• Indispensable Travel Words

    French is not the easiest of languages. On our S. France trip, combined with a smile, you may find some of these phrases helpful.

    Although most of  The Women’s Travel Group days are pre-planned you might venture around lovely Nice for some shopping time or to see more of its fascinating streets. Coming solo or with a friend, a little wandering is definitely worth the effort.

    Ahead of time, make a list in your phone of phrases you might need.…

     
  • Excuses Friends Use NOT to Travel

    Excuses Friends Use NOT to Travel

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    Excuses Friends Use NOT to Travel

    “Have to think about it”.

    “Cannot decide now”.

    “Want to get a frequent flyer mile ticket”.

    “Might need a procedure?

    “My family doesn’t think I should go”.

    But here is what women are actually thinking:

    “I am afraid to go alone, even in a group”.

    “I am shy and not good around new people.”

    “I used to travel with my husband/best friend/partner and he passed away”.…

     
  • Solo Travel Scares

    Solo Travel Scares

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Ixtapan Spa, part of our Feb. 8 group. Single supplement for a whole week is only $170…

    Who isn’t at least a bit nervous when solo traveling? Even vets like myself from The Women’s Travel Group are more on edge when alone. You have to be watch your valuables, scan streets and be responsible for your movements. Compound this with the fact that women are statistically poor sleepers, worse in hotels than at home.…

     
  • Too Nervous to Travel?

    Too Nervous to Travel?

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    Can travel be fun for Nervous Nellies? Yes for some. No for others. Let’s face it, some women just do better in their environment and home. Others yearn to travel but are scared of flying? Being a solo but in a group? Not being understood? Concerned about jet lag? About unusual food? and Yes about toilet access.

    Food and toilets are specifically women’s concerns. Food worries us since we are diet conscious and these days have more allergies: gluten, sugar, seeds, eggs, peanuts… Asking for a specific diet is as easy as forewarning our staff at The Women’s Travel Group.…

     
  • Ultra Italy: See it Right

    Why do most tours seem so short and airfares so expensive? Tours are short because Americans do not take vacations they deserve. Airfares are expensive because fuel surcharges remain high though fuel is low. (Fuel surcharges have been renamed: “international fees”; how annoying is that?)

    Italy is a lot more than Rome and Tuscany. Each corner of the peninsula has its surprises. Or like Naples its reputation. (Yes we include Naples!!) Naples is an open air museum due to the many statues and fascinating buildings; it is not just a jumping off point for Pompeii and Amalfi Coast.…

     
  • Surviving Airline Weather Cancellations

    Some of our group in Ixtapan Spa were cancelled by Delta on Feb. 15 2015, due to high winds at JFK.  The other women had no problem getting home same day. A few simple choices can help reduce the stress of a cancellation and any added costs.

    Obviously travel insurance is the first preventative for both stress and $$. The second is to keep calm especially if you are solo.

    On your airline profile (when you enter an airline website), put that you prefer notices by text message. …

     
  • Italy: Newest Places for Women

    We love Italy: food, sights, stores, history. Shares Guaranteed on this trip to Italy.

    Here are some of the reasons to come with us on A Sweep Through Italy April 28 – May 10, 2015

    Begin in Rome: easy for airfare, and if you need to come early/late to use an ff ticket, stay at the Rome Airport Hilton connected to the airport with a free shuttle to Rome.

    Ancient Rome is hopping, with a low Euro, everything is a bargain.…

     
  • Share left on Cote D'Azur

    Our policy at The Women’s Travel Group is to offer share guarantees on our trips; if someone is not matched, they often get a no supplement single. What is the worst that can happen if you share?

    1- You might find out you are the messier packer?

    2- You might learn about new expensive habits that will cost you; that is how I learned about $$$ Frederic Fekkai hair products from travel mate.

    3- You might have to ask for a second room key?…

     
  • Indecisive friends: URGHHH

    Indecisive friends: URGHHH

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    The photo is of a mansion in India where we stopped for a buffet lunch.

    Words of truth from The Women’s Travel Group.

    Here are the most common excuses friends use for avoiding your invitation to travel:

    Number 1    ‘Let me think about it’.    (time frame is ‘never’)

    Number 2   ‘Let me try to get an ff ticket’.   (that puts worth on you, your friendship is worth 50,000 miles or $550.)

    Number 3  ‘My family doesn’t want me to go’. …

     
 
 
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