International Travel

Cinque Terre: Where History Meets Beauty

By Carol Rowland / June 5, 2024 / Comments Off on Cinque Terre: Where History Meets Beauty

Italy is always a top destination, and one of the most beautiful areas that I haven’t written about before is Cinque Terre. I was fortunate to visit a few years ago on a day trip from a cruise stop, and I remember it as a stunning area, well worth its popularity, and that inspires this…

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Avoid the Crowds in Kyoto

By Carol Rowland / May 1, 2024 / Comments Off on Avoid the Crowds in Kyoto

Japan is one of my favorite destinations ever. I actually didn’t want to go to Japan but needed to check out a particular cruise line for a future group, and the only thing that fit on my calendar was their Japan sailing. Thank goodness. It was a fantastic trip discovering such a different culture and…

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Flipping the Script – Winter in the Mediterranean

By Carol Rowland / November 1, 2023 / Comments Off on Flipping the Script – Winter in the Mediterranean

The travel industry has to be creative and resilient to deal with the various situations that can affect travel, and the latest innovative approach inspires this week’s article… Flipping the Script – Winter in the Mediterranean I’m currently in Fort Lauderdale at the CruiseWorld conference where I get to meet with top cruise executives and…

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ETIAS: Visa for Europe?

By Carol Rowland / September 20, 2023 / Comments Off on ETIAS: Visa for Europe?

** Effective September 25, 2023, the European Travel Information and System (ETIAS) has been delayed to at least May 2025. ** I’ve had a number of questions about the need for a visa to visit Europe, so that inspires this week’s article… ETIAS: Visa for Europe? There have been various TV news reports and print…

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UNESCO World Heritage – Notable sites of culture and nature

By Carol Rowland / March 22, 2023 / Comments Off on UNESCO World Heritage – Notable sites of culture and nature

What makes UNESCO sites so special? You have probably heard of UNESCO sites when traveling to various countries around the world. UNESCO sites are often highlighted in cruise and tour itineraries. The sites, which are over one thousand, are selected because of the incomparable value they bring to humanity. The UNESCO World Heritage list first…

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A Tattoo for your bucket list – Edinburgh Military Tattoo!

By Carol Rowland / February 15, 2023 / Comments Off on A Tattoo for your bucket list – Edinburgh Military Tattoo!

Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know – and if you’ve never heard of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, it’s time to learn about it. It is a breathtaking experience, so I want to share why it should be on your bucket list… Why the Edinburgh Military Tattoo should be on your Bucket List Somehow…

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Global Entry Part 2 – What Happens After I Apply or Renew

By Carol Rowland / February 8, 2023 / Comments Off on Global Entry Part 2 – What Happens After I Apply or Renew

I’ll continue last week’s topic about Global Entry, with tips whether it’s your first time applying or if you’ll be renewing in the future… Global Entry Part 2 – What Happens After I Apply or Renew Last week I discussed the steps needed to apply for Global Entry. This allows expedited processing for pre-approved, low-risk travelers…

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4 Fascinating Countries You’ll Explore on the Rhine River

By Carol Rowland / September 21, 2022 / Comments Off on 4 Fascinating Countries You’ll Explore on the Rhine River

Travel goes on and a consistent area of interest is river cruising. It’s such an amazing way to immerse yourself in a destination, since it’s so easy to walk right off the ship into the heart of a city, combined with the convenience of unpacking once. The Rhine River is one of the most popular…

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The Magic of Iceland in Winter

By Carol Rowland / August 24, 2022 / Comments Off on The Magic of Iceland in Winter

This November we’re going to Iceland to see its natural beauty and to search for the Northern Lights, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. I’m so jazzed about the experiences we’ll have in Iceland in winter, which inspires this week’s article… The Magic of Iceland in Winter Ice-covered volcanoes, thousands of waterfalls,…

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Pamper yourself in Iceland’s geothermal spas

By Carol Rowland / August 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Pamper yourself in Iceland’s geothermal spas

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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