Bucket List

How are Japanese gardens different from other gardens you’ll see traveling?

By Carol Rowland / February 17, 2021 / Comments Off on How are Japanese gardens different from other gardens you’ll see traveling?

I’m still dreaming of future trips and remembering past travels, and one of my favorites was my trip to Japan a couple years ago. Japan is a fabulous destination, and today I share one of the many aspects that make it so inviting… How are Japanese gardens different from other gardens you’ll see traveling? I…

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Seeking the Big 5 on Safari

By Carol Rowland / February 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Seeking the Big 5 on Safari

Learning about new experiences and destinations for future travels is still something we can enjoy now, and this week’s article is inspired by the dream of an African safari… Seeking the Big 5 on Safari As we continue to imagine future travel adventures, one of the most exciting bucket list experiences is a safari in…

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A Canal Barge in Europe

By Carol Rowland / January 27, 2021 / Comments Off on A Canal Barge in Europe

One of the things we’ve been working on during the last six months is our focus on itineraries and travel styles that meet our hallmarks, and today I share more about a little know mode of cruising – canal barges. Barge sounds industrial, but these vessels and experiences are luxury all the way… A Canal…

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The Seven Wonders of the World

By Carol Rowland / January 13, 2021 / Comments Off on The Seven Wonders of the World

There are many inspirations for travel destinations, and today’s article touches on a key list of sights – the Seven Wonders of the World. Do you know all of them? The Wonders of the World Everyone has heard about the Seven Wonders of the World at some point in their lives. However, not many people…

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Is Chasing a Solar Eclipse in Antarctica on your Bucket list? It Should be.

By Carol Rowland / December 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Is Chasing a Solar Eclipse in Antarctica on your Bucket list? It Should be.

One of the future trips I’m working on is an Antarctic cruise, and in doing my research I found a very special event that magnifies that experience even more, so that inspires this week’s article… Is Chasing a Solar Eclipse in Antarctica on your Bucket list? It Should be. Imagine yourself surrounded by the quiet…

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Oberammergau’s history links to our present

By Carol Rowland / November 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Oberammergau’s history links to our present

I’ve been working on some trips and river cruises associated with the rescheduled Oberammergau Passion Play in 2022, and I find the history of the event and how it connects with the current issues fascinating, so that inspires this week’s article. Oberammergau’s history links to our present Introduction What once began as a promise to…

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A Tattoo for your bucket list – Edinburgh Military Tattoo!

By Carol Rowland / August 26, 2020 / Comments Off on A Tattoo for your bucket list – Edinburgh Military Tattoo!

I had planned to be Scotland this week with my husband to see the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, but the trip was cancelled due to Covid. I’ve been fortunate enough to see it, but it’s been on his bucket list for years. It is a breathtaking experience, so I want to share why it should be…

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A trip that offers inspiration and reflection – the Camino

By Carol Rowland / August 12, 2020 / Comments Off on A trip that offers inspiration and reflection – the Camino

A conversation with my son inspired me to share about the Camino de Santiago this week, as I have found folks have heard of it but don’t know too much, or are curious about it works for those of us who are a little older and not really hikers… All about the Camino de Santiago…

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The Stunning Parks of Wyoming

By Carol Rowland / July 15, 2020 / Comments Off on The Stunning Parks of Wyoming

Last week I shared my visit to South Dakota and some of the highlights, and this week I extend the America’s-national-parks-theme to its neighbor of Wyoming… The Stunning Parks of Wyoming The world is full of extraordinary sights and views. Travelers fly from one side of the globe to the other to discover new cultures,…

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Exploring the Black Hills of South Dakota

By Carol Rowland / July 8, 2020 / Comments Off on Exploring the Black Hills of South Dakota

For those wishing to get away from their months of quarantine, the prospects of a fantastic vacation may seem low in the summer of 2020. Yet there are still chances to get away and experience an amazing trip while still staying on the same native soil. In fact, there is one destination whose doors are…

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