Bucket List

Fascinating Facts About the Maldives

By Carol Rowland / January 25, 2023 /

Thinking about a destination that is an enticing tropical paradise and also a bucket list destination inspires this week’s article… Fascinating Facts About the Maldives Are you dreaming of a tropical vacation with the perfect mix of luxury and tranquility … someplace with crystal-clear waters, pristine white sand beaches, and perfect weather? You might just…

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Wonders of the World: Visiting the Colosseum in Rome, Italy

By Carol Rowland / November 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Wonders of the World: Visiting the Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Seeing the Wonders of the World inspires this week’s article about one of the most iconic sights of Europe… Wonders of the World: Visiting the Colosseum in Rome, Italy Only one of the New Seven Wonders of the World is located in Europe, and  it tends to feature prominently on the bucket lists of travelers…

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Discovering Your Destination Before You Get There – Books to Learn About Destinations

By Carol Rowland / September 28, 2022 / Comments Off on Discovering Your Destination Before You Get There – Books to Learn About Destinations

I find that reading before a trip can enhance the experience, so that inspires this week’s article… Discovering Your Destination Before You Get There –  Books to Learn About Destinations I have found that the more I travel, the more I am inspired to read. Reading books about other destinations can expand your perspective, but…

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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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Banff and Lake Louise

By Carol Rowland / September 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Banff and Lake Louise

On my first cruise to Alaska, I combined that with a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer train through the Canadian Rockies, and the beginning of that trip was spent in Banff and Lake Louise. If you’ve never been there, that area is absolutely worth a place on your bucket list – I still call Lake…

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The Magic of Iceland in Winter

By Carol Rowland / August 24, 2022 / Comments Off on The Magic of Iceland in Winter

This November we’re going to Iceland to see its natural beauty and to search for the Northern Lights, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. I’m so jazzed about the experiences we’ll have in Iceland in winter, which inspires this week’s article… The Magic of Iceland in Winter Ice-covered volcanoes, thousands of waterfalls,…

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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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Traveling by Train in the Canadian Rockies, Part 2

By Carol Rowland / June 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Traveling by Train in the Canadian Rockies, Part 2

Last week I shared about my previous cruise to Alaska, and how I traveled through the Canadian Rockies by train, so this week is the rest of the story… Traveling by Train in the Canadian Rockies, Part 2 Last week I started sharing the details on my train trip on the Rocky Mountaineer (RM) from…

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Traveling by Train in the Canadian Rockies

By Carol Rowland / June 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Traveling by Train in the Canadian Rockies

In 2018 I did an Alaska cruise on Regent and piggybacked that sailing with an experience on Rocky Mountaineer for a train trip through the Canadian Rockies. Whether you do this as a stand-alone vacation, or in conjunction with an Alaskan cruise, this travel style definitely deserves a place on your bucket list… Traveling by…

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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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