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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.

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.

 

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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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?

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.

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 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;

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.

3 Fun Facts About the Benefits of Women’s Travel Groups

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Canadian Rockies

If you are considering booking a women-only vacation but don’t know what to expect, here are three fun facts about the benefits of traveling with a women’s travel group.

Travel Essentials for Women

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Thursday, August 4, 2016
Essentials

While we all know the basics of what to bring on vacation (clean underwear, change of clothes, toiletries, makeup, shoes, and a camera) there are a few items that you may not have thought about. These three lesser-known items, can make travel for women simpler and safer, and therefore become part of your “Essential Items” packing list.

Retreats for Women

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Thursday, July 21, 2016
Journeys for Women Group

Sometimes, we all feel the need to get away. But, what we enjoy doing with our “getaway” time can vary greatly. For many, the need to get away means the need to relax; for others, it means the need to think and reflect; for still others, it means a need to seek adventure. Regardless of what a “get away” means to you, it is still a NEED. Today, retreats are being offered all over the world that cater to your specific needs- and some of them are just for women. 

5 Reasons why Traveling with Women is Awesome!

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Thursday, May 12, 2016
Rhine Cruise

The word “vacation” is all too often associated with romantic getaways on pristine, sandy beaches, tables for two in dimly-lit restaurants, or leisurely strolls aboard promenade decks of mega cruise liners. But, there is a new trend emerging in travel~ women-only vacations. As the saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention” and so it seems in the travel world as well. Many women are seeing the benefits to traveling with other women, and the travel industry is responding with a plethora of women only adventures. So, what are the benefits of women-only vacations?

Awesome Vacations for Women

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Girls Getaway!

There has always been some appeal to getting away with the girls, but over the last decade, this concept has expanded to become an actual niche group of travelers.

Many women have the desire to travel and experience new things but don’t always have a travel companion. Thus, the birth of vacations for women, with other women.