Exploring on foot, either with a professional guide or self-guided, is always the best way to learn about a destination. You can take your time—especially if it’s an independent walking tour—to concentrate on the places that interest you the most, stop at a sidewalk cafe for a cup of coffee accompanied by people watching, or find an unexpected park for a bit of fresh air.
When visiting a new area, we make the most out of the experience by getting our feet on the ground. Through the years, My Itchy Travel Feet has accumulated a catalog of walking tour articles that cover, Europe, the United States and beyond. Read about our city walking tours, and those of guest writers, when planning your next trip.
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European City Walking Tours
Most European cities, especially ones that have an historic town center, make the perfect walking tour. Whether you’re visiting on a cruise or traveling on an independent land tour, read our articles before leaving home!
How to take a self-guided walking tour in Amsterdam
Would you like to take a self-guided Amsterdam walking tour? City walking tours are great ways to explore European destinations like Amsterdam. With its charming canals and laid-back rhythms, Amsterdam is a great place to explore on foot. In fact, I’ve already taken our boomer travel readers on a winter walking tour of the Jordaan […]
Searching for Oddities in Salamanca
Spain doesn’t come up short on cities filled with history and charm. And visiting Salamanca ranks near the top. When it comes to insider tips for exploring Spain, Nicole Jewell is the My Itchy Travel Feet expert. Follow along as Nicole shares her tips for things to do in Salamanca. Let me be the first […]
How to Spend One Day in Copenhagen, Denmark
Updated 2.28.2020: As the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen is a very vibrant city that truly comes alive this time of year. Known for its strong coffee culture, romantic canals and endless bike paths, this bustling, cosmopolitan city has lots of things to do and see. But what if you only have one day in Copenhagen […]
Discovering Gdansk On a Self-Guided Walking Tour
On a free Gdansk walking tour, the Polish city surprised and delighted me. With beautiful architecture that’s been meticulously restored and an easy-to-maneuver Old Town, Gdansk is fun to experience on your own. There’s nothing like a city walking tour for exploring the nooks and crannies of a place. Use my walking tour tips for […]
Medieval Italy is Alive in Bergamo
On a walking tour of Bergamo, Italy, Alan and I marvel at the stone walls surrounding Città Alta, the upper town of Bergamo, Italy—a medieval city that’s still thriving. In the 17th century, Venetians built the walls to protect the town from Milan. Today, residents and university students live and shop here, dine at local restaurants […]
Things to Do in Bruges for the Boomer Traveler
When it comes to exploring Europe, it really pays off to start at some of the most popular capital cities. From Paris to Rome, Madrid and Berlin, you could spend years exploring these vibrant cities. However, if you really want to head to a place that whose old-world charm is just as fascinating, but manages […]
Walking With History in Trani
On a Southern Italy road trip, Trani turned out to be one of our favorite destinations—one that Alan and I have talked about visiting again on our own. Along with Claudio Fontana of A La Carte Italy Tours, our guide for the trip, and Stephanie, a local expert, we spent the better part of two days […]
How to Take a Self-Guided Antwerp Walking Tour
Are you looking for Antwerp walking tour tips? We’ve got a treat for you so keep reading! When it comes to exploring Europe, sometimes there’s just not enough time. Between the bustling capital cities and small, off-the-beaten-path villages, it takes years to fully see everything worth seeing. A charming city like Antwerp, for example, needs […]
Walking With History in Matera, Italy
On a visit to Matera, Italy, history grabs you by the hand and says, “come walk with me.” And it’s not hard to do. Use our experience to create your personal self guided walking tour of Matera. Alan and I explored Matera with our guide, Claudio Fontana, of A La Carte Italy Tours. While planning […]
Exploring Braga on an off-the-beaten-path trip to Northern Portugal
Many baby boomers visit Portugal on a Duoro river cruise. Although it’s a fairly small European country, Portugal packs a big punch when it comes to picturesque travel destinations, especially for those looking to leisurely strolls around charming villages. Guest contributor, David Johnston from Travelsewhere, is taking us to beautiful Braga, Portugal, in the northern […]
Do-It-Yourself Tips for a Schwerin Walking Tour
Do you enjoy city walking tours? My tips for a Schwerin walking tour are for you! And it’s easy to do on your own. Exploring Schwerin on foot A walkable European city with cobblestone streets, historic half-timbered buildings and a castle that sits in the middle of a lake—does this sound like a fairytale setting […]
Stopping in Subiaco
On a Subiaco walking tour, cobblestone alleys twist and turn down the hillside from Subiaco’s old town to the commercial center. Alan looks at me and says, “This is the real Italy.” Ochre-colored buildings with stone accents line the narrow streets. The delicious smells of lunch preparations waft through an open window. Is this how […]
City Walking Tours in the U.S.
Okay, I’ll admit it. When it comes to USA travel, Alan and I would much rather be hiking in a national park instead of walking a city street. Having said that, there are times when a U.S city walking tour calls our name. Check through this list to see if any of these recommendations appeal to you.
Spend a Day With Art and History on Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, bills itself as a city of art and innovation. I’d also add history to that description. And you’ll find all three—art, innovation and history—on a walking tour along Reynolda Road. As I drive along Winston-Salem’s Reynolda Road, the trees and landscaping that border the sidewalks, remind me of the beauties of a […]
Slow Travel in Savannah, Georgia
Although the USA has an infinite amount of travel options, the beautiful south remains one of the most intriguing regions to explore. Especially charming are the many quaint cities along the Atlantic coast like Charleston and Savannah. A visit to historic Savannah, Georgia, offers an unmistakeable mix of southern sophistication and vibrant energy. Guest contributor, […]
Exploring Portland, Maine on a Boomer Road Trip
Do you need travel tips for exploring Portland, Maine? With its expansive rocky coastline, charming seaside towns, and of course, the state’s most popular delicacy, the lobsta’, Maine has an almost mystical status. Exploring this picturesque state on a boomer road trip is a great way to see Maine’s charming seaside towns, but when it […]
What to see in romantic Richmond, Virginia
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 […]
Historical Walking Tour of Santa Fe
Are you a boomer traveler who enjoys learning about history on a walking tour? Lace up your tennis shoes. In today’s guest post, Juliet White takes us on a one-mile, historical walking tour of Santa Fe. Santa Fe has been around for more than four hundred years, making it America’s oldest state capital. As a […]
Exploring NYC’s Fabulous Food Halls and the High Line
Everyone knows that New York City has some of the most diverse culinary options in the world. However, with so many mouth-watering options at your disposal, trying to decide on where to go can be overwhelming. Today’s guest writer, Judy Freedman from A Boomers Life After 50, is here to point us to some of […]
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