Travel Planning

Creating your what NOT to pack list

By Carol Rowland / August 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Creating your what NOT to pack list

I’ll be in Ireland for two weeks before heading to Poland, and packing for such a trip is a focused effort, as I have many business items in addition to the normal clothes, shoes, and toiletries. Besides a list of things to pack, I have a strategy about what NOT to pack that makes the…

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Gather and Organize (Photos)

By Carol Rowland / August 9, 2023 / Comments Off on Gather and Organize (Photos)

The other day, I dropped my phone and the screen cracked. Interesting that what I think about most with my phone is pictures. Changing phones is a pain anyway, but the pictures seem to be the thing we always want to make sure moves over. That inspires this week’s article about keeping all these pictures…

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Buffer Time when Traveling

By Carol Rowland / June 7, 2023 / Comments Off on Buffer Time when Traveling

With highly anticipated trips, folks can feel the need to make sure they see everything in the top ten list, or all the places that friends recommend, so that sparks this week’s article… Essentialism and buffer time I am re-listening on Audible a book called Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown. The…

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The Best Book for a Gift – a Passport!

By Carol Rowland / May 10, 2023 / Comments Off on The Best Book for a Gift – a Passport!

May is the month of graduations and transitions, and today I share an idea about the best gift… The Best Book for a Gift – a Passport! “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine As we move into the graduation season and folks are…

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Planning Buffer Time to Start your Trip

By Carol Rowland / August 31, 2022 / Comments Off on Planning Buffer Time to Start your Trip

On a group trip to Italy, we had a little glitch with the transportation getting the group to the airport, but fortunately it all worked out. We had a lot of extra time built in, and that’s because I’ve seen what can happen, which inspires this week’s article… Planning Buffer Time to Start your Trip …

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Planning Travel Itineraries in the Right Order

By Carol Rowland / August 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Planning Travel Itineraries in the Right Order

Going to see a show on Broadway is one of my favorite things, and my experience of seeing some shows in fall of 2019 inspires this week’s article on seeing things in the right order… Planning Travel Itineraries in the Right Order One of the important parts of planning a travel itinerary is making sure…

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Tips for late night flights and jetlag

By Carol Rowland / August 10, 2022 / Comments Off on Tips for late night flights and jetlag

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 / Comments Off on Planning Trips with Limited Mobility, Part 2

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 / Comments Off on Planning Trips with Limited Mobility

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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