• 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. …

     
  • The Good and Bad of Italian Street Food

    The Good and Bad of Italian Street Food

    Sicily Malta Trip
    Yes real WTGroup gelato hands

    Pizza, arancini, pastries, gelato, and its slushy cousin granita..… this is Sicilian street food you will find on our Sicily Malta Trip.

    In Sicily (March 2019 trip), pizza has a thicker crust, focaccia-like. In some areas, pizza has a top crust also-who doesn’t love double carbs? The good news is if you cannot eat cheese, Sicilians also make pizza without it. The bad news is in some areas it is fried and you will absolutely have to try it!…

     
  • Winter Sun Without Sunburn

    Winter Sun Without Getting Burned

    Many of us avoid beach holidays but by March, we yearn for sun and warmth. March is the horrible month for women in the North and Mid Atlantic; so we always arrange a few March warm getaways.  In Spring, Sicily and Malta will be ruined by cruise crowds. In Summer, both will be intolerably hot. Go in March with The Women’s Travel Group.

    Here is why you should take our Sicily and Malta Trip: it is linked here.…

     
  • 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.

    India Tours
    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.

    travel tips
    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.…

     
  • 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

    travel wardrobe
    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.

    women summer trips
    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.…

     
  • “Invisible” Senior Women Travelers are Ignored

    International Women’s Day and Women’s Travel Rights 

    from       The Women’s Travel Group

    When traveling do you feel invisible? 

    Sense being ignored by the maitre d’ while business folks are welcomed?

    If so, you are an invisible probably retired woman traveler.

    Don’t get mad, get firm. 

    Don’t shout. 

    Learn to repeat.

    Complain to the right person.

    Hotel reception is poor? Get the card of the assistant or general manager. Are talking to is the person on the card. (That will be rare).…

     
  • Shocking Secrets of Scandinavia

    Read the secrets before you book our August 14-26 2019 trip on the link here. Ask for a share and we shall deliver.

    1   One the most popular train rides in the world is the Flam: a descent from mountains to fjords.

    2   Vikings were fabulously artistic in between raping and pillaging.

    3   A Norwegian waffle has a Michelin star.

    4   The Arctic Ocean breeds the world’s best fish: arctic cod and salmon.

    5   Sweden is hip : Ikea, Skype, Spotify, H&M. While designer shopping, stop for a snack of cinnamon rolls and coffee.…

     
 
 
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