Allegheny National Forest and the Kinzua Bridge

My winter roadtrip from NYC through Montreal, Ottawa, and Kingston on my way to Ohio concluded with a night in the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania and a morning stop at the Kinzua Bridge State Park. It took me about six hours to drive from Kingston, Ontario, to Westline, Pennsylvania via Syracuse where I grabbed …

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Exploring Ottawa, Canada

During my winter roadtrip from New York City to Bellville, Ohio, I took the long way home and visited several cities that have long been on my list. After a wonderful time exploring Montreal, I headed west for Kingston and decided to stop in Ottawa along the way. I didn’t know anything about Ottawa except that …

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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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Traveling Solo: Leavenworth and Plain, Washington

Each fall and winter I tend to fly solo while my husband is off hunting deer, migratory birds or-- as of late-- bear and cougar. He grew up hunting with his dad, brother, uncles and friends and has continue to travel to meet them to hunt as long as we've been together (all 12+ years!). While …

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Germany: Day Trip to Lubeck

As I researched things to do in the Schleswig-Holstein region of Germany in preparation for our trip, the city of Lubeck seemingly always topped the lists of 'top places to see' and 'the best day trips from Hamburg.' Only a 45-minute train ride from Hamburg, this city became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987-- the first time …

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Germany: Castles and Cathedrals of Schwerin

We spent our initial days in Hamburg exploring the harbor area, visiting museums and enjoying the outdoors, but on Tuesday reality set in and Brian had to go to work, e.g. attend his work conference. While he headed toward the convention center, I headed toward the train station for my first day-trip to Schwerin, Germany. I've …

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