Inspiration

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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Life Lessons for Solo Travelers – Learning from Experience

Life Lessons for Solo Travelers – Learning from Experience

Many of the life lessons I apply to solo travel I learned from past experiences completely unrelated to travel. My regular gig these days is bookkeeping and most of my life I have been in the accounting line of work. I also daytraded for six years and learned many life lessons that I can apply […]

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Nomadic Life Ups and Downs – Overcoming Challenges of Remote Work

Nomadic Life Ups and Downs – Overcoming Challenges of Remote Work

Leaving Austin Texas to begin my nomadic life I felt a sense of freedom and a little angst. What challenges would I face in my first weeks as a nomad? Did I have everything I needed? What did I forget to do, set up, cancel, transfer, etc? Would this nomadic life experiment turn into an exhilarating […]

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Candidasa Bali Indonesia – Flashback Friday

Candidasa Bali Indonesia – Flashback Friday

Ahhh listening to the waves roll up to the sandy beach next to my room. Fond memories of my beach side room at the Agung Guesthouse in Candidasa Bali Indonesia, one of thousands of islands that make up the archipelago of Indonesia. I visited only 7 of the islands: Java, Bali, Lombok, Gili Air, Sumbawa, […]

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My First Solo Trip – Roaming and Reminiscing

My First Solo Trip – Roaming and Reminiscing

I often think back to my first solo trip and how my life has taken me on unexpected adventures since the 7-month journey. Twenty-two years ago, in August 1993, I was enjoying my last few days on the tropical island of Bali in Indonesia. One could stay two months for each entry to Indonesia back in the […]

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Planning on Going Nomadic – Getting Rid of Stuff

Planning on Going Nomadic – Getting Rid of Stuff

It has been a month since I wrote about weighing the pros and cons of going nomadic. Whether I embrace the location independent lifestyle or not I am starting to downsize my life. I want to have fewer possessions. Planning on going nomadic gives me the motivation to start getting rid of stuff. Each day […]

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Nomadic Lifestyle – Pros and Cons – Should I Go Nomadic?

Nomadic Lifestyle – Pros and Cons – Should I Go Nomadic?

Am I going nomadic? I have been tossing around the idea of turning my lifestyle nomadic for the past couple of years and now. I am taking some steps towards turning my dream of becoming location independent into a reality. Will I have the confidence to follow through? This whole idea of going nomadic started to take shape […]

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Fear Traveling Alone? – Overcoming Language Barriers

Fear Traveling Alone? – Overcoming Language Barriers

The fear of traveling alone is so intense for some people they simply do not travel solo and some do not travel at all. I have had many conversations with people that long to travel but are afraid to travel alone so I decided I would write a new series on Solo Trips And Tips about the issues […]

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Fitbit – Discipline and Motivation Help to Stay Healthy

Fitbit – Discipline and Motivation Help to Stay Healthy

One of my favorite new gadgets is the Fitbit Charge I received as a Christmas gift in 2014 from one of my clients. I have been curious as to how many miles I logged while traveling – especially when hiking or exploring a new city on foot. I tried to map it out and get […]

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2014 Solo Travel Highlights – Wanderlust Fix

2014 Solo Travel Highlights – Wanderlust Fix

2014 Solo Travel Highlights 2014 was a wonderful year of solo travel. Looking over the highlights of my year I did do more traveling than in prior years. I made a point of trying to see more of Texas. Although my goal of taking one road trip per month was not completed – not even close! […]

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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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Guitar Concert – Santa Anna Church – Barcelona

Guitar Concert – Santa Anna Church – Barcelona

  Looking for things to do in Barcelona alone? One thing I highly recommend to other solo travelers is to experience the local culture by attending concerts, art shows, and other unique events while traveling alone. During an early morning walk in Barcelona I noticed a flyer advertising a guitar concert that evening at the […]

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