Bucket List

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

By Carol Rowland / September 28, 2022 /

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 /

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 /

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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The most iconic view of Greece – Santorini

By Carol Rowland / May 11, 2022 / Comments Off on The most iconic view of Greece – Santorini

Last week my friend Ginny and I ended our cruise along the French and Italian Rivieras with a stop in Eze, and beautiful French coastal town. Our lunch overlooking the sea reminded me of the fabulous views in Greece. Thinking of the Greek Islands and its most famous view inspires this week’s article… The most…

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The Rose Red City

By Carol Rowland / April 6, 2022 / Comments Off on The Rose Red City

I’ve had my colored flair markers out this week as I map out all of our traveling clients for the next few months on a big master calendar – somehow life seems better when I get to color code everything. I’m a nerd when it comes to scheduling things out and checking off boxes, and…

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