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Solo Trips and Tips blog posts and photos about traveling in the USA including road trips, hiking, kayaking, street art, graffiti, and more travel tips

St Augustine Florida Beaches Within 20 Miles

St Augustine Florida Beaches Within 20 Miles

St Augustine Florida Beaches 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 […]

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40 Great Gopher Tortoise Facts – Fun Funny True Tortoise Info

40 Great Gopher Tortoise Facts – Fun Funny True Tortoise Info

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 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. Really you can visit […]

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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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Mountain Modern Motel Review – Jackson Hole WY

Mountain Modern Motel Review – Jackson Hole WY

Since I read so many reviews before I book a hotel room I figured I should help others out and write my own Mountain Modern Motel review. Looking for places to stay during my road trip from Lafayette Louisiana to Calgary Alberta, I choose to stay in Jackson Hole Wyoming. I booked 4 nights at […]

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Palm Springs Travel Guide 2018

Palm Springs Travel Guide 2018

I loved Palm Springs! This surprised me a bit because I always thought of Palm Springs as a place for golfing and shopping and not much else. Wrong! Whether you need a weekend getaway or want to escape a colder climate for the entire winter, it’s a great choice. Traveling solo to Palm Springs could […]

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Exploring Tucson Arizona – Places to See and Things to Do

Exploring Tucson Arizona – Places to See and Things to Do

Exploring Tucson Arizona and all the cool things to do 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 location independent […]

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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 AZ – […]

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Portland Road Trip to North Oregon Coast – a Scenic Day Trip

Portland Road Trip to North Oregon Coast – a Scenic Day Trip

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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Solo Travel Palm Springs – Mount San Jacinto Park – Desert to Mountain

Solo Travel Palm Springs – Mount San Jacinto Park – Desert to Mountain

Mount San Jacinto 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 dine […]

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