• Widows: Your Wanderlust and Wishes

    Widows: Your Wanderlust and Wishes

     

    Please share with friends who are widows who wish to travel. Vacations for widows?

    Being quarantined has made loneliness worse. This blog post was originally sent out only about taking a first trip alone. It is revised to reflect what we are going through during the pandemic: March-May 2020. Vacations for widows are even more intimidating now.

    Let me start by saying these  thoughts come from talking to you out there and from my friends.

    Planning a trip as a solo is a different exercise.…

     
  • Passover and Travel

    Passover and Travel

    Passover travel - Albania with The Women's Travel Group Tours and Jewish sites
    Picnic Lunch Albania

    A note about Jewish Travel. Visiting religious sites when you travel makes a difference in understanding history. Today is Passover, and The NY Times tells us that a Passover Service was held 5th century BC on Elephantine Island in the Nile, Egypt.

    The Women’s Travel Group is multi-ethnic; however when we find a unique historical site of any religion we share it and try to add it to our trips. For those going to Greece with us end September, we contacted the Jewish Community for a Yom Kippur service.…

     
  • Stuff from Women’s Travel Group Trips: video.

    Video creation is new to most of us. In this post, Phyllis Stoller shares some treasures she brought back from The Women’s Travel Group trips. We are used to our phone cameras; but not to our video production. While at home and isolated, why not learn the art of video making. I am going to walk around my living room as a trial and talk about a few of the souvenirs brought home.

    Each one has a memory I wish I had filmed.…

     
  • Never Lose these 5 Critical Travel Items

    Never Lose these 5 Critical Travel Items

    Warning from The Women’s Travel Group.

    Your medical prescriptions in generic form. Only generic can be read overseas.

    Your ticket number, the long string of numbers somewhere on your reservation. To change flights,be moved to another airline or retrieve ff points, you must have this number.

    Your 24/7 contact text or phone number for your tour operator. They will deal with your issue number faster than by email. 

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    A phone charger, recharging on the plane; some plane outlets need the larger charger.…

     
  • Horror: The Airplane Bathrooms

    Horror: The Airplane Bathrooms

    No one likes to talk about horror of airplane bathrooms. Today that is one of the most talked about horrors. The airplane bathrooms are small and according to Bloomberg, they are getting smaller.  They feel airless. They are dirty after a long flight.  Soap, toilet paper and even water can be gone.  Some are so small that disabled women or larger women cannot use them. On some American flights, says Bloomberg, the bathroom is only 22.1 inches across at the passenger’s chest level when seated. .…

     
  • Best Global Shopping

    India is the irresistible bargain basement: a $1 pen with rhinestones? $4 embroidered umbrella? 50c hand made paper? Cotton clothes for as little as $3? Herbal soaps and creams? Gems and pearls?   

    Morocco is a close second with fringed tribal rugs, silver, ceramics, leather and metal lamps. Bargaining is critical but if you love it buy it. If you purchase a carpet, get the vendor to pack it so you can put it on the plane. if leather goods, smell them for proper tanning. …

     
  • Chocolate Around the World

    Chocolate Around the World

    Chocolate you must try, buy and keep a supply, tips from The Women’s Travel Group.

    Chocolate ginger pieces or cookies: a common combo in Great Britain including Scotland. Ginger was imported from India to ancient Rome, then to Britain and ultimately became a colonial favorite. Chocolate ginger cookies can be supermarket level or gourmet from an upmarket store like Fortnum and Mason. 

    Chocolate with chili: The first time I ate a chocolate/chili bar was in Mexico City Airport. Chocolate with chili is made in Mexico by artisanal candy makers. …

     
  • The Good and Bad of Italian Street Food

    The Good and Bad of Italian Street Food

    Sicily Malta Trip
    Yes real WTGroup gelato hands

    Pizza, arancini, pastries, gelato, and its slushy cousin granita..… this is Sicilian street food you will find on our Sicily Malta Trip.

    In Sicily (March 2019 trip), pizza has a thicker crust, focaccia-like. In some areas, pizza has a top crust also-who doesn’t love double carbs? The good news is if you cannot eat cheese, Sicilians also make pizza without it. The bad news is in some areas it is fried and you will absolutely have to try it!…

     
  • How To Love Crowded Airports

    How To Love Crowded Airports

    Joining one of our Summer trips? Read these tips.

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    The Women’s Travel Group shares airport tips for women traveling.

    Dress with pull up no zipper clothes for easy bathroom use

    Avoid under wire bras.

    Keep tied shoes loose so you can slip on and off without leaning over.

    Don’t trust women in bathroom lines. A stall might not be in use and no one bothers to check. A toilet might need flushing, so do it.

    If seats are blocked, ask if you can sit until the friend arrives.…

     
  • Do Airline Staff Treat Women Worse than Men?

    1. TO COMPLAIN 1.express dissatisfaction or annoyance about something.” local authorities complained that they lacked sufficient resources” synonyms: protest, grumble, moan, whine, bleat, carp, cavil, lodge a complaint, make a complaint, make a fuss.

    The Women’s Travel Group says: OFTEN YES  We assume the first priority of airline staff is safety, the second efficiency, the third service. Experience is onboard staff less attentive to women than to men. Here are some examples of the ME TOO movement in plane travel what to do about it.…

     
 
 
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