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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

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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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 what is there to do in Palm Springs besides golfing and shopping – 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 […]

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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. There are so […]

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Port Townsend Washington State More Deer Than People?

Port Townsend Washington State 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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