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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.     Walking around the old city I noticed beautiful doors everywhere. Cartagena is a gorgeous city […]

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Medellin Colombia Favorite City for Solo Travelers and Digital Nomads

Medellin Colombia Favorite City for Solo Travelers and Digital Nomads

I love Medellin Colombia! It’s a wonderful location for solo female travelers. After an epic visit to Cartagena in springtime I booked a solo winter vacation back to Colombia. On Christmas day 2012 I took a morning flight from Bogota to Medellin after a sleepless night due to the hostel owner’s hosting their Navidad party. […]

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Museo de Antioquia – Contemporary Art of Medellin Colombia

Museo de Antioquia – Contemporary Art of Medellin Colombia

The Museo de Antioquia is one of the most popular art museums of Medellin Colombia. Located in Central Medellin next to the Plaza Botero and just a block from the Berrio Park Metro station on the A Line. Especially for solo travelers I would recommend only visiting this neighborhood during daytime – it’s not the […]

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Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gomez Medellin Colombia Best Museum

Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gomez Medellin Colombia Best Museum

I visited Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gomez in Medellin December 2012 during my second solo trip to Colombia. Visiting the museum on your own can feel a bit daunting. I mentioned the museum in my post The Kindness of Strangers a few days ago. Getting off the subway station at Universidad station I walked to the Aranjuez […]

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Botero Mona Lisa Painting at Museo de Botero in Bogota Colombia

Botero Mona Lisa Painting at Museo de Botero in Bogota Colombia

Botero’s Mona Lisa Painting You can view this Mona Lisa painting by Fernando Botero at Museo de Botero in the historic La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia.  The museum started life in 2000 due to a donation from the private collection of Fernando Botero. Botero Museum collection includes works by Dali, Chagall, and Picasso as well […]

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Ajiaco Soup a Favorite of Bogota Colombia

Ajiaco Soup a Favorite of Bogota Colombia

In December I tasted this delicious ajiaco soup for the first time while traveling in Bogota Colombia. Ajiaco is a delicious and hearty soup that makes a great meal especially on cold days. The finishing touch with ajiaco is a healthy dollop of cream swirling atop the soup which makes for an interesting appearance. The […]

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Solo Traveler Interview: Linda on the Run (Linda Malys Yore)

Solo Traveler Interview: Linda on the Run (Linda Malys Yore)

This month our solo travel interview is with Linda on the Run aka Linda Malys Yore. And Linda is literally on the run, as an active triathlete and long time running enthusiast. She’s done half and full marathons. Linda is a baby boomer – she’s 66 years old – and didn’t get into competing in […]

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Best Solo Travel Tips For Both Men and Women Travelers

Best Solo Travel Tips For Both Men and Women Travelers

Traveling alone may seem intimidating. Try some of these top travel tips to ease any anxiety while traveling by yourself.     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 I like to […]

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How to Plan a Solo Trip – Best Planning Tips

How to Plan a Solo Trip – Best Planning Tips

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 […]

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Going Nomadic – Forgetting Fear – Taking a Leap

Going Nomadic – Forgetting Fear – Taking a Leap

While transitioning to my soon-to-be nomadic lifestyle, occasional moments of fear and doubt creep into my psyche. I shoo the negative thoughts away pronto! I don’t have time for doubts and fears. I have too many things to do before I leave for my year-long road trip adventure. My brain is skilled at creating what if scenarios […]

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Best Tips to Improve and Protect Healthy Looking Skin While Traveling

Best Tips to Improve and Protect Healthy Looking Skin While Traveling

My best tips for keeping skin looking healthy while traveling are the same tips that will help keep your whole body staying healthy while traveling. The older I get the more I strive to keep a healthy lifestyle. I’m not a doctor or health professional so do consult one before you embark on any new […]

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Travel Souvenirs – Edible Mementos from my Solo Trips

Travel Souvenirs – Edible Mementos from my Solo Trips

There are a couple of travel souvenirs which I have a tendency to buy more often than not, when I travel to someplace new. Years ago I collected coffee mugs from everywhere I traveled but the collection was getting to be too large and I moved too often to keep lugging all those ceramic mugs around with […]

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