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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;

Top 3 Fitness Vacations for Women in 2017

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Wednesday, January 4, 2017
2017 women on rocks jumping

Recently ringing in the new year, it comes with old traditions. Traditions that are meant to bring us luck and success in the new year. For New Years' is a chance to celebrate with champagne and a huge verity of foods.

5 Things You Don't Want to Miss in Scotland

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, December 30, 2016
Glasgow, Scotland

Not one of the largest countries in Europe, Scotland still has a lot to offer and to discover. With big open skies, beautiful landscapes, wildlife, food, culture and people, you can’t go wrong with visiting Scotland.

Happy Holidays from All of Us!

Tags: Holidays
Posted by: Carol Lehman on Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Michele & Carol

Well, it's that time of year again. It's hard to believe that in a few days, the Christmas holiday season of 2016 will be a memory. With all the hustle and bustle over the past several weeks, it will be finally time to relax and spend time with family and friends and enjoy the magic of the holidays together.

5 Things You Don't Want to Miss in Vienna

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Schonbrunn Palace

Vienna is the largest city and capital of Austria with a population of over 1.7 million. It is a cultural city where the old and new seamlessly blend. The city is regarded as the “City of Music” because of its rich musical history. The center of Vienna is rich in history with its Baroque castles and gardens, magnificent architecture and awe-inspiring monuments and parks. The city is breathtakingly beautiful no matter what time of year you visit, with its wide selection of things to see and do. Though many of the sights are of historical significance and fairly academic in nature, there is no shortage of opportunities for fun, romance and relaxation. So whether you are a history buff, architecture lover, or a foodie, you will find something to enjoy. Here are our top five things you don’t want to miss in Vienne.

Top 5 Things for Women to Do in Paris

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Eiffel Tower, Paris

Paris's seductive charms are legendary and for good reason. Inviting sidewalk cafes, gleaming boutiques, world-class museums, and a fabled restaurant scene make Paris the runway model of cities—beautiful, fashionable, confident, and inspiring envy at every turn. Here are our Top 5 things for women to do in Paris.

Holiday Cruises Its Not Too Late!

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Holiday Gifts

If someone gave you a super deal for a great vacation but it was a trip that was coming up soon, would you pack your bags and travel or bag the trip, and the stay home?

December is a funky month for the cruise industry. Some people love the idea of taking off and getting out of dodge for the holidays while others prefer to stick close to home. One thing for sure though is, if you hit the high seas over the holidays, you’ll be welcomed on board with the most festive holiday ambiance you can imagine!

Why Travel Groups for Women Rock!

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Ireland - JFW

Maybe I’m biased, but I really love to travel. That’s why I got into this business and started my agency, Destinations Unlimited, years ago. We put together trips for just about every type of person in the world. From families to corporate clients, to everything in between, the business of selling travel is an open book and available to anyone looking for an adventure.

Keeping Fit and Exercising for Women over 60

Tags: Fitness, Health
Posted by: Carol Lehman on Thursday, October 27, 2016
Woman excersing

I do a lot of traveling. I love to travel and heck, that’s why I’m in the business.
Traveling, though, especially for ladies who reach that “certain age”, can be exhausting. If your body isn’t in some sort of decent shape, it's probably not going to be able to do the walking that is often required on many trips, especially when it comes to touring and sight-seeing.

Many of the ladies that travel with Journeys for Women try to get in some exercise several times per week. And to be honest, we all should be!

What is Chinese New Year's?

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, October 21, 2016
Hong Kong Fireworks

Each year for over 4,000 years on the first day of the Lunar New Year calendar is a celebration. The Chinese, Vietnamese, and many other Asian peoples commemorate a year of hard work, wishes for good luck, prosperity and to rest before beginning a New Year.

Springtime in Paris: 3 Must-Dos

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Springtime in Paris

Each European country, city, town, and village is as unique as the next. The various cultures, cuisines, music and history is as varied as the European people themselves. One city that sets itself apart is Paris.

With beautiful flowers, public gardens and wide boulevards made for strolling, the City of Light is truly one of the most magical cities on the planet.

Traveling with a Group of Ladies is Awesome!

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Monday, October 10, 2016
South Africa JFW

If you a lady that loves to travel, but you've never traveled with just a group of other gals, you are totally missing out! It's fun for one. But that is just one of the many benefits of traveling with a group of other like-minded ladies

5 Safety Tips for Women Travelers

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Chicago JFW

Journeys for Women is committed to providing an incredible travel experience for women, and most importantly a SAFE one as well.

When women travel together, there is power is numbers. Here are a few tips all women should heed, whether you're traveling with a group, or on your own.

Queen Mary 2: A Different Cruising Experience

Tags: Cruises
Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Special Contributor on Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Queen Mary II

There are cruise ships and then, there are ocean liners. Many people don’t really understand the difference. But as an ocean liner buff myself, when Cunard decided to build the Queen Mary 2 as a true ocean liner, the world was abuzz with excitement.

Christmas Market Cruises

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Special Contributor on Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Christmas

I love the holidays! Everything about this magical season. I grew up in northern Ohio where winters were known to be snowy and cold. Every Christmas my mother and father would take me to the sights and sounds of downtown Cleveland.

Three Different Travel Groups for Women

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Wednesday, August 31, 2016
woman

There’s no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to finding the perfect group of women to travel with.

Travel for Women: Catering to your Niche

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

There are many reasons people travel. There are practically zillions of places to visit, things to see, experiences to experience, foods to eat and things to do! When it comes to planning travel for women, creating a trip around a particular niche that the ladies enjoy, makes the experience richer and more enjoyable.