• 5 Recent Travel Headlines and How They Effect Your Trips

    5 Recent Travel Headlines and How They Effect Your Trips

    5 Recent Travel Headlines and What They Mean to Your Trips

    Please send us headlines or rumors about travel and we will be your detective. Email them here

    Fuel Costs are Up and this means ticket prices might rise. Most of us remember that huge $$ amount called Fuel Surcharges; it morphed into a vague phrase called International Charges but remained something you pay for in your taxes. Expect some increases. 

    The Dollar is remaining strong and this means that airline taxes for international tickets might fall as they are in foreign currencies.

     
  • Gene Autry and Your Next Trip? Watch here and share with other women

    We recently received a call from a the woman said: I have not traveled since my husband died and I think it is time to GET BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN. Her reference to the vintage Gene Autry song had us hunting on utube, to hear him sing. We realized that her reference meant something only to women of a certain age.  Autry appeared in 93 films, and between 1950 and 1956 hosted The Gene Autry Show television series. We, of that age, remember him from his Christmas songs and his straight shooting brave and honest roles.

     
  • Labor Day is for Women

    The Women’s Travel Group Wishes you a Wonderful Labor Day Weekend

    Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. (Wikipedia). We all know Labor Day as the unofficial end of Summer and the beginning of planning for the Autumn and Winter.

    Labor Day is also about women and our contributions to our country.

     
  • New TSA Regulations for Women Travelers

    New TSA Regulations and Old Ones You Forgot

    TSA is always refining their rules; adding new ones, or changing old ones. Recently TSA stopped allowing powder in carry on luggage. Any passenger on an international flight bound for the US who is carrying 12 ounces or more of powder cosmetics or talcum powder, dried spices, or protein mix must now place it in checked luggage,  If you do carry more than 12 oz. TSA will likely toss your powder, delay your movements and search you more thoroughly.

     
  • LOW and NO Tech Travel Hints- for Women Travelers

    Each time I see an article about travel technology, my brain melts. Most of us, of a certain age, are just not interested in technology. Yes, we want a smartphone that works, wifi information and maybe a GPS. Beyond that, we just want a written document with all the details of our trip.

    If you do not know how to operate your phone, stop right here and go to the Apple Store or wherever you bought it and learn basics.

    Are we Luddites?

     
  • OUR PARTNERS AWARDED BEST TOUR OPERATOR TO INDIA

    OUR PARTNERS AWARDED BEST TOUR OPERATOR TO INDIA

    DISCOUNTS ON AIRFARES, WHILE IT LASTS

    AWARD-WINNING TRIP: FESTIVALS OF INDIA TRIP THIS YEAR WITH TIGERS

    OCT 29-NOV 10 PLUS ADD TIGER VIEWING

    5 Reasons Women Avoid India and 5 Reasons They Can’t-Wait to Return. 

    Fear of the Unknown    Fear of Poverty    Fear of Beggars    Fear of Exotic Food    Fear of Bathrooms

    Five reasons women cannot wait to make their second trip.

    Spectacular sites, even tigers in the wild     Fabulous hotels with spas    Colorful people in brilliant garb    Terrific international food    Amazing bargains in fun markets

    PLUS THIS YEAR SOME OF THE BEST AIRFARES AND DIRECT FLIGHTS TO INDIA. 

     
  • 6 ‘Get Out of Jail Cards’ for The Nervous Female Traveler

    Scared of traveling? Here are 6 get out of jail suggestions for you and your friends from The Women’s Travel Group, specialists for new travelers.

    Learn your phone. By learning to use your phone, you will never feel alone while overseas. Learn what is wifi? texting? whapsapp? roaming? cellular data? contacts list?

    We joke that a 5 year old can teach us computers. So can the Apple Store, questions to google.com and friends. Learn and you will feel connected to your life back home.

     
  • 10 Point Checklist to Get from Green to Gutsy for Nervous Women Travelers

    10 Point Checklist to Get from Green to Gutsy for Nervous Women Travelers

     

    Yes You can manage this journey, from anxiety to adventure. This is not pop psychology but practical advice. Follow this check list and start packing.

    1.  Take your proposed trip. Separate out each verb. For instance from our Ireland trip itinerary: “On arrival our staff will escort you”. Ask  Where will I find staff? Will they have my name on a sign? Where is the VIP lounge? Where does my luggage go? Get as detailed as you need .

     
  • Reasons to Leave Friends Home for Women Travelers

    Reasons to Leave Friends Home for Women Travelers

    Most of us do not have friends who travel. If you are lucky to have friends who like to travel, you are also unlucky since you are pressured to compromise. Travel is expensive and your hard earned money should be about your goals, not about what your friends want to do. Joining a small group women’s tour without friends can be the answer for you.

    There are many reasons to leave your friends behind. All of these will make for a better travel experience.

     
  • Five Reasons Women Don’t Book a Trip

    Five Reasons Women Don’t Book a Trip

     

    We usually write about why you should book a tour with The Women’s Travel Group. Today after speaking with some women, we are sharing with you some reasons why women do NOT go ahead and book a trip. 

    We can all remember the first time we went to a function alone. It was scary, nerve wracking and sometimes we backed out and did not even go.

    Why do women dream about travel then NOT GO. The most common reason is fear of the actual travel.…

     
 
 
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