Travel Styles/Specialty Experiences

Traveling by Train in the Canadian Rockies, Part 2

By Carol Rowland / June 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Traveling by Train in the Canadian Rockies, Part 2

Last week I shared about my previous cruise to Alaska, and how I traveled through the Canadian Rockies by train, so this week is the rest of the story… Traveling by Train in the Canadian Rockies, Part 2 Last week I started sharing the details on my train trip on the Rocky Mountaineer (RM) from…

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Traveling by Train in the Canadian Rockies

By Carol Rowland / June 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Traveling by Train in the Canadian Rockies

In 2018 I did an Alaska cruise on Regent and piggybacked that sailing with an experience on Rocky Mountaineer for a train trip through the Canadian Rockies. Whether you do this as a stand-alone vacation, or in conjunction with an Alaskan cruise, this travel style definitely deserves a place on your bucket list… Traveling by…

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Connecting Through Food

By Carol Rowland / April 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Connecting Through Food

While working on other people’s travel during the week, on the weekends I’m preparing for my own travels, as I head to a ship inaugural sailing in a few weeks. As I plan for a few days in Barcelona before embarkation, I share one of go-to tour plans that I always include in my explorations……

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Suit Yourself – Customize to Your Preferences

By Carol Rowland / January 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Suit Yourself – Customize to Your Preferences

As we look at future travels, creating a trip that really connects with your preferences is an area to focus on. I like to ask my clients about their hobbies and interests, so I can help tailor their experience. Often they will hesitate or just mention some basic things, but the deeper we can go…

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The Joy of Local Experiences – Feeling Like a Local in Foreign City

By Carol Rowland / January 6, 2022 / Comments Off on The Joy of Local Experiences – Feeling Like a Local in Foreign City

The start of the year is a time for imagining and planning of the future. In my weekly newsletter I want to provide all sorts of inspirations as you look at your travel dreams – sometimes I talk about destinations, sometimes about experiences (watch for a future article about what we did in Budapest –…

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Musical Inspirations Along the Danube

By Carol Rowland / November 17, 2021 / Comments Off on Musical Inspirations Along the Danube

There are so many fascinating towns and cities to visit on a European river cruise, and there are a few that our cruise features that I wanted to share… Musical Inspirations Along the Danube There are many reasons why you may wish to book a Danube River cruise. Gorgeous scenery, fairy-tale castles, lush vineyards, and…

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The World’s Ultimate Flower Show: Floriade

By Carol Rowland / August 4, 2021 / Comments Off on The World’s Ultimate Flower Show: Floriade

One of the stops we enjoyed in La Crosse Wisconsin was the lovely Friendship Garden there, as La Crosse is the sister city to seven cities around the world, and there is a themed area representing each country. Beautiful gardens seem to appeal to everyone, so I thought I would share about an unique event…

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Cruising the Moselle River

By Carol Rowland / July 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Cruising the Moselle River

While the Danube and Rhine Rivers are the first to come to mind in Europe, the Moselle offers some other variations on towns and experiences and it’s a little like the road less traveled, similar to the cruise I’m doing now, so a perfect segue this week… Cruising the Moselle River Characterized by stunning twisting…

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The Art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

By Carol Rowland / July 21, 2021 / Comments Off on The Art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

Friday is the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics in Tokyo, and I’m sure that beyond all the athletic events, there will be quite a bit of coverage highlighting Japan cities and experiences. My trip to Japan two years ago is one of my favorites ever, and I am enamored with the fascinating cultural traditions. In…

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Understanding the Differences Between Arctic and Antarctic Expeditions

By Carol Rowland / June 23, 2021 / Comments Off on Understanding the Differences Between Arctic and Antarctic Expeditions

One of my future group trips is what I think is the ‘Big Kahuna’ of bucket list trips – an Antarctica cruise. I’ve had some folks ask about the difference between Antarctica and the Arctic expedition cruises, so I thought I would cover that this week. I’m into expedition cruising in a big way, so…

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