River Cruise

Exploring the Bordeaux wine region of France

By Carol Rowland / March 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Exploring the Bordeaux wine region of France

This week’s topic is about a fascinating wine region of France that is well worth a visit…  Exploring the Bordeaux wine region of France  When you think of France, many things come to mind. Fresh bread, gorgeous alpine scenery, flaky pastries, and the Eiffel Tower. One of France’s most famous exports, however, is wine. And…

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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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A Canal Barge in Europe

By Carol Rowland / January 27, 2021 / Comments Off on A Canal Barge in Europe

One of the things we’ve been working on during the last six months is our focus on itineraries and travel styles that meet our hallmarks, and today I share more about a little know mode of cruising – canal barges. Barge sounds industrial, but these vessels and experiences are luxury all the way… A Canal…

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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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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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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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Unique Events Packaged as Luxury Travel

By Carol Rowland / November 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Unique Events Packaged as Luxury Travel

I spent this weekend in Nashville at the Luxury Travel Summit, and while it was a working weekend, you know part of my job is to experience very cool things for recommendations for my clients, and oh my goodness, I did. We had a private performance by a songwriter who is up for number one…

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Goodies and Extras – Distinctive Voyages Amenities

By Carol Rowland / June 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Goodies and Extras – Distinctive Voyages Amenities

I’m very excited about the cruise that I will be taking to Alaska in August, where I’ll be sailing as a Distinctive Voyages host on Regent Seven Seas. I love Regent, which is an amazing cruise experience that is all inclusive – air, shore excursions, gratuities, wine, beer, and spirits are all included. Distinctive Voyages…

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Hooked on Luxury Travel

By Carol Rowland / November 8, 2017 / Comments Off on Hooked on Luxury Travel

I just returned from my trip to Santa Barbara for the Luxury Travel Summit. It’s an intensive session with presentations on trends, small group briefings, working lunches, and one on one meetings with our preferred travel suppliers. It’s a great time to learn about updates and new innovations, and also get together with my travel…

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