• Why Let the Government Spy  on You?

    Why Let the Government Spy on You?

    It is July 4, let’s be patriotic and let the government spy on us. Here is one practical reason to let the government spy on you. You should get Global Entry now.  Global Priority is a popular program that allows travelers coming home from overseas  to re-enter the United States on an expedited basis.  You fill out copious forms on line and email them.  One of the hard ones for me personally is to list every country visited and when visited. Be prepared. …

     
  • Over the Rainbow, Women are ready to travel.

    Over the Rainbow, Women are ready to travel.

    Over the Rainbow… Women ready to travel? Time is getting nearer and nearer when we will. The virus is no Wizard of Oz; it is real, dangerous and in control of our lives right now. But things are changing even though it feels like they are not.

    We will travel again and the time is getting nearer.
    So who is wearing the mask on our Ethiopia trip?

    Slowly slowly, travel is coming back. Travelers are antsy. Airlines are sparkling clean, as are airports. Hotels are sanitized. Even the NY City subway is polished and primed.…

     
  • We survived historic health problems on airplanes!

    We survived historic health problems on airplanes!

    Haven’t we survived historic health problems on airplanes? Yes of course. And we tolerated these health problems on airplanes as the ‘norm’. Moreover remember smoking on airplanes and in the airport? We flew anyway and sat next to smokers in the departure lounge. Smoking was the ‘norm’. Therefore, there will be new ‘norms’ now. We argue that none of them is worse that what we had before.

    CDC Masks and new travel health problems
    (Image source: CDC Public Health Image Library)

    Here are some of the proposed changes that might effect you when you next travel.…

     
  • Travel Worries and Travel Addictions

    Travel Worries and Travel Addictions

    We have time right now for insights into The Women’s Travel Group travel psyche. Do we have travel worries? Or travel addictions?

    Do we really miss travel?

    Do we really need travel?

    Why do we miss travel despite what we don’t miss about travel?

    Five things we really miss

    We miss the anticipation of a trip:  thinking about our first sighting of the domes of Florence (VisitFlorence.com Source), from the air or the crooked cobbled streets of a Moroccan souk.

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  • Unfair Airline Situations and Rules

    Unfair Airline Situations and Rules

    Airplane rules? I was on an AA flight coming home from our Tuscan Cooking Trip– coach of course- and the meal choices were red sauce spaghetti or chicken with red sauce spaghetti. Well I am not allowed to eat tomato sauce, so was totally out of luck for a 7 hour flight. (Forgot to say, the snack was pizza with tomato sauce.) As I was traveling solo, had no one to complain to. Complaining is always a catharsis even when hungry. …

     
  • Shocking Reasons Women Travel

    Shocking Reasons Women Travel

    Shocking reasons women travel. To get away from routine or boredom. Many women travel to reaffirm independence.  Many women travel to learn.  Even more travel to avoid loneliness.

    Who doesn’t like to get away from routine and miserable weather? Going South in winter is a welcome break.  However, that women travel break can also include going to a beach alone with no one to hold your wallet.  It can include trying to enjoy dinner amongst talkative families. My first trip to Ixtapan Spa in Mexico was alone (admittedly at the invitation of the owner.)…

     
  • 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.…

     
  • Passover and Travel

    Passover and Travel

    Passover travel - Albania with The Women's Travel Group Tours and Jewish sites
    Picnic Lunch Albania

    A note about Jewish Travel. Visiting religious sites when you travel makes a difference in understanding history. Today is Passover, and The NY Times tells us that a Passover Service was held 5th century BC on Elephantine Island in the Nile, Egypt.

    The Women’s Travel Group is multi-ethnic; however when we find a unique historical site of any religion we share it and try to add it to our trips. For those going to Greece with us end September, we contacted the Jewish Community for a Yom Kippur service.…

     
  • Enjoy Europe by cooking some easy British recipes.

    Enjoy Europe by cooking some easy British recipes.

    Learn more on a Women’s Travel Group cooking trip.

    Ways to Make A Meal British at Home until The Women’s Travel Group and you are back on the road on a Britain tour. The time will come sooner than you think!

    Food tastes better in Europe despite the fact that ingredients can be less plentiful than in the US. Europeans substitute expertly and we are learning to do the same, rather than risk going to the supermarket.   The Women’s Travel Group is sharing a way to bring one hearty London dish to your family before you take our Britain tour.…

     
  • Stuff from Women’s Travel Group Trips: video.

    Video creation is new to most of us. In this post, Phyllis Stoller shares some treasures she brought back from The Women’s Travel Group trips. We are used to our phone cameras; but not to our video production. While at home and isolated, why not learn the art of video making. I am going to walk around my living room as a trial and talk about a few of the souvenirs brought home.

    Each one has a memory I wish I had filmed.…

     
 
 
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