Destinations

The Majestic Harbor of Rio de Janeiro: A Natural Wonder

By Carol Rowland / June 12, 2024 /

As I dream about future travels, I always like to look for ideas on the 7 Wonders list, as one of my goals is to see all Seven Wonders of the World (2 done) and all Seven Wonders of the Natural World (0 so far!). A ‘kill two birds with one stone’ destination inspires this…

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Cinque Terre: Where History Meets Beauty

By Carol Rowland / June 5, 2024 /

Italy is always a top destination, and one of the most beautiful areas that I haven’t written about before is Cinque Terre. I was fortunate to visit a few years ago on a day trip from a cruise stop, and I remember it as a stunning area, well worth its popularity, and that inspires this…

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7 Travel Experiences of Switzerland That You Don’t Want to Miss

By Carol Rowland / May 29, 2024 /

Switzerland is one of the few European countries that I haven’t been to, and it’s definitely at the top of my list after gaining a deeper understanding of so many intriguing experiences. And that is the inspiration for this week’s article… Switzerland is a landlocked country in the heart of the European Alps. Known by…

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Iceland Intensive – Circumnavigating Iceland

By Carol Rowland / May 8, 2024 / Comments Off on Iceland Intensive – Circumnavigating Iceland

With all the amazing historic, artistic, and architectural experiences that we think of for Europe, we sometimes forget that Europe also presents opportunities for a different type of scenery, fascinating culture, natural wonders, and wonderful isolated towns, and that inspires this week’s article… If you’ve ever thought about visiting Iceland, imagine immersing yourself in the…

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Avoid the Crowds in Kyoto

By Carol Rowland / May 1, 2024 / Comments Off on Avoid the Crowds in Kyoto

Japan is one of my favorite destinations ever. I actually didn’t want to go to Japan but needed to check out a particular cruise line for a future group, and the only thing that fit on my calendar was their Japan sailing. Thank goodness. It was a fantastic trip discovering such a different culture and…

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Viennese Dreams: Culture & Cafés

By Carol Rowland / April 24, 2024 / Comments Off on Viennese Dreams: Culture & Cafés

My time exploring more about culture in Austria inspires this week’s article…. Vienna is a city that seems to spark a sense of romance and beauty and is one that I frequently hear requests to visit. It’s located on the Danube River so always included on a river cruise in that region, and it’s often…

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Tulip Time River Cruising: A Journey Through the Heart of Spring

By Carol Rowland / April 3, 2024 / Comments Off on Tulip Time River Cruising: A Journey Through the Heart of Spring

As I sit here at my desk, I hear the birds chirping and a bright red cardinal seems to visit a particular tree limb every few hours, so spring is here. The signs of springs and my recent cruise in the Netherlands and Belgium inspire this week’s article… Tulip Time River Cruising: A Journey Through…

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Exploring the Charming Towns of Tuscany

By Carol Rowland / March 27, 2024 / Comments Off on Exploring the Charming Towns of Tuscany

Italy is always a top popular destination, and many folks dream of exploring through the Tuscany region, which inspires this week’s article… Exploring the Charming Towns of Tuscany Situated in the heart of Italy, Tuscany calls out to travelers with something special. It’s not just about the usual tourist spots here. Tuscany offers real, local…

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Exploring the Amazing City of Amsterdam: Visits and Must-See Attractions

By Carol Rowland / March 13, 2024 / Comments Off on Exploring the Amazing City of Amsterdam: Visits and Must-See Attractions

I’ve been fortunate to visit Amsterdam multiple times, and there’s always more to see each time. This fascinating city inspires this week’s article… Exploring the Amazing City of Amsterdam: Visits and Must-See Attractions Amsterdam has cultural richness and historical significance, all wrapped up in a package that waits for travelers worldwide to unwrap. Whether you’re…

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Seven Favorite Irish Castle Hotels

By Carol Rowland / February 28, 2024 / Comments Off on Seven Favorite Irish Castle Hotels

As I am in the midst of designing a variety of trips, one destination that I create a lot of travel arrangements is in Ireland. One of the top requests for a visit to Ireland inspires this week’s article… Seven Favorite Irish Castle Hotels Nestled amidst Ireland’s lush landscapes lies a wealth of history: its…

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