International Travel

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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Expanding your palate

By Carol Rowland / July 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Expanding your palate

It’s amazing to see how our travels expand our perspective and cause us incorporate what we have learned into daily life… Expanding your palate through travel I was reviewing the menu at a Mediterranean restaurant, and decided to get the falafel side dish as part of my lunch. As I was sitting there eating, I…

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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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Connecting Through Food

By Carol Rowland / April 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Connecting Through Food

While working on other people’s travel during the week, on the weekends I’m preparing for my own travels, as I head to a ship inaugural sailing in a few weeks. As I plan for a few days in Barcelona before embarkation, I share one of go-to tour plans that I always include in my explorations……

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The Temples and Shrines of Japan

By Carol Rowland / March 23, 2022 / Comments Off on The Temples and Shrines of Japan

A few years ago, I wanted to travel on a particular cruise line to evaluate it for my clients and groups, and the only window of time I had was in August. I had no interest in going to Japan, but it was the cruise itinerary that fit into my schedule, so I booked it.…

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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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How is expedition cruising different from ocean cruising?

By Carol Rowland / March 9, 2022 / Comments Off on How is expedition cruising different from ocean cruising?

Join me next January for what I consider to be the top bucket list trip ever – going on a luxury expedition Antarctica cruise to step on the seventh continent. If you’ve never considered Antarctica, now is the time – I have special group pricing that is below published list price, and it is a…

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My Covid Testing Experience on Video

By Carol Rowland / February 16, 2022 / Comments Off on My Covid Testing Experience on Video

Planning for my international travel this year inspires this week’s article, which is not really an article but rather a video… My video of a CDC approved at home test for travel Last year as I led groups in Spain and then Italy, as well traveled on my own from Wales, Germany and France, one…

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The Romance of the Taj Mahal

By Carol Rowland / February 10, 2022 / Comments Off on The Romance of the Taj Mahal

My love of bucket list destinations, combined with all the numerous Valentine’s Day promotions and dinner specials, inspires this week’s article. Taj Mahal – Epitome of True Love Taj Mahal in all its glory and grandeur is truly a masterpiece – no wonder it is renowned as one of the seven wonders of the world!…

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