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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Bom Jesus Church and Stairs

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

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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Levada walk on Funchal, Madeira

Walking the Levada in Funchal

Updated 03.05.2020:  On a levada walk shore excursion, high above Funchal, Madeira, my itchy travel feet are happy to be touching terra firma after a couple of rocky days crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a Silversea spring cruise. The chance to get out and appreciate nature invigorates my spirit. And there’s plenty of nature to […]

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St Stephen's chapel

Ode to Lamego, Portugal: Exploring on a Duoro River Cruise Excursion

As far as hot travel destinations, it looks like Portugal is going to have one heck of a year. All of the in-the-know lists are pointing to the European country as the next “it”destination – and it’s easy to see why. Hopefully, the crowds won’t do more harm than good and small off-the-beaten-path destinations such […]

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Lovely square in Guimaraes, Portugal.

A Glimpse of Modern Portugal in Medieval Guimaraes

Updated 08.04.2018:  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 Guimaraes walking tour. Aqui nasceu Portugal” (Portugal was born here), the proud statement seen on the ancient city walls of […]

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Falling In Love With The Village of Favaios on a Douro River cruise

Updated 10.03.2019:  If you love traveling through winding vineyards, tasting fresh bread, and sipping sweet wine, well, this post is for you. Our guest writer, Judy Freedman from A Boomers Life After 50, is here to take us on a lovely European River Cruise excursion to Favaios—one of Portugal’s most charming villages. “If I ever […]

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