Travel Tips

7 Must-Pack Items – plus a bonus

By Carol Rowland / August 8, 2018 / Comments Off on 7 Must-Pack Items – plus a bonus

I’m headed to Canada tomorrow, for an adventure that starts in Banff and Lake Louise, then a ride on the Rocky Mountaineer train through the Canadian Rockies, and then an Alaskan cruise from Vancouver to Seward. As I prepare for my trip, I’m sharing my list of non-electronic items that always go with me. Last…

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5 Must-Pack Electronics for Any Trip

By Carol Rowland / July 25, 2018 / Comments Off on 5 Must-Pack Electronics for Any Trip

I’ll be traveling next month and my preparations generate a series of tips – this week, the electronics that are always in my bag… Since I travel a lot, I’ve developed my list of must-have items regardless of my destination. Today I’ll share what electronics are always packed in my bag and next time I’ll…

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Airplane seat and window inside an aircraft

Watch Your Seat – Airline Change Assignements

By Carol Rowland / June 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Watch Your Seat – Airline Change Assignements

I was working on a client’s reservation when I noticed a common occurrence that inspired this week’s article… You’ve made your flight reservation and picked just the right seat. You are all set, right? Not necessarily. If it hasn’t happened to you before, it will at some point – your perfect seat disappears, and you…

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Travel Safety Street Performers

Thieves and Travel Scams

By Carol Rowland / April 25, 2018 / 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. They Stole My Phone A week before my trip to Greece, I got a brand new smartphone and since it was almost the latest and greatest, it was pretty pricey. I was a bit paranoid with this…

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Routines and Patterns – Creating Your Travel Uniform

By Carol Rowland / April 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Routines and Patterns – Creating Your Travel Uniform

From my many travels, I share some ideas today that have helped me prepare and travel easier… Creating Your Travel Uniform One of the things that I’ve learned through various business coaching programs I’ve been in is the importance of establishing routines or patterns for reoccurring activities of life so you don’t waste time having…

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Mind your own business – Travel Advisor Confidentiality

By Carol Rowland / March 28, 2018 / Comments Off on Mind your own business – Travel Advisor Confidentiality

A question commonly asked of travel professionals inspired my post today… Keep Your Info Confidential A few weeks ago, I compiled the stupid questions that have been asked of travel professionals; I gather those from other agent sources, and there was one that stood out as a very logical question to me: Is our relationship…

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CLEAR Airport Security Check Program

Signing Up for Clear

By Carol Rowland / March 14, 2018 / Comments Off on Signing Up for Clear

On my last business trip, I decided to satisfy my curiosity about Clear, the security fast pass offering available at about 30 airports and sports venues. After numerous times of facing a very long TSA PreCheck line, a service that I previously paid for, I was interested in the latest offering that would get me…

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The Secrets of the Words – Meanings in Travel Descriptions

By Carol Rowland / February 14, 2018 / Comments Off on The Secrets of the Words – Meanings in Travel Descriptions

When it comes to travel, there are some little nuances that can make a difference in your expectations. It’s very important to know how to read between the lines of a travel offering, so I wanted to provide a little guide of usual terms. Meaning of Words in Tour Descriptions As you look at different…

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Wind and Rain and Cancellations

By Carol Rowland / November 1, 2017 / Comments Off on Wind and Rain and Cancellations

I was flying back from Venice with my Italy Pilgrimage group, and bad weather in the JFK area created a domino effect of delays and cancellations. My flight to Charlotte was cancelled and rescheduled for the next day, so I had to spend the night nearby, and get up bright and early the next day…

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