Travel Tips

Reservations Required

By Carol Rowland / January 31, 2024 /

As we plan some custom itineraries in Europe, the necessity of getting very far ahead on some arrangements comes up as certain favorite sites book up so early nowadays. Gone are the days of winging it at the last minute – at least for a few certain attractions, so that inspires today’s article… Reservations Required…

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Creating your Travel Medicine Kit

By Carol Rowland / January 3, 2024 / Comments Off on Creating your Travel Medicine Kit

With that ‘start fresh, get organized’ feeling from this time of year, and a travel schedule starting a couple of weeks from now, it’s the perfect time for me to get ahead and update one of my ‘be ready for travel’ kits. Most of tips and ideas that I offer I have learned from experience,…

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Leftovers… Travel tips and ideas

By Carol Rowland / November 29, 2023 / Comments Off on Leftovers… Travel tips and ideas

It’s that time of year when I present my annual leftovers article. Just like the remainders of Thanksgiving dinner, it’s a collection of many things – a gathering of various travel tips that I have found throughout the year that are handy to know but aren’t enough for a full article… Leftovers…Travel Tips and Ideas…

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Be Present and Appreciate Where You Are

By Carol Rowland / September 13, 2023 / Comments Off on Be Present and Appreciate Where You Are

 It’s important to make the time to pause and enjoy the moment – to be present in your travels, so that inspires this week’s article… Be Present and Appreciate Where You Are – Local Experiences Many vacations may be planned around relaxing time by the pool or the beach, but quite often we end up…

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Creative Travel Solutions

By Carol Rowland / September 6, 2023 / Comments Off on Creative Travel Solutions

Last week I talked about some of the travel situations that came up for our large group of travelers to Ireland and the UK, and this week I share some creative ways to deal with flight cancellations as I had to for the next leg of my travels… Creative Travel Solutions So last week I…

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Flexibility and Creativity Dealing with Travel Glitches

By Carol Rowland / August 30, 2023 / Comments Off on Flexibility and Creativity Dealing with Travel Glitches

With all the folks we had traveling the past few weeks, there were definitely some travel glitches, which are inevitable, but a bummer if you are the one they happen to. Cancelled and delayed flights, lost luggage, and transportation misses were all part of the mix, and I experienced it myself when my flight to…

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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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Peeling back the layers

By Carol Rowland / August 3, 2023 / Comments Off on Peeling back the layers

There are so many fabulous places to explore in this world, and it’s easy to only focus on the ‘name’ spots you hear about, so that inspires this week’s article… Peeling back the layers There’s more to a country than just the big name city with all the big name sights. Get beyond that first…

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Travel Safety Street Performers

Thieves and Travel Scams

By Carol Rowland / June 21, 2023 / Comments Off on Thieves and Travel Scams

Warnings and reminders are the theme for today’s article, as I share my own little escapade with trouble. Thieves and Travel Scams A week before my trip to Greece a few years ago, I got a brand new smartphone and since it was almost the latest and greatest, it was pretty pricey. I was a…

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