Ilulissat Icefjord Cruise Excursion: The Best Boat Tour

Is your expedition or classic cruise ship calling on Ilulissat on a Western Greenland cruise? While there are several active things to do here, an Ilulissat Icefjord cruise excursion is one of the best choices for seeing the giant icebergs that fill the Icefjord after calving from Jakobshavn Glacier. On our Seabourn expedition cruise through […]

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Best Things to Do in Skagway Cruise Port

Is Skagway cruise port on your Alaskan cruise itinerary? More than likely, it is. There’s good reason for the Southeast Alaska town’s popularity. The combination of colorful history, a walkable downtown and outdoor opportunities can’t be beat. My Itchy Travel Feet featured writer, Debi Lander of ByLanderSea, recently visited. She writes about the best things to […]

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white and turquoise float plane sitting at a dock on Lake Hood in Alaska

The Best Things to Do in Anchorage, Alaska Before or After a Cruise

Are you looking for the best things to do in Anchorage, Alaska for your next cruise? Whether your cruise begins or ends near Anchorage, the city (and region) deserves some pre or post cruise exploration. My Itchy Travel Feet featured contributor, Debi Lander from ByLanderSea, has done our Alaska cruise research for us. By following […]

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peace statue in Nagasaki

How to Spend One day in Nagasaki, Japan

If you only have one day in Nagasaki, Japan, how do you choose what to see and do? Considering Nagasaki’s place in WWII history, the decision isn’t hard for those trying to understand how one event—the dropping of an atomic bomb—so changed the world. One day is never enough to explore a city, but on […]

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Exploring Smoking Volcanoes by Army Truck in Far East Russia

  Exploring smoking volcanoes by Russian army truck is a must-do Petropavlovsk cruise excursion. It’s one of my all-time favorite shore excursion experiences. And with over 400 nights at sea, I’ve been on plenty of them. The Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia is a beautiful land of smoking volcanoes and abundant wildlife. Since it’s […]

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Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China

Visit the Temple of Heaven: Where Chinese Boomers Hang Out

How do you visit the Temple of Heaven, a popular Beijing attraction, on a luxury cruise through China? Most cruise lines offer a land extension to China’s capital city that’s well worth the time, money, and effort. When cruises visit China, they dock at Tianjin for a couple of nights so that guests can overnight […]

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Mekong Delta shore exucrsion

Explore Vietnam on a Mekong Delta Shore Excursion

Updated 08.01.2019: On a Mekong Delta shore excursion, Alan and I discovered a touristy experience that’s usually not our cup of tea. I can’t say it’s my most favorite Asia cruise excursion, but I did appreciate the introduction to life along the Mekong River, prime people watching and an interesting way to spend the day […]

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Visiting Sitka

On your own in Sitka: A Self-guided Sitka Walking Tour for Boomer Travelers

Are you a do-it-yourself boomer traveler? Booking an organized shore excursion is not always necessary. If you’re cruising to Alaska, follow my tips for a DIY Sitka walking tour.  When your Alaska cruise starts in Vancouver or Seattle, you might grow weary of organized cruise excursions by the time you reach Sitka. That was certainly […]

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Trolley car ride on Lisbon cruise excursion

Exploring Lisbon in a Day on a Luxury Cruise Ship Excursion

Have you ever visited a destination that immediately spoke to you? It happened to me on a road trip to Montana. Alan and I ended up moving there. I experienced that same feeling when I stepped out onto the balcony of our Seabourn Sojourn suite to view the pastel-colored buildings of Lisbon perched on the […]

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