• 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.…

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.…

     
  • Shakespeare & Your Trip to Dubai

    Shakespeare & Your Trip to Dubai

    Many of you asked: Will Americans of Jewish Faith regret going to The Emirates and Oman? Here is the answer from Shakespeare:

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    Women Welcoming Oman Tourism

    Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. The Tempest Act 2 Scene 2

    Israel, Oman and The Emirates are close because of their mutual misery: Iran. The UAE has already built a synagogue and is planning another as part of an interfaith compound. On our last trip to the area, we saw many Israelis, both tourists and business people.…

     
  • How To Travel and Not be a Wreck

    How To Travel and Not be a Wreck

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    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.…

     
  • 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

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    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.…

     
  • 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.…

     
  • 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.…

     
  • 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/.

    Hotel Tips

    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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