Don’t Look at Me Like You’ve Never Seen a Naked Woman Before

Don’t Look at Me Like You’ve Never Seen a Naked Woman Before

Having a shower in the claw-foot tub of my Victorian era rental home in Port Townsend, I reached for my razor on the windowsill ledge. Something caught my eye, outside in the yard. I pulled the curtain back for a better look, not thinking of my naked state. He stood there staring right at me with a […]

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Six Month Solo Road Trip – Austin Texas to Portland Oregon

Six Month Solo Road Trip – Austin Texas to Portland Oregon

The end of March marks 6 months on my solo road trip adventure, taking me from Austin Texas to Portland Oregon. Here are the places I stayed, so I could wander and explore, while enjoying my new nomad life adventure: Alpine TX – October Big Bend National Park TX – October Las Cruces NM – October Tucson AZ – […]

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Portland Road Trip to North Oregon Coast – a Scenic Day Trip

Portland Road Trip to North Oregon Coast – a Scenic Day Trip

While transitioning from nomad life in Oakland to nomad life in Portland I planned my road trip via the North Oregon coast. Weather patterns caused me to reconsider my plan and I opted to take the faster inland route from Oakland to Portland with an overnight stop in Ashland Oregon near the California border. Ashland […]

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Solo Travel Palm Springs – Mount San Jacinto State Park

Solo Travel Palm Springs – Mount San Jacinto State Park

One of the things I love about Palm Springs is that you can go from the desert to 8,516 ft (2,596 m) elevation in the mountains within a 10-minute tramway ride up to Mount San Jacinto State Park. Visit the park for hiking, stunning views, a picnic lunch in the mountains, or dine in one […]

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10 Inspirational Travel Quotes for Everyday Life

10 Inspirational Travel Quotes for Everyday Life

These are 10 of my favorite inspirational travel quotes that apply to everyday life. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures with inspirational travel quotes are worth a thousand words multiplied by a thousand. It’s true! My imagination floats with cumulus clouds around the globe when I read these inspiring quotes paired […]

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Favorite Hikes – Big Bend National Park

Favorite Hikes – Big Bend National Park

Trying to make a list of my favorite hikes to try at Big Bend National Park took some research. I started planning my solo hiking trips for my stay at Big Bend while I was in Alpine Texas – a great home base for visiting West Texas. I met artist Nancy Whitlock through a mutual […]

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Palm Springs Day Trip – Joshua Tree National Park

Palm Springs Day Trip – Joshua Tree National Park

I knew I wanted to make a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park while planning the Palm Springs segment of my nomadic life for December. I loved Joshua Tree park so much that I visited two times, on December 13th and December 25th. Yes, Christmas day is a great day to visit a national […]

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Solo Hiking Tucson Arizona – Wildlife Photos

Solo Hiking Tucson Arizona – Wildlife Photos

Enjoying nature as well as more time for hiking were part of my decision to adopt a nomadic lifestyle earlier this year. I started out my solo road trip adventure with a couple of weeks in West Texas and some fantastic hiking at Big Bend National Park. Next I lived in Tucson Arizona for seven weeks and enjoyed […]

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Solo Road Trip From Austin to West Texas

Solo Road Trip From Austin to West Texas

My nomadic life began on September 30th with my solo road trip from Austin to west Texas and other than some internet issues all went basically as planned. I chose Alpine Texas as the first stop on my nomadic life adventure for several reasons. Alpine TX – great home base for exploring west Texas On […]

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Solo Trip to Malacca Malaysia – Flashback Friday

Solo Trip to Malacca Malaysia – Flashback Friday

Malacca was the first place I visited in Malaysia during my 7 month solo backpacking journey around Southeast Asia in 1993. I also visited the capital, Kuala Lumpur, and enjoyed a few days on the island Palau Perhentian Kecil, so I enjoyed some variety in locations. I visited Malaysia in March and it was hot in […]

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Solo Trip to Marrakech Morocco – Flashback Friday

Solo Trip to Marrakech Morocco – Flashback Friday

I booked my solo trip to Marrakech Morocco in early 2010. It was travel therapy. Some people go shopping when they feel unhappy. I make travel arrangements. I love visiting places with a rich history – Istanbul and Barcelona are two of my favorite cities due to the intoxicating mix of ancient and modern within […]

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Life Lessons for Solo Travelers – Learning from Experience

Life Lessons for Solo Travelers – Learning from Experience

Many of the life lessons I apply to solo travel I learned from past experiences completely unrelated to travel. My regular gig these days is bookkeeping and most of my life I have been in the accounting line of work. I also daytraded for six years and learned many life lessons that I can apply […]

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