• Our Grandchildren: Afraid to Travel?

    Our Grandchildren: Afraid to Travel?

    Women's Travel Group in Egypt
    The Women’s Travel Group

    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 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.…

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

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

    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 weather is ideal. 

    Here are a few of our favorite films on India that include wonderful scenery, good stories and are affordable or even free.…

     
  • Something free from airlines? Good for country counters.

    Something free from airlines? Good for country counters.

    A glass of wine and new friends.

    This week I attended a meeting promoting Abu Dhabi and its incredible 2020 World’s Fair. A presentation by the national airline, Etihad, included a goodie you should know about. Etihad offers free stopovers.   Are you shocked at something free from an airline? Do you know what a stopover is?

    A free stopover means you can stay in a place on your route, for 24 hours minimum + up to a specific number of days.…

     
  • 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. …

     
  • 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:

    trip to Dubai
    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. …

     
  • The Good and Bad of Italian Street Food

    The Good and Bad of Italian Street Food

    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!…

     
  • How To Travel and Not be a Wreck

    How To Travel and Not be a Wreck

    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.…

     
 
 

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