Food

There are many places I would travel to again just for the food!

Fresh Coconut at Candidasa – Flashback Friday

Fresh Coconut at Candidasa – Flashback Friday

Fresh coconut adorned the top of every tropical fruit salad during my two months in Bali Indonesia. Mango, papaya, banana, and coconut palm trees provided abundant fruit at each guesthouse I stayed at in Bali. I became spoiled with the luxury of fresh from the tree fruit salads each morning for breakfast, along with the standard thermos […]

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Visiting Flores Indonesia – Flashback Friday

Visiting Flores Indonesia – Flashback Friday

  “I have a guesthouse in Moni, why don’t you stay with me?!” smiled the woman sitting next to me. Awaiting a bus to trade the coastal town of Ende for volcano vistas in Moni on the island of Flores Indonesia I had struck up a conversation with Amina Moi. I filled in my travel companions and […]

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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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Serendipitous Moment at La Boqueria Market in Barcelona

Serendipitous Moment at La Boqueria Market in Barcelona

On the second day of my solo trip to Barcelona last May I walked over to La Boqueria Market via the Gothic Quarter. It was a beautiful blue sky spring day in Barcelona. I enjoyed wandering from my Airbnb apartment on Via Laietana through the Gothic Quarter and walking along the narrow streets. I visited the old Jewish quarter […]

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8 Days of Solo Travel in Mexico City – Highlights of my Trip

8 Days of Solo Travel in Mexico City – Highlights of my Trip

I planned my solo trip to Mexico City after reading another blogger’s city guide. I was inspired by all of the great architecture, art museums, and archaeological sites around Mexico City. For many years I envisioned visiting the Frida Kahlo Museum. I had seen photos of Diego Rivera’s murals and I wanted to see them […]

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Poutine Quintessential Quebec Cuisine

Poutine Quintessential Quebec Cuisine

While traveling around the world or at home I love to experience different cultures via the food. There are not too many foods that have their origin in Canada, where I grew up, but visiting Quebec I had the pleasure of tasting one of them. Poutine is quintessential Quebec cuisine. Poutine consists of French fries […]

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Where to Stay in Barcelona – La Ribera District Barcelona

Where to Stay in Barcelona – La Ribera District Barcelona

La Ribera District is where to stay in Barcelona – it was my home during my solo 9-day visit to Barcelona. La Ribera is a great walking neighborhood in Barcelona. I felt safe on my own exploring the area both during the day and at night so I definitely recommend La Ribera district of Barcelona to […]

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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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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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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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Costa Rica Caribbean Coast – Manzanillo Solo Trip Vacation

Costa Rica Caribbean Coast – Manzanillo Solo Trip Vacation

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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Xi’an China the Walled City and Terracotta Warriors & Horses

Xi’an China the Walled City and Terracotta Warriors & Horses

Visiting the walled city of Xi’an China and the Museum of Terracotta Warriors & Horses was a dream come true for me. I don’t recall when I first learned of the ancient city of Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province in China, but I had wanted to travel there for years. The opportunity arose when I […]

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