Canon Powershot SX700 30x Zoom – Travel Camera Review

Canon Powershot SX700 30x Zoom – Travel Camera Review

My first travel excursion taking my new Canon Powershot SX700 with 30x zoom lens was 9 days Solo Travel in Barcelona – a magnificent trip and I highly recommend Barcelona for solo travelers! The Canon SX700 was an excellent choice as my new travel camera. This post contains compensated links. See my disclosure about affiliate […]

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Fabergé and Faux Fabérge at MMFA

Fabergé and Faux Fabérge at MMFA

In Montreal my favorite museum to visit is the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and yesterday I attended the fabulous Fabergé exhibit. I used to make jewelry and do cloisonné enamel work so I have an idea of the craftsmanship required to create these fine works of art.           The extraordinary Fabergé […]

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Camera Bag for Canon Powershot SX700 Point and Shoot

Camera Bag for Canon Powershot SX700 Point and Shoot

I bought my Canon SX700 from Amazon just before I left for my solo trip to Barcelona in May but I didn’t find any camera bags specifically made for the SX700 online so I took my search local. It’s important to have a good camera bag to protect your investment in camera equipment. If you […]

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Earrings from Everywhere I Travel – Wearable Souvenirs

Earrings from Everywhere I Travel – Wearable Souvenirs

Traveling alone I like to travel light so that carrying my bags on my own is easy. I have used one roller style carry-on suitcase and a small backpack for all of my solo trips. My favorite keepsake souvenirs to buy while traveling are earrings. Guys you should keep this in mind when you are […]

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Montreal Quebec – Public Art – Memory Gaps

Montreal Quebec – Public Art – Memory Gaps

My third solo trip to Montreal begins next week and I started thinking about things to do and see on this visit to one of my favorite cities of the world. Previously I have stayed at Montreal Central hostel which is next to the central bus station and near St Catherine Street – a great […]

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Essential Electronics – Travel Gear For My Solo Trips

Essential Electronics – Travel Gear For My Solo Trips

Electronic devices are essential travel gear for my solo trips since they allow me to keep a remote office wherever I go. My basic remote office setup consists of the following: Amazon Kindle Blackberry Tour mobile phone (plan to upgrade to Android smartphone soon) Acer Aspire One 11.6″ lightweight laptop MacBook Air 11.6″ lightweight laptop […]

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Dread Dining Alone? Advice for Solo Travelers

Dread Dining Alone? Advice for Solo Travelers

Some people enjoy traveling solo but dread the thought of dining alone. I have put together some tips and advice for solo travelers to help people get more enjoyment out of dining alone.     I acquired the skill of feeling comfortable while dining alone when I was on my first solo trip in Southeast […]

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Doors of Cartagena Colombia on the Caribbean Coast

Doors of Cartagena Colombia on the Caribbean Coast

My first solo trip to Cartagena Colombia introduced me to the magic of this colonial city along the Caribbean Sea. I stayed at a wonderful hostel called Casa de la Chicheria within the old walled city of Cartagena.     Walking around the old city I noticed beautiful doors everywhere. Cartagena is a gorgeous city […]

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Costa Rica Caribbean Coast – Manzanillo Solo Trip Vacation

Costa Rica Caribbean Coast – Manzanillo Solo Trip Vacation

Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast was my solo travel destination for relaxation and rejuvenation in the tiny village of Manzanillo in August 2012. Running my bookkeeping business and taking an Arabic language class at the local community college had worn me out. Did you know Arabic is rated as one of the most difficult languages to […]

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Big Bend National Park – A Solo Road Trip to West Texas

Big Bend National Park – A Solo Road Trip to West Texas

  I never gave too much thought as to why the West Texas park known as Big Bend National Park was so-named. I found out when I took my first solo road trip to West Texas in December 2010. The trip would take me from Austin to Marathon – Alpine – Big Bend National Park […]

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Ammolite – Colorful Gemstone of Alberta Canada

Ammolite – Colorful Gemstone of Alberta Canada

Ammolite is a gemstone made from fossilized shells of the extinct ammonite mollusks, squid-like creatures, found primarily in Southern Alberta. The shells could grow to as large as 1 meter (39 inches) in diameter. Wouldn’t it be wild to find one of these amazing mollusks while out hiking in Alberta?! Alas, ammolite is not so […]

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Casa Batllo in Barcelona – Gaudi’s Amazing Architecture

Casa Batllo in Barcelona – Gaudi’s Amazing Architecture

My first night in Barcelona I accidentally found Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Batllo when I went for an evening stroll. Staying in La Ribera district I walked over to Passeig de Gràcia enjoying the people watching and admiring the architecture along the way. There are expensive shops and several tapas bars along with hotels and office buildings […]

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