• Travel Worries and Travel Addictions

    Travel Worries and Travel Addictions

    We have time right now for insights into The Women’s Travel Group travel psyche. Do we have travel worries? Or travel addictions?

    Do we really miss travel?

    Do we really need travel?

    Why do we miss travel despite what we don’t miss about travel?

    Five things we really miss

    We miss the anticipation of a trip:  thinking about our first sighting of the domes of Florence (VisitFlorence.com Source), from the air or the crooked cobbled streets of a Moroccan souk.

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  • Unfair Airline Situations and Rules

    Unfair Airline Situations and Rules

    Airplane rules? I was on an AA flight coming home from our Tuscan Cooking Trip– coach of course- and the meal choices were red sauce spaghetti or chicken with red sauce spaghetti. Well I am not allowed to eat tomato sauce, so was totally out of luck for a 7 hour flight. (Forgot to say, the snack was pizza with tomato sauce.) As I was traveling solo, had no one to complain to. Complaining is always a catharsis even when hungry. …

     
  • How To Order Food When You Cannot Read the Menu

    How To Order Food When You Cannot Read the Menu

    How to Order Food When You cannot Read the Menu? This is especially important now when you are all watching our health.

    When You Cannot Read the Menu from The Women's Travel Group
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    Here are suggestions from The Women’s Travel Group. Let’s use Paris as an example. You will have a wonderful local escort to translate for you, but she might not be by your side when you want a crepe on the street.

    What are your favorite foods? Fresh fish, sweets, red meat? Google translation is your new best friend.…

     
  • Our Grandchildren: Afraid to Travel?

    Our Grandchildren: Afraid to Travel?

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    Grandchildren are afraid to travel says The Women’s Travel Group. Headlines of airplane recycled air and cruise ship contamination scare them. Travelers are quarantined counting days, stuck overseas or feeling home lonely. How can we help our grandchildren to look forward to the adventures we have loved. And stay connected with them?

    I have talked to my 12 year old darling granddaughter, about our traveling together one day. I send her photos and anecdotes when overseas and bring her and his sisters little gifts from unusual places.…

     
  • Never Lose these 5 Critical Travel Items

    Never Lose these 5 Critical Travel Items

    Warning from The Women’s Travel Group.

    Your medical prescriptions in generic form. Only generic can be read overseas.

    Your ticket number, the long string of numbers somewhere on your reservation. To change flights,be moved to another airline or retrieve ff points, you must have this number.

    Your 24/7 contact text or phone number for your tour operator. They will deal with your issue number faster than by email. 

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    A phone charger, recharging on the plane; some plane outlets need the larger charger.…

     
  • Do Not’s on Planes in Cold Weather

    Here are some Do Not’s on Planes in Cold Weather. We suggest more comfort on planes in cold weather.

    1–Do not sit next to the airplane window, unless you are wearing heavy socks. And if a long flight, consider compression socks.
    2–Do not overdress, but layer with room in your carry on for the second layer you will take off (too easy to forget!) Note: you are more likely to lose clothing you take off if it is dark. Lighter and brighter items will show up on the seat or floor near your seat.…

     
  • What You Did Not Know About Your Passport

    What You Did Not Know About Your Passport

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    You should renew your Passport before getting close to 6 months pre expiration. Most countries require you to have 6 months left or immigration can deny your entrance.

    Visa pages are just that: pages where foreign officials can stamp your passport, giving you entree to their country. This stamp is your visa to enter so make sure you get the actual stamp. This means you will have to concentrate after a long flight, but do it. On the way out, officials might look for your entry stamp!…

     
  • How Boomer Women Travel

    How Boomer Women Travel

    This post is reprinted from Boomer Travel Patrol a fun site for all of you out there.

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    Boomer Women Want More from Travel


    We are the first generation women who studied abroad, joined the Peace  Corps, traveled internationally for work and, like myself, lived abroad. These experiences made us different travelers. Our mothers would be both scared for us and proud. 

    Boomers expect to see icons: Ponte Vecchio, Eiffel Tower, Vatican.  But we welcome insights even prickly or dark ones.

     
  • Best Global Shopping

    India is the irresistible bargain basement: a $1 pen with rhinestones? $4 embroidered umbrella? 50c hand made paper? Cotton clothes for as little as $3? Herbal soaps and creams? Gems and pearls?   

    Morocco is a close second with fringed tribal rugs, silver, ceramics, leather and metal lamps. Bargaining is critical but if you love it buy it. If you purchase a carpet, get the vendor to pack it so you can put it on the plane. if leather goods, smell them for proper tanning. …

     
  • Tips for the Scaredy Cat Eating Solo on the Road

    Here are simple tips from The Women’s Travel Group. Practice these to get out of your scaredy-cat zones. (PS, on our trips we have group dining)

    They are ranked by EASY and HARD tips

    1-EASY Choose a communal table or bar in a casual restaurant.

    2-EASY Opt for the 3 course set meal, that way you will stay for the whole experience. Hopefully, there is an indulgent dessert involved.

    3-EASY Smartphones make solo dining easier… if you need a diversion toy.…

     
 
 
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