Category Archives: ByLanderSea Abroad

Castle Hopping Road Trip Through Scotland

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.

http://myitchytravelfeet.com/2017/05/30/scotland-roadtrip/

Saintly Connections in Lamego, Portugal

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.

A Visit to Noble and Noteworthy Northumberland

I wrote about my surprising adventures in Northumberland, England for My Itchy Travel Feet, a blog for Boomer travelers.  Please use this link to read about this wonderful location:

http://myitchytravelfeet.com/2016/11/15/visit-northumberland/