• History is the cook in Sicily

    History is the cook in Sicily

    There is no better food on earth…than you will eat on our Sicily trip March 19-29 2020

    There is no better food on earth…than you will eat on our Sicily trip March 19-29 2020

    The March climate is warmed by mild Mediterranean breezes. Over the centuries Sicilian food was influenced by the Greeks, Spanish, French, Arabs and New World.  In fact the first cookbook with a known named author was written by a Sicilian cook in 5th century BC.

    Here is what history cooks for our trip to Sicily and Malta

    The Arabs donate apricots, spices, sugar, citrus, saffron and tropical fruits.…

     
  • 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.…

     
  • Resisting India? Read Here Now

    Resisting India? Read Here Now

    Five Things That Scare You about India and our 2019 Trip

    The old brand of India was poverty and begging. 

    You will get sick.

    Traveling is tough.

    The flight from the US is hard.

    It is just too exotic and strange.

    Imagine standing here with our Group

    And Five Reasons You Should Go in 2019

    Poverty and Begging

    Poverty is on a decline with close to 44 Indians escaping extreme poverty every minute, per the World Poverty Clock. India has been able to lift significant percentage of its population out of poverty but many still live in it.…

     
  • 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.

    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.…

     
  • Be aware of older women you meet while traveling

    In fact be aware of anyone you meet while traveling.

    I just attended a women’s networking lunch and heard this story. A woman at the lunch recently traveled to Manila alone. She met up with 3 friendly older women, who invited her to join them to a street market. All sounds like fun, huh? Well at lunch they drugged her food, stole her ATM card with pin. Fortunately they took her back to her hotel where she was out for 14 hours.…

     
  • Spills and Spots on Your Travel Wardrobe. What to leave home.

    Spills and Spots on Your Travel Wardrobe. What to leave home.

    Spills and Spots

    In India in Nov. you want spills on your clothes so you can have fun buying your new batik wardrobe

    Most women prefer their own personal products even when they travel. Allergies? Perfumes we are used to? Most women also experience spills of  liquids and or spots when we pack poorly.

    A few items to leave home suggested by The Women’s Travel Group:

    Lip gloss: when the plane ascends, air inside the gloss tube changes. When you open the gloss, it oozes out surprisingly fast.…

     
  • Can a Clean Freak Travel Happily?

    Five Must Pack Items for Clean Freaks

    Wash Cloth: most people in other countries do not use wash cloths. We, clean freaks, like the roughness of terry in order to feel clean.  A loofah is commonly used is some countries. In Mexico we clean freaks buy natural jute or twine gloves which act as a loofah and last forever. Generally they are around $4-5. Here is one from Amazon made by Thermalabs.

    Super light weight underwear. We like to wash every item asap.…

     
  • How To Love Crowded Airports

    How To Love Crowded Airports

    Joining one of our Summer trips? Read these tips.

    Ixtapan Summer Spa Group

    The Women’s Travel Group shares airport tips for women traveling.

    Dress with pull up no zipper clothes for easy bathroom use

    Avoid under wire bras.

    Keep tied shoes loose so you can slip on and off without leaning over.

    Don’t trust women in bathroom lines. A stall might not be in use and no one bothers to check. A toilet might need flushing, so do it.

    If seats are blocked, ask if you can sit until the friend arrives.…

     
  • 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.…

     
  • Easy Peasy Hotel Tips if You Hate Packing-Unpacking

    Easy Peasy Hotel Tips if You Hate Packing-Unpacking

    Please share this with friends who are afraid of non cruise travel!

    The Women’s Travel Group likes land tours for in-depth sightseeing, local food, sights and serendipitous festivals or weddings.

    Get Away from Cruise Crowds with us to Norway in August, Croatia in September, and many more on https://www.thewomenstravelgroup.com/tours/.

    These will make your next tour so easy:

    Make the room easier to navigate : put in drawers all brochures, tissues, amenities etc so all surfaces are empty.

    In your suitcase divide similar items into travel packs.…

     
 
 

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