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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.

Updated 07.01.2016 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 […]

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Walking the old town of Gdansk, Poland

Discovering Gdansk On a Self-Guided Walking Tour

Walking the old town of Gdansk, Poland

On an early September morning, the sun illuminates pastel colored buildings lining Long Market Street in Old Town, the historic center of Gdansk, Poland. Up ahead, the clock tower of the 13th century Town Hall vies for my attention. I stop to marvel at the old world architecture as I get my bearings. According to Rick Steves, the […]

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The garden at Reynolda House in Winston-Salem

Spend a Day With Art and History on Reynolda Road

The garden at Reynolda House in Winston-Salem

As I drive along Winston-Salem’s Reynolda Road, the trees and landscaping that border the sidewalks, remind me of the beauties of a southern landscape. It’s a pleasant meander through residential areas punctuated by pockets of businesses, museums, and the gates to Wake Forest University. In the early to mid 1900‘s, tobacco and textile tycoons lived […]

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Cologne Cathedral

A Winter Walking Tour of Cologne, Germany

Cologne Cathedral

Updated 11.01.2015 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 […]

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Barbara Anderson_Letters from the Way

A Solo Walker’s Right to Roam in Britain

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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