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5 Awesome Glacial Lakes to Visit on a BC and Alberta Road Trip

5 Awesome Glacial Lakes to Visit on a BC and Alberta Road Trip

What was the biggest highlight of my solo road trip from Vancouver to Calgary? Most definitely the glacial lakes in the Rocky Mountains. Unbelievable turquoise color lakes. Yes the colors truly do show up in magnificent hues of emerald green to turquoise all due to a special ingredient in glacial lakes. People often ask me […]

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Things to do in Tucson Arizona (BEST) Tourist Attractions

Things to do in Tucson Arizona (BEST) Tourist Attractions

Exploring Arizona and all the cool things to do in Tucson is how I spent the early days of my nomad life and long-term solo 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 […]

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Port Townsend Washington State Seems to Have More Deer Than People

Port Townsend Washington State Seems to Have More Deer Than People

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 current 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 […]

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Day Trip to Oregon Coast From Portland – Perfect Outing

Day Trip to Oregon Coast From Portland – Perfect Outing

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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Mount San Jacinto Park – Desert to Mountain Palm Springs Day Trip

Mount San Jacinto Park – Desert to Mountain Palm Springs Day Trip

Mount San Jacinto Park is one of the things I love about Palm Springs. 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 […]

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Big Bend National Park Hiking Trails – Which are Best for Solo Hikers?

Big Bend National Park Hiking Trails – Which are Best for Solo Hikers?

Making a list of the best solo hikes to try at Big Bend National Park in Texas 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 visiting West Texas. I highly recommend putting Alpine on your […]

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Joshua Tree Day Trip From Palm Springs

Joshua Tree Day Trip From Palm Springs

Plan on making a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park while visiting Palm Springs and enjoy some easy hikes and scenic drives. You can really do a lot in one day at Joshua Tree. But I loved it so much that I visited two times, on December 13th and December 25th. Yes, Christmas day […]

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Hiking in Tucson Arizona Best Hiking Trails for Solo Travelers

Hiking in Tucson Arizona Best Hiking Trails for Solo Travelers

Tucson Arizona offers many opportunities for solo hiking with the option of desert or mountain hikes. Enjoying nature as well as more time for hiking were part of my decision to adopt a nomadic lifestyle earlier this year. I started out my solo road trip adventure with a couple of weeks visiting small towns in West Texas and […]

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Museo de Bellas Artes a Must Visit Museum in Mexico City

Museo de Bellas Artes a Must Visit Museum in Mexico City

My first solo trip to Mexico City I made a mental list of places I wanted to see, many of them art museums. I highly recommend Museo de Bellas Artes to anyone visiting Mexico City (CDMX). Even if you do not want to venture inside the art museum you should pay a visit to the building Palacio de […]

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Graffiti Wall Austin Texas – Hope Outdoor Gallery Graffiti Park ATX

Graffiti Wall Austin Texas – Hope Outdoor Gallery Graffiti Park ATX

I love taking photos of graffiti and public art while I am traveling and at home. The graffiti wall in Austin Texas has been around for several years but I only just stumbled upon the downtown graffiti art park last year. Waiting on an appointment downtown and killing some time I walked around Castle Hill area […]

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Museum of Modern Art Mexico City in Chapultepec Park

Museum of Modern Art Mexico City in Chapultepec Park

My first full day in Mexico City I chose to visit Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno) located at Chapultepec Park. Mainly I wanted to see Frida Kahlo’s famous painting Las dos Fridas but I knew there would be other great artwork at the museum. There is also a cool outdoor sculpture garden and […]

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