• US Passport Problems

    The elephant who came to our bus in Jaipur India to say hi. Next India trip: Dec 2016

    Can a US Passport Holder be turned away by a country that normally allows us entry?  We all assume that our US/ Canadian passports grant us entry to practically all nations.  (When The Women’s Travel Group trips require a visa ahead of time for instance India,Iran, Brazil) , we advise you carefully).

    Here are some situations where you might spend your vacation in the airport.…

     
  • Brexit Shock and Your Travel Plans

    (The photo is from voxeurop.eu)

    Yeserday, Britain voted to leave the EU.

    How will this change your travel plans? Here is guidance from The Women’s Travel Group.

    For Americans, little will change possibly attitude- see below. If you look at the visa stamp in your passport from a past trip to the UK, you see the following paraphrased. You may enter the UK for up to 6 months. You may not use public assistance. (These are national health or other services like reduced rates for seniors on buses, trains, in museums,free medical, dental, reduced price medicine, eyeglasses etc.)…

     
  • Why Delta Loves Merida?

    Why Delta Loves Merida?

    WARNING JULY 1 EARLY BIRD EXPIRES

    Kathy, a new Women’s Travel Group member, emailed us today that she flies a lot, and read an article about Merida, Mexico, in the new Delta Magazine.  Dec 2-7 2016 $1525. Our hotel is Casa de Balam, a baroque boutique hotel with a pool, fine courtyard dining close to the center. Be a trend setter and come to Merida with us before the crowds.We can only take a small group due to the hotel size.…

     
  • Travel Bullying

    Facebook comments about solo Holiday Travel. We are especially touched by hospice nurse, Ms. Baha, reminding us life is short. So why are we women travelers allow bulling by others?

    Single women travelers secretly feel we are losers. I know the feeling myself. You look at brochures and see happy couples or groups of friends? You call friends, try to get them to join you, get rejected and find yourself rereading your guidebook.

    Single travelers worry they will alone.  Most of the women who travel with us or other women’s  groups are coming alone but find instant travel companions.…

     
  • Facebook Criticism re: Womens Thanksgiving Trip

    Yesterday we stated that going away for Thanksgiving was good for those of us with no family or uncomfortable  holiday memories. Facebook comments were: You should be with your family. We should not write that some families can be nasty.

    The reality is many women of our age do NOT have family.  That we want to escape the sad memory of lost husbands and friends during Holidays.  Many feel they are a third wheel each year in a friend’s home.

    Lets celebrate in whatever fashion is right for each of us.…

     
  • Five Awful Travel Embarassments for Women

    Five Awful Travel Embarassments for Women

     

    The Women’s Travel Group know squirming well.

    Luggage does not come and you are in airplane-dirty clothes for 4 days. Solution: accept the kindness of strangers, our group will offer substitutes and we will get someone to take you shopping!

    You lost your hormone pills, that means crying in front of the group. Yes it happens, and no, no one will laugh at you. Bring all medicine in the generic. We  help you with a hotel doctor and  nearby pharmacy for replacements.…

     
  • Dressing for an Upgrade

    The Women’s Travel Group Opines About How to Get Upgrade  This article was written for The National Association of Baby Boomers. Enjoy:

    Does looking the part get you upgraded? There are various theories about this but the consensus is YES.

    AirFareWatchdog.com founder George Hobica, an airline expert was told by an agent that it might help since airlines would not put someone wearing flip flops next to an important traveler. The rule that goes for being seated in the front of the restaurant goes for getting into First Class for free.…

     
  • Who Should Never Travel with a Group?

    We usually write about group travel since that is what The Women’s Travel Group offers so successfully. So who should NOT join a group?

    Chronically unpunctual people. You know them: you lie to them about meeting times. If you fit this mold, tell us.  You should taxi to our next museum or do your own thing- just let us know.

    Whiners. No one enjoys  women grousing about a delayed flight in front of the magnificent Taj Mahal- India December 2016?

     
  • The scariest moment of a group tour

    There is a rhythm to group tours.  Excited leaving home. Jumpy at the airport. Collapsed in the airline seat. Anxious departing the plane. Confused entering the airport. Nervous at luggage. Scared leaving customs. Relieved when met.

    The scariest moment of a trip is leaving the customs area of a foreign airport then scanning the crowd for a sign that says WELCOME ME.

    Before you leave home, have your meet and greet information with local phone number in your wallet or clearly noted in your phone with overseas calling ability.…

     
  • Single or Share? Don't for Each Choice

    Single or Share? Don't for Each Choice

    yogaHere we are in India. Join us in December 2016 for another amazing trip.

    templeSome women prefer a single on Women’s Travel Group trips. Others want a share. What are the do’s and don’ts to make each work?

    Share: To make this work and it usually does work, speak frankly to your roommate about tv noise, room temperature, when you prefer to shower, and general neatness. Come to an agreement about each and again be straightforward.

    Do not put any expenses on the joint room tab.…

     
 
 
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