and a half to breakfast? We do when the experience includes a scenic drive on Highway 12 over Lolo Pass into Idaho and a tasty meal at Lochsa Lodge. Sorry but there are no photos of the veggie omelet and huge, fluffy pancakes. Alan and I were so hungry that we ate it […]

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Going Off-the-Beaten-Path on Elk Meadows Road

August 14, 2014
Meadow on Elk Meadows Road

“Come explore me.” Does a dirt road ever call your name? Elk Meadows Road (Lolo National Forest Road #373) has been calling ours ever since Alan and I discovered it on an early spring drive to Lolo Pass. The road starts (or ends) at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center on the Idaho side of Highway 12. Then it […]

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News for the Week

August 9, 2014

Luxury Cruise Travel Luxury Cruise Travel is the theme for the August edition of the My Itchy Travel Feet monthly newsletter. Did you know that Alan and I have almost 300 nights at sea on luxury cruise ships? In this issue, we’re featuring travel deals, destination suggestions and an original article with travel tips based upon our luxury cruise […]

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4 Hours in Menorca

August 8, 2014
Taulus n Menorca, Spain

When your ship docks in Mahon, Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands, it’s tempting to head straight for Punta Prima Beach for a couple hours of sun in the fun. But then you’d miss the complicated history, bucolic views and glimpses of neolithic mystery available on the island. That’s why I chose a 4-hour Menorca cruise excursion offered by […]

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Top Five Apps for Cruise Travel

August 5, 2014

There are few travel industries that have come so far in such little time like the cruising industry. No longer are cruises offering tiny shoebox cabins and all-you-can-eat shrimp cocktail in exchange for exorbitant prices. No, these days, most cruise ships offer spacious rooms as well as a variety of luxurious options at reasonable prices. […]

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News for the Week

August 2, 2014
silveasea spirit cruise crossing

 Let’s go cruising! If you’re a regular reader of My Itchy Travel Feet, then you know that Alan and I enjoy luxury cruising. In fact, we have almost 300 nights at sea. That’s why Luxury Cruising is the theme for August’s home page features. Find out what it’s like to cruise through the Panama Canal. Need cruise […]

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Tremiti Islands: An Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventure in Italy

August 2, 2014
Boats in the harbor at San Domino in Italy's Tremiti Islands

Want to go off-the-beaten-path in Italy? The Tremiti Islands off Italy’s Gargano Peninsula qualify. Okay, I’m sure that most Italians and Western Europeans know about these tiny islands near the Adriatic coast but how many Americans visit? We’re raising our hands, here, and giving you reasons to add them to your next European road trip. Most visitors arrive at Italy’s Tremiti […]

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A Pill Organizer That Travels With You

July 31, 2014
MedCenter Traveler Pill Organizer

How do you pack prescriptions and supplements for a trip? Do you dump them in plastic zip-lock bags?That’s how Alan and I have been packing our supplements. Luckily, we’re healthy and don’t take many prescription drugs, but we do believe in the benefits of taking supplements. Of course when we’re lugging around a plastic bag of pills, it’s hard […]

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Tips for Visiting Polebridge, Montana

July 26, 2014
Picnic at Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park

Would you like to visit a corner of Glacier National Park that’s not quite so crowded with tourists? And wouldn’t it be fun if there was a bakery where locals and tourists compared Montana adventures over bear claws, huckleberry macaroons or gooey cinnamon rolls? You can do that in Polebridge, Montana. Alan and I discovered Polebridge […]

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News for the Week

July 26, 2014
Bear Grass at Lily Lake in Idaho

On Friday, Alan and I took our own advice about exploring your backyard. We took the day off to drive Elk Meadows Road in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness on the Idaho and Montana border. The weather was cool and clear. And the scenic drive was beyond our expectations. I’ll be writing a photo essay soon but for […]

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