• 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
    Enjoying lunch together

    Here are suggestions from The Women’s Travel Group. Let’s use Norway, Denmark and Sweden as examples.  (Of course on our Norway trip in August, you have our expert escort anyway.)

    What are your favorite foods? Fresh fish, sweets, red meat? Google translation is your new best friend. Cinnamon (as in pastry) is translated by google as kanel all over Scandinavia.

    Put the google translation app on your phone. Most restaurants where we eat as a group have wifi.…

     
  • Our Grandchildren: Afraid to Travel?

    Our Grandchildren: Afraid to Travel?

    Women's Travel Group in Egypt
    The Women’s Travel Group

    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.…

     
  • 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.…

     
  • Chocolate Around the World

    Chocolate Around the World

    Chocolate you must try, buy and keep a supply, tips from The Women’s Travel Group.

    Chocolate ginger pieces or cookies: a common combo in Great Britain including Scotland. Ginger was imported from India to ancient Rome, then to Britain and ultimately became a colonial favorite. Chocolate ginger cookies can be supermarket level or gourmet from an upmarket store like Fortnum and Mason. 

    Chocolate with chili: The first time I ate a chocolate/chili bar was in Mexico City Airport. Chocolate with chili is made in Mexico by artisanal candy makers. …

     
  • How To Travel and Not be a Wreck

    How To Travel and Not be a Wreck

    How to Travel, Sicily trip
    One of our Sicily Groups overlooking Mt. Etna

    Rest up two weeks before your trip. Do not leave a wreck.

    Pack only essentials. Leave home any item you love. Not worrying about losing or leaving possessions is a relief.

    Get to the airport extra early; find a quiet seat even if not at your gate. Regroup with a book or game.

    On the plane, do some stretching. What better an airline than Qantas to recommend: https://www.qantas.com/us/en/travel-info/travel-advice/your-health-inflight.html

    At the hotel, again do simple stretches and walk around the hotel area to wake yourself up.…

     
  • The Best Places to Lose Your Luggage

    The Best Places to Lose Your Luggage from The Women’s Travel Group.

    Clothes? Definitely India where cotton is king and where most women’s clothes are full and blousy.  Fabindia will make you wish your stuff will never arrive. https://www.fabindia.com/ The stores are nationwide in India and staff usually speaks English. The only help you might need is choosing from the colors and wools, silks and of course: jewelry. In fact, almost everything you see in Indian markets and shops will tempt you and will be affordable.…

     
  • Bad Mistakes women make when traveling in a heat wave

    Bad Mistakes women make when traveling in a heat wave

    The Mistakes Women Make in Hot Travel Weather from The Women’s Travel Group, small group tours for women.

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    Bushmen art in Africa from one of our Africa trips.

    We want to look good so we don’t pull back our hair.

    We wear off drippy makeup.

    We don the wrong clothes, 100% cotton rather than the newer quick dry, super thin fabrics.

    We don’t drink enough water worrying that we will not find suitable bathroom.

    We eat salty snacks for in-between hunger or because they are given on the plane.…

     
 
 

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