International Travel

Art inspirations on a Seine River Cruise

By Carol Rowland / December 16, 2020 / Comments Off on Art inspirations on a Seine River Cruise

I wanted to share a unique art-filled itinerary in France, which was also my very first river cruise experience… Art inspirations on a Seine River Cruise History, idyllic French meadows, and fantastic art come together in a river cruise down the River Seine, offering passengers an intimate voyage into the very beating heart of French…

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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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Insights into current Covid travel experiences

By Carol Rowland / November 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Insights into current Covid travel experiences

A little over a week ago, I returned from Mexico, where I attended a virtual conference and checked out the current state of international travel, so I wanted to share my perspective of that experience. Insights into current Covid travel experiences It was so exciting to pull my sad, lonely passport out of its spot…

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5 amazing countries you’ll explore on the Danube River

By Carol Rowland / October 21, 2020 / Comments Off on 5 amazing countries you’ll explore on the Danube River

Some of the travel arrangements I’m working on are European river cruises, so I thought that inspired me to share the beautiful destinations of such a trip down the Danube River… 5 amazing countries you’ll explore on the Danube River Europe is a favorite destination with unique experiences to offer visitors, especially in its central…

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How is expedition cruising different from ocean cruising?

By Carol Rowland / September 23, 2020 / Comments Off on How is expedition cruising different from ocean cruising?

As we look forward into the future and the chance to travel again at some point, I’m excited about planning trips into next year and the opportunity to get back to exploring the world. One of the best ways to deeply explore the world is through expedition cruising; I wanted to talk about that as…

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Japanese Ryokans – Sleeping in true cultural immersion

By Carol Rowland / September 16, 2020 / Comments Off on Japanese Ryokans – Sleeping in true cultural immersion

This time last year I sailed a two-week cruise around the islands of Japan with our oldest son. I loved Japan and learning about the culture. Since I’m particularly into authentic experiences and cultural immersion, one of the highlights was staying in a ryokan before our cruise, and I’d like to share the concept of…

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UNESCO World Heritage – Notable sites of culture and nature

By Carol Rowland / September 9, 2020 / Comments Off on UNESCO World Heritage – Notable sites of culture and nature

Today as we drive from the Sarasota area to Key West, we are going through Everglades National Park, which we’ve never visited. We’re going to stop to do an airboat ride before continuing to the Keys. I realized that Everglades National Park is actually a UNESCO World Heritage site, which caused me to wonder how…

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A Sunny Vacation with Covid Safety

By Carol Rowland / September 2, 2020 / Comments Off on A Sunny Vacation with Covid Safety

Since I’ve had some questions around this, I thought I would share a current status of how some of the all-inclusive resorts in Mexico are handling the current situation… How are Mexico all-inclusive resorts opening and managing COVID safely? The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a massive decrease in global travel, but the good news…

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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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