Travel Tips

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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Kindness of Strangers Around the World

Kindness of Strangers Around the World

Traveling solo I often wind up in neighborhoods where there are no other tourists when I’m traveling simply because that is where some of the art museums happen to be located. As a solo traveler I must rely on my own navigational abilities but I often seek assistance from strangers. When I was in Medellin, […]

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How to Avoid Jet Lag – Travel Tips for Long-haul Flights

How to Avoid Jet Lag – Travel Tips for Long-haul Flights

Jet lag is the bane of all multi time zone travelers. How do you deal with jet lag? My first experience with jet lag was during my first trip to Europe. I found out jet lag is annoying! Jet lag can also be quite debilitating for some people. Symptoms of Jet Lag Insomnia Irritability Loss of appetite […]

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Traveling Solo Builds Confidence

Traveling Solo Builds Confidence

Traveling solo builds confidence. All of our life experiences help to shape us and build up our collection of knowledge and memories. My experiences traveling independently have taught me about being able to adapt to new situations and being flexible with outcomes. When I went Hill Tribe Trekking in Pai, Thailand we had to walk […]

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Travel Tips – Less Stuff and More Travel – More Happiness

Travel Tips – Less Stuff and More Travel – More Happiness

Shortly after moving to Austin, TX in 1999 I began daytrading with a proprietary trading firm and spent six years daytrading. I did little travel during that time, a few North American destinations including my annual trip to Calgary to visit family but no international travel. I was making steady money but not a lot […]

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15 Solo Travel Tips For Both Men and Women Travelers

15 Solo Travel Tips For Both Men and Women Travelers

Traveling solo for the first time may seem intimidating at times. Try some of these solo travel tips to ease any anxiety while traveling alone. Read up on local customs and history – You should know the very basics of the history of the place you travel to. When I’m planning a trip to a new country […]

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My Inspiration for Solo Travel

My Inspiration for Solo Travel

In 1992 I hadn’t traveled very much yet. As a kid my family made an annual trip to Vancouver Island to visit my grandparents. I had taken a couple of trips to Europe for two or three weeks at a time and I always had a travel companion. I was still living in my hometown […]

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5 Tips for Affordable Travel

5 Tips for Affordable Travel

  I am often asked how I can afford to travel so frequently. I’m not independently wealthy by any means. I do live quite frugally and I am very good at budgeting, although sometimes when I travel I do suffer from budget amnesia. When I start my trip planning I prepare a pre-travel budget and […]

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