• 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!…

     
  • Senior Women:the Outcasts of Travel Media

    Senior Women:the Outcasts of Travel Media

    Face it Ladies, we are outcasts.

    If you read travel press, you learn about soft cashmere travel blankets, fiddly electronic travel apps, and experiences to ‘find yourself’. There are daring itineraries for daredevil women, who wear Italian travel pants, and shoes our foot doctors would never recommend.

    Why does the media ignore the real senior woman traveler

    Here are frank thoughts from The Women’s Travel Group:

    1. Many writers are young or think they are young.
     
  • 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.…

     
  • 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.…

     
  • 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.…

     
  • 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

    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.…

     
  • 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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