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Hiking Kodiak Island

Hiking with History on Kodiak Island

Hiking Kodiak Island

Experiencing nature and wildlife are two of the highlights of an Alaska cruise. While water tours are fun for exploring glaciers or whale watching, Alan and I enjoy hiking during a cruise to Alaska. Is Kodiak on your next Alaska cruise itinerary?  Don’t miss hiking Kodiak Island on a shore excursion at Fort Abercrombie State […]

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view of lake with boat surrounded by greenery

Exploring South Africa’s Garden Route

view of lake with boat surrounded by greenery

If the idea of scenic drives in lush green forests sandwiched between mountains and the Indian Ocean appeal to you, then the beautiful Garden Route of South Africa is definitely one to add to your travel bucket list. Guest contributor, René De Klerk, a South African travel and conservation journalist, takes us on a wonderful […]

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hiking apps for boomers

The Best Hiking Apps for Boomer Hikers

hiking apps for boomers

Updated 07.02.2018. Since June 2015, we’ve been sharing our recommendations for best hiking apps. This is the most recent update that includes eliminating apps that are no longer published plus we introduce you to our latest finds. If you’re an app user who loves to include hiking in your travels,  bookmark this page so that […]

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Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

A Most Beautiful Hike to Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

Updated 06.13.2018. In June 2014, I wrote about one of the most beautiful hikes in Glacier National Park. In my latest update, I’ve included answers to frequently asked questions about the trail to Grinnell Lake, more photos and updated hiking information. Tips for a Grinnell Lake Hike Most hikers visiting the Many Glacier area of […]

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Ocean Walk Victoria

Australia Hiking for Boomers: The Great Ocean Walk Itinerary

Ocean Walk Victoria

At My Itchy Travel Feet, we feature hiking trails from around the world. Our boomer travel readers love active travel and when they can do it while enjoying stunning scenery, its all the much better. While we’ve shown you how to experience the Great Barrier Reef and where to find a Northwest Adventure in the Kimberley Region, […]

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John Day Fossil Beds in eastern Oregon is a fun boomer travel adventure

Sifting Through History at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

John Day Fossil Beds in eastern Oregon is a fun boomer travel adventure

If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path travel experience in Oregon, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument more than qualifies. Road tripping in the remote, rural countryside of eastern Oregon’s John Day River Basin is a visual treat. But fossils, hidden in the region’s rock layers, are the true star of this trip. And you’ll unravel […]

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Levada walk on Funchal, Madeira

Walking the Levada in Funchal

Levada walk on Funchal, Madeira

On a levada walk 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. The chance to get out and appreciate nature invigorates my spirit. And there’s plenty of nature to appreciate on Madeira. No matter which time of year […]

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Wild Pacific Trail

Walking the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet, B.C.

Wild Pacific Trail

Updated 07.01.2018: On a Vancouver Island road trip, walking the Wild Pacific Trail offers visitors to Ucluelet, the opportunity to get out of the car for an exercise break. But don’t move so fast that you fail to appreciate the dramatic ocean views and serene forest setting. This moderately easy walk is a must-do when travelers […]

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Georges Island

Exploring the Beautiful Boston Harbor Islands

Georges Island

Boston is internationally known as a great city, well worthy of the thousands of tourists that pass through its historic neighborhoods every year. However, many visitors (and even some locals) don’t realize that they are just a mere ferry ride away from one of the city’s best off-the-beaten path destinations, the Boston Harbor Islands. Today’s […]

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Oxbow Bend Grand Teton

Our Favorite Fall National Park Hikes

Oxbow Bend Grand Teton

Updated 08.01.2018:  When Alan and I plan a national park visit, we skip the summer months in favor of early autumn. The lodges are still open, snow hasn’t closed the roads yet in parks with mountainous terrain, and crowds have diminished. In our opinion, engaging with nature on fall national park hikes is simply the […]

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