• 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.…

  • 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.…

  • "I ve never traveled alone before"

    "I ve never traveled alone before"

    Group in Utah,

    We at The Women’s Travel Group hear this all the time from women in all walks of life, even high level professionals. Many women only traveled with a partner, friend, or family. We are older, we are not wiser when it comes to travel. Here are ways to make your first solo trip stress free:

    Go with a group of only women, those are the travelers who want to make friends.

    Go with a group that arranges the entire tour and most meals, no options, you want to be together all the time on your first solo trip.…

  • 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.…

  • Can You Diet on Vacation?

    Food is an essential part of travel and The Women’s Travel Group likes to eat on our trips. But can you refrain from a feeding frenzy when traveling?

    Try to eat a hearty meal before you go to the airport so you don’t blow your diet on terra firma. That means, you do not empty all the good food from your pre-trip refrigerator-you might even plan a nice going away meal for yourself.   Airplane meals are loaded with salt and sugar, so here you can eliminate some of this by pre-ordering a low salt low sugar meal.…

  • US Airlines Block Discounters

    Norwegian Airlines,one of the largest in Europe, is being blocked from new routes US-Europe by lobbying from our BIG Airlines. We recently wrote about Airline Safety. Apparently Norwegian meets the standards listed in that article.

    So guys, if you want us consumers to book higher airfares rather than fly on Norwegian, then give us a bone:

    Better ff benefits that you just snatched from us.

    A nibble? A peanut? A chip or two?

    Don’t charge for a tissue.

    Add some decency to your approach.…

  • Middle Seat War

    Airlines are already charging for preferred seats. Some only give good seats to those with status.  When you initially look at a flight’s seating chart,  you cannot tell which seats are actually available until you log in or book.

    Many women end up with that hated middle seat; make the best of it. Do not be shy about doing the following:

    Request to share the armrest and keep requesting each time your seat mate takes it.

    Ask for a lower Ipod volume.…

  • Safe, Sane and Smart Travel

    Safe, Sane and Smart Travel

    IMG_2165Here are a few of us in India we are booking this trip now.

    My wonderful friend died of breast cancer years ago.  I still miss her and her travel lust.  Why mention this? Because more of my friends have died of breast cancer than of terrorism. The stats are something like 50 to cancer/ 0 to terrorism.

    Why do we freak at the current Belgian headlines? Unexpected events have a greater impact on us than do everyday losses. Next time you are worried, think of how many friends you have lost to illness, drug addiction and suicide.…

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