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Putting the “Pro” in Procrastination – deadlines anyone?

Putting the “Pro” in Procrastination – deadlines anyone?

What is it about deadlines that I must flirt with them so extensively before finally giving in to them? In two weeks plus three days I will be traipsing around Alpine Texas and not sitting in my Austin apartment, on my fiendishly stylish (and oh-so-comfortable) Humanscale Liberty office chair, that should have been listed on Craigslist quite some time […]

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Going Nomadic – Forgetting Fear – Taking a Leap

Going Nomadic – Forgetting Fear – Taking a Leap

While transitioning to my soon-to-be nomadic lifestyle, occasional moments of fear and doubt creep into my psyche. I shoo the negative thoughts away pronto! I don’t have time for doubts and fears. I have too many things to do before I leave for my year-long road trip adventure. My brain is skilled at creating what if scenarios […]

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Travel Souvenirs – Edible Mementos from my Solo Trips

Travel Souvenirs – Edible Mementos from my Solo Trips

There are a couple of travel souvenirs which I have a tendency to buy more often than not, when I travel to someplace new. Years ago I collected coffee mugs from everywhere I traveled but the collection was getting to be too large and I moved too often to keep lugging all those ceramic mugs around with […]

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Nomadic Lifestyle – Road Trip Begins in 4 Months

Nomadic Lifestyle – Road Trip Begins in 4 Months

My plans to begin a nomadic lifestyle are coming together! The road trip begins in four months! September 30th I pack up Yar-Yar (my 2009 Toyota Yaris) and head to west Texas to do some hiking in Big Bend National Park. On October 15th I will arrive in Tucson Arizona, my home for 7 weeks. I have been […]

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Mexico City Solo Trip – Museo de Bellas Artes a Must!

Mexico City Solo Trip – Museo de Bellas Artes a Must!

My first solo trip to Mexico City I made a mental list of places I wanted to see – many of them art museums – and I highly recommend Museo de Bellas Artes to anyone visiting Mexico City. Even if you do not want to venture inside the art museum you should pay a visit to the building […]

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Planning on Going Nomadic – Getting Rid of Stuff

Planning on Going Nomadic – Getting Rid of Stuff

It has been a month since I wrote about weighing the pros and cons of going nomadic. Whether I embrace the location independent lifestyle or not I am starting to downsize my life. I want to have fewer possessions. Planning on going nomadic gives me the motivation to start getting rid of stuff. Each day […]

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Graffiti Wall Austin Texas – Hope Outdoor Gallery

Graffiti Wall Austin Texas – Hope Outdoor Gallery

I love taking photos of graffiti and public art while I am traveling and here at home. The graffiti wall in Austin Texas has been around for several years but I only just stumbled upon it last year.       Hope Outdoor Gallery is located at Baylor and 11th Street in central Austin. The location […]

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Contemporary Art in Mexico City – Museum of Modern Art

Contemporary Art in Mexico City – Museum of Modern Art

My first full day in Mexico City I chose to visit Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art) located at Chapultepec Park. I walked from my Airbnb apartment in nearby La Condesa neighborhood. Spending the Thanksgiving week in Mexico City was a good choice. The weather cooperated with my plans for spending much of […]

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La Condesa Mexico City – A Great Walking Neighborhood

La Condesa Mexico City – A Great Walking Neighborhood

On my recent solo trip to Mexico City I stayed in the trendy La Condesa neighborhood. It was wonderful! I felt safe walking around the neighborhood even at night-time. I booked my accommodation via AirBnB.com which has been my favorite booking site this year. For Mexico City there were a lot of listings to choose […]

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2014 Solo Travel Highlights – Wanderlust Fix

2014 Solo Travel Highlights – Wanderlust Fix

2014 Solo Travel Highlights 2014 was a wonderful year of solo travel. Looking over the highlights of my year I did do more traveling than in prior years. I made a point of trying to see more of Texas. Although my goal of taking one road trip per month was not completed – not even close! […]

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Frida Kahlo Museum – Coyoacan – Mexico City

Frida Kahlo Museum – Coyoacan – Mexico City

Visiting the Frida Kahlo Museum in the Coyoacan neighborhood of Mexico City has been on my wish list for many years. When I made my first solo trip to Mexico City in November it was one of the first museums I visited. I took the metro from La Condesa to the Coyoacan stop. I brought […]

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8 Days of Solo Travel in Mexico City – Highlights of my Trip

8 Days of Solo Travel in Mexico City – Highlights of my Trip

I planned my solo trip to Mexico City after reading another blogger’s city guide. I was inspired by all of the great architecture, art museums, and archaeological sites around Mexico City. For many years I envisioned visiting the Frida Kahlo Museum. I had seen photos of Diego Rivera’s murals and I wanted to see them […]

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