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Things to Do in Bruges for the Boomer Traveler

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When it comes to exploring Europe, it really pays off to start at some of the most popular capital cities. From Paris to Rome, Madrid and Berlin, you could spend years exploring these vibrant cities. However, if you really want to head to a place that whose old-world charm is just as fascinating, but manages […]

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Visiting Ireland’s Giants Causeway

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As the first place I visited outside the US when I was younger, Ireland has always has a special place in my heart. From its vibrant cities to its massively expansive countrysides that look like they’ve been built for a movie set, this European country is truly awe-inspiring. Today, Guest contributor, Lorna Real, is here […]

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Road Tripping through Scotland on a Highlands Tour

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Driving the open roads is by far one of our most favorite ways to explore any destination—especially one as stunning as Scotland. Remember our article about exploring castles on a Scotland roadtrip? Guest contributor Shaly Pereira from traveltoes85 has already taken us to beautiful Stirling, but now she’s here to take us on a Scotland […]

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How to Take a Self-Guided Antwerp Walking Tour

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When it comes to exploring Europe, sometimes there’s just not enough time. Between the bustling capital cities and small, off-the-beaten-path villages, it takes years to fully see everything worth seeing. A charming city like Antwerp, for example, needs at least a few days to really get a feel for just how wonderful the city is. […]

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You’re Guaranteed Bucket List Experiences on a Northern Lights Cruise

Northern lights over a village as seen on a northern lights cruise.

Visit Norway and Hurtigruten are sponsoring this look at cruising Norway’s coast on a winter travel adventure. A curtain of green light undulates in the dark winter sky, and the swirling pattern fades from green to purple to blue, taking my breath away… At least, that’s how I imagine the scene on a Northern Lights […]

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Boomer Adventures on a Greece Road Trip

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A few weeks ago, we took you on a fun Greek Island hopping cruise. But for those who’d like to visit this beautiful country by car, you’re in luck. Guest contributor Debi Lander, from ByLanderSea, is taking us on a fabulous Greece road trip. Her destination? The gorgeous resort area of Halkidiki, an off-the-beaten-path gem […]

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Top European Road Trip Apps for the Boomer Traveler

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We’ve been sharing our recommendations for European road trip apps since April 2014. In this completely revised edition we’ve eliminated apps that are no longer published, plus we introduce you to our latest finds. If you’re an app user who’s planning a road trip in Europe—or any traveler to Europe—bookmark this page so that you […]

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Fun Things to Do in Bucharest for the Boomer Traveler

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If you’re looking to explore Europe, but want to get away from the crowds in the most popular cities, Bucharest, Romania is the place to go!  Guest contributor, David Johnston from Travelsewhere, is here to tell us all about the many things to do in Bucharest, a historical jewel with endless things attractions. Exploring Boomer-style: […]

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How to Plan a Self-Guided Tour Through Belgrade, Serbia

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Perhaps Belgrade, Serbia isn’t the most popular of European destinations, but this city packs a big punch when it comes to things to see and do. Guest contributor, David Johnston from Travelsewhere, is taking us on a beautiful Belgrade self-guided tour. Come along! Visiting the Balkans region of Europe presents travelers the chance to see something […]

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Watch the Cows Come Home at the Desalpe Festival in Charmey, Switzerland

The cows go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah! This song is guaranteed to permeate through your brain if you’re lucky enough to visit the Désalpe Festival in Charmey, Switzerland. Guest contributor, Angela Hawn from Ramblings of a Menopausal Mom Abroad had the pleasure of visiting Switzerland’s beautiful Gruyère region in time for the festival and let’s […]

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