Camera Bag for Canon Powershot SX700 Point and Shoot

Camera Bag for Canon Powershot SX700 Point and Shoot

I bought my Canon SX700 from Amazon just before I left for my solo trip to Barcelona in May but I didn’t find any camera bags specifically made for the SX700 online so I took my search local. I visited a camera shop nearby and tried the SX700 in each of the camera bags designed […]

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Earrings from Everywhere I Travel – Wearable Souvenirs

Earrings from Everywhere I Travel – Wearable Souvenirs

Traveling alone I like to travel light so that carrying my bags on my own is easy. I have used one roller style carry-on suitcase and a small backpack for all of my solo trips. My favorite keepsake souvenirs to buy while traveling are earrings. Guys you should keep this in mind when you are […]

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Montreal Quebec – Public Art – Memory Gaps

Montreal Quebec – Public Art – Memory Gaps

My third solo trip to Montreal begins next week and I started thinking about things to do and see on this visit to one of my favorite cities of the world. Previously I have stayed at Montreal Central hostel which is next to the central bus station and near St Catherine Street – a great […]

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Essential Electronics – Travel Gear For My Solo Trips

Essential Electronics – Travel Gear For My Solo Trips

Electronic devices are essential travel gear for my solo trips since they allow me to keep a remote office wherever I go. My basic remote office setup consists of the following: Amazon Kindle Blackberry Tour mobile phone (plan to upgrade to Android smartphone soon) Acer Aspire One 11.6″ laptop MacBook Air 13″ laptop I have […]

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Dread Dining Alone? Advice for Solo Travelers

Dread Dining Alone? Advice for Solo Travelers

Some people enjoy traveling solo but dread the thought of dining alone. I have put together some tips and advice for solo travelers to help people get more enjoyment out of dining alone. I acquired the skill of feeling comfortable while dining alone when I was on my first solo trip in Southeast Asia. Spending […]

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Doors of Cartagena Colombia on the Caribbean Coast

Doors of Cartagena Colombia on the Caribbean Coast

My first solo trip to Cartagena Colombia introduced me to the magic of this colonial city along the Caribbean Sea. I stayed at a wonderful hostel called Casa de la Chicheria within the old walled city of Cartagena. I enjoy exploring a city on foot and Cartagena is a splendid city for strolling around enjoying […]

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Costa Rica Caribbean Coast – Manzanillo

Costa Rica Caribbean Coast – Manzanillo

Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast was my solo travel destination for relaxation and rejuvenation in the tiny village of Manzanillo in August 2012. Running my bookkeeping business and taking an Arabic language class at the local community college had worn me out. Did you know Arabic is rated as one of the most difficult languages to […]

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Big Bend National Park – A Solo Road Trip to West Texas

Big Bend National Park – A Solo Road Trip to West Texas

  I never gave too much thought as to why the West Texas park known as Big Bend National Park was so-named. I found out when I took my first solo road trip to West Texas in December 2010. The trip would take me from Austin to Marathon – Alpine – Big Bend National Park […]

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11 Years Without Watching TV and I Do Not Miss it!

11 Years Without Watching TV and I Do Not Miss it!

I remember well the summer I quit watching TV. In May 2003 I was introduced to the world of glass fusing – also known as kiln formed glass. I took an introductory class at the now defunct Art Glass Fusing Center in Austin. I was enthralled with learning everything I could about kiln formed glass. […]

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Ammolite – Colorful Gemstone of Alberta Canada

Ammolite – Colorful Gemstone of Alberta Canada

Ammolite is a gemstone made from fossilized shells of the extinct ammonite mollusks – squidlike creatures –  found primarily in Southern Alberta. The shells could grow to as large as 1 meter in diameter. Ammolite is often made into colorful gemstones and Feng Shui practitioners refer to it as the “Seven Color Prosperity Stone”. That’s […]

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Gaudi’s Amazing Architecture – Casa Batllo in Barcelona

Gaudi’s Amazing Architecture – Casa Batllo in Barcelona

My first night in Barcelona I accidentally found Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Batllo when I went for an evening stroll. Staying in La Ribera district I walked over to Passeig de Gràcia enjoying the people watching and admiring the architecture along the way. There are expensive shops and several tapas bars along with hotels and office buildings […]

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Zilker Botanical Garden – A Little Zen in Austin Texas

Zilker Botanical Garden – A Little Zen in Austin Texas

Zilker Botanical Garden is a little piece of Zen in central Austin. I often stop by in-between bookkeeping client appointments to take a meditative break. Spring is my favorite time to visit Zilker Botanical Garden because I love to see the redbuds begin to bloom but there is beauty in every season. The setting is serene with […]

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