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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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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Huatulco Oaxaca Mexico

Huatulco Oaxaca Mexico

Huatulco is almost due south from Austin, Texas – it’s a resort town situated on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Oaxaca. I visited Huatulco in 2000 and remember it as a very laid back place. The Bougainvillea grew to massive size and were full of vibrant blooms Lush gardens full of tropical fruits […]

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Spring in Austin…almost :)

Spring in Austin…almost :)

Last week on Monday I was enjoying the beautiful spring weather in Austin, Texas. I noticed a few red bud trees blooming so in-between client appointments I stopped by Zilker Botanical Gardens to visit their red bud trees – just starting to bloom as you can see in this photo: Yesterday was 28 degrees Celsius […]

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Roosevelt’s at the Tarpon Inn – Port Aransas Texas

Roosevelt’s at the Tarpon Inn – Port Aransas Texas

Ordinarily I enjoy trying out as many of the gastronomic offerings as possible when I am traveling. My first night in Port Aransas I found Roosevelt’s at the Tarpon Inn on Cotter Avenue where I became involved in a committed relationship immediately. I would see no other restaurants in Port Aransas during my three-day escape […]

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Graffiti Around the World

Graffiti Around the World

Traveling around the world I enjoy walking around exploring the neighborhoods of my temporary location – graffiti always catches my eye. In Buenos Aires I stayed in the Palermo Soho neighborhood and walked throughout the neighborhood – there was plenty of creative graffiti in the area.           Rio de Janeiro has some […]

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Portuguese Man O’ War – Looks Pretty but Don’t Touch

Portuguese Man O’ War – Looks Pretty but Don’t Touch

This Portuguese Man O’ War arrived on the beach of St Jos. Island yesterday while I was walking along taking photos of the collection of things washed up on shore. The Portuguese Man O’ War was by far the most interesting and colorful item on display. More information on these marvelous creatures soon. For now […]

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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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Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock

In the Hill Country of Central Texas lies a massive granite boulder known as Enchanted Rock. The huge granite mass known as a batholith was created by molten rock about a billion years ago. The native people of the region called it Spirit Rock most likely due to the mysterious sounds emitted from deep inside […]

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Mosaicultures Internationales Montreal 2013

Mosaicultures Internationales Montreal 2013

Located at the Montreal Botanical Gardens the exhibit Mosaicultures Internationales Montreal 2013 included 48 entries from 19 countries. It took me two visits to view the entire exhibit, tickets were good for two days due to the size of the exhibit. Mosaicultures Internationales Montreal started in 1998 and the first exhibit appeared at the Old Port […]

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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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Road Trip to Fort Worth – Art  Jazz  Cattle

Road Trip to Fort Worth – Art Jazz Cattle

Returning Saturday evening to the Sundance Square district in downtown Fort Worth I drove to the same parking garage only this time I drove all the way to the top level before finding a spot. A healthy seven flights down to street level and off to the plaza to enjoy the evening. It was much more lively […]

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