• London Bridge Closed

    London Bridge Closed

    Why is London Bridge Closed to Americans despite our automatic visas?   We were the darlings of tourism post WW2? Now even London, our bestie, is closed to us. 116 foreign countries allow U.S. citizens in with a passport, according to PassportIndex.org. Things have change with Covid. Example: entry used to be automatic from The UK. Now Americans have a 14 day shelter in place quarantine and are invited in for essential travel only.

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    What is a visa? How will it change your travels?…

     
  • Your First Pandemic Vacation

    Your First Pandemic Vacation

    What does your first pandemic vacation feel like? I just took 5 days off and traveled to a new location, stayed at a hotel, ate in restaurants, played golf, walked in parks and on a beach. I was able to chat with others at a distance or behind a mask and by Day 2 it all came together: We can do this and enjoy it. 

    Here is what I found:

    Every place had hand sanitizer and it was used!…

     
  • 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.…

     
  • Best Movies for the Woman  Traveler. Women’s Travel Group Trips.

    Best Movies for the Woman Traveler. Women’s Travel Group Trips.

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    Women’s Travel Group in India

    Travel films from The Women’s Travel Group. So you are stuck at home. The closets are cleaned. Your kitchen is sparkling. Now, what can you do to make your inside time more enjoyable yet keep travel in your mind? This is the first in a series of www.thewomenstravelgroup.com ‘s posts about films shot in gorgeous exciting locales. This one is all about India where we go each November as a group trip while the weather is ideal. …

     
  • Never Lose these 5 Critical Travel Items

    Never Lose these 5 Critical Travel Items

    Warning from The Women’s Travel Group.

    Your medical prescriptions in generic form. Only generic can be read overseas.

    Your ticket number, the long string of numbers somewhere on your reservation. To change flights,be moved to another airline or retrieve ff points, you must have this number.

    Your 24/7 contact text or phone number for your tour operator. They will deal with your issue number faster than by email. 

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    A phone charger, recharging on the plane; some plane outlets need the larger charger.…

     
  • Horror: The Airplane Bathrooms

    Horror: The Airplane Bathrooms

    No one likes to talk about horror of airplane bathrooms. Today that is one of the most talked about horrors. The airplane bathrooms are small and according to Bloomberg, they are getting smaller.  They feel airless. They are dirty after a long flight.  Soap, toilet paper and even water can be gone.  Some are so small that disabled women or larger women cannot use them. On some American flights, says Bloomberg, the bathroom is only 22.1 inches across at the passenger’s chest level when seated. .…

     
  • 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.

     
  • Best Global Shopping

    India is the irresistible bargain basement: a $1 pen with rhinestones? $4 embroidered umbrella? 50c hand made paper? Cotton clothes for as little as $3? Herbal soaps and creams? Gems and pearls?   

    Morocco is a close second with fringed tribal rugs, silver, ceramics, leather and metal lamps. Bargaining is critical but if you love it buy it. If you purchase a carpet, get the vendor to pack it so you can put it on the plane. if leather goods, smell them for proper tanning. …

     
  • 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.…

     
  • 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. …

     
 
 
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