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Walking in Cartagena, Spain

On Our Own in Cartagena, Spain

Walking in Cartagena, Spain

Sometimes on longer cruises, Alan and I prefer to skip  cruise excursions. Too many ports filled with history, cathedrals and museums can burn us out. Taking a break to explore by ourselves is the solution. During a Silversea Mediterranean cruise and Atlantic crossing, that’s how we end up creating a Cartagena walking tour that best suits us. With no goal of […]

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Lovely square in Guimaraes, Portugal.

A Glimpse of Modern Portugal in Medieval Guimaraes

Lovely square in Guimaraes, Portugal.

Walking tours are part of the allure of European river cruising. In today’s guest article, boomer travel writer, Catherine Sweeney, takes us on a stroll as she explores Portuguese history and culture on a Guimarães walking tour. Aqui nasceu Portugal” (Portugal was born here), the proud statement seen on the ancient city walls of Guimarães, […]

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Barcelona Sunset

Biking in Barcelona

Barcelona Sunset

Although we’re big fans of hiking while traveling, we are always up for a great biking adventure, especially in beautiful destinations like Spain. Today’s guest contributor, Vanessa A Nirode from Girls Drink Stout, is here to take us on a two-wheel adventure through Barcelona’s beautiful landscape. I’m fairly certain I fell in love with Barcelona […]

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Church of Saint Margaret

Hiking Through Northern Spain’s Volcanic Region

Church of Saint Margaret

Updated 03.01.2016 There are few things we love more than a good old off-the-beaten-path hiking adventure. Add to that a beautiful Spanish countryside with ancient volcanic craters, beechwood forests, and strolls through medieval towns, and we’re in travel heaven. Thankfully, today’s guest contributor, Vanessa A Nirode from Girls Drink Stout, is here to take us […]

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Salamanca's Plaza Mayor

Searching for Oddities in Salamanca

Salamanca's Plaza Mayor

Let me be the first to warn those planning to visit Salamanca: Like many other Spanish cities, a visit to Salamanca means taking in a lot of history and culture. As one of Spain’s most beloved towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Salamanca is an exciting trip back in time to the Iberian Peninsula’s […]

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Agritourismo in Italy

A Farm Stay in the Umbrian Countryside

Agritourismo in Italy

To say that Italy is full of charming sites would be an understatement. From its chaotic capital to its off-the-beaten-path villages such as Orta San Giulio, this country nevers ceases to amaze travelers. If you’re planning a trip to Italy and looking for an authentic Italian experience, while not try out the country’s agriturismo options?  […]

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