International Travel

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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The Top Sights in Mykonos

By Carol Rowland / February 2, 2022 / Comments Off on The Top Sights in Mykonos

This weekend when I finally closed out work for the week – I have strict policy of no work on Sundays unless I have clients flying or traveling – I ended up working on my own trip arrangements. I had some Delta certificates that I wanted to use for traveling to Poland and Greece later…

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My weird travel prep project

By Carol Rowland / January 19, 2022 / Comments Off on My weird travel prep project

With a winter storm headed our way this past Sunday, I used the time to watch the snow and take care of a nerdy project that I’ve been wanting to do to prepare for upcoming travels. Most of tips and ideas I’ve learned by experience, so today I share this idea… Creating your travel medicine…

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The Joy of Local Experiences – Feeling Like a Local in Foreign City

By Carol Rowland / January 6, 2022 / Comments Off on The Joy of Local Experiences – Feeling Like a Local in Foreign City

The start of the year is a time for imagining and planning of the future. In my weekly newsletter I want to provide all sorts of inspirations as you look at your travel dreams – sometimes I talk about destinations, sometimes about experiences (watch for a future article about what we did in Budapest –…

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Musical Inspirations Along the Danube

By Carol Rowland / November 17, 2021 / Comments Off on Musical Inspirations Along the Danube

There are so many fascinating towns and cities to visit on a European river cruise, and there are a few that our cruise features that I wanted to share… Musical Inspirations Along the Danube There are many reasons why you may wish to book a Danube River cruise. Gorgeous scenery, fairy-tale castles, lush vineyards, and…

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Luxury Travel Trends and Destinations

By Carol Rowland / November 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Luxury Travel Trends and Destinations

This week I’m continuing my report about the trends in luxury travel based on the conference I went to a few weeks ago… Last week I talked about revenge travel and how that is translating to the luxury travel experience, based what I learned at the Luxury Travel Summit in New Orleans. This week I’ll…

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The Taste of Greece

By Carol Rowland / October 13, 2021 / Comments Off on The Taste of Greece

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 / Comments Off on Visiting the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

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 / Comments Off on River Cruising on Portugal’s Douro River

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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