Destinations

Beyond the Rhine River: Exploring Basel

By Carol Rowland / February 21, 2024 /

Amsterdam is a city associated with river cruising, as it a beginning or end point of a Rhine River cruise, and that lessor known city at the other end of that cruise itinerary inspires this week’s article… Beyond the Rhine River: Exploring Basel Basel Switzerland is the starting or ending point of a Rhine River cruise,…

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Chile: Trending destination with diverse terrain

By Carol Rowland / February 7, 2024 /

We were in Santiago last year before and after our Antarctica cruise, and just from walking around the area it felt welcoming, with very nice people and wonderful food – we stopped at a sidewalk café for tapas, and I had a pisco sour to celebrate being there. Chile is probably not an obvious destination…

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Gaudi’s Influence on Barcelona

By Carol Rowland / January 17, 2024 / Comments Off on Gaudi’s Influence on Barcelona

My last trip to Barcelona really changed my mind about the artistic contributions of Antoni Gaudi, and so his tremendous influence in Barcelona inspires this week’s article. Gaudi’s Influence on Barcelona There are few cities worldwide whose architecture and style were influenced by a single person. But that’s where Barcelona stands out, since the city’s architectural…

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Hidden Charms of Slovenia: A Journey Through Fairytales and Natural Wonders

By Carol Rowland / January 10, 2024 / Comments Off on Hidden Charms of Slovenia: A Journey Through Fairytales and Natural Wonders

Exploring some less traveled areas inspires this week’s article… Hidden Charms of Slovenia: A Journey Through Fairytales and Natural Wonders Nestled in the heart of Europe, Slovenia invites intrepid travelers to uncover a land brimming with natural splendor, rich history, and warm hospitality. Despite its modest size, this hidden gem captivates with its diverse tapestry…

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Discover the Essence of Scotland – Unforgettable Experiences Await

By Carol Rowland / December 13, 2023 / Comments Off on Discover the Essence of Scotland – Unforgettable Experiences Await

As we consider all the wonderful places to travel to, a country that is always a fan favorite inspires this week’s article. Discover the Essence of Scotland – Unforgettable Experiences Await Welcome to Scotland, where history and culture collide amidst breathtaking landscapes, majestic castles, and the warm embrace of proud and friendly locals. From sipping…

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Natural World Wonder – Victoria Falls

By Carol Rowland / December 6, 2023 / Comments Off on Natural World Wonder – Victoria Falls

Beyond the fantastic experience of a safari, a trip to Africa also presents the opportunity to see one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and that is the inspiration of this week’s article… Natural World Wonder – Victoria Falls Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is one of the Seven…

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Exploring the Mekong River – Vietnam and Cambodia

By Carol Rowland / November 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Exploring the Mekong River – Vietnam and Cambodia

A few years ago, I had zero interest in this type of trip, so my conversion from meh to enthralled inspires this week’s article… Exploring the Mekong River – Vietnam and Cambodia When I think of taking a vacation to an exotic destination, traveling to Vietnam and Cambodia on a Mekong River cruise immediately springs…

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Flipping the Script – Winter in the Mediterranean

By Carol Rowland / November 1, 2023 / Comments Off on Flipping the Script – Winter in the Mediterranean

The travel industry has to be creative and resilient to deal with the various situations that can affect travel, and the latest innovative approach inspires this week’s article… Flipping the Script – Winter in the Mediterranean I’m currently in Fort Lauderdale at the CruiseWorld conference where I get to meet with top cruise executives and…

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Visit Bratislava: Explore the Charm of the Slovak Capital

By Carol Rowland / October 4, 2023 / Comments Off on Visit Bratislava: Explore the Charm of the Slovak Capital

I’ve been fortunate to have visited Bratislava twice in the past, and I love the feel of this European capital that feels both quaint and at the same time substantial in its presence filled with grand architecture and history. That inspires this week’s article… Visit Enchanting Bratislava Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is a hidden…

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Experience A Genuine Cuisine Adventure In Ireland

By Carol Rowland / July 5, 2023 / Comments Off on Experience A Genuine Cuisine Adventure In Ireland

One of our focus destinations here at Recess 4 Grownups is Ireland, and this year we have the Navy versus Notre Dame college football game playing in Dublin. That inspires this week’s article, since I find so many people have an incorrect opinion about Irish cuisine… Experience a Genuine Cuisine Adventure in Ireland  The Emerald…

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