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My First Impressions of Japan

December 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

I wasn’t expecting an invitation to Japan, but when one came, I eagerly accepted.

Sushi

I just had to try on a traditional kimono.

Exploring the Nikka Whisky Distillery in Hokkaido.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please use the below link to view the story about my first impressions from that trip.

First Impressions of Japan

Castle Hopping Road Trip Through Scotland

June 2, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The lure and history of castles, romantic countryside and the majestic Highlands drew me to Scotland in the summer of 2016. I wrote the following road trip story for a Boomers Travel website and hope you will click and read here: http://myitchytravelfeet.com/2017/05/30/scotland-roadtrip/.

Storm at Kilchurn Castle in Scotland

Storm looms over Kilchurn Castle in Scotland.

Conquering Castles and Countryside on a Scotland Roadtrip

Saintly Connections in Lamego, Portugal

February 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

I visited Lamego on the final day of my Viking cruise along the Douro River, called Portugal’s River of Gold. The production of wine has sustained the area for two thousand years and is considered its  golden currency.

A beautiful pilgrimage chapel rests atop a hill in Lamego fronted by a magnificent 684-step staircase. I encountered a nun in this chapel who guided me to treasures behind the main altar. I hope you will read my story as it appeared on the Boomers blog site: My Itchy Travel Feet.  Use this link to read the entire story: http://myitchytravelfeet.com/2017/02/07/lamego-portugal/

Staircase to Our Lady of Remedies in Lamego, Portugal.

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