• Widows: Your Wanderlust and Wishes

    Widows: Your Wanderlust and Wishes

     

    Please share with friends who are widows who wish to travel. Vacations for widows?

    Being quarantined has made loneliness worse. This blog post was originally sent out only about taking a first trip alone. It is revised to reflect what we are going through during the pandemic: March-May 2020. Vacations for widows are even more intimidating now.

    Let me start by saying these  thoughts come from talking to you out there and from my friends.

    Planning a trip as a solo is a different exercise.…

     
  • 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.

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    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.…

     
  • Holiday Weekend Tips Just for Women

    Holiday Tips uniquely for women, from The Women’s Travel Group. We all know the usual: be at the airport early, drive carefully and don’t drink/eat too much. Here are about a few others that effect women more than men:

    Toss a small roll of toilet paper in your carry on. Bathrooms are bound to be full at airports and highway stops. Supplies will be gone.

    Take some purell type gel to wipe hands after you leave a crowded public bathroom.…

     
  • Falling Down 15 Stairs

    Yesterday we  read about the awful attack in Istanbul. Shocking videos made even my stalwart travel spine shiver. My heart went out to those injured and families of those killed. Then I remembered how, in a moment of stupidity, I fell down 15 steep stairs, collapsing at the bottom with a flying iPad. Wondering if I was crippled for life. Why connect the two?

    Reading about terrorism and being personally affected by it are very different animals. The statistics of being part of a terrorist event are miniscule, yet television metaphorically covers us with blood.…

     
  • US Passport Problems

    The elephant who came to our bus in Jaipur India to say hi. Next India trip: Dec 2016

    Can a US Passport Holder be turned away by a country that normally allows us entry?  We all assume that our US/ Canadian passports grant us entry to practically all nations.  (When The Women’s Travel Group trips require a visa ahead of time for instance India,Iran, Brazil) , we advise you carefully).

    Here are some situations where you might spend your vacation in the airport.…

     
  • Single or Share? Don't for Each Choice

    Single or Share? Don't for Each Choice

    yogaHere we are in India. Join us in December 2016 for another amazing trip.

    templeSome women prefer a single on Women’s Travel Group trips. Others want a share. What are the do’s and don’ts to make each work?

    Share: To make this work and it usually does work, speak frankly to your roommate about tv noise, room temperature, when you prefer to shower, and general neatness. Come to an agreement about each and again be straightforward.

    Do not put any expenses on the joint room tab.…

     
  • Can You Diet on Vacation?

    Food is an essential part of travel and The Women’s Travel Group likes to eat on our trips. But can you refrain from a feeding frenzy when traveling?

    Try to eat a hearty meal before you go to the airport so you don’t blow your diet on terra firma. That means, you do not empty all the good food from your pre-trip refrigerator-you might even plan a nice going away meal for yourself.   Airplane meals are loaded with salt and sugar, so here you can eliminate some of this by pre-ordering a low salt low sugar meal.…

     
  • Last Minute Travel Worries for Women

    Last Minute Travel Worries for Women

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    Last minute is when the worries swell and ruin your sleep. But women have different and surprising concerns. The Women’s Travel Group is sharing these with you so you do not feel you are crazy!

    The clothes conundrum: did I bring enough? The right kind? Should I buy hiking shoes: answer not really. Even how many times do you wear each pair of socks? Wear what is comfortable and light, what you can wash in a sink ( use shampoo), or what does not show dirt like dark colors.

     
  • Overseas Phone Savings for Dummies

    Overseas Phone Savings for Dummies

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    Here we are in India where phone service was excellent and Facetime easy to connect. We arrange trips to India every year!

    December 2016 India trip click here

    After you return home and see a huge bill from your carrier, you will decide to learn the telephone mess once and for all. We are not telephone experts but here are some easy tips to save money. You can find many more on line.

    If your hotel has free wifi (usually  in public areas), you can forego paying for email.…

     
  • Worst Mistakes When Delayed by Weather

    Delays due to weather/strikes happen.  This list is what you should NOT do:

    Panic, it will not help you to make sharp decisions.

    Call your travel agent unless she/he booked the actual flight.

    Pull out your credit card immediately.

    Stand in a long frenzied line with screaming people.

    Pack in luggage your phone charger; always keep it in carry on.

    Here is what you SHOULD do:

    Scan trip documents for the 24/7 emergency numbers of your trip. Always keep the 24/7 numbers for your flights/cruise/tour on hand.…

     
 
 
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