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15+ Awesome FUN Things to Do in Seattle in One Day

15+ Awesome FUN Things to Do in Seattle in One Day

While on my solo road trip up in the Pacific Northwest I stayed in Port Townsend for a month, so I knew I wanted to spend at least one day in Seattle. I also had a free night available from my travel rewards credit card – use it or lose it! Since it’s a 2-hour […]

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Carpinteria Beaches 7 Remarkable Spots for a Day at the Beach

Carpinteria Beaches 7 Remarkable Spots for a Day at the Beach

  If you’re looking for the perfect beach town to hang out and enjoy the warm California sunshine then Carpinteria may be just the place for you! While looking for a place to stay in Santa Barbara I expanded my search and found the most amazing small town on the California coast. The Carpinteria beaches, […]

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Fall Foliage Maine Road Trip

Fall Foliage Maine Road Trip

When is the BEST time to see fall colors in Maine? A lot of people will tell you that fall is the best time to visit Maine so I’m lucky that I got to road trip around the coast of Maine in autumn for a whole month. The best month to see the fall foliage […]

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Awesome Things to Do in Lafayette Louisiana the BIG List of Stuff to Do!

Awesome Things to Do in Lafayette Louisiana the BIG List of Stuff to Do!

Louisiana is the first state in the whole United States of America that I visited. But I didn’t go to Lafayette, I went to New Orleans for Jazz Fest and that was my intro to all things Louisiana. I danced to Zydeco music and ate every type of Cajun food that found its way into […]

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Solo Traveler Guide to Visiting Glacier National Park Montana

Solo Traveler Guide to Visiting Glacier National Park Montana

A trip to Glacier National Park in Montana is on many bucket lists around the globe. In May 2018 I was one of the lucky people who got to experience GNP for a few days. Initially I only planned two days in Glacier, but I added two more because the weather was so nice. I […]

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Things to Do in Belfast Maine – Cool Midcoast Maine Attractions

Things to Do in Belfast Maine – Cool Midcoast Maine Attractions

Driving around Maine in autumn is the perfect time to see New England foliage at it’s best and enjoy delicious seafood. But there’s more to Maine than great food and amazing fall colors. In this article you’ll discover I found lots of cool things to do in Belfast Maine. You will find that Maine is […]

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Texas Road Trip From Austin to Alpine Marfa Big Bend and More

Texas Road Trip From Austin to Alpine Marfa Big Bend and More

I found some cool places to visit during my Texas road trip vacation so I’m going to share with you some of the best of the west TX travel spots. Living in Austin for over 15 years I took lots of short road trips, mostly day trips or weekend getaways. Since driving from Austin to […]

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St Augustine FL Beaches Which is BEST? Shells Surf Fishing Turtles

St Augustine FL Beaches Which is BEST? Shells Surf Fishing Turtles

How did I choose St Augustine, with all these beautiful beaches nearby, to be my home for a whole month? When I searched for a warm climate in the United States for my November road trip from Maine I found the extraordinarily beautiful St Augustine on the northeast Atlantic coast. This town is overflowing with […]

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40 Great Gopher Tortoise Facts – Fun Funny True Tortoise Information

40 Great Gopher Tortoise Facts – Fun Funny True Tortoise Information

Gopher Tortoise Florida USA You may find them meandering in all 67 counties of Florida, along the roadside, in people’s yards, parks, or even along the beach. The gopher tortoise is Florida’s official state tortoise and there is a day dedicated to this beloved gentle reptile. The Governor of Florida signed a proclamation for Florida Gopher […]

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Camden Maine Hiking Ocean Lookout Trail with Fall Foliage

Camden Maine Hiking Ocean Lookout Trail with Fall Foliage

Looking for Camden Maine hiking trails I found Camden Hills State Park and picked a beautiful autumn day to hike the Megunticook Ocean Lookout Trail. Camden Maine is a beauty of a town along mid-coast Maine and I was fortunate to stay in nearby Northport for a few weeks from late September to mid-October. For many […]

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Visit Yellowstone National Park – 5 Big Reasons You Must Go!

Visit Yellowstone National Park – 5 Big Reasons You Must Go!

One of the most memorable road trips this year took me to Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park in spring which is a perfect time to visit to avoid the biggest crowds and enjoy decent weather. While in Yellowstone I talked with a couple that also visited in winter  and said they loved it. […]

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Planning a Trip to Yellowstone National Park – Practical Guide Essential Info

Planning a Trip to Yellowstone National Park – Practical Guide Essential Info

Planning my road trip to Yellowstone National Park, the very first national park in the USA and one of the most visited national parks in the USA, for Memorial Day long weekend in May was daunting. Yellowstone is HUGE and there are several entrances, and it’s expensive to visit in the summer. High season is […]

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