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Traveling Alone – Tips for Planning Solo Travel

Traveling Alone – Tips for Planning Solo Travel

When you start planning solo travel it can be difficult to decide on the location. 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 […]

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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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What are the Wilderness Survival Skills Needed to Survive on Your Own?

What are the Wilderness Survival Skills Needed to Survive on Your Own?

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclaimer Today’s post Wilderness Survival Skills for Hiking Solo and Surviving Outdoors Alone will cover some of the basics for outdoor survival while hiking by yourself. I have been hesitant to do any off-trail hiking alone due to lack of experience and knowledge. (This post originally published […]

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Hotel vs Hostel – Ritz-Carlton vs Montreal Central Hostel

Hotel vs Hostel – Ritz-Carlton vs Montreal Central Hostel

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclaimer 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 […]

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Planning and Preparing for my Solo Trip to Barcelona Spain

Planning and Preparing for my Solo Trip to Barcelona Spain

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclaimer In one week I will be strolling the streets of Barcelona, consuming cava, and tasting tapas. I will temporarily reside in El Born/La Ribera neighborhood bordering the oldest neighborhood of Barcelona – the Gothic Quarter. Check out this post for tips on getting […]

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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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