Sculpture by El Anatsui

Sculpture by El Anatsui

This sculpture by El Anatsui consists of copper wire and aluminum. Thousands of liquor bottle wrappers are sewn together with copper wire creating a rich tapestry from ordinary objects that had been tossed away. It is part of the permanent collection at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin Texas. I first set eyes on Anatsui’s […]

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Carpet of Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

Carpet of Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is one of my favorite cities in the world! Known as the city where East meets West, Istanbul is situated partially in Europe and in Asia, so you can visit two continents within one city. I have visited in the Spring, Summer, and Autumn, each season having it’s own charm and each time leaving […]

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Street Art in Rio de Janeiro

Street Art in Rio de Janeiro

In need of a reprieve from the brutal Texas summers I like to escape to someplace cooler. One year I decided to search the Southern Hemisphere for an exotic getaway and found myself in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The flight was around nine hours from Dallas but it was an […]

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Roman Ruins – Jerash, Jordan

Roman Ruins – Jerash, Jordan

I visited Jordan in 2000 and this photo was taken with my first ever digital camera. Jordan  has a rich history, the country is a wonderful mix of ancient and modern.

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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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5 Tips for Affordable Travel

5 Tips for Affordable Travel

  I am often asked how I can afford to travel so frequently. I’m not independently wealthy by any means. I do live quite frugally and I am very good at budgeting, although sometimes when I travel I do suffer from budget amnesia. When I start my trip planning I prepare a pre-travel budget and […]

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Child on a Horse by Fernando Botero

Child on a Horse by Fernando Botero

Colombian artist Fernando Botero’s painting of his son Pedrito on a wooden horse. Botero painted the portrait shortly after four-year-old Pedrito was killed in an auto accident in Spain in 1974 during a family vacation. The painting Pedrito  on a Horse can be seen at the Museo de Antioquia in Medellin Colombia – one of […]

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Mona Lisa Painting by Fernando Botero

Mona Lisa Painting by Fernando Botero

Museo de Botero is located in La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia.  The museum was founded after a donation from the private collection of Fernando Botero including works by Dali, Chagall, and Picasso as well as 123 pieces of his personal artwork.  Admission is free.  An excellent way to spend an hour or two in this […]

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Swimming and Dreaming of Medellin

Swimming and Dreaming of Medellin

I will go for a swim this afternoon for about an hour and I’ll be dreaming of Medellin.  It will be an indoor pool as I am too chicken to brave the cold and swim in Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Metropolitan Park here in Austin. This time last year I was preparing for my […]

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More Soup Please :)  Ajiaco Soup a Favorite of Bogota Colombia

More Soup Please :) Ajiaco Soup a Favorite of Bogota Colombia

Last December I tasted this delicious soup for the first time in Bogota.  I want some now! Ajiaco soup is a flavorful combination of chicken and guascas herb with vegetables including a small cob of corn, peppers, and three kinds of potatoes. The soup is topped with a healthy swirl of heavy cream. Garnish includes rice, […]

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Meet Susan Moore

Meet Susan Moore

  Hola! My name is Susan Moore and I love to travel solo. I get to be the boss of everything!  Well, not quite but I like to think so. There was a time when I was afraid to travel at all, never mind travel alone. I got over that little bump in the road. My first […]

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