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The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

How to Plan a Self-Guided Tour through St Petersburg

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Russia is a fairly complicated destination to visit, but according to those who’ve been, visiting majestic cities like St Petersburg is well worth it. Full of fascinating history and architectural gems, this city is a definite bucket list item. Previously, we shared travel planning details on how to visit St Petersburg without a group tour. […]

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Views of the Swiss Alps

How to Plan a Hiking Trip through the Swiss Alps

Views of the Swiss Alps

Active travel means many things to many people, but hiking while surrounded by snow-topped mountain tops sounds like absolute heaven to us. Guest contributor, Lesley Connor from  Empty Nesters Travel Insights is here to tell us about her adventure hiking through the Swiss Alps. Hiking through the Swiss Alps The phrase “hiking in the Swiss […]

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View of Stirling, Scotland

Things to do in Stirling, Scotland

View of Stirling, Scotland

Planning a trip to Scotland? Well, if you’re looking for some active travel options, you’ll find them in beautiful Stirling. Located in central Scotland, this area is an extremely picturesque region with various hiking trails that guarantee amazing views of the landscape. Guest contributor, Shaly Pereira from traveltoes85, is here to share with us some […]

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The rolling hills in Champagne Country

Road Tripping through Champagne Country

The rolling hills in Champagne Country

Did someone say road trip? A Champagne Country road trip is a must-do for the serious champagne enthusiast. And combining a glass of bubbly with a drive through the scenic French countryside, well what could be better? Some of the links in this article are referral links and are included for your convenience. However My […]

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A black stone beach in Lanzarote

Insider Tips for Where to Go in Spain

A black stone beach in Lanzarote

Looking for insider tips on where to go in Spain? You’ve come to the right person. I’ve been living in Spain for going on 12 years and it’s been a wonderful experience to settle into life here. Among the many surprises that the country has thrown my way over the years is that Spain is […]

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Bom Jesus Church and Stairs

Exploring Braga on an off-the-beaten-path trip to Northern Portugal

Bom Jesus Church and Stairs

Portugal is a fairly small country in Europe, but it packs a big punch when it comes to picturesque travel destinations, especially for those looking to leisurely stroll around charming villages. Guest contributor, David Johnston from Travelsewhere, is taking us to beautiful Braga, Portugal, in the northern part of the country. While most travelers head […]

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A view of Girona's river

Day Trips from Girona, Spain

A view of Girona's river

When I booked a train trip from Madrid to Girona for my second visit, I was excited to once again stroll through the Spanish city’s medieval streets and see the famed cathedral, etc. But, since I’d already seen most of the city, I was also thrilled at the idea of exploring some of the wonderful […]

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Segovia Cathedral

The Best Spain Travel Apps

Segovia Cathedral

Updated 03.01.2018: Since March 2016, we’ve been sharing the best apps for Spain travel. And, because My Itchy Travel Feet Assistant Editor, Nicole Jewell, lives in Spain, she knows Spain travel apps! This is the most recent update that includes eliminating apps that are no longer published plus we introduce you to our latest finds. […]

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stone arch surrounded by grass and trees in Syracuse, Sicily

Exploring Greek and Roman history on a Syracuse shore excursion

stone arch surrounded by grass and trees in Syracuse, Sicily

On a Mediterranean cruise, active boomer travelers will find plenty of historical sites to explore. And by history, I mean some of the most ancient places you’ll ever visit. I’ve walked the ruins of Ephesus, investigated the ancient city of Nora and stood among wildflowers in front of Greek temples at Selinunte—all while participating in […]

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Amsterdam on Foot

How to take a self-guided walking tour in Amsterdam

Amsterdam on Foot

Amsterdam is an incredible destination. With its charming canals and laid-back rhythms, the city is a great place to explore on foot. In fact, Donna has already taken our boomer travel readers on a winter walking tour of the Jordaan District. But there’s so much to see in Amsterdam that one walking tour simply isn’t […]

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