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Europe

Visiting Lyon, the “Capital of Lights”

July 20, 2015
Lyon Mural

Travelers looking for oodles of history and culture, not to mention culinary exquisiteness, will bask in all that France has to offer. From the ever-so-crowded Paris to smaller towns like Avignon or Perouges, travelers can really experience a variety of traditional French life as well as more modern customs. Today’s guest writer Jan Ross, from Wanderlust […]

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Surviving a Summer Cruise in the Mediterranean

July 11, 2015
Avoiding the crowds and heat on a summer cruise in the Med

On a summer cruise in the Mediterranean, you visit Rome when the cruise ship docks in Civitavecchia, Italy. Sweat drips down the back of your shirt as you stand in the long line to enter the Vatican. Crowds swarm the hot, sunny Coliseum. You make a mental reminder to bring water on the next excursion. […]

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Exploring the French Medieval Village of Perouges

June 22, 2015
Perouges pancake

Simply put, France is a stunning country and exploring its profound history, diverse cuisine and incredible landscape makes for the perfect baby boomer adventure. Of course, for anyone planning a trip through France, exploring the picturesque countryside and off-the-beaten-path villages is a must. However, today’s guest writer Jan Ross, from Wanderlust Wonder, tells us how …

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A Weekend in Charming Avignon

June 2, 2015
View of the Pont d'Avignon

Although Paris is clearly the undisputed star of French tourism, exploring the many French towns that are scattered throughout the country is a must for any true Francophile. Of course, even if you’re just a simple traveler looking for relaxing strolls and warm crossiants, French towns like Avignon are the place to go. Thankfully, today’s […]

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Exploring Spain’s Forgotten Pueblo, Chinchón

May 28, 2015
Chinchon Plaza, Spain

As I’ve said many times before, Spain is a veritable treasure trove of travel options. The Iberian Peninsula has indeed been blessed with an incredibly diverse landscape, from its beautiful extensive coastline to the lush greenery found in the north and rugged plains to the south. And of course, like any country, Spain’s major tourist-filled […]

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Day Trip To Segovia

April 23, 2015
Segovia Alcazar

As much as I love my adopted city, Madrid, one of my favorite things to do is to explore more of the Iberian Peninsula. Spain is fascinating on so many levels, from its profound history to the vibrant pueblos hidden throughout the country. In fact, driving along Spain’s west coast through the Lower Rias is […]

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Strolling Through Spain’s Mini Versailles

February 24, 2015
La Granja

Pardon the cliché, but exploring Spain is very much like peeling a multi-layered onion. From its verdant  northwest coastal areas to the spirited and traditional Andalusia, Spain’s various regions are incredibly diverse. Few who have had the pleasure of exploring the Iberian Peninsula could argue otherwise. Of course, as usual, it’s typically the off-the-beaten-path pueblos […]

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A Long Weekend in Dublin

January 22, 2015
A long weekend in Dublin

Although many swear by solo travel, traveling with company certainly has its benefits. Even traveling with family, which, granted, can be a bit stressful, can also be an incredibly enriching experience. Today’s guest poster, Rita Foley, co-author of the newly released book, Revolutionary Retirement. What’s Next for You walks us through her special weekend in […]

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A Winter Walking Tour of Cologne, Germany

December 26, 2014
Cologne Cathedral

Pastel-colored buildings enhance the snowy scene when AmaWaterways Amacello pulls into her spot along the banks of the Rhine River in Cologne. But Alan and I aren’t going to let a little snow on the ground keep us from exploring Germany’s 4th largest city and our first Christmas markets stop of this Rhine River Cruise. […]

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A Solo Walker’s Right to Roam in Britain

December 12, 2014
Barbara Anderson_Letters from the Way

Active travel opportunities abound all over the world, but long-distance walking is quickly becoming a popular way of travel for a lot of boomers. Blame it on Spain’s much romanticized “El Camino” or the recent blockbuster detailing the everyday trials and tribulations that come with this slow means of travel, either way, a walker’s perspective is […]

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