Cruise Advice & Tips

Tips for late night flights and jetlag

By Carol Rowland / August 10, 2022 /

Learning how to best handle the pace of red-eye flights and get over jet lag quickly is a valuable tool to have in your travel pocket, so today I want to share some ideas so you are prepared for your future travels… Tips for late night flights and jetlag At this time of year when…

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Planning Trips with Limited Mobility, Part 2

By Carol Rowland / July 27, 2022 /

Last week I talked about ways to plan travel that accommodates someone with walking issues, and I wanted to share some more ideas and considerations. Planning Trips with Limited Mobility, Part 2 Be outside. I think it’s important to learn about a city by being outside and seeing its people. One obviously easy way to…

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What can your butler do for you on your cruise?

By Carol Rowland / July 13, 2022 / Comments Off on What can your butler do for you on your cruise?

A few weeks ago I got off my Alaska cruise on Silversea, and today I wanted to share my experience of the wonderful amenity of having a butler… What can your butler do for you on your cruise? On my Silversea cruise a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to enjoy the amenity of…

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Day of Embarkation Tips

By Carol Rowland / April 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Day of Embarkation Tips

I’m going to embark on the Azamara Onward for its Inaugural voyage, so getting to experience this cruise of the French and Italian Riviera inspires this week’s article, with tips for embarkation day… Day of Embarkation Tips Last week I shared some tips on preparing for embarkation day for a cruise, and today I continue…

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Prepping for Cruise Embarkation

By Carol Rowland / April 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Prepping for Cruise Embarkation

There are always some preparation tips to make any journey go smoother, so today I share a few ideas for preparing ahead for cruise embarkation… Prepping for Cruise Embarkation Before you head to the port for embarkation, there are some things you can do ahead of time at home to make that process go smoothly.…

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How is expedition cruising different from ocean cruising?

By Carol Rowland / March 9, 2022 / Comments Off on How is expedition cruising different from ocean cruising?

Join me next January for what I consider to be the top bucket list trip ever – going on a luxury expedition Antarctica cruise to step on the seventh continent. If you’ve never considered Antarctica, now is the time – I have special group pricing that is below published list price, and it is a…

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What to Expect Onboard an American River Cruise

By Carol Rowland / March 3, 2021 / Comments Off on What to Expect Onboard an American River Cruise

What to Expect Onboard an American River Cruise While you probably get lots of promotions in your mailbox about European river cruises on the Danube, Rhine, Seine, and Rhone Rivers, river cruising in the United States is a rapidly growing travel style. Exploring the United States via river cruise is a lovely travel experience anytime,…

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Is Chasing a Solar Eclipse in Antarctica on your Bucket list? It Should be.

By Carol Rowland / December 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Is Chasing a Solar Eclipse in Antarctica on your Bucket list? It Should be.

One of the future trips I’m working on is an Antarctic cruise, and in doing my research I found a very special event that magnifies that experience even more, so that inspires this week’s article… Is Chasing a Solar Eclipse in Antarctica on your Bucket list? It Should be. Imagine yourself surrounded by the quiet…

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What can you expect from travel going forward? (Part 2)

By Carol Rowland / October 14, 2020 / Comments Off on What can you expect from travel going forward? (Part 2)

Last week I shared some insights I gained from my three-day virtual travel conference, which was pretty intense in how travel comes back in the midst of Covid. I addressed the ways travel suppliers are offering more flexible policies to encourage future bookings, some of the health screening you can expect. Today, let’s look at…

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Checkmarks are Fun – Bucket List Plans

By Carol Rowland / June 17, 2020 / Comments Off on Checkmarks are Fun – Bucket List Plans

This slow travel period has folks expanding their dreams of future trips, which inspires this week’s article… Creating a Plan for Your Bucket List One of the first steps in checking things off your list is to have the list written down. Statistics show people who write down their goals have over an 80% higher…

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