Europe

Stained Glass in Barcelona Spain – Palau de la Musica

Stained Glass in Barcelona Spain – Palau de la Musica

  Palau de la Musica Catalana (Palace of Catalan Music) is a magnificent concert hall in La Ribera neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner and completed in 1908. The concert hall features an elaborate stained glass dome which was designed to help bring some natural light into the hall as there were […]

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Cotton Clouds – Leaving Austin for Barcelona via New York

Cotton Clouds – Leaving Austin for Barcelona via New York

I flew out of Austin headed to Barcelona via NYC on Wednesday morning and a short while into the flight I noticed the clouds all seemed to be lined up in tidy little rows as if someone had planted them in the sky! I am always in awe of cloud formations – looking up at […]

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Planning and Preparing for my Solo Trip to Barcelona Spain

Planning and Preparing for my Solo Trip to Barcelona Spain

In one week I will be strolling the streets of Barcelona, consuming cava, and tasting tapas. I will temporarily reside in El Born neighborhood bordering the oldest neighborhood of Barcelona – the Gothic Quarter. For now I will share some of the planning I went through to make this trip happen as well as the […]

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Istanbul Turkey – One of My Favorite Cities

Istanbul Turkey – One of My Favorite Cities

Istanbul, Turkey is on my list of favorite cities for solo travelers. Istanbul is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. The first time I visited I stayed in the Sultanahmet district due to the abundance of historic sites within walking distance and the availability of cheap accommodation. If luxury is more your style try the […]

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Flowers From Faraway Fields

Flowers From Faraway Fields

Traveling to faraway places I enjoy seeing the various types of flora and fauna of a region. I have seen Impatiens growing wild along the mountainside of Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. I was reminded of Texas when I saw endless fields of wildflowers while on a train journey from Casablanca to Marrakech in Morocco. Traveling […]

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Doors of Urgup, Turkey in the Cappadocia Region

Doors of Urgup, Turkey in the Cappadocia Region

When I visited the Cappadocia region of Turkey in 2009 I was traveling light as usual and my Blackberry Tour was my camera for the entire trip. Cappadocia and the Goreme National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site are intriguing places to see both for the geological formations and the historical features. Touring the ancient […]

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Queen of Istanbul

Queen of Istanbul

My first visit to Istanbul, Turkey I stayed in the historic Sultanahmet neighborhood which is walking distance to many of the most popular sites of Istanbul. I walked past this beauty every day and I dubbed her Queen of Istanbul . She was a little camera-shy but I managed to get this photo before she turned […]

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Solo Travel Plans for 2014

Solo Travel Plans for 2014

I am reviewing my solo travel plans for 2014. Having lived in Calgary for 30 years or so you would think I would have made a road trip out to Jasper at least once, but no I didn’t do that. It was so close that I could go there anytime. That’s the way it goes […]

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Carpet of Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

Carpet of Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is one of my favorite cities in the world! Known as the city where East meets West, Istanbul is situated partially in Europe and in Asia, so you can visit two continents within one city. I have visited in the Spring, Summer, and Autumn, each season having it’s own charm and each time leaving […]

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Happy Solstice!

Happy Solstice!

This was taken in March of 2011 when I took my first and only group travel trip. We spent 10 days in China with Austin Community College and their study abroad program. China was amazing! I would love to go back and spend a few months traveling around the country. I think we were somewhere […]

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