International Travel

Post-Covid Travel – The dominoes are falling

By Carol Rowland / May 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Post-Covid Travel – The dominoes are falling

This has been a busy week in travel news, and today I share the significant highlights that may be of interest to you… Covid Travel News – The Dominoes are Falling… There’s been a palpable shift in the mood about Covid – a positive feeling of getting back to normal – that is reflected in…

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The mystical intrigue of the Northern Lights

By Carol Rowland / May 12, 2021 / Comments Off on The mystical intrigue of the Northern Lights

I’m busy planning many future trips, and bucket list experiences are at the forefront, as folks are ready to travel and make sure they see some of their top desires. One magical experience on many lists, including mine, is seeing the Northern Lights, so I though I’d share a bit about this beautiful phenomenon. An…

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Culture and Culinary Experiences in Los Cabos

By Carol Rowland / May 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Culture and Culinary Experiences in Los Cabos

Last week I had the opportunity to explore the Los Cabos area of Mexico with our hosts from Visit Los Cabos and Delta, going beyond the sun and beach scene of the all-inclusive resorts to learn how this area can satisfy travel yearnings for cultural discoveries, epicurean experiences, and diverse local encounters. For those of…

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Top Sights and Experiences in Prague

By Carol Rowland / April 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Top Sights and Experiences in Prague

I’ve been planning some future river cruises for clients and one of the favorite cities to visit as an extension to a Danube river cruise is Prague, which is full of intriguing sights and local experiences, so I share some top highlights… 7 of the Best Things to do in Prague Prague is the capital…

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Experiencing an Onsen in Japan

By Carol Rowland / April 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Experiencing an Onsen in Japan

Last week there was news of the 100-day countdown to the Olympics in Japan, and it’s sad visitors won’t be able to attend. Japan is one of my favorite trips ever, as I love the cultural influences that are so different from ours. Today I share a unique aspect of Japanese tradition… Experiencing an Onsen…

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Stepping Back in Time – Athens Greece

By Carol Rowland / April 14, 2021 / Comments Off on Stepping Back in Time – Athens Greece

Last week I wrote about the updated guidelines from the CDC and some of the ways cruising is starting back from various foreign ports. With Greece’s announcement that they will open May 14 to those travelers (including Americans) with either a negative covid test or vaccinations, they are on the forefront of international destinations welcoming…

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Updated travel guidelines and more…

By Carol Rowland / April 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Updated travel guidelines and more…

Friday was a significant announcement from the CDC regarding guidelines for vaccinated people, which featured key travel elements. There have also been a lot of developments in getting travel moving again, so those topics inspired this week’s article… Relaxation of travel guidelines Friday April 2 was a happy day in travel when the CDC released…

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Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail

By Carol Rowland / March 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail

Anticipation of future explorations inspires this week’s article about a mystical destination… Machu Picchu and the Trail of the Incas The name Machu Picchu conjures up a mystical and exotic feeling, as one imagines the well-known images of this abandoned ancient city nestled in a valley between two mountain tops on the eastern slopes of…

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An authentic experience that has nothing to do with being green…

By Carol Rowland / March 17, 2021 / Comments Off on An authentic experience that has nothing to do with being green…

Today is Saint Patrick’s Day, so we’ll see a lot on TV and social media with green clothes, green hair and green beer in celebration. But since Ireland is my special place (I normally go once or twice a year), I want to share an aspect of the Irish culture that I think is one…

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How are Japanese gardens different from other gardens you’ll see traveling?

By Carol Rowland / February 17, 2021 / Comments Off on How are Japanese gardens different from other gardens you’ll see traveling?

I’m still dreaming of future trips and remembering past travels, and one of my favorites was my trip to Japan a couple years ago. Japan is a fabulous destination, and today I share one of the many aspects that make it so inviting… How are Japanese gardens different from other gardens you’ll see traveling? I…

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