Welcome to Recess
on Your Own Terms

You never outgrow your sense of wonder.

Your yearning to explore.

Your need to play!

At Recess 4 Grownups, we design fun, laughter-filled trips with a sophisticated twist. Just because we’ve grown up, doesn’t mean we’ve outgrown recess!

Meet Carol Rowland, founder of Recess 4 Grownups

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A lot of travel advisors claim to have been in love with travel their whole lives … but that’s not exactly true of me.

While many college students were dreaming of backpacking across Europe after graduation, I was laser focused on finishing up my degree in Industrial Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Then, a long career in corporate sales at IBM had me checking into more business hotels than resort suites. In fact, I didn’t even make my first trip to Europe until my 20th wedding anniversary took me to the Mediterranean!

A busy corporate schedule meant the few times I did get to travel with my family were extra special. I’d research all our cruise ports to the nth degree, and I created detailed itineraries (even if we were just going to Disney!) to make sure our precious vacations were filled with “wow” moments.

From the outside, it looked like corporate life treated me well … but I eventually found the grinding nature of the 9-to-5 draining.

As I got older, I also saw a lot of my work friends suffering from illnesses and other setbacks. I realized I didn’t want to work so hard just to get sick. And, frankly, I wanted to travel more often than every 5 years for an anniversary.

But most importantly — I wanted to help others who felt the same way. Thus, Recess 4 Grownups was born.

A Creative Approach, Powered by Analytical Chops

While I’ve left the corporate life behind, this background (along with my engineering degree) is exactly what draws me to the logistical challenges involved in planning travel today — especially large, complex group travel experiences (my specialty).

When you work with Recess 4 Grownups, you get the best of both my “left” and “right” brain for a creative, personalized itinerary perfectly planned down to every last detail.

So, what does my “9-to-5” look like now?

I spend my days piecing together the often-complicated logistics of luxury travel, so my clients can enjoy personalized service and the kind of seamless travel experiences they can’t find anywhere else.

If you’re ready to bring a little “recess” back into your life, I’d be honored to create that effortless experience for you.

- Carol

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