International Travel

The Taste of Greece

By Carol Rowland / October 13, 2021 /

Since Greece is one of my favorites, and a great destination right now as it is quite easy to navigate the Covid rules, I thought I would tempt you with all of the fabulous food that you can enjoy on a trip to Greece… The Taste of Greece: An Introduction to Greek Food & Drink…

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Visiting the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

By Carol Rowland / October 6, 2021 /

Egypt is a top bucket list destination on any travel list and was the number one selection from a client survey I did last year, and I’m excited to host the Ultimate Egypt trip in February 2022. The Pyramids of Giza are an intriguing attraction, so here’s a bit more about why that is…. Visiting…

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River Cruising on Portugal’s Douro River

By Carol Rowland / September 30, 2021 /

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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My Cruise Report from my Mississippi River Cruise, Part 1

By Carol Rowland / September 1, 2021 / Comments Off on My Cruise Report from my Mississippi River Cruise, Part 1

This is my second cruise in a month, as last month I sailed on the Mississippi River. I mentioned a few highlights of the cruise at the time, but I wanted to share my full report on the experience… My Cruise Report from my Mississippi River Cruise, Part 1 At the end of July, I…

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Preparing for my Greece trip – my Covid PCR test experience this morning

By Carol Rowland / August 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Preparing for my Greece trip – my Covid PCR test experience this morning

I’m headed to Greece tomorrow and I am going through this whole travel “process” myself right now, so I am sharing my experience… Preparing for my Greece trip – my Covid PCR test experience this morning As I prepare for our 40th anniversary trip, where we’re going to do a 2-week sailing around the Greek…

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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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The World’s Ultimate Flower Show: Floriade

By Carol Rowland / August 4, 2021 / Comments Off on The World’s Ultimate Flower Show: Floriade

One of the stops we enjoyed in La Crosse Wisconsin was the lovely Friendship Garden there, as La Crosse is the sister city to seven cities around the world, and there is a themed area representing each country. Beautiful gardens seem to appeal to everyone, so I thought I would share about an unique event…

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Cruising the Moselle River

By Carol Rowland / July 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Cruising the Moselle River

While the Danube and Rhine Rivers are the first to come to mind in Europe, the Moselle offers some other variations on towns and experiences and it’s a little like the road less traveled, similar to the cruise I’m doing now, so a perfect segue this week… Cruising the Moselle River Characterized by stunning twisting…

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The Art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

By Carol Rowland / July 21, 2021 / Comments Off on The Art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

Friday is the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics in Tokyo, and I’m sure that beyond all the athletic events, there will be quite a bit of coverage highlighting Japan cities and experiences. My trip to Japan two years ago is one of my favorites ever, and I am enamored with the fascinating cultural traditions. In…

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The Best Sights to see along Egypt’s Nile River

By Carol Rowland / July 14, 2021 / Comments Off on The Best Sights to see along Egypt’s Nile River

In the next few weeks I’ll be working on launching our Egypt trip for February 2022. Egypt is a top bucket list destination and I’m excited for the amazing itinerary we have. There is so much to see there that you’ve likely never heard of, yet are so much a part of the story of…

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