Destinations

Pamper yourself in Iceland’s geothermal spas

By Carol Rowland / August 3, 2022 /

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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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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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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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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The Land of Fire and Ice

By Carol Rowland / March 16, 2022 / Comments Off on The Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland has been a trending destination for the last 4-5 years, so I’m keen on exploring the best of that destination. At the top of the ‘must-see’ list is traveling the Golden Circle – if you’ve heard of that but not really sure what it is, that’s the inspiration for this week’s article… The Allure…

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River Cruising on Portugal’s Douro River

By Carol Rowland / September 30, 2021 / Comments Off on River Cruising on Portugal’s Douro River

From my time starting and ending our Camino trip in Portugal, I’m inspired by our time in Porto, and this week I share about river cruising on the Douro River… River Cruising on Portugal’s Douro River Beginning in the mountains of central Spain, the Douro River meanders into Portugal before setting off for the Atlantic…

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Sushi Experiences from Conveyor to Fancy

By Carol Rowland / August 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Sushi Experiences from Conveyor to Fancy

For my trip to Japan, I was determined to learn to love sushi (despite my appreciation and preference for actually cooking food), and while there we had a variety of sushi experiences. In honor of the Olympics and my love of food as culture, I share more about this significant culinary export from Japan… Sushi…

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Understanding the Differences Between Arctic and Antarctic Expeditions

By Carol Rowland / June 23, 2021 / Comments Off on Understanding the Differences Between Arctic and Antarctic Expeditions

One of my future group trips is what I think is the ‘Big Kahuna’ of bucket list trips – an Antarctica cruise. I’ve had some folks ask about the difference between Antarctica and the Arctic expedition cruises, so I thought I would cover that this week. I’m into expedition cruising in a big way, so…

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Beyond Mykonos and Santorini: Exploring Some of the Smaller Greek Islands

By Carol Rowland / June 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Beyond Mykonos and Santorini: Exploring Some of the Smaller Greek Islands

For our Anniversary we’ll be cruising the Greek Isles for two weeks starting in late August. While stops at Santorini and Mykonos are always favorites, this cruise is filled with many smaller ports that folks aren’t as familiar with. I’m scouring my resources to find interesting excursions to take in Spetsai, Paphos, Limassol Cyprus, and…

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