Traveling Alone – Tips for Planning Solo Travel

Traveling Alone – Tips for Planning Solo Travel

You are planning a solo travel adventure – do you know where you want to go? Maybe you already have the ideal location in mind or if you are like me you probably have a long list of places you want to explore. The following tips will help you with planning your solo trip. Some places are […]

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Koreana Restaurant – Dolsot Bibimbap Korean Food Montreal

Koreana Restaurant – Dolsot Bibimbap Korean Food Montreal

Strolling along St Denis Street in Montreal is a perfect place for any solo traveler visiting the city. There are boutiques if you like shopping, coffee shops with Wi-Fi, art galleries to browse, street art, and dozens of restaurants to choose from – many with outdoor terraces to sit and watch the people go by […]

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Rideau Canal Walk from Dows Lake to Ottawa Locks

Rideau Canal Walk from Dows Lake to Ottawa Locks

Ottawa is a great city for outdoor activities. On my solo trip to Ottawa I chose an overcast day to walk from Wellington West to Dows Lake and along the Rideau Canal to the Ottawa Locks near Parliament Hill. I wanted to visit the Rideau Canal since I was a kid in Calgary Alberta. I […]

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Jamming with Montreal Tam-Tams Music Jam Mont Royal

Jamming with Montreal Tam-Tams Music Jam Mont Royal

Jamming and dancing to the Tam Tams on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Montreal’s Mont Royal Park was a perfect finish to my solo travels in Montreal and Ottawa. What are these Tam Tams you ask? Tam Tams is the name given to the weekly summertime drumming festival that takes place on the east slope […]

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5 Days of Solo Travel in Ottawa – Highlights of my Trip

5 Days of Solo Travel in Ottawa – Highlights of my Trip

My first solo trip to Ottawa – the capital of Canada – the Motherland – was in August. I took a train from Montreal and stayed in beautiful Wellington West – just south of the Ottawa River. Walking to catch the bus to my AirBnB accommodations I stopped on the overpass from the Via Rail […]

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Ishtar Gate – Images from Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Ishtar Gate – Images from Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Istanbul Archaeological Museum located near Topkapi Palace in the Sultanahmet neighborhood is an extraordinary museum. I have been twice and will visit again on my next solo travels to Istanbul Turkey – one of my favorite cities. Ishtar Gate and Processional Way was constructed around 575 BC and was the eighth gate within the walls of the […]

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Graffiti – Montreal Quebec Street Art – Part Two

Graffiti – Montreal Quebec Street Art – Part Two

This virtual graffiti tour of Montreal street art is a follow-up to my post last week. I love walking the streets of a city and enjoy seeing the street art along the way. Montreal has an active street art community and has been host to the Under Pressure International Graffiti Convention for the past 19 […]

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Hotel vs Hostel – Ritz-Carlton vs Montreal Central Hostel

Hotel vs Hostel – Ritz-Carlton vs Montreal Central Hostel

  Hotel vs hostel – which is better for a solo traveler – hotel or hostel? I recently spent one night at the Ritz followed by a night at Montreal Central Hostel. The Ritz-Carlton in Montreal is a 5-star hotel that opened its doors in 1912. It was the first hotel in North America with the […]

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Graffiti – Montreal Quebec Street Art

Graffiti – Montreal Quebec Street Art

I love street art finds while strolling around a city like Montreal – murals and graffiti are plentiful. My third solo trip to Montreal began with a welcome coolness in the air. August in Austin TX brings hot dry weather and the opportunity to walk around outside during the day or night and be comfortable […]

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Glittering Gold Bar in My Hands

Glittering Gold Bar in My Hands

On my recent solo trip to Ottawa I visited the Parliament buildings and wandered around the ByWard Market then headed over to the Royal Canadian Mint. This is where collectible coins and investment grade coins are created. As I arrived at the Royal Canadian Mint a tour was just about to start. I  paid the […]

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Canon Powershot SX700 30x Zoom – Travel Camera Review

Canon Powershot SX700 30x Zoom – Travel Camera Review

My first travel excursion taking my new Canon Powershot SX700 with 30x zoom lens was 9 days Solo Travel in Barcelona – a magnificent trip and I highly recommend Barcelona for solo travelers! The Canon SX700 was an excellent choice as my new travel camera. Pros of the Canon SX700 Video 1080p/60p Full HD – Operates […]

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Fabergé and Faux Fabérge at MMFA

Fabergé and Faux Fabérge at MMFA

In Montreal my favorite museum to visit is the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and yesterday I attended the fabulous Fabergé exhibit. I used to make jewelry and do cloisonné enamel work so I have an idea of the craftsmanship required to create these fine works of art. The extraordinary Fabergé Imperial Peter the Great Easter […]

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