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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

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 (2019 Edition)

Palm Springs Travel Guide (2019 Edition)

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, there are tons of things to do in Palm Springs. […]

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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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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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Port Aransas Texas Gulf Coast Pelicans and Bird Watching

Port Aransas Texas Gulf Coast Pelicans and Bird Watching

My solo road trip to Port Aransas on the Gulf Coast of Texas was planned around the whooping crane festival in February. I didn’t see any whooping cranes but I did see plenty of brown pelicans in Port Aransas Texas. I visited the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas and was surrounded by some […]

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