Traveling Alone – Tips for Planning Solo Travel

Traveling Alone – Tips for Planning Solo Travel

When you start planning solo travel it can be difficult to decide on the location. 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 […]

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Exploring Tucson Arizona – Places to See and Things to do in Tucson AZ

Exploring Tucson Arizona – Places to See and Things to do in Tucson AZ

Exploring Tucson Arizona is where I spent the early days of my nomad life and long-term road trip around the USA and Canada. Having spent seven weeks in Tucson I can highly recommend this Southern Arizona city for a vacation or nomad home for any roadtripping location independent travelers. There are so many things to do […]

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Nomad Life 2017 Update – Death, Dementia, and Getting on with Life

Nomad Life 2017 Update – Death, Dementia, and Getting on with Life

So far, 2017 has been a challenging year. After spending 5 months in Calgary helping out my dad, I will be heading south for the winter in early September. My mother died in January, unexpectedly, although not a total surprise. She died peacefully at home in Calgary at the age of 81. My dad found […]

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Digital nomad life – How do you do this nomad thing?

Digital nomad life – How do you do this nomad thing?

Since becoming a digital nomad over a year ago many people ask me “How do you do this nomad thing?” Recently, Tracey posted on Solo Trips and Tips Facebook page. “Susan, I’d really love to hear about where you stay, how you get around, how you go about researching your living situations when traveling. That […]

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Nomad Life Update – Long Term Road Trip – USA Canada

Nomad Life Update – Long Term Road Trip – USA Canada

First of all, sorry for being an absentee blogger! I missed writing and posting my travels! I’m a bad travel blogger. I write posts in my head but they don’t make it onto the computer. Dozens of stories are swirling around in my brain, unedited, unposted. Perhaps a glass or three of wine will entice […]

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Don’t Look at Me Like You’ve Never Seen a Naked Woman Before

Don’t Look at Me Like You’ve Never Seen a Naked Woman Before

Having a shower in the claw-foot tub of my Victorian era rental home in Port Townsend, I reached for my razor on the windowsill ledge. Something caught my eye, outside in the yard. I pulled the curtain back for a better look, not thinking of my naked state. He stood there staring right at me with a […]

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Six Month Solo Road Trip – Austin Texas to Portland Oregon

Six Month Solo Road Trip – Austin Texas to Portland Oregon

The end of March marks 6 months on my solo road trip adventure, taking me from Austin Texas to Portland Oregon. Here are the places I stayed, so I could wander and explore, while enjoying my new nomad life adventure: Alpine TX – October Big Bend National Park TX – October Las Cruces NM – October Tucson AZ – […]

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Portland Road Trip to North Oregon Coast – a Scenic Day Trip

Portland Road Trip to North Oregon Coast – a Scenic Day Trip

While transitioning from nomad life in Oakland to nomad life in Portland I planned my road trip via the North Oregon coast. Since weather patterns caused me to reconsider my plan, I opted to take the faster inland route from Oakland to Portland. Along with an overnight stop in Ashland Oregon near the California border. […]

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Solo Travel Palm Springs – Mount San Jacinto Park – Desert to Mountain

Solo Travel Palm Springs – Mount San Jacinto Park – Desert to Mountain

One of the things I love about Palm Springs is that you can go from the desert to 8,516 ft (2,596 m) elevation in the mountains within a 10-minute tramway ride up to Mount San Jacinto State Park. Visit the park for hiking, stunning views, a picnic lunch in the mountains, or dine in one […]

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10 Inspirational Travel Quotes for Everyday Life

10 Inspirational Travel Quotes for Everyday Life

These are 10 of my favorite inspirational travel quotes that apply to everyday life. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures with inspirational travel quotes are worth a thousand words multiplied by a thousand. It’s true! My imagination floats with cumulus clouds around the globe when I read these inspiring quotes paired […]

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Best Solo Hiking Trips – Big Bend National Park – Day Hikes

Best Solo Hiking Trips – Big Bend National Park – Day Hikes

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclaimer Making a list of the best solo hikes to try at Big Bend National Park took some research. I started planning my solo hiking trips for my stay at Big Bend while I was in Alpine Texas – a great home base for […]

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Palm Springs Day Trip Info on Hiking Joshua Tree National Park California

Palm Springs Day Trip Info on Hiking Joshua Tree National Park California

I knew I wanted to make a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park while planning the Palm Springs segment of my nomadic life for December. I loved Joshua Tree park so much that I visited two times, on December 13th and December 25th. Yes, Christmas day is a great day to visit a national […]

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