• So who is in The Women's Travel Group?

    So who is in The Women's Travel Group?

    We thought you might like some bio’s of women who travel with us. We do not want to share their personal details but just to give you an idea of who we are…

    Lets start with Cathy. Cathy just retired from her health care job managing 350 doctors, psychiatrists and others. Cathy found us through a local women’s group and joined us to Sicily several years ago. Cathy has traveled for years checking in on her son, whose work took him overseas. …

     
  • Why Do Married Women Travel Solo?

    Why Do Married Women Travel Solo?

    phyllistemplePhoto is of Phyllis in Khajurahu, on our India trip.

    Phyllis started The Women’s Travel Group in order to travel. She had 5 weeks vacation in her career as a banker; her husband had 2. She loved travel; he was indifferent. She wanted to see ethnic exotic places; he liked London, Paris.

    There are many reasons why married women travel with The Women’s Travel Group. Some of the obvious ones are like Phyllis’. Less obvious:

    He is not well. We have elderly parents/young children and one parent must stay home.…

     
  • Danger Signs in Women's Tours

    Danger Signs in Women's Tours

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    Five danger signs to warn you off a tour; serious tips to share from The Women’s Travel Group.

     

    Yes we have heard stories like the one from Isabelle who booked a train trip from a tour operator, arrived only to find there was no such train. Here are the danger signs:

    No one answers the phone-voicemail will not do especially while you are traveling.

    Photos in brochures or sites are formally posed not casually shot.

    Women in photos are obvious models not real people.…

     
  • Must Words for Thanksgiving in Italy

    Must Words for Thanksgiving in Italy

    We still have space on our Rome, Naples, Amalfi Coast Thanksgiving extravaganza  Be prepared with some Italian words:

    Turkey Tacchino…. and here is why it tastes better in Italy:

    See recipe linked here.

    Chestnuts Castagna  Chestnuts have a long history in Italy. Homer and Pliny both mentioned them. Chestnuts have bee a staple for both aristocrats and peasants all over Italy where they are still roasted in a ceramic container over the fire.

    Pumpkin  Zucca   Pumpkin is cooked so beautifully in Italy, filling ravioli, risotto, pasta with pumpkin and bacon, gnocchi and even in bread.…

     
  • Five Musts on a First Singles' Tour

    Five Musts on a First Singles' Tour

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    Do at least a little reading so you actually know where you are going. Even if just a wikipedia whisk through. Save some of the information in your Kindle or other device.  Sources: wikipedia, Frommers/Fodors/Lonely Planet on line. Did you know you can borrow e guidebooks from the library then save chapters in your phone etc.

    Have $50-100 in single US Dollar bills to use before you have local currency. Going to the bank at the destination airport is dangerous.…

     
  • Are You Scared of Your 1st Solo Trip?

    Are You Scared of Your 1st Solo Trip?

     

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    Today we received a beautiful email from one of the women who went with our group on the AMA cruise to SE Europe in July/August. She was thrilled to find instant friends on board with our group and they apparently connected up with more women for dinners and more. This was Bev’s first trip alone, well alone in our group. She wrote to us that she even made tentative plans to join some of the new friends on another trip in November.

     
  • Is Naples Scary or Scrumptious

    Is Naples Scary or Scrumptious

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    Safety and Mafia are Naples brand to many. But act smart as you would anywhere and enjoy these surprises on our Thanksgiving trip: Rome-Naples-Amalfi Coast.

    Naples is the Holy Grail of pizza. Did you know the Margarita Pizza was designed as the first pizza presented to the Queen of Italy in 1889. Red, white and green are the national colors.

    Naples’ pizza restaurants have a certificate of authenticity approved by an official committee.

    Many carved nativity scenes come from Naples which has been called Christmas all year around.…

     
  • Why Exotic Trips are Easier than Europe

    Why Exotic Trips are Easier than Europe

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    Why exotic travel can be easier than European jaunts?

    Many trips to Europe involve a lot of city walking, stairs and marble museum floors. You are tempted even when tired to wander the neighborhood of our centrally located hotels for some shopping, snacks or photo ops. Oh those aching feet. In addition, we some of us use the fitness area after a day of sightseeing and airplane rides, without thinking to stretch beforehand. Then finally, to save money, we will carry wine back to our room for in room parties with the group.…

     
 
 

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