Posts Tagged ‘group tour’

The Obvious (and Not So Obvious) Must-List for Rome

Monday, May 16th, 2016

The capital of Italy and a wonder of the Ancient World, Rome deserves to be marveled at.  With its rich history, sensational cuisine, and breathtaking scenery, Rome is at the top of bucket lists around the world, and there are so many reasons why.

Historical Sites

One of the most unique things about Rome is the way that old and new, ancient and modern, are constantly interacting with one another.  Some locals still give directions by referring to places as either inside or outside of “the walls”, referencing the ancient walls built by emperors who lived centuries before us, which are still standing today.  Common attractions like the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Pantheon may seem touristy and overpopulated, but they’re so popular because they are ceaselessly breathtaking.  The sheer enormity of the Colosseum, the views from the top of Palatine Hill, and the delicate perfection of the Pantheon all make for a beautiful day of sight-seeing in Rome.

The Vatican

Though technically its own country, the Vatican is a must-see destination if you’re traveling in Italy.  Thousands of people, both religious and secular, visit the Vatican every day either to pay respect to the Pope or simply to observe its beauty and grandeur.  It may seem daunting to see so many people rushing into what is essentially one large building, but the wait is worth it.  Visitors cannot only experience the intensity St. Peter’s Basilica, but can bask in the tranquility of the Sistine Chapel, observing the finest of Michelangelo’s works.


Tasting the best food that Italy has to offer isn’t difficult because delicious food is all around you.  Of course one has to try the classics: pasta, pizza, gelato, the list goes on, but what about cooking the food for yourself?  It may seem too good to be true, but Italian locals are actually willing to teach tourists how to cook their food!  A quick internet search can yield great results when trying to find a chef to apprentice, and the best part is that they’ll welcome you inside their home with open arms.  What better way to experience the freshest, most authentic Italian food than to have a hand in making it?

There are so many amazing things to do in Rome that it can seem daunting to try to plan a trip for yourself.  Especially if you’re traveling alone, making decisions about what to see and what to do can be tricky, so let us do it for you!  Book your tour to Italy today and join a group of fabulous women just like you who are ready for their Italian adventure.

5 Healthy Advantages to Traveling Alone

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Traveling alone has such a bad rap, here we have presented 5 examples as to how traveling alone can be one of the best experiences of anyone’s life!


1. Surprise VIP treatment

What happens when we are the only one to sign up for a group tour or activity? We might inadvertently end up on a private tour despite paying a group tour price!

Sure, some group travel companies might have minimum quotas to meet before running a tour, and some will charge you a bit more if you’re the only one, but occasionally we’ll get to enjoy a group tour as the sole customer.
That means that if it’s a surfing or rock-climbing lesson, we will have 100% of the instructor’s attention — we can learn so much faster. On a history  or art-oriented tour, we will be able to have an in-depth conversation with our guide instead of getting a group lecture. If it’s a one-person-at-a-time activity like zip-lining, we’ll be able to hop from line to line without waiting for everyone else to go!


2. Reading Voraciously

If a traveler doesn’t read as much as they used to but wish they could pick up the habit again, solo travel is the perfect opportunity!

When you travel with a companion, naturally, you will always be talking. When you are traveling solo, you’ll have a lot of time to fill. You could spend that time engrossed on your phone, scrolling through Facebook  posts, or reading a good book.


3. Time for Reflection and Self-Knowledge

The beauty of solo travel is time. Time to be alone; time to reflect; time to test one’s self. Granted, sometimes that’s uncomfortable. Sometimes, we simply feel lonely and awkward, but recognizing those feelings and learning to overcome them is all part of the process. We get to know ourselves in a new way, test ourselves in new situations. After weeks of camping in remote places, we feel serene in peaceful silence. We feel refreshed. How often do most of us allow ourselves to spend quality time alone?


4. Confidence

The more we challenge ourselves; the more we stretch ourselves and the bigger our world becomes. We can learn how to navigate in a strange city, build a campfire, learn a language. Overcome one obstacle, and we meet the next more confidently. Now, when seeds of self-doubt spring up, one needs to remind themselves, “Well, we have come this far, what’s the big deal?”


5. Encountering New People

Traveling alone doesn’t mean that we will stay in solitude, not by any means. In fact, solo travelers tend to meet more new people when they are on their own, rather than when they travel with somebody.

We are free! We are not bound to spend time with certain people because we happen to have come to this place with each other. We are free like a bird and can mingle, find new dance partners, sit next to new people, interact and start conversations with whomever we want.

Women who are interested in traveling, but do not have a partner can take advantage of the wonderful group tours offered through Women Traveling the World. Find out more by calling 866-753-1552 or visiting

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