International Travel

How is expedition cruising different from ocean cruising?

By Carol Rowland / September 23, 2020 /

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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Sleeping in true cultural immersion

By Carol Rowland / September 16, 2020 /

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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Notable sites of culture and nature

By Carol Rowland / September 9, 2020 /

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 /

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

By Carol Rowland / August 26, 2020 / Comments Off on A Tattoo for your bucket list

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

By Carol Rowland / August 12, 2020 / Comments Off on A trip that offers inspiration and reflection

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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An idea for now and future travels

By Carol Rowland / August 5, 2020 / Comments Off on An idea for now and future travels

As I dream about future travel, as well as some current summertime fun, ideas lead me to think about rooftop bars and how they are the perfect diversion for current times and anticipated trips… Rooftop Bars are the perfect recess I admit it – I am a sucker for rooftop bars. I find the atmosphere…

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Adjustments to the travel experience

By Carol Rowland / July 29, 2020 / Comments Off on Adjustments to the travel experience

During the last week, I’ve continued to have my virtual meetings with folks in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and I will say it does my soul good to get to talk travel with people and share potential ideas for future trips.  Of course, one of the topics is how travel is being…

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Routines and Patterns

By Carol Rowland / April 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Routines and Patterns

From my many travels, I share some ideas today that have helped me prepare and travel easier… Creating Your Travel Uniform One of the things that I’ve learned through various business coaching programs I’ve been in is the importance of establishing routines or patterns for reoccurring activities of life so you don’t waste time having…

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Wind and Rain and Cancellations

By Carol Rowland / November 1, 2017 / Comments Off on Wind and Rain and Cancellations

I was flying back from Venice with my Italy Pilgrimage group, and bad weather in the JFK area created a domino effect of delays and cancellations. My flight to Charlotte was cancelled and rescheduled for the next day, so I had to spend the night nearby, and get up bright and early the next day…

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