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Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China

Visit the Temple of Heaven: Where Chinese Boomers Hang Out

Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China

How do you visit the Temple of Heaven, a popular Beijing attraction, on a luxury cruise through China? Most cruise lines offer a land extension to China’s capital city that’s well worth the time, money, and effort. When cruises visit China, they dock at Tianjin for a couple of nights so that guests can overnight […]

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Trolley car ride on Lisbon cruise excursion

Exploring Lisbon in a Day on a Luxury Cruise Ship Excursion

Trolley car ride on Lisbon cruise 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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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

Best Day Trips from Girona, Spain

A view of Girona's river

If you’re looking for a Spain getaway that’s convenient to Madrid, consider Girona. The small Spanish town offers plenty of things to see plus the day trips from Girona are truly enchanting. When I booked a train trip from Madrid to Girona for my second visit, I was excited to once again stroll through the […]

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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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