Destinations

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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Iceland’s Golden Circle

By Carol Rowland / March 16, 2022 / Comments Off on Iceland’s Golden Circle

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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Visiting the D-Day sights around Normandy

By Carol Rowland / June 2, 2021 / Comments Off on Visiting the D-Day sights around Normandy

It seems appropriate that right after the remembrances of Memorial Day that we have the D-Day anniversary coming up this weekend. I visited the Normandy area a couple of years ago right around the 75th anniversary, and seeing the sights in person, with the stories of bravery and patriotism, takes one beyond history books to…

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Culture and Culinary Experiences in Los Cabos

By Carol Rowland / May 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Culture and Culinary Experiences in Los Cabos

Last week I had the opportunity to explore the Los Cabos area of Mexico with our hosts from Visit Los Cabos and Delta, going beyond the sun and beach scene of the all-inclusive resorts to learn how this area can satisfy travel yearnings for cultural discoveries, epicurean experiences, and diverse local encounters. For those of…

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Top Sights and Experiences in Prague

By Carol Rowland / April 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Top Sights and Experiences in Prague

I’ve been planning some future river cruises for clients and one of the favorite cities to visit as an extension to a Danube river cruise is Prague, which is full of intriguing sights and local experiences, so I share some top highlights… 7 of the Best Things to do in Prague Prague is the capital…

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