Plaza Botero – Outdoor Museum of Fernando Botero’s Bronze Sculptures

Plaza Botero – Outdoor Museum of Fernando Botero’s Bronze Sculptures

Plaza Botero is located in the central neighborhood of La Candelaria in Medellin Colombia – between the Museum of Antioquia and the Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture. During the daytime the plaza is filled with tourists posing with and rubbing their hands over the large-scale bronze statues by the famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero. […]

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Lady Bird Lake – Downtown Austin Texas Hike and Bike Trail

Lady Bird Lake – Downtown Austin Texas Hike and Bike Trail

Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail in downtown Austin Texas is the perfect inner-city getaway! A beautiful escape to nature without leaving the city – I often make a pit-stop for a quick walk by the water when I’m in-between client appointments. It’s the perfect place to get a little exercise and unwind. For […]

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Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gomez – Medellin Colombia

Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gomez – Medellin Colombia

I visited Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gomez in December 2012 during my second trip to Colombia. I mentioned the museum in my post The Kindness of Strangers a few days ago. The museum was my favorite in Medellin, although on a different day I may say that Museo de Antioquia was my favorite! I fall […]

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Kindness of Strangers Around the World

Kindness of Strangers Around the World

Traveling solo I often wind up in neighborhoods where there are no other tourists when I’m traveling simply because that is where some of the art museums happen to be located. As a solo traveler I must rely on my own navigational abilities but I often seek assistance from strangers. When I was in Medellin, […]

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Mumsy’s Garden in Calgary Alberta Canada

Mumsy’s Garden in Calgary Alberta Canada

We’re enjoying springtime weather in Austin Texas. The wildflowers blooming along the Austin roadways always get me thinking about my mom, affectionately known as Mumsy, who happens to love gardening. She loves getting her hands in the dirt. She loves picking out new plants to try out in her garden. She even managed to get […]

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How to Avoid Jet Lag – Travel Tips for Long-haul Flights

How to Avoid Jet Lag – Travel Tips for Long-haul Flights

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclaimer Jet lag is the bane of all multi time zone travelers. How do you deal with jet lag? My first experience with jet lag was during my first trip to Europe. I found out jet lag is annoying! Jet lag can also be quite debilitating […]

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SXSW – an afternoon on 6th St in Austin Texas

SXSW – an afternoon on 6th St in Austin Texas

South by SouthWest (SXSW) in Austin Texas is the annual film, interactive, music conference and festival which began in 1987. My first SXSW experience was in 2000 when I purchased a wristband for $95 and found out I still had to wait in lines and could be turned away even with the wristband. I went […]

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Istanbul Turkey – One of My Favorite Cities

Istanbul Turkey – One of My Favorite Cities

Istanbul, Turkey is on my list of favorite cities for solo travelers. Istanbul is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. The first time I visited I stayed in the Sultanahmet district due to the abundance of historic sites within walking distance and the availability of cheap accommodation. If luxury is more your style try the […]

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Traveling Solo Builds Confidence

Traveling Solo Builds Confidence

Traveling solo builds confidence. All of our life experiences help to shape us and build up our collection of knowledge and memories. My experiences traveling independently have taught me about being able to adapt to new situations and being flexible with outcomes. When I went Hill Tribe Trekking in Pai, Thailand we had to walk […]

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Huatulco Oaxaca Mexico

Huatulco Oaxaca Mexico

Huatulco is almost due south from Austin, Texas – it’s a resort town situated on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Oaxaca. I visited Huatulco in 2000 and remember it as a very laid back place. The Bougainvillea grew to massive size and were full of vibrant blooms Lush gardens full of tropical fruits […]

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Spring in Austin…almost :)

Spring in Austin…almost :)

Last week on Monday I was enjoying the beautiful spring weather in Austin, Texas. I noticed a few red bud trees blooming so in-between client appointments I stopped by Zilker Botanical Gardens to visit their red bud trees – just starting to bloom as you can see in this photo: Yesterday was 28 degrees Celsius […]

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Roosevelt’s at the Tarpon Inn – Port Aransas Texas

Roosevelt’s at the Tarpon Inn – Port Aransas Texas

Ordinarily I enjoy trying out as many of the gastronomic offerings as possible when I am traveling. My first night in Port Aransas I found Roosevelt’s at the Tarpon Inn on Cotter Avenue where I became involved in a committed relationship immediately. I would see no other restaurants in Port Aransas during my three-day escape […]

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