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Planning a Solo Trip

Digital nomad life – How do you do this nomad thing?

Digital nomad life – How do you do this nomad thing?

Since becoming a digital nomad over a year ago many people ask me “How do you do this nomad thing?” Recently, Tracey posted on Solo Trips and Tips Facebook page. “Susan, I’d really love to hear about where you stay, how you get around, how you go about researching your living situations when traveling. That […]

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Getting Around in Barcelona – Transportation Options

Getting Around in Barcelona – Transportation Options

Getting around in Barcelona is easy – you just have to decide which of the methods of transportation you wish to use. Walking Transit Bus Tram Metro Hop-on-Hop-off Tourist Bus Bicycle Scooter Taxi Rental Car Walking – favorite way of getting around in Barcelona My favorite mode of transportation in most cities is walking. Slow, […]

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Planning on Going Nomadic – Getting Rid of Stuff

Planning on Going Nomadic – Getting Rid of Stuff

It has been a month since I wrote about weighing the pros and cons of going nomadic. Whether I embrace the location independent lifestyle or not I am starting to downsize my life. I want to have fewer possessions. Planning on going nomadic gives me the motivation to start getting rid of stuff. Each day […]

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Nomadic Lifestyle – Pros and Cons – Should I Go Nomadic?

Nomadic Lifestyle – Pros and Cons – Should I Go Nomadic?

Am I going nomadic? I have been tossing around the idea of turning my lifestyle nomadic for the past couple of years and now. I am taking some steps towards turning my dream of becoming location independent into a reality. Will I have the confidence to follow through? This whole idea of going nomadic started to take shape […]

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Fear Traveling Alone? Who to Trust While Traveling Solo

Fear Traveling Alone? Who to Trust While Traveling Solo

For those who fear traveling alone, not knowing who to trust can be petrifying. Trust is a major aspect of solo travel. Trust in one’s own gut instinct, intuition, or whatever you want to call it, is vital to a solo traveler. I think it’s vital to anyone but it becomes even more important when […]

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Travel Tips – Survival Skills for Hiking Solo

Travel Tips – Survival Skills for Hiking Solo

I have been hesitant to do any off trail hiking by myself due to lack of experience and knowledge. What if I got completely lost and needed to fend for myself? How would I manage? Today’s post Travel Tips – Survival Skills for Hiking Solo will cover some of the basics. In an effort to […]

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Traveling Alone – Tips for Planning Solo Travel

Traveling Alone – Tips for Planning Solo Travel

You are planning a solo travel adventure – do you know where you want to go? Maybe you already have the ideal location in mind or if you are like me you probably have a long list of places you want to explore. The following tips will help you with planning your solo trip. Some places are […]

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Hotel vs Hostel – Ritz-Carlton vs Montreal Central Hostel

Hotel vs Hostel – Ritz-Carlton vs Montreal Central Hostel

  Hotel vs hostel – which is better for a solo traveler – hotel or hostel? I recently spent one night at the Ritz followed by a night at Montreal Central Hostel. The Ritz-Carlton in Montreal is a 5-star hotel that opened its doors in 1912. It was the first hotel in North America with the […]

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Planning and Preparing for my Solo Trip to Barcelona Spain

Planning and Preparing for my Solo Trip to Barcelona Spain

In one week I will be strolling the streets of Barcelona, consuming cava, and tasting tapas. I will temporarily reside in El Born neighborhood bordering the oldest neighborhood of Barcelona – the Gothic Quarter. For now I will share some of the planning I went through to make this trip happen as well as the […]

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Solo Travel Plans for 2014

Solo Travel Plans for 2014

I am reviewing my solo travel plans for 2014. Having lived in Calgary for 30 years or so you would think I would have made a road trip out to Jasper at least once, but no I didn’t do that. It was so close that I could go there anytime. That’s the way it goes […]

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Travel Tips – Less Stuff and More Travel – More Happiness

Travel Tips – Less Stuff and More Travel – More Happiness

Shortly after moving to Austin, TX in 1999 I began daytrading with a proprietary trading firm and spent six years daytrading. I did little travel during that time, a few North American destinations including my annual trip to Calgary to visit family but no international travel. I was making steady money but not a lot […]

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My Inspiration for Solo Travel

My Inspiration for Solo Travel

In 1992 I hadn’t traveled very much yet. As a kid my family made an annual trip to Vancouver Island to visit my grandparents. I had taken a couple of trips to Europe for two or three weeks at a time and I always had a travel companion. I was still living in my hometown […]

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