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  • 7 Best Hidden European Gems

    7 Best Hidden European Gems

    Europe nests some of the most incredible destinations in the world such as London, famous for its nightlife, shopping, and museums, Amsterdam for its narrow canals or Barcelona for its vibrant Catalonian heritage. But apart from these world-famous tourist destinations, Europe is also home to many gems which the mortal is yet to unearth entirely. Let’s uncover some of these most alluring unknown destinations in Europe.

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  • 12 Amazing sunrise and sunset photos from our travels

    12 Amazing sunrise and sunset photos from our travels

    The other day I was participating in a Twitter chat where several people were sharing sunrise and sunset photos. It was quite enjoyable seeing these amazing photos fly across my Twitter stream. So I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite sunrise and sunset photos from my midlife travels. After all, enjoying a sunrise or a sunset in a new destination is one of my favorite ways to start or end the day when […]

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  • The Travel Bar is Set High for the New Year

    The Travel Bar is Set High for the New Year

    We admit that we feel more than a little blessed to have careers that allow us to travel for a living. Ever since Midlife Road Trip first began, each year has been filled with more exciting destinations and bucket list adventures than the year before. This last year has been no exception. For that trend to continue however, we may require the services of a magic genie as the travel bar is set high for […]

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  • Photographing #DoorPorn in Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal

    Photographing #DoorPorn in Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal

    For centuries, Arabs, Jews, and Christians have peacefully coexisted in the village of Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal. As an invited participant in the #VikingSocial Portugal’s River’s of Gold cruise, I had the opportunity to explore and photograph the 13th century fortress. One of my quirks as a photographer is photographing old doors. I found that the combination of old wood, stone walls, and growing vines made the #DoorPorn in Castelo Rodrigo some of the most interesting that I’ve […]

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  • Lisbon’s National Tile Museum #VikingSocial

    Lisbon’s National Tile Museum #VikingSocial

    Ceramic tiles are an important part of Portugal’s culture and history. As an invited guest on the #VikingSocial Portugal’s Rivers of Gold cruise, I took an optional tour that included a visit Lisbon’s National Tile Museum where I learned how ceramic tiles are made and saw quite an impressive display of tiles, some dating back to 1738. The tour concluded with a workshop where I was able to make my own ceramic tile. I chose to do […]

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  • Five Bucket List Checks on One Trip! #VikingStar

    Five Bucket List Checks on One Trip! #VikingStar

    Checking items off my Bucket List is a goal of every trip I take. Whether it’’s learning something new, visiting a new destination, trying a new cuisine, meeting an interesting person, or just being part of something big makes the trip all the more memorable. My recent adventure aboard the #VikingStar provided me with not one, not two, but FIVE bucket list checks on one trip! 1. Sail on the Maiden Voyage of a Brand New […]

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  • White Port – a Pleasant Surprise

    White Port – a Pleasant Surprise

    I recently had the opportunity to sample a bottle of Quinta do Portal Fine White Port. I’m usually not a fan of port wine, or for any sweet wines for that matter, but I did find the white port to be a pleasant surprise.  It is a dry to semi-sweet aperitif that pairs wonderfully with appetizers and salads that feature fruit and cheese. It is best served chilled. Porto and Douro wines come from the […]

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