Solo Trips And Tips

La Condesa Mexico City – A Great Walking Neighborhood

La Condesa Mexico City – A Great Walking Neighborhood

On my recent solo trip to Mexico City I stayed in the trendy La Condesa neighborhood. It was wonderful! I felt safe walking around the neighborhood even at nighttime which is a huge plus for anyone especially for a solo female traveler. I’m glad I chose to stay in La Condesa for my week in […]

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Frida Kahlo Museum – Coyoacan – Mexico City

Frida Kahlo Museum – Coyoacan – Mexico City

Visiting the Frida Kahlo Museum in the Coyoacan neighborhood of Mexico City has been on my wish list for many years. When I made my first solo trip to Mexico City in November it was one of the first museums I visited. There are many excellent museums in Mexico City, from modern art to historical artifacts […]

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A Week in Mexico City – BEST Things to do in MEXICO CITY

A Week in Mexico City – BEST Things to do in MEXICO CITY

I planned my solo trip to Mexico City after reading a travel blog city guide. I was inspired by all of the great architecture, art museums, and archaeological sites. With just over a week in Mexico City I had plenty of time to explore on my own. If you love art and food and history […]

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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?

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. I want to be prepared when I’m out in the wilderness whether I’m by […]

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Sagrada Familia Stained Glass Windows in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia Stained Glass Windows in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is famous largely due to its Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. Plus the fact that the church has been under construction since 1882. The Sagrada Familia stained glass windows and distinctive architecture captivate visitors. Estimated completion date of Sagrada Familia is now 2026 – 2028 if all goes well. The construction/tourist site is […]

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Remic Rapids Ottawa River and the Art of Rock Balancing

Remic Rapids Ottawa River and the Art of Rock Balancing

The first afternoon of my solo trip to Ottawa I decided to go for a walk along the Ottawa River and I discovered the wonderful Rock Art exhibit at Remic Rapids. I glimpsed a grouping of stones balanced on one another like an inukshuk. Walking further down the river I saw dozens of balanced rock art sculptures.   […]

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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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Ottawa Locks UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Rideau Canal

Ottawa Locks UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Rideau Canal

On my recent solo trip to Ottawa I visited the Ottawa Locks on the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A series of eight locks allow boats to travel between the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal with a total lift of 79 feet. Located between Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier Hotel, the Ottawa Locks are […]

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Peace Tower Parliament Hill Ottawa Canada

Peace Tower Parliament Hill Ottawa Canada

On my third attempt I enjoyed a visit to the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill during my solo trip to Ottawa Canada. My first attempt failed due to a scheduled protest on Parliament Hill in the afternoon. My second attempt I arrived too near closing time but I did receive some useful information from the staff, […]

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National Gallery of Canada – Contemporary Art in Ottawa

National Gallery of Canada – Contemporary Art in Ottawa

The National Gallery of Canada on Sussex Drive is near the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. It is housed in a magnificent building designed by architect Moshe Safdie. The gigantic spider sculpture Maman by Louise Bourgeois is visible from a distance. The National Gallery of Canada opened in 1988 and the focus is Canadian art but there […]

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Where to Stay in Barcelona – La Ribera District Barcelona

Where to Stay in Barcelona – La Ribera District Barcelona

La Ribera District is where to stay in Barcelona – it was my home during my solo 9-day visit to Barcelona. La Ribera is a great walking neighborhood in Barcelona. I felt safe on my own exploring the area both during the day and at night so I definitely recommend La Ribera district of Barcelona to […]

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Museums of Marrakech Morocco – Local Culture Art and History

Museums of Marrakech Morocco – Local Culture Art and History

Visiting Marrakech for the first time I enjoyed learning about the local culture through art and history. I visited modern art galleries as well as the historical museums. Staying in the walled city (the medina) of Marrakech I could explore the city on foot and get lost in the maze of narrow walkways. Many of […]

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