International Travel

Seeking the Big 5 on Safari

By Carol Rowland / February 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Seeking the Big 5 on Safari

Learning about new experiences and destinations for future travels is still something we can enjoy now, and this week’s article is inspired by the dream of an African safari… Seeking the Big 5 on Safari As we continue to imagine future travel adventures, one of the most exciting bucket list experiences is a safari in…

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Best Scenic Train Rides in Switzerland

By Carol Rowland / February 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Best Scenic Train Rides in Switzerland

Dreaming of new destinations and stunning experiences is great way to shift from the downer messages of the news, so today I share some insights into best of the train trips in Switzerland, a country that is gaining more and more interest as a unique travel spot. Best Scenic Train Rides in Switzerland Located at…

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Art inspirations on a Seine River Cruise

By Carol Rowland / December 16, 2020 / Comments Off on Art inspirations on a Seine River Cruise

I wanted to share a unique art-filled itinerary in France, which was also my very first river cruise experience… Art inspirations on a Seine River Cruise History, idyllic French meadows, and fantastic art come together in a river cruise down the River Seine, offering passengers an intimate voyage into the very beating heart of French…

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Oberammergau’s history links to our present

By Carol Rowland / November 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Oberammergau’s history links to our present

I’ve been working on some trips and river cruises associated with the rescheduled Oberammergau Passion Play in 2022, and I find the history of the event and how it connects with the current issues fascinating, so that inspires this week’s article. Oberammergau’s history links to our present Introduction What once began as a promise to…

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Insights into current Covid travel experiences

By Carol Rowland / November 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Insights into current Covid travel experiences

A little over a week ago, I returned from Mexico, where I attended a virtual conference and checked out the current state of international travel, so I wanted to share my perspective of that experience. Insights into current Covid travel experiences It was so exciting to pull my sad, lonely passport out of its spot…

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5 amazing countries you’ll explore on the Danube River

By Carol Rowland / October 21, 2020 / Comments Off on 5 amazing countries you’ll explore on the Danube River

Some of the travel arrangements I’m working on are European river cruises, so I thought that inspired me to share the beautiful destinations of such a trip down the Danube River… 5 amazing countries you’ll explore on the Danube River Europe is a favorite destination with unique experiences to offer visitors, especially in its central…

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How is expedition cruising different from ocean cruising?

By Carol Rowland / September 23, 2020 / Comments Off on How is expedition cruising different from ocean cruising?

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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Japanese Ryokans – Sleeping in true cultural immersion

By Carol Rowland / September 16, 2020 / Comments Off on Japanese Ryokans – Sleeping in true cultural immersion

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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UNESCO World Heritage – Notable sites of culture and nature

By Carol Rowland / September 9, 2020 / Comments Off on UNESCO World Heritage – Notable sites of culture and nature

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 / Comments Off on A Sunny Vacation with Covid Safety

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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