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Montreal: The Next Best Thing to Paris

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, May 26, 2017

Paris isn’t the only city in which to sample the culture, food, ambience and language of France. For all of us living in the good old U.S.A., we need to look no further than our friendly neighbors to the north in Montreal, Canada.

New Ship May Revolutionize River Cruising Industry

Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

AmaWaterways announced on May 12, 2017 about plans for the biggest ship in its fleet, which will be launched in 2019. It is to be the largest in Europe. The AmaMagna will be twice as wide as current ships owned by AmaWaterways.

To Ban or Not to Ban

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, May 19, 2017

A few weeks ago, I heard the dreadful news that our laptops and tablets may be banned on flights from Europe and perhaps other routes. A wave of panic came over me as I contemplated how I could survive traveling without these devices. 

Las Vegas Shopping Spree

Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A few years ago, my best friend and I began pondering over taking a trip to Las Vegas. I am not much of a gambler so didn’t think this would be my cup of tea. However, my BFF talked me into checking out sin city just to say we were finally there. 

Jazz it up in New Orleans

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, May 12, 2017

New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz. This style was originally music for dancing and has a beat that makes you want to stomp your feet.

 

New England's Only National Park

Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Not only is Acadia National Park the only National Park in New England, but the first one created east of the Mississippi River. Located on the rugged coastline of Maine, the park is home to the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast, and a variety of animals and plant life.

World’s Largest Flower Garden

Posted by: Donna Smith, Special Contributor on Friday, May 5, 2017
Keukenhof, Netherlands

Prepare to be amazed if you get the opportunity to visit Keukenhof Gardens! This flower garden park in the Netherlands is a perfect day trip from Amsterdam.

Apps that make Traveling Easier

Posted by: Donna Smith, Contributor on Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Simple, user friendly apps are my preference. When traveling, I don’t have time to figure out a complicated app. That only defeats my purpose. It wouldn’t be fair to keep my favorites list to myself, so here are the ones that I use ...

Bustling Barcelona

Posted by: Donna Smith, Special Contributor on Friday, April 28, 2017


Have you ever been to a destination that you couldn’t get excited about or care that you’re even going there? Perhaps the location is included on a guided tour or a cruise beginning or ending in a certain city.

Ladies Carry-on Essentials

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I created two packing lists many years ago when I began traveling. One is for checked luggage and the other is for carry-on items. I have revised these lists many times such as when I deleted my iPod from the list and added an iPad and iPhone. This is how I listen to music these days when traveling.

Touring with the new Google Earth

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Special Contributor on Friday, April 21, 2017

Learning and hearing about a destination firsthand is where the expertise of a travel professional comes in handy. Researching and learning about a destination beforehand is also excellent, especially if you’re using the brand new redesigned platform, Google Earth.

Strolling Along in Savannah

Posted by: Donna Smith, Special Contributor on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Savannah takes me back in time with its antebellum architecture and atmosphere. The historic district is filled with beautiful oak trees, cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and mansions from the Civil War era. I thought perhaps I would see Scarlett and Rhett walking past at any moment.

Three Popular Museums in London

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

London is one of the most fascinating cities in the world, and home to many of the world’s top museums. We thought it would be fun to highlight a few of the most popular museums in London.

A World of Color at the Chelsea Flower Show

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, April 7, 2017

Spring has sprung and we are enjoying the beauty of flowers budding and blooming. One place that is the ultimate in flowers and gardens is The Chelsea Flower Show in London.

Bagpipes 101

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The forthcoming Journeys for Women tour to Scotland has me reminiscing about my trips there and the first time I heard bagpipes being played. The sounds of each note sent shivers up my spine, making me feel both excited and mournful. 

Applying for TSA Pre-Check

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, March 28, 2017
TSA PreCheck

Air travel has certainly changed. Compared to pre-9/11, security at airports worldwide has dramatically increased, causing longer lines and frustrated passengers, many of whom travel regularly on business. When TSA Pre-Check was introduced in 2011, it was only an experiment. It rolled out completely in 2013 and is now in over 180 airports.

There are plenty of reasons why you should consider applying for TSA Pre-Check.

Tea Time in Britain

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, March 24, 2017

One of the most exciting aspects of international travel is being able to immerse ourselves in the local cultures of where we visit. One truly unique British cultural experience is to indulge in a traditional afternoon tea. It will delight even the most sophisticated palate.

The Ultimate Chicken Paprikash

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Contributor to Journey's for Women on Friday, March 17, 2017

When it comes to ethnic cooking. I love it. I was recently in Budapest and had to sample the local Chicken Paprikash. I remember my aunt making it here at home in the States and loved it. She taught me how to make it years ago, and now I'm sharing it with you.

 

March Women's History Month

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Women\\\\\\\'s History Month

With March being Women's History month we thought we should spend a little bit of time remembering and honoring some of the influential women who changed history all the way back to the BCE era, to those that are making history today. Including women from around the world, we will share those who made an impact on culture, food, travel and more. Keep reading and see if you recognize any of these women.

Cajun vs Creole Cuisine

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Saturday, March 11, 2017

With our upcoming trip later this year to New Orleans and Natchez, I thought it would be fun to share with you a little history on some of New Orleans’ most popular foods: Cajun and Creole. Both are native to Louisiana and are found throughout New Orleans, but do you know the difference?

Tips for the Best Experience on the Natchez Steamboat

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, March 10, 2017
Mardi Gras New Orleans

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Become a Group Leader

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, March 7, 2017
group leader

Ever dreamed of traveling with a great group of ladies and getting to do it for free? (Or pretty close to it!) Group Leaders are the engine that makes any group trip fun successfully.

Europe May Soon Require A Visa

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, March 3, 2017
Visa

Yesterday, March 2, 2017, European Union lawmakers voted to deny United States travelers visa-free access to all European member states. The European Commission has the license to act if the U.S. doesn’t change its policy within two months. What does this all mean?

5 of the Most Beautiful Towns in Scotland

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Scotland Bagpiper Castle

With the increasing number of people choosing to take their holidays in the UK each year, there are numerous options available when it comes to choosing a destination, and thanks to its rich history, culture, and scenery, Scotland is one country that should be on everybody's bucket list. This beautiful country has a variety of large medieval castles, open landscapes; detailed history and culture that you can easily see around you, this is one country that has plenty of perfect photo opportunities that tell a story just by looking at them.

Bette on Broadway! "Dolly" returns to NYC

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Special Contributor on Tuesday, February 14, 2017


If you haven’t heard, the legendary diva of New York, Bette Midler, will be starring in a revival of Hello Dolly in New York’s Shubert Theatre starting on March 15, with an official opening night on April 20.

The award-winning musical has seen in-demand ticket sales since the first day they went on sale. According to Playbill, with Bette in the starring role, Dolly raked in over $9 million in its first day of ticket sales, which set a Broadway record.

A Few of the Best Food Walking Tours Around the World

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Christmas Market Food Prague

Ever been on a food tour and weren't sure what to expect or when it was done you we still hungry? Food tours are one of the best ways to experience a destination and culture. A recent survey commissioned by the World Food Travel Association found that 30 percent of the 170 million leisure travelers in the U.S. chose trips based on the availability of culinary activities. One of the reasons we all decide to visit a new country, city or culture is the experience as much as possible, food being one way to enjoy a different culture, mix that with a walking tour and you will have a few hours of one of your days on your trip all set. The only problem is remembering to go back and pick up a few of your favorites to take home or find the recipe.

A Luxury Spa on the Royal Scotsman Train

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Royal Scotsman Train

Do you need something refreshing while covering a long journey on a train? What if we tell you that Spa is on wheels now? Yes, it’s no fantasy. Now, you don’t have to wait for hotel appointments for relaxing in a pool or having massages because now you can enjoy a luxury spa on the Royal Scotsman Train. Your trip to the Scottish Highlands through this luxury train has become even more luxurious due to the new Bamford Haybarn Spa. This “portable” spa is the first of its kind in Europe starting from 17th April.

Where to Travel to in February

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Punta Cana Dominican Republic

The big holidays are over, back to the grain of everyday life, rationalizing when is a good time to get away for a bit. But still recovering from the expenses that come with the holidays; wondering if all the hype is true with "Tuesdays are the best day to book airfare." Or "Wednesdays are the best day to fly" and even "January is the cheapest month to travel."

5 Reasons to go to Greece

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Greece

Thinking about traveling to Greece? If you aren't, you should. Greece offers multiple options for exploration and enjoyment – so many that it can leave you feeling a little overwhelmed. Don't worry we are here to help. Don't avoid Greece because of their economic crisis, instead, embrace Greece more since the crisis started it has had no affected the beauty of the Greek Islands or the hospitality, as well as giving the sense of time travel.

5 of the Craziest Vineyards Around the World

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Bordeaux France

Consider a vineyard tour for your next trip with the ladies. Relax in the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany, or travel more stateside to the rustic countryside of California. Get ready to make your list of vineyards to visit for sampling small-production rarities that you can’t find at home;