Travel Tips

Be Present and Appreciate Where You Are

By Carol Rowland / September 13, 2023 /

 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 /

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 /

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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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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Favorite Travel Resources

By Carol Rowland / June 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Favorite Travel Resources

Sometimes I get questions about the resources I use when I begin researching new destinations, or for gathering the information needed to plan a trip appropriately, so that inspires today’s article… Favorite Travel Resources When I traveled to Japan a few years ago, it created a new level of excitement for visiting such a vastly…

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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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Decisions: Best Currency Exchange vs Peace of Mind

By Carol Rowland / May 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Decisions: Best Currency Exchange vs Peace of Mind

Decisions: Best Currency Exchange vs Peace of Mind This week I’m cruising on a Croatian yacht, and along with my add-ons in Montenegro and Slovenia, all these countries use the Euro. Since I travel to Europe often, I always make sure to return home with some Euros so I’m prepared for the next trip. But…

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Global Entry vs TSA PreCheck – Application and Renewal

By Carol Rowland / February 1, 2023 / Comments Off on Global Entry vs TSA PreCheck – Application and Renewal

Both my husband and I recently renewed our Global Entry, and Johnny will be doing his interview as we return to Atlanta from this trip, so our experience and the frequent questions I get about Global Entry inspires this week’s article… Global Entry vs TSA PreCheck – Application and Renewal  I get a lot of…

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