Authentic/Local Experiences

Beyond sightseeing: Experiences of Budapest

By Carol Rowland / April 5, 2023 / Comments Off on Beyond sightseeing: Experiences of Budapest

I have to say that I’m kind of in love with Budapest. I love the old world European atmosphere, the beautiful architecture and friendly people. I’m particularly fond of cities that are easy to walk for exploring, and Budapest fits that well with the Danube River as its centerpiece. Discovering cities through various ‘experience’ tours…

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A Day in the Life of an Antarctica Expedition, Part 1

By Carol Rowland / February 22, 2023 / Comments Off on A Day in the Life of an Antarctica Expedition, Part 1

I’m still sorting through pictures and videos from my Antarctica trip, and some of the questions I’ve heard are ‘how do you spend your day?’, ‘what do you do in Antarctica? and so on. So those questions inspire this week’s article… A Day in the Life of an Antarctica Expedition I had been planning the…

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A Tattoo for your bucket list – Edinburgh Military Tattoo!

By Carol Rowland / February 15, 2023 / Comments Off on A Tattoo for your bucket list – Edinburgh Military Tattoo!

Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know – and if you’ve never heard of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, it’s time to learn about it. It is a breathtaking experience, so I want to share why it should be on your bucket list… Why the Edinburgh Military Tattoo should be on your Bucket List Somehow…

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A Glimpse Into Ireland’s Core: Traditional Music & Pub Culture

By Carol Rowland / January 11, 2023 / Comments Off on A Glimpse Into Ireland’s Core: Traditional Music & Pub Culture

A Glimpse Into Ireland’s Core: Traditional Music & Pub Culture A rich Irish experience includes gorgeous scenery and true hospitality, but a key aspect of being in Ireland is exploring the unique and iconic pub culture. As soon as you enter an Irish pub, it feels like entering the heart of Ireland. Regardless of what’s…

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4 Fascinating Countries You’ll Explore on the Rhine River

By Carol Rowland / September 21, 2022 / Comments Off on 4 Fascinating Countries You’ll Explore on the Rhine River

Travel goes on and a consistent area of interest is river cruising. It’s such an amazing way to immerse yourself in a destination, since it’s so easy to walk right off the ship into the heart of a city, combined with the convenience of unpacking once. The Rhine River is one of the most popular…

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Pamper yourself in Iceland’s geothermal spas

By Carol Rowland / August 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Pamper yourself in Iceland’s geothermal spas

Pamper yourself in Iceland’s geothermal spas Iceland is known as the Land of Fire and Ice, as it is home to numerous volcanoes and glaciers, along with countless hot springs and geothermal spas. Iceland is one of the most diverse and beautiful countries with its cascading waterfalls, black sand beaches, ice fields, explosive geysers, and…

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Expanding your palate

By Carol Rowland / July 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Expanding your palate

It’s amazing to see how our travels expand our perspective and cause us incorporate what we have learned into daily life… Expanding your palate through travel I was reviewing the menu at a Mediterranean restaurant, and decided to get the falafel side dish as part of my lunch. As I was sitting there eating, I…

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Heis and leis and lush scenery – Tahiti

By Carol Rowland / June 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Heis and leis and lush scenery – Tahiti

I have the wonderful privilege of visiting various destinations and providing inspiration of the amazing places of this world. One of the highlights for me in 2019 was getting to travel to Tahiti – now that’s a bucket list trip! That experience inspires this week’s article… Why Tahiti should be on your travel bucket list …

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5 places I didn’t care to visit in Ireland

By Carol Rowland / May 4, 2022 / Comments Off on 5 places I didn’t care to visit in Ireland

5 places I didn’t care to visit in Ireland We’re preparing for our group trip to Ireland in July, and we also have a lot of activity for our Notre Dame vs Navy game trips for 2023, so with Ireland on my mind, that inspires this week’s article… By happenchance I started the foundation of…

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Connecting Through Food

By Carol Rowland / April 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Connecting Through Food

While working on other people’s travel during the week, on the weekends I’m preparing for my own travels, as I head to a ship inaugural sailing in a few weeks. As I plan for a few days in Barcelona before embarkation, I share one of go-to tour plans that I always include in my explorations……

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