Perks of Traveling Solo

There is something invigorating, liberating and empowering about traveling solo, especially as a female traveler. I wouldn't say I prefer to travel alone, but when the locations, activities, and my goals align, traveling solo can be an incredible experience. Of course there are downsides to traveling solo as well—in some places it might be unsafe, …

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2013 Travel Recap

Each year I try to recap the places I've been. I didn't start my blog until 2009 (years prior to 2009 involved lots of travel so I don't know how I would have recapped all of that!) and the trips have been reasonable--both domestic and international, and some not so far from home. Although I …

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Literary Travels: Vive la France

It must have been some residual subconscious that has me reading stories from/about/taking place in France-- it seems our recent trip there was an aeon ago and not just a couple months. I won't go into lengthy reviews of my recent literary pursuits--but I did enjoy them and they were very different from one another. …

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International Travel on a Budget

I had the unexpected pleasure of a pre-honeymoon jaunt to Europe, thanks to the fiance having to travel for work. He had customer visits in Russia and then I met him in Switzerland, where he was completing trainings for a Europe-based branch of his company. We both headed to Paris where I ran around on a …

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