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Swiss Cow Parade

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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Statehouse in Richmond

What to see in romantic Richmond, Virginia

Statehouse in Richmond

Richmond, Virginia, is a beautiful city, and one that doesn’t get half as much attention as it deserves. Rich in history and culture, the city is an American gem, filled with interesting landmarks and places to see. But you’ll also find romance in the air, making it the perfect boomer romantic getaway. Are you planning […]

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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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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

Updated 10.10.2018:  Amsterdam is an incredible destination. The city is often the embarkation or disembarkation point on a Rhine River cruise. 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 […]

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Monastery in Petra

A Baby Boomers Guide to Petra and other Jordanian Sites

Monastery in Petra

With its intoxicating blend of the exotic and the historic, Jordan is a dream destination that deserves to be included on your list of bucket list trips. However, exploring this enigmatic off-the-beaten-path destination takes quite a bit of planning for travelers of any age. Grueling uphill hikes through soaring heat is not for the faint […]

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Dancing flamenco in Seville

Dancing Flamenco in Seville, Spain

Dancing flamenco in Seville

As you know, My Itchy Travel Feet readers love traveling to Spain. Recently, we showed you how to spend an active weekend in Seville. But nowhere did we mention flamenco, a dance the city is famous for. But we’ve fixed that! Guest contributor, Kirsten Gallagher, is here to share her experience dancing flamenco in Seville. […]

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alhambra, granada

How to Spend a Weekend Exploring Granada, Spain

alhambra, granada

From its traditional pueblos to bustling cities like Madrid and Barcelona, Spain is a favorite for travelers. However, those in the know, know that the country’s heart and soul can be found in Andalusia, and in Granada in particular. Today, guest contributor, Kirsten Gallagher, is here to show us how to spend a unique weekend exploring Granada—a […]

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Tabanan travel

Off-the-Beaten-Path in Bali’s Tabanan Regency

Tabanan travel

Active travel in exotic lands is definitely one of our most favorite travel themes and today, we’re mixing a little foodie fun in as well. Today’s guest writers, Sarah and Laura from Wandercooks, are here to tell us all about their adventures exploring Bali’s Tabanan Regency. Indonesia’s island of Bali is renowned for beautiful beaches, […]

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