Travel Planning

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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Planning Trips with Limited Mobility

By Carol Rowland / July 20, 2022 /

My article today is inspired by my mom, and our travel over the years. As she became more constrained in her movement and energy-level, I learned to plan very differently, so I share some ideas for creating an awesome trip while accommodating a family member or friend with walking or stamina limitations. Planning Trips with…

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Sneaking in those extra memories

By Carol Rowland / June 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Sneaking in those extra memories

How playing bridge in Italy evolved into such a special time during that trip inspires this week’s article about using all those unplanned moments of travel to create unique memories. Sneaking in those extra memories Back in 2015 I had planned an amazing group trip to the Piedmonte region of northwest Italy to see the…

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Watching the details in airport codes and flight connections

By Carol Rowland / May 18, 2022 / Comments Off on Watching the details in airport codes and flight connections

This week’s article is inspired by one of my client situations that illustrates the importance of watching the details in planning your flights… Travel is surging and more and more folks are scheduling trips for this year and booking next year as some types of travel are already close to capacity. Even if you have…

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What’s your travel mindset?

By Carol Rowland / March 30, 2022 / Comments Off on What’s your travel mindset?

As travel ramps up more, mixed in with all those amazing destinations and fun experiences can be some of the realities of travel – delayed flights, difficult receptionists, confusion on where things are, etc. How you handle some of those inconveniences will greatly affect your overall perception of the trip. A recent travel issue and…

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Leftovers…Travel tips and ideas

By Carol Rowland / December 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Leftovers…Travel tips and ideas

It’s time for my annual leftovers article, which is a collection of various tips and ideas that I’ve collected throughout the year… Leftovers…Travel tips and ideas Check the taxi meter and know the meter rate starting price. Every city has a taxicab rate chart, showing the starting cost for a taxi ride and the cost…

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Flying routines that can save every type of trip

By Carol Rowland / September 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Flying routines that can save every type of trip

With all the flights and hotel movement I’m doing, having really good travel routines is essential. I’ve definitely had to keep up with a lot on my flights, so I share some of my tips to help you develop the routines to ensure your trips go smoothly… Flying Routines that can save every type of…

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New Flying Habits, Weather Delays & Airline Obligations

By Carol Rowland / July 7, 2021 / Comments Off on New Flying Habits, Weather Delays & Airline Obligations

News of Hurricane/tropical storm Elsa has been a topic of interest as all of us fly down to Fort Lauderdale this week. Since travel is back in full swing, but it may have been quite a while since you have flown, I thought I would visit some of the topics associated with air travel, particularly…

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Maximize your travel experience by cutting the line

By Carol Rowland / June 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Maximize your travel experience by cutting the line

With travel roaring back, I’m in the midst of planning many customized trips and client experiences. As you look at getting out more, whether it is locally or for travel afar, take the time to plan how to visit sights and attractions in the wisest manner – this week I share some thoughts on ideas…

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