Double decker river boat on the Nile River

Discovering Ancient Egypt on a Dahabiya Nile Cruise

A luxury Nile River Cruise has long been on our bucket list here at My Itchy Travel Feet. I imagine gliding along the Nile on a Dahabiya, stopping to explore temples that become more and more grand. For me, it would be a travel dream come true. Featured writer, Debi Lander, ByLanderSea, shares her experience […]

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Taking a chance on Egypt: should boomers go?

This is a first-hand report of my travel experience in Egypt from September 2011. Yours may not be the same, especially as political circumstances change. When traveling to a country that is in turmoil, I recommend that you use good judgement, seek out in-country news through a variety of sources (don’t rely on one biased […]

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Saturday’s scene: Alabaster Mosque

From its location on the summit of the Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque, or the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, dominates the Cairo skyline. In fact, it’s the landmark that boomer travelers will notice first when they visit this Egyptian city. I explored the Ottoman influenced mosque, during a small group tour with AuthentiCity Travel. After […]

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Discovering Creativity in Cairo

Are you a boomer who’s interested in traveling deeper? That’s exactly what my trip to Cairo with our sponsor, AuthentiCity, was all about. Yes, our group saw the must see sites like the Giza pyramids and the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities; but we also met with revolutionaries at a downtown Cairo coffee shop, watched locals […]

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A Tale of Two Pyramids

I’m the type of boomer traveler who would rather be in the scene instead of looking at it. Take the Grand Canyon for instance; after an hour of gazing at its grandeur, the splendid panorama becomes too vast for my mind to comprehend. That’s why I prefer a 4-wheel-drive excursion in Canyon de Chelly or […]

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Saturday’s scene: The View From Al-Azhar Park

On a visit to Cairo, the endless energy, sights and smells can become overwhelming. If you have time on your boomer travel itinerary, save a few hours for walking in Al-Azhar Park. On my visit to this green oasis in the middle of old Cairo, families picnicked on the grass, children scampered about and young […]

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Saturday’s scene: A Whirling Dervish

Spinning round and round ever faster, this Sufi whirling dervish kept his balance as our Cairo dinner cruise motored down the Nile. Can you feel the intensity in this blur of a photograph? I was sailing on the Nile Maxim as part of a small group cultural tour to Cairo hosted by AuthentiCity Travel. The […]

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Exploring Islamic Cairo By Night

What’s the best way for boomers to overcome jet lag? Dive right into exploring your destination. On a small group cultural tour to Cairo, Egypt, with AuthentiCity Travel, rather than resting from the long flight, our group forged right on, exploring the Muslim Quarter on a nighttime visit to Al-Hakim Mosque and the Khan el-Khalili […]

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